Haikus Of The Way Of The Elders

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Re: Haikus Of The Way Of The Elders

Post by Annapurna » Sat Jun 12, 2010 12:31 pm

Nice, Peter.

Paying off my debts
Wandering through endless lives
I am so weary

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Re: Haikus Of The Way Of The Elders

Post by pererin » Sat Jun 12, 2010 1:28 pm

Late spring, evening mist;
Jewelled leaves, mirrored moonlight -
My passing shadow.

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Post by Annapurna » Thu Jun 17, 2010 2:28 pm

lovely, Pererin

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Re: Haikus Of The Way Of The Elders

Post by EricJ » Sat Jun 19, 2010 4:03 am

Renunciation:
this liberating chain binds
the mind to Dhamma.
I do not want my house to be walled in on sides and my windows to be stuffed. I want the cultures of all the lands to be blown about my house as freely as possible. But I refuse to be blown off my feet by any.- Gandhi

With persistence aroused for the highest goal's attainment, with mind unsmeared, not lazy in action, firm in effort, with steadfastness & strength arisen, wander alone like a rhinoceros.

Not neglecting seclusion, absorption, constantly living the Dhamma in line with the Dhamma, comprehending the danger in states of becoming, wander alone like a rhinoceros.
- Snp. 1.3

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Re: Haikus Of The Way Of The Elders

Post by EricJ » Sat Jun 19, 2010 4:23 am

Confronted by bees
Guarding day lilies at dusk,
I will do no harm
I do not want my house to be walled in on sides and my windows to be stuffed. I want the cultures of all the lands to be blown about my house as freely as possible. But I refuse to be blown off my feet by any.- Gandhi

With persistence aroused for the highest goal's attainment, with mind unsmeared, not lazy in action, firm in effort, with steadfastness & strength arisen, wander alone like a rhinoceros.

Not neglecting seclusion, absorption, constantly living the Dhamma in line with the Dhamma, comprehending the danger in states of becoming, wander alone like a rhinoceros.
- Snp. 1.3

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Re: Haikus Of The Way Of The Elders

Post by bodom » Sun Aug 08, 2010 5:52 pm

To do no evil
Cultivate only the good
Purify the mind.

:anjali:
To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


With no struggling, no thinking,
the mind, still,
will see cause and effect
vanishing in the Void.
Attached to nothing, letting go:
Know that this is the way
to allay all stress.

- Upasika Kee Nanayan

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Re: Haikus Of The Way Of The Elders

Post by octathlon » Mon Aug 09, 2010 11:06 pm

Mindfulness is like
Forgetting one's mother tongue,
Hearing only sound.

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Re: Haikus Of The Way Of The Elders

Post by bodom » Sun Aug 22, 2010 5:44 pm

Mindfully watching
The rise and fall of all things
This is true freedom!

:anjali:
To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo


With no struggling, no thinking,
the mind, still,
will see cause and effect
vanishing in the Void.
Attached to nothing, letting go:
Know that this is the way
to allay all stress.

- Upasika Kee Nanayan

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Re: Haikus Of The Way Of The Elders

Post by PeterB » Tue May 31, 2011 2:40 pm

The cattle like rocks
scattered across the meadow
river reflected.

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Re: Haikus Of The Way Of The Elders

Post by PeterB » Tue May 31, 2011 2:45 pm

Cemetery deer
picking their way gracefully
past marble angels.

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Re: Haikus Of The Way Of The Elders

Post by PeterB » Tue May 31, 2011 2:50 pm

the motorway split
by the sudden call and swoop
the Red Kites aloft.

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Re: Haikus Of The Way Of The Elders

Post by BubbaBuddhist » Tue May 31, 2011 10:55 pm

Where have you been then,
O acerbic Peter B?
We have missed you friend. :D
Author of Redneck Buddhism: or Will You Reincarnate as Your Own Cousin?

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Re: Haikus Of The Way Of The Elders

Post by retrofuturist » Tue May 31, 2011 11:20 pm

In time I am sure
I will forgive what you've done
Why not forgive now?
"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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Re: Haikus Of The Way Of The Elders

Post by daverupa » Tue May 31, 2011 11:47 pm

Haiku demand a
very strict format; how 'bout
Dhamma limericks?
  • "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: Haikus Of The Way Of The Elders

Post by mikenz66 » Wed Jun 01, 2011 1:55 am

See: http://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=721" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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