Theravadin limerick challenge

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Re: Theravadin limerick challenge

Postby Ben » Sat Feb 21, 2009 9:10 pm

Its still too easy!

I say you should be writing your limericks in pali!
Someone else can go first!
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Re: Theravadin limerick challenge

Postby Jechbi » Sun Feb 22, 2009 5:49 am

Dude, this is hard. We just make it look easy. :wink:
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Re: Theravadin limerick challenge

Postby nathan » Sun Feb 22, 2009 7:30 am

Chris wrote:Hello all,

I think you ought to include the "word" in the limerick. :rules:

Too easy otherwise.

metta
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The guidelines are already here and the form is free cause we are not complaining about it, isn't it great, like a game where there is no prize for the winner and no penalty for the looser. Just for fun. Did you not read the Venerable's limerick? It was great as it is. In fairness if you wish to make new rules simply start a new thread. Otherwise, enjoy yourselves as you would like. With all possible metta, please stop gritting your teeth, it is hard on the jaw and could cause headaches and will not lead to panna except maybe about mandible trauma and dental wear. Just kidding. And sorry about not looking up recluse. I was so tired by the time I did that one that I just went to sleep. I will go get it. Just get me all the spellings for the various tenses and usages of vedana. I'll call it even. hahahaha

Ok, here's what I found, now I am too tired to play. Have fun.

recluse pavivitta (adj.), samaṇa (m.), pabbajita (m.), paribbājaka (m.)

view mati (f.), vāda (m.), mata (nt.), ikkhita (pp.), ikkhati (v.t.), apekkhāya (v.t.), cakkhupatha (v.t.), dassana (v.t.), dassanūpacāra (v.t.), diṭṭha (v.t.), diṭṭhi (v.t.), nirikkhaṇa (v.t.), oloketu (v.t.), olokita (v.t.), parikkhaṇa (v.t.), passati (v.t.), upaparikkhati (v.t.), upaparikkhita '' field of view: dassanapatha (m.), with a view to: ajjhāsayena (m.)
view holder matapakāsaka (m.), vādī (m.)
view point matabheda (m.)
viewless adissamāna (adj.)

feeling sacetana (adj.), vedanā (f.), anubhavana (nt.), anukampā (nt.), dayā (nt.), parāmasana (nt.), paṭisaṃvedī (nt.), phusana (nt.), saññā (nt.)
feelingly sānukampaṃ (adv.)

any one you like or tanha or whatever is fine with me :smile:

I once had an itchy vedana
in the middle of satipatthana
in the middle of spring
an uncomfortable thing
but it took me into the next nana

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Re: Theravadin limerick challenge

Postby Jechbi » Sun Feb 22, 2009 6:13 pm

Chris wrote:I think you ought to include the "word" in the limerick. :rules:

Too easy otherwise.

I'm game. :smile:

Tanha

Oh, Tanha, I treasure you so.
Right into this lim'rick you go!
Yet still I'm unhappy.
Why can't this be snappy?
Upadana is next, I just know.


:toast:

Actually, I'd like to see someone tackle khanti next. Any takers?
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Re: Theravadin limerick challenge

Postby Ben » Sun Feb 22, 2009 8:00 pm

Well done all!
This is a great thread!
Cheers

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Re: Theravadin limerick challenge

Postby cooran » Sun Feb 22, 2009 8:40 pm

Opps - strike that attempt - :cry: need to do something about the last line rhyming with the first two.
---The trouble is that you think you have time---
---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
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Re: Theravadin limerick challenge

Postby cooran » Sun Feb 22, 2009 8:56 pm

o.k. .... second attempt

There was a man who was busy
He lived his life in a tizzy
No time for taking care
All vehicles beware
Safe driving's conditioned by khanti

'viriya'
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Re: Theravadin limerick challenge

Postby Ben » Sun Feb 22, 2009 9:16 pm

Speaking of young floozy Lydia
Ordained as 'Bhikkhuni Viriya
While eating a banana
She bid goodbye to samsara
And graduated from numbskull to ariya

samvega
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Re: Theravadin limerick challenge

Postby cooran » Sun Feb 22, 2009 10:14 pm

The main cause of watching the breath
Is birth old age sickness and death
Without samvega's spur
I'm such a lazy cur
And would give in to torpor and sloth.

"sekha"
---The trouble is that you think you have time---
---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
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Re: Theravadin limerick challenge

Postby Jechbi » Mon Feb 23, 2009 1:16 am

Sekha

For the sekha, the path isn't new.
There is wisdom and faith in what's true.
But there's still something more,
something left, a locked door,
something else upon which one must chew.


(edited to fix the last line. Maybe someone else can improve on the last line?)

