Here are the Answers to the Questions:
1. WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT TIME?
ANSWER : NOW
( Reflection by me: Indeed, the present moment is the reality. 'The past is dead and gone, nothing but history, a memory. The future is yet to come, a mystery, an uncertainty. What matters is NOW. That is why the PRESENT is a GIFT.'Make the Resolution and Walk The Dhamma Way NOW ... we can't wait 'cause it might be too late.
2. WHO IS THE MOST IMPORTANT PERSON?
ANSWER : THE PERSON YOU ARE WITH NOW.
( My Reflection: This is an application of mindfulness practice. Give the person you are with now your full attention and compassion ( be it another person or you yourself ). This attention or mindfulness will have so many positive benefits: the mind strengthens, efficiency improves, less mistakes are made, goodwill is generated with the other person, your metta ( Loving-Kindness)spreads and you reap the 11 benefits of Metta Bhavana etc etc )
3. WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING TO DO?
ANSWER : TO CARE
( My Reflection: Indeed! 'To care (for oneself and others) is the "reaching out/dana/service" aspect of Dhamma practice. It evokes our Bodhicitta element ... compassion actualizes and we grow in the Dhamma. )
The more one practices the answers to the Emperor's Three Questions the more one will grow in the Dhamma. Happiness, Success, Joy, Love, Peace and Freedom will come your way ... in this life and in future lives.Take care.
Bro. Oh Teik Bin