Haikus Of The Way Of The Elders

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Haikus Of The Way Of The Elders

Post by PeterB » Thu May 20, 2010 11:05 am

The Ajahn slowly,
His alms bowl a part of him.
Sticky rice, eyes down.

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Post by PeterB » Thu May 20, 2010 11:26 am

In the trees, tractor.
From the rusty driving seat
Serene Rupa glimpsed.

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Post by PeterB » Thu May 20, 2010 11:29 am

Thinking about lunch
Seven white robed novice monks.
Eleven Thirty.

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Post by retrofuturist » Thu May 20, 2010 11:31 am

Ananda rebuked
Contemplates his faults alone
Strives to do better
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"One discerns wrong view as wrong view, and right view as right view. This is one's right view." (MN 117)

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Post by dennis60 » Thu May 20, 2010 11:44 am

Hoarfrost spikes
have sprung out overnight
like the hairs on my chin

Awakened at midnight
by the sound of the water jar
cracking from the ice

A pattering of rain
on the new eaves
brings me awake

The skylark:
Its voice alone fell,
Leaving nothing behind

The silence;
The voice of the cicadas
Penetrates the rocks.

from a cool website.... http://www.haiku.insouthsea.co.uk/zen.htm

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Post by retrofuturist » Thu May 20, 2010 12:03 pm

Did not ask Buddha
Minor rules, from major rules
Now stuck with them all
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"One discerns wrong view as wrong view, and right view as right view. This is one's right view." (MN 117)

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Post by Annapurna » Thu May 20, 2010 12:33 pm

Sages threw flowers
through centuries and eons
raining on you now

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Post by Annapurna » Thu May 20, 2010 12:44 pm

Moon rising, I sit.
Contemplate...Sun is rising.
Time to 'chop water'.

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Post by BubbaBuddhist » Thu May 20, 2010 8:21 pm

The lonely cushion
Or the lovely, tempting world
Nibbana awaits.
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Post by pererin » Thu May 20, 2010 9:03 pm

Four ennobling truths,
Eightfold path, the Way is One:
Bright star of morning.

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Re: Haikus Of The Way Of The Elders

Post by Ben » Thu May 20, 2010 10:27 pm

Thank you all for your wonderful contributions.

I might take this opportunity to provide a translation, provided by Ajahn Dhammanando, of the verse in my signature. Technically, not a haiku:

I see the gathering of followers:
Putting forth effort, self controlled,
Always with strong resolution
—This is how to honor the Buddhas!


-- Mahapajapatigotamitheriapadanam-2/7-171
verse of Pajapati the Great
(Andrew Olendzki, Access to Insight, 2005)
“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: Haikus Of The Way Of The Elders

Post by Goofaholix » Fri May 21, 2010 1:36 am

form feeling
perception mental fabrications
consciousness
“Peace is within oneself to be found in the same place as agitation and suffering. It is not found in a forest or on a hilltop, nor is it given by a teacher. Where you experience suffering, you can also find freedom from suffering. Trying to run away from suffering is actually to run toward it.” ― Ajahn Chah

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Re: Haikus Of The Way Of The Elders

Post by Goofaholix » Fri May 21, 2010 1:40 am

Seeing Hearing
Smelling Tasting Touching
Thinking
“Peace is within oneself to be found in the same place as agitation and suffering. It is not found in a forest or on a hilltop, nor is it given by a teacher. Where you experience suffering, you can also find freedom from suffering. Trying to run away from suffering is actually to run toward it.” ― Ajahn Chah

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Post by Goofaholix » Fri May 21, 2010 1:41 am

Faith Energy
Mindfulness Concentration
Wisdom
“Peace is within oneself to be found in the same place as agitation and suffering. It is not found in a forest or on a hilltop, nor is it given by a teacher. Where you experience suffering, you can also find freedom from suffering. Trying to run away from suffering is actually to run toward it.” ― Ajahn Chah

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Re: Haikus Of The Way Of The Elders

Post by Anicca » Fri May 21, 2010 2:23 am

Dhama Wheel posting
embracing Theravada,
flowers grow in spring.

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