How about an easy one: Dhamma
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Re: Theravadin limerick challenge

Postby cooran » Mon Feb 23, 2009 6:04 am

This is about Buddha's Dhamma -
Which contains more than just kamma
Dhamma practice is hard
To have compassion and love
and See All Things As They Really Are!

"ahimsa"
---The trouble is that you think you have time---
---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
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Re: Theravadin limerick challenge

Postby Mawkish1983 » Mon Feb 23, 2009 12:21 pm

There was a young man in a car,
He had an expensive Renoir,
He suddenly crashed,
The painting was trashed,
And he failed to maintain Ahiṃsā

<shrugs> It's really hard to do, but I had a go!

How about the topic 'of the moment': Punabbhava :D
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Re: Theravadin limerick challenge

Postby nathan » Tue Feb 24, 2009 4:03 am

The previous poster was Mawkish
Punabbhava I took to be hawkish
I don't want to quibble
I'd better just scribble
and any contentions just squashish

whew.
moving on

(from accesstoinsight)
ariya-puggala [ariya-puggala]: Noble person; enlightened individual. An individual who has realized at least the lowest of the four noble paths (see magga) or their fruitions (see phala). Compare puthujjana (worldling).

(side note: just reflected that either we need to keep an ongoing complete list of past terms or eventually allow for poss. unintended reuse as the list grows, no problem with me either way. Really having fun with it y'all.
:toast: Cheers.)
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Re: Theravadin limerick challenge

Postby Ben » Tue Feb 24, 2009 4:37 am

There once was an ariya-puggala
Who had a pugilistic ullala
He didn't cry
nor uttered a sigh
When pained by vedanas angular

Anagami
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Re: Theravadin limerick challenge

Postby cooran » Tue Feb 24, 2009 9:12 am

Good Heavens Ben! There is such a word as 'Ullala" according to the Pali English Dict.:

1. Unnala & Unnaḷa : (page 138)
117 (oṇamati +); Vism 306. -- Caus. unnāmeti (q. v.). -- pp. unnara & uṇṇata (q. v.).
Unnala & Unnaḷa
Unnala & Unnaḷa (adj.) [Bdhgh. has ud + nala; but it is either a dissimilated form for *ullala (n > l change freq., cp. P. nangala > lāngala; nalāṭa > lalaṭa) from ud + lal to sport, thus meaning "sporting, sporty, wild" etc.; or (still more likely) with Kern, Toev. s. v. a dial. form of unnata P. uṇṇata, although the P. Commentators never thought of that. Cp.
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An Anagami in Montana
Worked to realise Nibbana
Freed from the five fetters
He followed his betters
and was reborn in Suddhavasa

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Re: Theravadin limerick challenge

Postby Jechbi » Wed Feb 25, 2009 2:21 am

Paccaya

Some say that the chicken came first.
"No," others insist. "It's reversed!"
Paccaya's the egg?
I'm not pulling your leg:
It's a puzzle that has us all cursed.


Mangala
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Re: Theravadin limerick challenge

Postby nathan » Thu Feb 26, 2009 12:30 pm

maṅgala : [adj.] auspicious; royal; lucky; festive. (nt.), festivity; good omen; ceremony; prosperity.

maṅgalasupina : [nt.] a lucky dream.
maṅgalakolāhala : [m.] dispute about auspicious things or acts.



I once had a maṅgala sign.
Hard to define at the time.
Maṅgalasupina? Not so much.
Maṅgalakolāhala? Such and such.
Have to hesitate in calling it "mine".


:smile:

ṭhitibhāgiya : [adj.] lasting; connected with duration.
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Re: Theravadin limerick challenge

Postby cooran » Sat Feb 28, 2009 4:28 am

thitibhagiya? - scratches her head :shrug:
Let's try ultimate sacca instead?
Not onlyTwo of them
Far better - Four of them
It's the Noble Way Buddha has led.

"māna " conceit, pride
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Re: Theravadin limerick challenge

Postby Jechbi » Sat Feb 28, 2009 4:52 am

Māna

This limerick's so full of māna,
it's softer than a ripe banana.
But my bubble will burst
as I rhyme the last verse:
I try hard but find I just cannot.


:console:

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Re: Theravadin limerick challenge

Postby cooran » Sat Feb 28, 2009 6:39 am

Just to keep a bit of a record:

We've put rhythm into these words so far (and the one missed):

Anicca
Anatta
Nibanna
Sati
Dukkha
Recluse
Views
Metta
Karuna
Upekkha
Panna
Mudita
Vedana
Tanha
Khanti
Viriya
Samvega
Sekha
Dhamma
Ahimsa
Punnabhava
Ariya-puggala
Anagami
Paccaya
Mangala
Thitibagiya
Sacca
Mana
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