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Re: Post your original poetry here!

Post by manas » Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:49 am

"Ladies and gentlemen, please fasten your safety belts (virtue)
As we will be experiencing some turbulence (the untrained mind)
After we have crossed over to more peaceful skies (jhana)
We will be able to see our destination (insight)
And will, in due course, arrive there (nibbana).
May you have a pleasant journey (lovely in it's beginning, middle and end)"

*While I am aware that jhana isn't, as far as I know, necessary to attain stream-entry, I've taken some 'poetic license' while still trying to stick to the general progression of the practice; I hope that's acceptable.
Knowing this body is like a clay jar,
securing this mind like a fort,
attack Mara with the spear of discernment,
then guard what's won without settling there,
without laying claim.

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Re: Post your original poetry here!

Post by rightviewftw » Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:45 am

manas wrote:
Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:49 am
"Ladies and gentlemen, please fasten your safety belts (virtue)
As we will be experiencing some turbulence (the untrained mind)
After we have crossed over to more peaceful skies (jhana)
We will be able to see our destination (insight)
And will, in due course, arrive there (nibbana).
May you have a pleasant journey (lovely in it's beginning, middle and end)"

*While I am aware that jhana isn't, as far as I know, necessary to attain stream-entry, I've taken some 'poetic license' while still trying to stick to the general progression of the practice; I hope that's acceptable.
:twothumbsup:
He goes to Niraya, the one who asserts what didn't take place, as does the one who, having done, says, 'I didn't.' Both — low-acting people — there become equal: after death, in the world beyond.
Tyranny of Words - An Introduction to General Semantics
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Re: Post your original poetry here!

Post by manas » Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:50 am

rightviewftw wrote:
Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:45 am

:twothumbsup:
Thank you :)
Knowing this body is like a clay jar,
securing this mind like a fort,
attack Mara with the spear of discernment,
then guard what's won without settling there,
without laying claim.

- Dhp 40

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Re: Post your original poetry here!

Post by manas » Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:58 am

I'm sorry, Mozart, but ever since
That day I experienced the stillness
Of a calmed mind, albeit briefly
I'd prefer that otherworldly silence
Even over your dulcet tones.
Last edited by manas on Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:41 am, edited 1 time in total.
Knowing this body is like a clay jar,
securing this mind like a fort,
attack Mara with the spear of discernment,
then guard what's won without settling there,
without laying claim.

- Dhp 40

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Re: Post your original poetry here!

Post by manas » Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:27 am

rightviewftw wrote:
Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:11 am
...
Your poem is a good reminder not to get lost in 'good times' when there is much work to be done, and the 'end is near'. Certainly on a Cosmic scale, the duration of this life is like the blink of an eye.
Knowing this body is like a clay jar,
securing this mind like a fort,
attack Mara with the spear of discernment,
then guard what's won without settling there,
without laying claim.

- Dhp 40

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Re: Post your original poetry here!

Post by rightviewftw » Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:36 am

manas wrote:
Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:27 am
rightviewftw wrote:
Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:11 am
...
Your poem is a good reminder not to get lost in 'good times' when there is much work to be done, and the 'end is near'. Certainly on a Cosmic scale, the duration of this life is like the blink of an eye.
it is interesting how you interperet it, your interpretation is good and valid and i can now read it like that as well :) i was writing with reference to the end of suffering, as an encouragement and reminder that it is absolutely not that far away if one really goes for it. In reference to this;
"Let alone half a month. If anyone would develop these four frames of reference in this way for seven days, one of two fruits can be expected for him: either gnosis right here & now, or — if there be any remnant of clinging-sustenance — non-return.

"'This is the direct path for the purification of beings, for the overcoming of sorrow & lamentation, for the disappearance of pain & distress, for the attainment of the right method, & for the realization of Unbinding — in other words, the four frames of reference.' Thus was it said, and in reference to this was it said."
also regarding your use of jhana for insight, imho there is no wrong there, Sati is related to momentary jhanas. It is completely valid therefore. according to me that is anyway.
He goes to Niraya, the one who asserts what didn't take place, as does the one who, having done, says, 'I didn't.' Both — low-acting people — there become equal: after death, in the world beyond.
Tyranny of Words - An Introduction to General Semantics
How to Meditate: Mindfulness of Breathing
Factors of Enlightenment & Perceptions
How to Meditate: Basic Satipatthana
Parallel Dhammapada Reading

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Re: Post your original poetry here!

Post by manas » Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:47 am

rightviewftw wrote:
Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:36 am


also regarding your use of jhana for insight, imho there is no wrong there, Sati is related to momentary jhanas. It is completely valid therefore. according to me that is anyway.
I've been listening to Venerable Dhammavuddho (from Malaysia), he was saying how listening to the dhamma wholeheartedly, with full attention, one could attain to stream-entry, because the hindrances can also be suppressed at that time; even a moment could be enough, that's how I understand it, anyway.
:anjali:
Knowing this body is like a clay jar,
securing this mind like a fort,
attack Mara with the spear of discernment,
then guard what's won without settling there,
without laying claim.

