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

Friends familiar
the kiss of breath in nostril
the ache in the knee.
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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
as light upon the water
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!
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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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