Haikus Of The Way Of The Elders

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bodom
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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:
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 » 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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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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Re: Haikus Of The Way Of The Elders

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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