Theravadin limerick challenge

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Re: Theravadin limerick challenge

Postby genkaku » Sun Mar 15, 2009 4:50 pm

There once was a man from Samsara
Who decided to drive to Nirvana
He pressed on the gas
But the car had no sass...
So he decided to stay home in Guyana.

Sorry ... that was terrible. :)
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Re: Theravadin limerick challenge

Postby cooran » Sun Mar 15, 2009 11:35 pm

Hello genkaku,

It wasn't terrible at all. :twothumbsup:

Only things you did incorrectly was to take a word from Fede's signature instead of the set word from the last limerick by Fede (vijja) ~ and then, to not put up the new 'word' for the next victim.

Don't worry ~ only 40 lashes from the Thread Deva (jechbi) for a first offense. :tongue:

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Re: Theravadin limerick challenge

Postby Ben » Mon Mar 16, 2009 12:48 am

Chris says Jechbi angry thread deva
Will string you up and beatya!

Naughty genkaku
author of thoughtful flak
says Why? Its just another kriya!

biḷibiḷikā
"One cannot step twice into the same river, nor can one grasp any mortal substance in a stable condition, but it scatters and again gathers; it forms and dissolves, and approaches and departs."

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Re: Theravadin limerick challenge

Postby Fede » Mon Mar 16, 2009 9:41 am

As I sat eating veggie tikka,
and taking a swig from my beaker,
I remarked loud and clear
So that all could hear
this thread's a load of old biḷibiḷikā!

Apajjhāyati
"Samsara: The human condition's heartbreaking inability to sustain contentment." Elizabeth Gilbert, 'Eat, Pray, Love'.

Simplify: 17 into 1 WILL go: Mindfulness!

Quieta movere magna merces videbatur. (Sallust, c.86-c.35 BC)
Translation: Just to stir things up seemed a good reward in itself. ;)

I am sooooo happy - How on earth could I be otherwise?! :D


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Re: Theravadin limerick challenge

Postby Jechbi » Thu Mar 19, 2009 3:15 am

Wow, excellent challenge.

Apajjhāyati

Apajjhāyati? Why spend the time?
It's a word that we can't even rhyme.
Yet we try hard to muse,
ponder, think, stir up views.
Hmmm. This limmerick's almost a crime.


:juggling:

Hard to believe we haven't yet tackled Sangha. Any takers?
Rain soddens what is kept wrapped up,
But never soddens what is open;
Uncover, then, what is concealed,
Lest it be soddened by the rain.
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Re: Theravadin limerick challenge

Postby cooran » Fri Mar 20, 2009 10:05 am

Buddha Dhamma Sangha - Three Gems
Blessed gifts for you and for me
Those lost in Samsara
Lobha Dosa Moha
By devotion and practice, win free.

pariyatti .... "learning the doctrine' , 'wording of the doctrine'
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Re: Theravadin limerick challenge

Postby nathan » Tue Mar 24, 2009 2:50 am

How did everyone resist this one for so long? :smile:

pariyatti

There once was a young man from Kandy
who thought pariyatti jim dandy.
Then he studied patipatti
and practiced it exactly
for the pativedha disbandy.


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But whoever walking, standing, sitting, or lying down overcomes thought, delighting in the stilling of thought: he's capable, a monk like this, of touching superlative self-awakening. § 110. {Iti 4.11; Iti 115}
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Re: Theravadin limerick challenge

Postby Ben » Tue Mar 24, 2009 2:59 am

Come practice vipassanā
for the duration of the sassana
You'll get your nana
While eating a banana
and disappear during vayānupassanā!

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Re: Theravadin limerick challenge

Postby nathan » Fri Mar 27, 2009 1:10 pm

nekkhamma

The Noble One's renunciation,
non-ill will for Mara's frustration
and harmless intention
disinclined to contention
inclined to nekkhamma's perfection.



