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Re: Theravadin limerick challenge

Posted: Sun Jul 19, 2009 4:51 pm
by nathan
desanā ~ exposition of the Doctrine

To be blunt for a minute
up front and not spin it
the doctrine is deep
so unless you're asleep
the solutions are all there within it.

ariya-puggala ~ 'Noble Ones', 'noble persons'.

Re: Theravadin limerick challenge

Posted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 6:17 am
by Jechbi
Ariya-puggala

Old Sam is an ariya-puggala.
Whenever he's asked for the formula,
his advice is: do good,
cease from harm, understood?
And the mind purify from its crapula.


:computerproblem:

Punna

Re: Theravadin limerick challenge

Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2009 8:13 am
by cooran
Generous actions good and kind
resulting from a wholesome mind
accumulates punna
leads to sweet vipaka
As drips of water slowly fill pots.


sikkhā

Re: Theravadin limerick challenge

Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2009 2:09 am
by Jechbi
There once was a boastful masseuse
who gave tisso sikkha abuse.
Her greatest insight
came from focusing tight
on the sukha her touch could produce.


Bojjhanga

Re: Theravadin limerick challenge

Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2009 8:19 pm
by DNS
We moved this topic to the Pali forum since it deals with Pali words and to attract those interested in Pali to participate.

I might participate once in a while, but I'm no good at poetry. :toilet:

Re: Theravadin limerick challenge

Posted: Mon Oct 19, 2009 7:50 pm
by catmoon
An elderly sage of Siam
Said this as he munched on his Spam:
"The truth and it's parts
Was proclaimed by Descartes
'I think', he said, 'therefore I ham.' "

Re: Theravadin limerick challenge

Posted: Mon Oct 19, 2009 8:03 pm
by DNS
catmoon wrote: 'I think', he said, 'therefore I ham.' "
:rofl:

excellent!

I think you are supposed to show a Pali word related to the limerick. I would suggest:

Moha

(since it is Descartes after all. :tongue: )

Re: Theravadin limerick challenge

Posted: Wed Nov 04, 2009 9:48 pm
by Annapurna
Don't know if I can do this,...

I'll try. :juggling:

There once was full Moha a man
who went to the beach for a tan
was a cat on hot tin
Now he's cooling his skin
enlightened sits under a tree.


Is it ok? :shrug:

Re: Theravadin limerick challenge

Posted: Thu Nov 05, 2009 6:50 am
by Jechbi
Thanks, Annabel! Can you suggest a next word? :smile:

Re: Theravadin limerick challenge

Posted: Thu Nov 05, 2009 7:49 am
by cooran
Jechbi said:
A poster will propose a Buddhist Pali term as a challenge, and the next poster will write a limerick about that term, then suggest another term.

Obviously, no limerick is going to be the only possible limerick to illustrate a certain Pali word, so the words can be repeated. If someone wrote a limerick earlier about samvega, for example, it can still be suggested again as a challenge. There are no limits.

An important point: Please, please remember that METER is crucial. Here is the correct meter for limericks:

iamb anapest anapest
iamb anapest anapest
anapest anapest
anapest anapest
anapest anapest anapest
And - Just a reminder of the Meter, and method for the Pali Limericks.
8 syllables for each of the first two lines,
6 syllables for each of the next two lines,
and 9 syllables for the last line.
The Limerick to point to the meaning of the Pali word given by the previous poster.

metta
Chris

Re: Theravadin limerick challenge

Posted: Sun Dec 27, 2009 5:03 am
by Jechbi
ātāpī (ardent, enthusiastic)

There was a sly turtle named Jack
who carried a cat on his back
with devout ātāpī,
yet he just didn't see
the hungry dog blocking his track.


appamatto (vigilant)

Re: Theravadin limerick challenge

Posted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 6:16 am
by Viriya
Previous word: Appamatto

John who had no appamatto,
On weekends would make gelato,
But like this limirick,
His recipes would stick,
That's what happens when using potato!

There was a pianist called Satou,
Who played staccato legato,
He studied the dhamma,
with great appamatto,
So now he plays appassionato!

Next word: passaddhi!

Re: Theravadin limerick challenge

Posted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 6:56 am
by Paññāsikhara
David N. Snyder wrote:
catmoon wrote: 'I think', he said, 'therefore I ham.' "
:rofl:

excellent!

I think you are supposed to show a Pali word related to the limerick.
Well, the really funny thing is - particularly funny, because I am not sure if Catmoon knew it or not - is that the word "aham", which could easily become " 'ham" (samdhi before "I") in Pali or Sanskrit!!

So, yes, "I 'ham" is perfectly good atta-ditthi! :jumping:

:ban:

Re: Theravadin limerick challenge

Posted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 7:10 am
by Paññāsikhara
Viriya wrote: Next word: passaddhi!
There was a youth from Vesali,
Who had impressive passaddhi,
In cross-legged repose,
He appeared to just doze,
Rising just for his danapati!!



Alternate ending:
...
Rising just for his dinner party!!

Next word:
paticcasamuppada
...
okay, just kidding, next word:
"nisīdana" = "sitting mat"

Re: Theravadin limerick challenge

Posted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 10:11 pm
by yuttadhammo
Paññāsikhara wrote: Next word:
paticcasamuppada
...
okay, just kidding, next word:
"nisīdana" = "sitting mat"
Aw... I was ready :)

O pa.ticcasamuppaada,
That all doth stem from avijjaa!
With this too cometh that,
Bringing suff'ring thereat;
Yea, freedom lies only in vijjaa.

Sit down on your nisiidana,
And practise satipa.t.thana,
Guard all your indriyaa,
Follow the ariyaa,
And you too will attain nibbaana.


Next word:

Ca"nkama (walking meditation)