Theravadin limerick challenge

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Re: Theravadin limerick challenge

Post by Fede » Sun Mar 15, 2009 11:05 am

There was a young novice, named Luca
who abided in the state of Sukha
When once asked, 'How so?'
He replied, 'Don't you know?
Just give up the old "Filthy lucre!" '



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Re: Theravadin limerick challenge

Post by cooran » Sun Mar 15, 2009 11:21 am

Hello all,

Great to see the latest writings! :clap:
Just a reminder of the instructions by the Deva of this thread Jechbi:
Jechbi said: 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

If you deviate from that, you'll be forced to read the unabridged works of Julia A. Moore. :lol:
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Re: Theravadin limerick challenge

Post by Ben » Sun Mar 15, 2009 11:29 am

While eating a salad of tuna
I was reminded of my kamaguna
I decided to strive
to evict it by five
and abide in the luminous rays of the luna

ditthi
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Theravadin limerick challenge

Post by Fede » Sun Mar 15, 2009 12:51 pm

I think it is really a pity
I just cannot understand dhitti!
Try as I might.
my knowledge is slight,
And my grasp of the concept quite S*itti!

Vijja
"Samsara: The human condition's heartbreaking inability to sustain contentment." Elizabeth Gilbert, 'Eat, Pray, Love'.

Simplify: 17 into 1 WILL go: Mindfulness!

Quieta movere magna merces videbatur. (Sallust, c.86-c.35 BC)
Translation: Just to stir things up seemed a good reward in itself. ;)

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Re: Theravadin limerick challenge

Post by Fede » Sun Mar 15, 2009 1:05 pm

Here's the list again.....

Ahimsa
Anagami
Anatta
Anicca
Ariya-puggala
Ayatana
Buddha
Dhamma
Ditthi
Dukkha
Issa
Javana
Kamaguna
Karuna
Khanti
Kilesa
Majjhima
Mana
Manasikara
Mangala
Metta
Mudita
Mula
Nekkhama
Nibanna
Nimitta
Paccaya
Panna
Papanca
Phala
Piti
Punnabhava
Recluse
Rupa-kalapa
Sacca
Samvega
Sanyojana
Sati
Sekha
Tadi
Tanha
Thitibagiya
Tika
Upekkha
Vedana
Vichikicca
Views
Vijja
Vipaka
Viriya
Yakkha
"Samsara: The human condition's heartbreaking inability to sustain contentment." Elizabeth Gilbert, 'Eat, Pray, Love'.

Simplify: 17 into 1 WILL go: Mindfulness!

Quieta movere magna merces videbatur. (Sallust, c.86-c.35 BC)
Translation: Just to stir things up seemed a good reward in itself. ;)

I am sooooo happy - How on earth could I be otherwise?! :D


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Re: Theravadin limerick challenge

Post by genkaku » Sun Mar 15, 2009 4:50 pm

There once was a man from Samsara
Who decided to drive to Nirvana
He pressed on the gas
But the car had no sass...
So he decided to stay home in Guyana.

Sorry ... that was terrible. :)

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Re: Theravadin limerick challenge

Post by cooran » Sun Mar 15, 2009 11:35 pm

Hello genkaku,

It wasn't terrible at all. :twothumbsup:

Only things you did incorrectly was to take a word from Fede's signature instead of the set word from the last limerick by Fede (vijja) ~ and then, to not put up the new 'word' for the next victim.

Don't worry ~ only 40 lashes from the Thread Deva (jechbi) for a first offense. :tongue:

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Re: Theravadin limerick challenge

Post by Ben » Mon Mar 16, 2009 12:48 am

Chris says Jechbi angry thread deva
Will string you up and beatya!

Naughty genkaku
author of thoughtful flak
says Why? Its just another kriya!

biḷibiḷikā
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Theravadin limerick challenge

Post by Fede » Mon Mar 16, 2009 9:41 am

As I sat eating veggie tikka,
and taking a swig from my beaker,
I remarked loud and clear
So that all could hear
this thread's a load of old biḷibiḷikā!

Apajjhāyati
"Samsara: The human condition's heartbreaking inability to sustain contentment." Elizabeth Gilbert, 'Eat, Pray, Love'.

Simplify: 17 into 1 WILL go: Mindfulness!

Quieta movere magna merces videbatur. (Sallust, c.86-c.35 BC)
Translation: Just to stir things up seemed a good reward in itself. ;)

I am sooooo happy - How on earth could I be otherwise?! :D


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Re: Theravadin limerick challenge

Post by Jechbi » Thu Mar 19, 2009 3:15 am

Wow, excellent challenge.

Apajjhāyati

Apajjhāyati? Why spend the time?
It's a word that we can't even rhyme.
Yet we try hard to muse,
ponder, think, stir up views.
Hmmm. This limmerick's almost a crime.


:juggling:

Hard to believe we haven't yet tackled Sangha. Any takers?
Rain soddens what is kept wrapped up,
But never soddens what is open;
Uncover, then, what is concealed,
Lest it be soddened by the rain.

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Re: Theravadin limerick challenge

Post by cooran » Fri Mar 20, 2009 10:05 am

Buddha Dhamma Sangha - Three Gems
Blessed gifts for you and for me
Those lost in Samsara
Lobha Dosa Moha
By devotion and practice, win free.

pariyatti .... "learning the doctrine' , 'wording of the doctrine'
---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 nathan » Tue Mar 24, 2009 2:50 am

How did everyone resist this one for so long? :smile:

pariyatti

There once was a young man from Kandy
who thought pariyatti jim dandy.
Then he studied patipatti
and practiced it exactly
for the pativedha disbandy.


vayānupassanā
But whoever walking, standing, sitting, or lying down overcomes thought, delighting in the stilling of thought: he's capable, a monk like this, of touching superlative self-awakening. § 110. {Iti 4.11; Iti 115}

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Re: Theravadin limerick challenge

Post by Ben » Tue Mar 24, 2009 2:59 am

Come practice vipassanā
for the duration of the sassana
You'll get your nana
While eating a banana
and disappear during vayānupassanā!

Nekkhamma
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Theravadin limerick challenge

Post by nathan » Fri Mar 27, 2009 1:10 pm

nekkhamma

The Noble One's renunciation,
non-ill will for Mara's frustration
and harmless intention
disinclined to contention
inclined to nekkhamma's perfection.



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Re: Theravadin limerick challenge

Post by Jechbi » Sun Mar 29, 2009 7:32 pm

Mada

There is a vain woman named Mada
who spends all her money on Prada.
All her outfits are new,
yet she always feels blue,
and she won't find the path till she's gotta.


Sasana
Rain soddens what is kept wrapped up,
But never soddens what is open;
Uncover, then, what is concealed,
Lest it be soddened by the rain.

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