Haikus Of The Way Of The Elders

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Re: Haikus Of The Way Of The Elders

Postby Annapurna » Sat Jun 12, 2010 12:31 pm

Nice, Peter.

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Postby pererin » Sat Jun 12, 2010 1:28 pm

Late spring, evening mist;
Jewelled leaves, mirrored moonlight -
My passing shadow.

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Postby Annapurna » Thu Jun 17, 2010 2:28 pm

lovely, Pererin
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Re: Haikus Of The Way Of The Elders

Postby EricJ » Sat Jun 19, 2010 4:03 am

Renunciation:
this liberating chain binds
the mind to Dhamma.
I do not want my house to be walled in on sides and my windows to be stuffed. I want the cultures of all the lands to be blown about my house as freely as possible. But I refuse to be blown off my feet by any.- Gandhi

With persistence aroused for the highest goal's attainment, with mind unsmeared, not lazy in action, firm in effort, with steadfastness & strength arisen, wander alone like a rhinoceros.

Not neglecting seclusion, absorption, constantly living the Dhamma in line with the Dhamma, comprehending the danger in states of becoming, wander alone like a rhinoceros.
- Snp. 1.3

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Re: Haikus Of The Way Of The Elders

Postby EricJ » Sat Jun 19, 2010 4:23 am

Confronted by bees
Guarding day lilies at dusk,
I will do no harm
I do not want my house to be walled in on sides and my windows to be stuffed. I want the cultures of all the lands to be blown about my house as freely as possible. But I refuse to be blown off my feet by any.- Gandhi

With persistence aroused for the highest goal's attainment, with mind unsmeared, not lazy in action, firm in effort, with steadfastness & strength arisen, wander alone like a rhinoceros.

Not neglecting seclusion, absorption, constantly living the Dhamma in line with the Dhamma, comprehending the danger in states of becoming, wander alone like a rhinoceros.
- Snp. 1.3

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Re: Haikus Of The Way Of The Elders

Postby bodom » Sun Aug 08, 2010 5:52 pm

To do no evil
Cultivate only the good
Purify the mind.

: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 octathlon » Mon Aug 09, 2010 11:06 pm

Mindfulness is like
Forgetting one's mother tongue,
Hearing only sound.

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Re: Haikus Of The Way Of The Elders

Postby bodom » Sun Aug 22, 2010 5:44 pm

Mindfully watching
The rise and fall of all things
This is true freedom!

: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 » Tue May 31, 2011 2:40 pm

The cattle like rocks
scattered across the meadow
river reflected.

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Postby PeterB » Tue May 31, 2011 2:45 pm

Cemetery deer
picking their way gracefully
past marble angels.

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Postby PeterB » Tue May 31, 2011 2:50 pm

the motorway split
by the sudden call and swoop
the Red Kites aloft.

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Postby BubbaBuddhist » Tue May 31, 2011 10:55 pm

Where have you been then,
O acerbic Peter B?
We have missed you friend. :D
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Re: Haikus Of The Way Of The Elders

Postby retrofuturist » Tue May 31, 2011 11:20 pm

In time I am sure
I will forgive what you've done
Why not forgive now?
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)


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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 daverupa » Tue May 31, 2011 11:47 pm

Haiku demand a
very strict format; how 'bout
Dhamma limericks?
    "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 mikenz66 » Wed Jun 01, 2011 1:55 am


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Postby PeterB » Wed Jun 01, 2011 8:06 am

The river is full
It carries flowers and crap
all to the wide sea.

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Postby PeterB » Wed Jun 01, 2011 9:06 am

Almost mid summer.
another year fast flying
so much to unlearn .

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Postby PeterB » Wed Jun 01, 2011 1:44 pm

mid summer meadow
fed by the rain and cold snow
does it wait for sleep ?

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Re: Haikus Of The Way Of The Elders

Postby daverupa » Wed Jun 01, 2011 4:01 pm

mikenz66 wrote:See: viewtopic.php?f=23&t=721

Mike


This does not appear
to be a haiku at all.
Please try again, sir!
    "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 bodom » Wed Jun 01, 2011 4:11 pm

daverupa wrote:
mikenz66 wrote:See: viewtopic.php?f=23&t=721

Mike


This does not appear
to be a haiku at all.
Please try again, sir!


Well played!

: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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