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Most Important Questions

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I read Ajahn Brahms book: Who Ordered this truckload of dung?

and in it he wrote a story of the emperor and the three most important questions in life:

When is the most important time?
Who is the most important person?
What is the most important thing to do?

The answer he outlined was:
Now
The person your with
To Care

today I was scattered and tired and didn’t get much done at all. Yet just this evening I asked myself the three questions.
Q: What is the most important time?
A: Now
Q: Who is the most important person?
A: I’m not with anyone so that’s me.
Q: What is the most important thing to do?
A: To care.

At that moment I was inspired to share this with by starting a blog, something I’ve meant to do for a while and share this with you. The three questions have been very useful tools in my practice.

Anyone else have any experience with this or any other good mental tool?

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Written by mpcahn

November 5, 2009 at 5:28 am