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poetry

Postby convivium » Sun Mar 17, 2013 4:09 am

it seems like the one artform left open to monks is poetry. it has a rich history in the visudhimagga, ajahn mun, and now i'm seeing ledi sayadaw (not to mention the mahayana).
Just keep breathing in and out like this. Don't be interested in anything else. It doesn't matter even if someone is standing on their head with their ass in the air. Don't pay it any attention. Just stay with the in-breath and the out-breath. Concentrate your awareness on the breath. Just keep doing it. http://www.ajahnchah.org/book/Just_Do_It_1_2.php

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Re: poetry

Postby polarbear101 » Sun Mar 17, 2013 7:14 am

And the art of teaching the dhamma!
"I don't envision a single thing that, when developed & cultivated, leads to such great benefit as the mind. The mind, when developed & cultivated, leads to great benefit."

"I don't envision a single thing that, when undeveloped & uncultivated, brings about such suffering & stress as the mind. The mind, when undeveloped & uncultivated, brings about suffering & stress."

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Re: poetry

Postby convivium » Sun Mar 17, 2013 7:04 pm

Just keep breathing in and out like this. Don't be interested in anything else. It doesn't matter even if someone is standing on their head with their ass in the air. Don't pay it any attention. Just stay with the in-breath and the out-breath. Concentrate your awareness on the breath. Just keep doing it. http://www.ajahnchah.org/book/Just_Do_It_1_2.php

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Re: poetry

Postby Sam Vara » Sun Mar 17, 2013 9:39 pm

Ajahn Sucitto produced a beautiful set of paintings to accompany his book Dawn of the Dhamma


and at least one of the other monks at Cittaviveka draws and paints regularly.

Sucitto also writes poetry - examples are found in Tomorrow's Moon

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Re: poetry

Postby danieLion » Sun Mar 17, 2013 9:42 pm

The Sutta Nipata is mostly poetry.

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Re: poetry

Postby Coyote » Sun Mar 17, 2013 9:49 pm

Wow, I didn't know monks were able/allowed to paint. Is there any historical precedence for this or is it something fairly modern? Does anyone know what the Vinaya says?
"If beings knew, as I know, the results of giving & sharing, they would not eat without having given, nor would the stain of miserliness overcome their minds. Even if it were their last bite, their last mouthful, they would not eat without having shared."
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Re: poetry

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Re: poetry

Postby Sam Vara » Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:48 pm

Why, thank you, Tilt. I looked, but couldn't find anything on line as I didn't realise that the version on Cittaviveka's site had the pictures. I have a copy of the book, and in addition I have the benefit of Sucitto's presence at the local monastery.

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Re: poetry

Postby convivium » Mon Mar 18, 2013 5:29 pm

Just keep breathing in and out like this. Don't be interested in anything else. It doesn't matter even if someone is standing on their head with their ass in the air. Don't pay it any attention. Just stay with the in-breath and the out-breath. Concentrate your awareness on the breath. Just keep doing it. http://www.ajahnchah.org/book/Just_Do_It_1_2.php

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