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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cooran
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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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