Theravadin limerick challenge

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thepea
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Re: Theravadin limerick challenge

Postby thepea » Thu Aug 21, 2014 7:39 pm

Previous word: Ca"nkama (walking meditation)

When his first shot landed without drama,
He thought oh what lovely kamma!
When two found the drink
Heart ached, stopped to think
This is me doing ca"nkama.

Next word:
Apo -water(fluidity, cohesion)

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Re: Theravadin limerick challenge

Postby cooran » Sat Jun 13, 2015 10:38 pm

Thought we'd resurrect this thread ..... Can anyone write a limerick (see post number 1 for Rulz).

Current word is Apo

With metta,
Chris
---The trouble is that you think you have time---
---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
---It's not what happens to you in life that is important ~ it's what you do with it ---

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Re: Theravadin limerick challenge

Postby daverupa » Tue Jun 16, 2015 11:00 pm

Apo -water(fluidity, cohesion)

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It's already hard to compose
A well-written passage of prose;
but when thinking in rhyme
it's a rockier time,
that more often than not doesn't flow.

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Next word:
dhutaṅga -renunciation (or, ~13 voluntary ascetic practices)
    "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: Theravadin limerick challenge

Postby Dhammanando » Thu Jul 02, 2015 3:52 am

daverupa wrote:dhutaṅga -renunciation (or, ~13 voluntary ascetic practices)


I've no talent for composing limericks, but it occurs to me that the challenge-word inflected in the nominative case would make for a great song title: It Takes Two Dhutaṅgo.
    Yathā bubbuḷakaṃ passe, yathā passe marīcikaṃ,
    Evaṃ lokaṃ avekkhantaṃ, maccurājā na passati.

    One should see it as a bubble;
    One should see it as a mirage.
    Who regards the world thus
    The King of Death sees him not.
    (Dhammapada 170)


    ผู้ที่มองเห็นโลก ว่าไม่จีรังและหาสาระอะไรมิได้
    เช่นเดียวกับคนมองฟองน้ำและพยับแดด
    คนเช่นนี้พญามารย่อมตามหาไม่พบ ฯ
    (ธรรมบท ๑๗๐)

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Re: Theravadin limerick challenge

Postby imagemarie » Thu Jul 02, 2015 10:35 am

It may well take two dhutango.
For wherever she go, there a man goes.
But, I'd rather be lone
Cheek to cheek to a bone!
Than go down with you to "dhutango"..

:embarassed:

khayānupassin — realizing the fact of decay

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Re: Theravadin limerick challenge

Postby daverupa » Thu Jul 02, 2015 11:27 pm

imagemarie wrote:khayānupassin — realizing the fact of decay


It's probably true, people think -
"That lymerick thread is extinct" -
but the word one must 'use'
can behave as mere muse...
So perhaps the thread's worth a re-think...

:tongue:

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obhāsa - effulgence of light; aura
    "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: Theravadin limerick challenge

Postby Pondera » Thu Jul 02, 2015 11:45 pm

There once was a man with an aura,
Who constantly read from the Torah.
The people from town
Said "turn those lights down."
On Tuesday's he'd wear a fedora.


Next word:
Bhikkhu
My inner voice keeps calling me a "schlep". I've never heard that word before, but it's very offensive and I'm not too fond of it. "Schlep".

https://m.youtube.com/watch?list=RDdLIZdKwSqW0&params=OALAAQE%253D&v=dLIZdKwSqW0

The past is written in red ink, founded on the earth, for the sake of transparency.

Darkness follows the past into the present.

Television static is cosmic background microwave radiation from the Big Bang.

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Re: Theravadin limerick challenge

Postby dhammacoustic » Fri Jul 03, 2015 10:10 pm

ahem

Tranquil, the mind of a monk
So I send out this song
Listen
And enjoy
Cause it won't take long
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:roll: next word: samudda (ocean)
Uppādā vā Tathāgatānaṃ anuppādā vā Tathāgatānaṃ, ṭhitāva sā dhātu dhammaṭṭhitatā dhammaniyāmatā idappaccayatā. Taṃ Tathāgato abhisam­buj­jhati abhisameti. Abhisam­bujjhitvā abhisametvā ācikkhati deseti paññāpeti paṭṭhapeti vivarati vibhajati uttānīkaroti. ‘Passathā’ti cāha: ‘avijjāpaccayā, bhikkhave, saṅkhārā’. Iti kho, bhikkhave, yā tatra tathatā avitathatā anaññathatā idappaccayatā ayaṃ vuccati, bhikkhave, paṭic­ca­samup­pādo.
SN 12.20

I am taking the risk of not meaning anything I say. Derrida

ex nihilo nihil fit.


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