Theravadin limerick challenge

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Re: Theravadin limerick challenge

Post by thepea » Thu Aug 21, 2014 7:39 pm

Previous word: Ca"nkama (walking meditation)

When his first shot landed without drama,
He thought oh what lovely kamma!
When two found the drink
Heart ached, stopped to think
This is me doing ca"nkama.

Next word:
Apo -water(fluidity, cohesion)

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Re: Theravadin limerick challenge

Post by cooran » Sat Jun 13, 2015 10:38 pm

Thought we'd resurrect this thread ..... Can anyone write a limerick (see post number 1 for Rulz).

Current word is Apo

With metta,
Chris
---The trouble is that you think you have time---
---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
---It's not what happens to you in life that is important ~ it's what you do with it ---

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Re: Theravadin limerick challenge

Post by daverupa » Tue Jun 16, 2015 11:00 pm

Apo -water(fluidity, cohesion)

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It's already hard to compose
A well-written passage of prose;
but when thinking in rhyme
it's a rockier time,
that more often than not doesn't flow.

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Next word:
dhutaṅga -renunciation (or, ~13 voluntary ascetic practices)
  • "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting oneself one protects others? By the pursuit, development, and cultivation of the four establishments of mindfulness. It is in such a way that by protecting oneself one protects others.

    "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting others one protects oneself? By patience, harmlessness, goodwill, and sympathy. It is in such a way that by protecting others one protects oneself.

- Sedaka Sutta [SN 47.19]

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Re: Theravadin limerick challenge

Post by Dhammanando » Thu Jul 02, 2015 3:52 am

daverupa wrote:dhutaṅga -renunciation (or, ~13 voluntary ascetic practices)
I've no talent for composing limericks, but it occurs to me that the challenge-word inflected in the nominative case would make for a great song title: It Takes Two Dhutaṅgo.

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Re: Theravadin limerick challenge

Post by imagemarie » Thu Jul 02, 2015 10:35 am

It may well take two dhutango.
For wherever she go, there a man goes.
But, I'd rather be lone
Cheek to cheek to a bone!
Than go down with you to "dhutango"..

:embarassed:

khayānupassin — realizing the fact of decay

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Re: Theravadin limerick challenge

Post by daverupa » Thu Jul 02, 2015 11:27 pm

imagemarie wrote:khayānupassin — realizing the fact of decay
It's probably true, people think -
"That lymerick thread is extinct" -
but the word one must 'use'
can behave as mere muse...
So perhaps the thread's worth a re-think...

:tongue:

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obhāsa - effulgence of light; aura
  • "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting oneself one protects others? By the pursuit, development, and cultivation of the four establishments of mindfulness. It is in such a way that by protecting oneself one protects others.

    "And how is it, bhikkhus, that by protecting others one protects oneself? By patience, harmlessness, goodwill, and sympathy. It is in such a way that by protecting others one protects oneself.

- Sedaka Sutta [SN 47.19]

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Re: Theravadin limerick challenge

Post by Pondera » Thu Jul 02, 2015 11:45 pm

There once was a man with an aura,
Who constantly read from the Torah.
The people from town
Said "turn those lights down."
On Tuesday's he'd wear a fedora.


Next word:
Bhikkhu
A wise man once asked an audience, "why do the ignorant shrug their shoulders?"

No one in the audience knew. They shrugged their shoulders, however the wise man only laughed and shook his head. He didn't explain any further.

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Re: Theravadin limerick challenge

Post by dhammacoustic » Fri Jul 03, 2015 10:10 pm

ahem

Tranquil, the mind of a monk
So I send out this song
Listen
And enjoy
Cause it won't take long
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:roll: next word: samudda (ocean)
Uppādā vā tathagātanaṃ anuppādā vā tathagātanaṃ, ṭhitāva sā dhātu dhammaṭṭhitatā dhammaniyāmatā idappaccayatā. Taṃ tathagāto abhisam­buj­jhati abhisameti. Abhisam­bujjhitvā abhisametvā ācikkhati deseti paññāpeti paṭṭhapeti vivarati vibhajati uttānīkaroti. ‘Passathā’ti cāha; ‘avijjāpaccayā, bhikkhave, saṅkhārā’. Iti kho, bhikkhave, yā tatra tathatā avitathatā anaññathatā idappaccayatā-ayaṃ vuccati, bhikkhave, paṭiccasamup­pādo.
:heart: namō tassa bhagavatō, arahatō, sammā sambuddhassā

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Re: Theravadin limerick challenge

Post by L.N. » Thu Sep 15, 2016 5:40 am

(Dug this up from the depths.)

I’ve heard that we’ve all been a muddah
To everyone else and his bruddah.
The tears which have flowed
Throughout eons untold
Form a river that leads to samudda.

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Next word: bhadro (good, beneficial)
Sire patitthitā Buddhā
Dhammo ca tava locane
Sangho patitthitō tuiham
uresabba gunākaro


愿众佛坐在我的头顶, 佛法在我的眼中, 僧伽,功德的根源, 端坐在我的肩上。

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