- Dhp 40

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Re: Post your original poetry here!

Post by Pseudobabble » Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:12 pm

jabalí wrote:
Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:58 pm
Life is a terminal illness
This body, a tumour
Remembering death
keeping the body in mind
I dwell
I like it, but I think there is another part too:
Pseudobabble wrote:This body, subject to
painful feelings,
illness,
disease,
is not only vileness, it is also
protector,
nurturer,
transcendent vehicle!
Site of liberation, factor of release.
This body, well cared for,
not indulged, not scourged,
is like a raft
to cross over
the flood.
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Re: Post your original poetry here!

Post by Pseudobabble » Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:16 pm

manas wrote:
Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:58 am
I'm sorry, Mozart, but ever since
That day I experienced the stillness
Of a calmed mind, albeit briefly
I'd prefer that otherworldly silence
Even over your dulcet tones.
I like this one too
"Does Master Gotama have any position at all?"

"A 'position,' Vaccha, is something that a Tathagata has done away with. What a Tathagata sees is this: 'Such is form, such its origination, such its disappearance; such is feeling, such its origination, such its disappearance; such is perception...such are fabrications...such is consciousness, such its origination, such its disappearance.'" - Aggi-Vacchagotta Sutta


'Dust thou art, and unto dust thou shalt return.' - Genesis 3:19

'Some fart freely, some try to hide and silence it. Which one is correct?' - Saegnapha

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Re: Post your original poetry here!

Post by Pseudobabble » Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:16 pm

rightviewftw wrote:
Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:11 am
A battle fought by those still restless
some do have faith others are faithless
Concerned am i remaining reckless,
closer to death further from Deathless
***
Both day and night,
across the sea
Where Dhamma is
There's light to see
***
It is as awesome as they say
We now should hurry on our way
Beyond warm baths and tasty drinks
Above cheap jokes and fleeting kicks
Away from wemen we should steer
And not turn back the end is near
Also excellent
"Does Master Gotama have any position at all?"

"A 'position,' Vaccha, is something that a Tathagata has done away with. What a Tathagata sees is this: 'Such is form, such its origination, such its disappearance; such is feeling, such its origination, such its disappearance; such is perception...such are fabrications...such is consciousness, such its origination, such its disappearance.'" - Aggi-Vacchagotta Sutta


'Dust thou art, and unto dust thou shalt return.' - Genesis 3:19

'Some fart freely, some try to hide and silence it. Which one is correct?' - Saegnapha

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Re: Post your original poetry here!

Post by rightviewftw » Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:29 pm

Pseudobabble wrote:
Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:16 pm
Also excellent
Glad you enjoyed it, i like your poetry too and i remember you being quite the warrior:)
He goes to Niraya, the one who asserts what didn't take place, as does the one who, having done, says, 'I didn't.' Both — low-acting people — there become equal: after death, in the world beyond.
Tyranny of Words - An Introduction to General Semantics
How to Meditate: Mindfulness of Breathing
Factors of Enlightenment & Perceptions
How to Meditate: Basic Satipatthana
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Re: Post your original poetry here!

Post by rightviewftw » Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:50 pm

Compromised by lowly aspirations,
The Hero builds intent on worldly gains,
He was steadfast but now he's losing footing,
As by temptations is his mind assailed
Sedated by the poison of the leeches
The Life-force quickly dissipates
As the Path becomes obscured by drunken stupor
then wisdom is reduced to that of cattle
Herded to Death that he does not perceive
Society - it's hard to see this Institution
Captivity - is the name of the game
The King of Death in charge of Executions
The Arahants are free, true victors unparalleled

I like writing poems it is like distilling an essay to make a concentrate
He goes to Niraya, the one who asserts what didn't take place, as does the one who, having done, says, 'I didn't.' Both — low-acting people — there become equal: after death, in the world beyond.
Tyranny of Words - An Introduction to General Semantics
How to Meditate: Mindfulness of Breathing
Factors of Enlightenment & Perceptions
How to Meditate: Basic Satipatthana
Parallel Dhammapada Reading

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Re: Post your original poetry here!

Post by Subharo » Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:21 am

There's a thread over at discourse.suttacentral, where you can post a haiku about your biggest pet peeve about Buddhism.
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Re: Post your original poetry here!

Post by binocular » Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:02 pm

Subharo wrote:
Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:21 am
There's a thread over at discourse.suttacentral, where you can post a haiku about your biggest pet peeve about Buddhism.
From there:
The temple is clean.
The practitioners, astute.
Look! A “cyber sage” .
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Re: Post your original poetry here!

Post by JohnK » Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:58 pm

When I lust,
When I lust for chocolate cake,
Nobody seems to care,
No Nobody seems to care,
That I'm so much older than that cake.

That's why,
That's why,
I've been tryin' to confine
My lust to chocolate cake.

(Or maybe it's because lust for chocolate cake is less likely to lead to breaking a precept -- old poem, new reason, old person.)
:)
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