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HOL 🍂: Handful Of Leaves Principle

SN 56.31: The HOL principle is that the Buddha only taught ☸Dharma, a tiny subset of his vast knowledge of Dharmas and dharmas. He did not teach the rest because they weren’t essential to realizing nirvana.

only 💩&🚫: "I Teach Only Suffering and the End of Suffering"

MN 22 'Pubbe cāhaṃ, bhikkhave, etarahi ca dukkhañc-eva paññāpemi, dukkhassa ca nirodhaṃ.'
'Previously and now, monks, I teach only dukkha and dukkha's cessation.'
There are two meanings of that statement:
1. The places in the suttas where that occurs, skeptics are asking about the soul, what happens after death, and is it annihilated. The Buddha's response says it's only dukkha that ceases, nothing about souls.
2. Closely related to HOL 🍂 principle. The Buddha only taught ☸Dharma for the realization of nirvana, did not get involved with unimportant Dharmas and dharmas of worldly matters and ultimately meaningless metaphysical questions.


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