Haikus Of The Way Of The Elders

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Haikus Of The Way Of The Elders

Postby PeterB » Thu May 20, 2010 11:05 am

The Ajahn slowly,
His alms bowl a part of him.
Sticky rice, eyes down.

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Postby PeterB » Thu May 20, 2010 11:26 am

In the trees, tractor.
From the rusty driving seat
Serene Rupa glimpsed.

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Re: Haikus Of The Way Of The Elders

Postby PeterB » Thu May 20, 2010 11:29 am

Thinking about lunch
Seven white robed novice monks.
Eleven Thirty.

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Re: Haikus Of The Way Of The Elders

Postby retrofuturist » Thu May 20, 2010 11:31 am

Ananda rebuked
Contemplates his faults alone
Strives to do better
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

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Postby dennis60 » Thu May 20, 2010 11:44 am

Hoarfrost spikes
have sprung out overnight
like the hairs on my chin

Awakened at midnight
by the sound of the water jar
cracking from the ice

A pattering of rain
on the new eaves
brings me awake

The skylark:
Its voice alone fell,
Leaving nothing behind

The silence;
The voice of the cicadas
Penetrates the rocks.

from a cool website.... http://www.haiku.insouthsea.co.uk/zen.htm

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Re: Haikus Of The Way Of The Elders

Postby retrofuturist » Thu May 20, 2010 12:03 pm

Did not ask Buddha
Minor rules, from major rules
Now stuck with them all
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

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Postby Annapurna » Thu May 20, 2010 12:33 pm

Sages threw flowers
through centuries and eons
raining on you now
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Postby Annapurna » Thu May 20, 2010 12:44 pm

Moon rising, I sit.
Contemplate...Sun is rising.
Time to 'chop water'.
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Re: Haikus Of The Way Of The Elders

Postby BubbaBuddhist » Thu May 20, 2010 8:21 pm

The lonely cushion
Or the lovely, tempting world
Nibbana awaits.
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Re: Haikus Of The Way Of The Elders

Postby pererin » Thu May 20, 2010 9:03 pm

Four ennobling truths,
Eightfold path, the Way is One:
Bright star of morning.

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Re: Haikus Of The Way Of The Elders

Postby Ben » Thu May 20, 2010 10:27 pm

Thank you all for your wonderful contributions.

I might take this opportunity to provide a translation, provided by Ajahn Dhammanando, of the verse in my signature. Technically, not a haiku:

I see the gathering of followers:
Putting forth effort, self controlled,
Always with strong resolution
—This is how to honor the Buddhas!


-- Mahapajapatigotamitheriapadanam-2/7-171
verse of Pajapati the Great
(Andrew Olendzki, Access to Insight, 2005)
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Haikus Of The Way Of The Elders

Postby Goofaholix » Fri May 21, 2010 1:36 am

form feeling
perception mental fabrications
consciousness
“Peace is within oneself to be found in the same place as agitation and suffering. It is not found in a forest or on a hilltop, nor is it given by a teacher. Where you experience suffering, you can also find freedom from suffering. Trying to run away from suffering is actually to run toward it.” ― Ajahn Chah

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Re: Haikus Of The Way Of The Elders

Postby Goofaholix » Fri May 21, 2010 1:40 am

Seeing Hearing
Smelling Tasting Touching
Thinking
“Peace is within oneself to be found in the same place as agitation and suffering. It is not found in a forest or on a hilltop, nor is it given by a teacher. Where you experience suffering, you can also find freedom from suffering. Trying to run away from suffering is actually to run toward it.” ― Ajahn Chah

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Re: Haikus Of The Way Of The Elders

Postby Goofaholix » Fri May 21, 2010 1:41 am

Faith Energy
Mindfulness Concentration
Wisdom
“Peace is within oneself to be found in the same place as agitation and suffering. It is not found in a forest or on a hilltop, nor is it given by a teacher. Where you experience suffering, you can also find freedom from suffering. Trying to run away from suffering is actually to run toward it.” ― Ajahn Chah

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Re: Haikus Of The Way Of The Elders

Postby Anicca » Fri May 21, 2010 2:23 am

Dhama Wheel posting
embracing Theravada,
flowers grow in spring.

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Re: Haikus Of The Way Of The Elders

Postby bodom » Fri May 21, 2010 3:02 am

Its time for bed now.
Have an early morning sit.
Goodnight Dhamma Wheel.

:anjali:
To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.

- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo

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Re: Haikus Of The Way Of The Elders

Postby PeterB » Fri May 21, 2010 8:37 am

In the night a death.
at dawn the bright sun broke through
In bright May mourning..

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Re: Haikus Of The Way Of The Elders

Postby altar » Fri May 21, 2010 5:22 pm

Too good for haikus.
Read a few then some more ku.
Pride revealed, crushed, borne.

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Re: Haikus Of The Way Of The Elders

Postby PeterB » Fri May 21, 2010 6:10 pm

The moorhens calling
suddenly louder sounding
volcanic ash.

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Re: Haikus Of The Way Of The Elders

Postby PeterB » Fri May 21, 2010 6:15 pm

On the balcony
like scented confetti swirls
may blossom in heaps.


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