Haikus Of The Way Of The Elders

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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
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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;

Mike

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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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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 bodom » Wed Jun 01, 2011 4:22 pm

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

: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 bodom » Wed Jun 01, 2011 4:25 pm

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

: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 » 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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