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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Re: Haikus Of The Way Of The Elders

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
If you have asked me of the origination of unease, then I shall explain it to you in accordance with my understanding:
Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)


Exalted in mind, just open and clearly aware, the recluse trained in the ways of the sages:
One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7


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Re: Haikus Of The Way Of The Elders

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
If you have asked me of the origination of unease, then I shall explain it to you in accordance with my understanding:
Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)


Exalted in mind, just open and clearly aware, the recluse trained in the ways of the sages:
One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7


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Re: Haikus Of The Way Of The Elders

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

form feeling
perception mental fabrications
consciousness
"Proper effort is not the effort to make something particular happen. It is the effort to be aware and awake each moment." - Ajahn Chah
"When we see beyond self, we no longer cling to happiness. When we stop clinging, we can begin to be happy." - Ajahn Chah
"Know and watch your heart. It’s pure but emotions come to colour 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
"Proper effort is not the effort to make something particular happen. It is the effort to be aware and awake each moment." - Ajahn Chah
"When we see beyond self, we no longer cling to happiness. When we stop clinging, we can begin to be happy." - Ajahn Chah
"Know and watch your heart. It’s pure but emotions come to colour 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
"Proper effort is not the effort to make something particular happen. It is the effort to be aware and awake each moment." - Ajahn Chah
"When we see beyond self, we no longer cling to happiness. When we stop clinging, we can begin to be happy." - Ajahn Chah
"Know and watch your heart. It’s pure but emotions come to colour 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:
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 » 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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