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http://www.palikanon.com/english/wtb/g_m/mada.htm
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Re: Theravadin limerick challenge

Postby Jechbi » Sun Mar 29, 2009 7:32 pm

Mada

There is a vain woman named Mada
who spends all her money on Prada.
All her outfits are new,
yet she always feels blue,
and she won't find the path till she's gotta.


Sasana
Rain soddens what is kept wrapped up,
But never soddens what is open;
Uncover, then, what is concealed,
Lest it be soddened by the rain.
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Re: Theravadin limerick challenge

Postby cooran » Sat Apr 04, 2009 3:57 am

I'm glad this is the Sasana
I sit and do vipassana
The Buddha's Teaching supreme
To break out of Samsara's Dream
And gain Nibbana's Liberation.

Ogha: floods - is the name for the 4 Cankers
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Re: Theravadin limerick challenge

Postby Jechbi » Sun Apr 05, 2009 4:06 am

Ogha

A radiant one went to the Buddha
and she asked how to cross every ogha.
"I did not push ahead
nor stay put," Buddha said.
And she bowed from a deep, heartfelt saddha.


Padaparama
Rain soddens what is kept wrapped up,
But never soddens what is open;
Uncover, then, what is concealed,
Lest it be soddened by the rain.
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Re: Theravadin limerick challenge

Postby cooran » Wed Apr 08, 2009 10:25 am

pada-parama
http://www.palikanon.com/english/wtb/n_ ... parama.htm

Jechbi ....padaparama has FIVE syllables!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :o
I'll try ....

He's a padaparama-ist
Words he reveres as the highest
No sila nor anapana
Doesn't practice vipassana
Thus can't see things as they really are.

patigha ~ In an ethical sense, it means: 'repugnance', grudge, resentment, anger, and is a synonym of vyāpāda, 'ill-will' (s. nīvarana) and dosa, 'hate' (s. mūla).
---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 Jechbi » Fri Apr 10, 2009 6:11 am

Hey, it's a challenge! At least it wasn't vipassanupakkilesa or something. (Side challenge: What's the longest Pali word you've come across? And can you use it in a limerick?) :thumbsup:

Okay, i'll take a swing at Patigha --

Raga, patigha, avijja,
like a song in my head, fa-la-la.
It's been playing so long
that I just sing along.
Now be still. Hush. Just listen. A-ha!


Time to lob out a softball: Bikkhu
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Re: Theravadin limerick challenge

Postby flyingOx » Thu May 07, 2009 7:22 pm

Subhadda was finally a Bikkhu
and he knew what he had to go through
dwelling alone
without any phone
he could now get on with his breakthrough

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One is encouraged to seek the truth, but be warned if you ever find it, you will be treated as blasphemous.
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Re: Theravadin limerick challenge

Postby Jechbi » Mon May 11, 2009 5:38 am

Vinaya

There once was a layman who tried
the vinaya to keep. What a ride!
He begged for his food
but got coins. He was screwed.
So he bought lunch -- with fries on the side.


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Lest it be soddened by the rain.
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Re: Theravadin limerick challenge

Postby cooran » Mon May 11, 2009 6:49 am

Naga

The Nagas sheltering Buddha from the rain

Image

There was a hoodless Naga
Whose life was a boring saga
He used hood restorer
The result will awe ya
Then he sheltered Buddha from downpour.

Ottappa

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Re: Theravadin limerick challenge

Postby Jechbi » Mon May 11, 2009 8:22 am

Ottappa link

Hiri-Ottappa, show me the way,
By your light, let me not go astray.
For myself, let me care
and for others beware,
and thus heedful, be loving today.


Mara
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Lest it be soddened by the rain.
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Re: Theravadin limerick challenge

Postby cooran » Mon May 18, 2009 8:31 am

Mara crafted a little plan
little plan, just a little plan
spread greed hate, delusion,
Three Poisons leading to confusion
'Til we see things as they really are.


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Re: Theravadin limerick challenge

Postby Jechbi » Wed May 20, 2009 5:27 am

Middha

Oh, middha, you tire me so!
Then I yawn, and I just want to go
right into the bed
and lay down my head
and quit.

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz


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