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Postby scrodulartum » Mon Jul 19, 2010 8:00 pm

The rain has stopped, the clouds have drifted away
and the weather is clear again.
If your heart is pure, then all things in your world are pure.
Abandon this fleeting world - abandon yourself
Then the moon and flowers
will guide you on the way.

By the monk Ryokan, translated by John Stevens, quoted from memory.
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Re: Poem

Postby bodom » Mon Jul 19, 2010 8:08 pm

A cold night - sitting alone in my empty room
Filled only with incense smoke.
Outside, a bamboo grove of a hundred trees;
On the bed several volumes of poetry.
The moon shines from the top of the window,
And the entire neighbourhood is still except for the cry of insects.
Looking at this scene, limitless emotion,
But not one word.

DaiguRyokan
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: Poem

Postby bodom » Mon Jul 19, 2010 8:11 pm

At night, deep in the mountains I sit in zazen.
The affairs of men never reach here.
In the stillness I sit on a cushion across from the empty window.
The incense has been swallowed up by the endless night;
My robe has become a garment of white dew.
Unable to sleep, I walk into the garden;
Suddenly, above the highest peak, the round moon appears.

DaiguRyokan
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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'No one, Nobody'

Postby dhamma_spoon » Mon Jul 19, 2010 11:05 pm

Hi, all -

Allow me to post my first poem on a wrong view of Anatta. :thanks:

There is no he,
There is no who,
There is no you,
And there is no me !
That's too often heard. :zzz:

There's no Buddha nor his Dharma,
There is no disciple who practices rightly,
The only thing that exists is the "Ultimate"!
But, because of that unfortunate thinking --
How could anyone "see" the Buddha's Teachings? :cry:

Truly,

Tep
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A soup spoon does not know the taste of the soup.
A dhamma spoon does not know the taste of the Dhamma!
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