Haikus Of The Way Of The Elders

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

"It is natural that one who knows and sees things as they really are is disenchanted and dispassionate." (AN 10.2)

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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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Re: Haikus Of The Way Of The Elders

Post by PeterB » Wed Jun 01, 2011 8:06 am

The river is full
It carries flowers and crap
all to the wide sea.

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Re: Haikus Of The Way Of The Elders

Post by PeterB » Wed Jun 01, 2011 9:06 am

Almost mid summer.
another year fast flying
so much to unlearn .

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Re: Haikus Of The Way Of The Elders

Post by PeterB » Wed Jun 01, 2011 1:44 pm

mid summer meadow
fed by the rain and cold snow
does it wait for sleep ?

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Re: Haikus Of The Way Of The Elders

Post by daverupa » Wed Jun 01, 2011 4:01 pm

mikenz66 wrote:See: http://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=721" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Mike
This does not appear
to be a haiku at all.
Please try again, sir!
  • "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 bodom » Wed Jun 01, 2011 4:11 pm

daverupa wrote:
mikenz66 wrote:See: http://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=721" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Mike
This does not appear
to be a haiku at all.
Please try again, sir!
Well played!

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The heart of the path is SO simple. No need for long explanations. Give up clinging to love and hate, just rest with things as they are. That is all I do in my own practice.

Do not try to become anything. Do not make yourself into anything. Do not be a meditator. Do not become enlightened. When you sit, let it be. When you walk, let it be. Grasp at nothing. Resist nothing.

Of course, there are dozens of meditation techniques to develop samadhi and many kinds of vipassana. But it all comes back to this-just let it all be. Step over here where it is cool, out of the battle.

- Ajahn Chah

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Re: Haikus Of The Way Of The Elders

Post by bodom » Wed Jun 01, 2011 4:22 pm

Buddho is the way
to be free from all dukkha
cultivate it now!

:anjali:
The heart of the path is SO simple. No need for long explanations. Give up clinging to love and hate, just rest with things as they are. That is all I do in my own practice.

Do not try to become anything. Do not make yourself into anything. Do not be a meditator. Do not become enlightened. When you sit, let it be. When you walk, let it be. Grasp at nothing. Resist nothing.

Of course, there are dozens of meditation techniques to develop samadhi and many kinds of vipassana. But it all comes back to this-just let it all be. Step over here where it is cool, out of the battle.

- Ajahn Chah

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Re: Haikus Of The Way Of The Elders

Post by bodom » Wed Jun 01, 2011 4:25 pm

Mindfully aware
this is the still center point
rest in the moment

:anjali:
The heart of the path is SO simple. No need for long explanations. Give up clinging to love and hate, just rest with things as they are. That is all I do in my own practice.

Do not try to become anything. Do not make yourself into anything. Do not be a meditator. Do not become enlightened. When you sit, let it be. When you walk, let it be. Grasp at nothing. Resist nothing.

Of course, there are dozens of meditation techniques to develop samadhi and many kinds of vipassana. But it all comes back to this-just let it all be. Step over here where it is cool, out of the battle.

- Ajahn Chah

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Re: Haikus Of The Way Of The Elders

Post by PeterB » Wed Jun 01, 2011 4:48 pm

Friends familiar
the kiss of breath in nostril
the ache in the knee.

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Re: Haikus Of The Way Of The Elders

Post by PeterB » Thu Jun 02, 2011 7:14 pm

Great Crested Grebe chick
as light upon the water
as a baby's breath.

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Re: Haikus Of The Way Of The Elders

Post by PeterB » Fri Jun 03, 2011 7:52 am

My mind was too fraught
all I could do usefully
was sweep the kuti.

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