3 things + 3 more

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simsapa
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Hi, everyone!

What are the three most valuable things you've learned from the Theravada tradition? (They could be anything.)

What are the three most valuable texts you've read in the tradition?

Please interpret the word "valuable" however you'd like to.
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Thanks.
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Buddhas own enlightment sutta.. sitting under tree and obtaining 3 knowledge
Dpenedent origination sutta
4 stage classfication of enlignthment members in sangha- sutta around it
brahmaviharas sutta
dont think
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simsapa wrote: Sat May 23, 2020 6:02 pm What are the three most valuable things you've learned from the Theravada tradition?
From MN 82

Atāṇo loko – The world offers no refuge.

Assako loko – The world has nothing of its own.

Ūno loko – The world is not enough.
simsapa wrote: Sat May 23, 2020 6:02 pmWhat are the three most valuable texts you've read in the tradition?
The Dīgha and Majjhima Nikāyas, and the Dhammapada.

Or, if you want it narrowed down...

DN 15, MN 22, and the Dhammapada's Brāhmaṇavagga.
“Keep to your own pastures, bhikkhus, walk in the haunts where your fathers roamed.
If ye thus walk in them, Māra will find no lodgement, Māra will find no foothold.”
— Cakkavattisīhanāda Sutta
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1. Awareness or observation is an awesome baseline modus operandi to have all day and when I want to think I think then when I'm done I can go back to being aware. 2. Doing good clears up negativity from your mind. 3. You can have hope that you can create a happy future. Your personality is not set in stone. 1. Sevitabbasevitabba sutta . Mahasatipatthana sutta . Rahula sutta.
Take care of mindfulness and mindfulness will take care of you.
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Thanks.
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1. Middle Way / Dependent Origination
2. Anatta
3. Ehipassiko, testable practice

1. Anguttara Nikaya
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The clinging aggregates are marked by:

1. Dukkha
2. Anicca
3. Anatta

Ie. “knowledge and vision of things as they really are”

Suttas:

1. AN 9.36 - Jhana Sutta
2. SN 12.23 - Vital Conditions Sutta
3. SN 1.2 - Liberation Sutta
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That my karma Always gets better to the next time my karma comes.
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