Haikus Of The Way Of The Elders

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Re: Haikus Of The Way Of The Elders

Postby bodom » Wed Jun 01, 2011 4:22 pm

Buddho is the way
to be free from all dukkha
cultivate it now!

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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

Postby bodom » Wed Jun 01, 2011 4:25 pm

Mindfully aware
this is the still center point
rest in the moment

: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

Postby PeterB » Wed Jun 01, 2011 4:48 pm

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Re: Haikus Of The Way Of The Elders

Postby PeterB » Thu Jun 02, 2011 7:14 pm

Great Crested Grebe chick
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as a baby's breath.
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Re: Haikus Of The Way Of The Elders

Postby PeterB » Fri Jun 03, 2011 7:52 am

My mind was too fraught
all I could do usefully
was sweep the kuti.
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Re: Haikus Of The Way Of The Elders

Postby PeterB » Fri Jun 03, 2011 9:21 am

The olives flowers
will return to winter's green
then flower again.
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Re: Haikus Of The Way Of The Elders

Postby bodom » Fri Jun 03, 2011 11:14 am

Tired yet again
as I get up out of bed
time to go to work!

: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

Postby daverupa » Sat Jun 04, 2011 4:28 pm

Down the garden path:
fruitless, yet flowers bloom...
Weed the primroses.
    "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: Haikus Of The Way Of The Elders

Postby PeterB » Mon Jun 06, 2011 8:02 am

After a long drought
the very dust and pavements
smell like sweet incense.
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Re: Haikus Of The Way Of The Elders

Postby PeterB » Mon Jun 06, 2011 8:05 am

Through the pouring rain
their voices mingling wetly
come the shapes of geese
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Re: Haikus Of The Way Of The Elders

Postby Dhammabodhi » Fri Jun 10, 2011 11:34 am

The following is probably not a Haiku, but if I may, I would like to share a poem that I wrote. If it does not belong in accordance with this thread please feel free to delete it.

END

This is the end of the day
nothing more to think
nothing more to do
life is dead
Death is born.

The dream's over
but reality is not found
Incessant
Infinity ceases
and rises again.

Without body
It ascends,
Without hope
The Silence
Without feature
The Freedom
Without time, without dimension,
Without form
Existence.


The mold is broken
The vessel destroyed

The mind awakens.


:anjali:
-Samāhitam cittam yathābhutam pajānāti.

समाहितं चित्तं यथाभूतं पजानाती |

A concentrated mind sees things as they really are.

-Ujuko nāma so maggo, abhayā nāma sā disā.

उजुको नाम सो माग्गो, अभया नाम सा दिसा |

'Straight' is this path, fearlessness is its way.
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Re: Haikus Of The Way Of The Elders

Postby Ben » Fri Jun 10, 2011 11:38 am

I just discovered this thread.
Fantastic work, everyone!
Keep up your efforts!
Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.

Taṃ nadīhi vijānātha:
sobbhesu padaresu ca,
saṇantā yanti kusobbhā,
tuṇhīyanti mahodadhī.

Sutta Nipata 3.725


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Re: Haikus Of The Way Of The Elders

Postby kirk5a » Fri Jun 10, 2011 3:32 pm

Old pond
frogs croaking
nonstop
"When one thing is practiced & pursued, ignorance is abandoned, clear knowing arises, the conceit 'I am' is abandoned, latent tendencies are uprooted, fetters are abandoned. Which one thing? Mindfulness immersed in the body." -AN 1.230
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Re: Haikus Of The Way Of The Elders

Postby TheNoBSBuddhist » Mon Jul 14, 2014 9:17 pm

Reviving Haiku thread,
So much wisdom written here -
Reading is a joy!

I adore Haiku.
Doubtless the vast majority of you will know the Haiku Format "rules" but just in case we have some newbies (ande even veterans) who don't:

The format is a 3-line poem: the first line contains 5 syllables, the second, 7, and the third, again, 5.

The first and third line should make perfect sense being read on their own, with the middle line omitted (see my Haiku, above).

Hazy summer heat
I can barely care to move
in the glaring sun.

Chilling Ice and snow
Winter has us in its grip
Piercing to my bones.

I have done my bit
given you all an idea
So now it's your go......
:namaste:

You will not be punished FOR your 'emotions'; you will be punished BY your 'emotions'.



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Pay attention, simplify, and (Meditation instruction in a nutshell) "Mind - the Gap."
‘Absit invidia verbo’ - may ill-will be absent from the word. And mindful of that, if I don't respond, this may be why....
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Re: Haikus Of The Way Of The Elders

Postby TheNoBSBuddhist » Tue Jul 15, 2014 1:49 pm

My poor aching body
Mind intact and sapient
Yes, this too shall pass.
:namaste:

You will not be punished FOR your 'emotions'; you will be punished BY your 'emotions'.



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‘Absit invidia verbo’ - may ill-will be absent from the word. And mindful of that, if I don't respond, this may be why....
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Re: Haikus Of The Way Of The Elders

Postby TheNoBSBuddhist » Thu Jul 17, 2014 10:29 pm

How are you today?
would you care to join the thread?
Write, and let me know!
:namaste:

You will not be punished FOR your 'emotions'; you will be punished BY your 'emotions'.



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‘Absit invidia verbo’ - may ill-will be absent from the word. And mindful of that, if I don't respond, this may be why....
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Re: Haikus Of The Way Of The Elders

Postby TheNoBSBuddhist » Fri Jul 18, 2014 11:39 am

poor someguysomeguy...
So much sadness in his post
Hey dude, get some help.... :console:
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You will not be punished FOR your 'emotions'; you will be punished BY your 'emotions'.



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‘Absit invidia verbo’ - may ill-will be absent from the word. And mindful of that, if I don't respond, this may be why....
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Re: Haikus Of The Way Of The Elders

Postby SamBodhi » Fri Jul 18, 2014 1:45 pm

Clumsy is
The mind unchecked, breathe
In, breathe out.
"An inward-staying
unentangled knowing,
All outward-going knowing
cast aside."
--Upasika Kee Nanayon
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Re: Haikus Of The Way Of The Elders

Postby SamBodhi » Fri Jul 18, 2014 1:49 pm

Becoming
Stillness awareness
Are not two.
"An inward-staying
unentangled knowing,
All outward-going knowing
cast aside."
--Upasika Kee Nanayon
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Re: Haikus Of The Way Of The Elders

Postby TheNoBSBuddhist » Fri Jul 18, 2014 2:38 pm

Those are not Haiku
Strictly speaking there are rules.
Read my notes, above....

...Although I must say
Their expression is profound
Leave them as they are....
:namaste:

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