Haikus Of The Way Of The Elders

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Re: Haikus Of The Way Of The Elders

Post by bodom » Fri May 21, 2010 3:02 am

Its time for bed now.
Have an early morning sit.
Goodnight Dhamma Wheel.

: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 » Fri May 21, 2010 8:37 am

In the night a death.
at dawn the bright sun broke through
In bright May mourning..

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Re: Haikus Of The Way Of The Elders

Post by altar » Fri May 21, 2010 5:22 pm

Too good for haikus.
Read a few then some more ku.
Pride revealed, crushed, borne.

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Re: Haikus Of The Way Of The Elders

Post by PeterB » Fri May 21, 2010 6:10 pm

The moorhens calling
suddenly louder sounding
volcanic ash.

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Re: Haikus Of The Way Of The Elders

Post by PeterB » Fri May 21, 2010 6:15 pm

On the balcony
like scented confetti swirls
may blossom in heaps.

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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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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:
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 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:
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 » 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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