Theravadin limerick challenge

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Re: Theravadin limerick challenge

Postby cooran » Fri Jul 03, 2009 8:20 am

Practising at Dhammagiri
Can make a lay person weary
But the sapaya there
(Benefits rich and rare)
Make any effort easy to bear.

Anabhijjhā
---The trouble is that you think you have time---
---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
---It's not what happens to you in life that is important ~ it's what you do with it ---

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Re: Theravadin limerick challenge

Postby Jechbi » Sat Jul 04, 2009 6:06 am

That is a most excellent limerick.

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Re: Theravadin limerick challenge

Postby nathan » Wed Jul 08, 2009 9:16 am

Anabhijjhā
- 'freedom from covetousness', unselfishness



The senses are empty of self.
The body is empty of self.
The mind cannot claim it.
Or memory retain it.
So let go a hold on a self.


āloka-saññā
- 'perception of light'
But whoever walking, standing, sitting, or lying down overcomes thought, delighting in the stilling of thought: he's capable, a monk like this, of touching superlative self-awakening. § 110. {Iti 4.11; Iti 115}

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Re: Theravadin limerick challenge

Postby Dmytro » Fri Jul 10, 2009 5:56 am

āloka-saññā - 'perception of light'

I observed how the bright moon last night
Shone and glimmered with fabulous light
Was it night or a day?
My perception was swayed
And evolved into brightness of mind.

anicca-saññā - 'perception of transiency'


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Re: Theravadin limerick challenge

Postby cooran » Wed Jul 15, 2009 4:59 am

---The trouble is that you think you have time---
---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
---It's not what happens to you in life that is important ~ it's what you do with it ---

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Re: Theravadin limerick challenge

Postby nathan » Sun Jul 19, 2009 4:51 pm

desanā ~ exposition of the Doctrine

To be blunt for a minute
up front and not spin it
the doctrine is deep
so unless you're asleep
the solutions are all there within it.

ariya-puggala ~ 'Noble Ones', 'noble persons'.
But whoever walking, standing, sitting, or lying down overcomes thought, delighting in the stilling of thought: he's capable, a monk like this, of touching superlative self-awakening. § 110. {Iti 4.11; Iti 115}

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Re: Theravadin limerick challenge

Postby Jechbi » Mon Jul 20, 2009 6:17 am

Ariya-puggala

Old Sam is an ariya-puggala.
Whenever he's asked for the formula,
his advice is: do good,
cease from harm, understood?
And the mind purify from its crapula.


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Re: Theravadin limerick challenge

Postby cooran » Sat Jul 25, 2009 8:13 am

Generous actions good and kind
resulting from a wholesome mind
accumulates punna
leads to sweet vipaka
As drips of water slowly fill pots.


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---The trouble is that you think you have time---
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Re: Theravadin limerick challenge

Postby Jechbi » Wed Oct 14, 2009 2:09 am

There once was a boastful masseuse
who gave tisso sikkha abuse.
Her greatest insight
came from focusing tight
on the sukha her touch could produce.


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Re: Theravadin limerick challenge

Postby David N. Snyder » Wed Oct 14, 2009 8:19 pm

We moved this topic to the Pali forum since it deals with Pali words and to attract those interested in Pali to participate.

I might participate once in a while, but I'm no good at poetry. :toilet:
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Re: Theravadin limerick challenge

Postby catmoon » Mon Oct 19, 2009 7:50 pm

An elderly sage of Siam
Said this as he munched on his Spam:
"The truth and it's parts
Was proclaimed by Descartes
'I think', he said, 'therefore I ham.' "

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Re: Theravadin limerick challenge

Postby Annapurna » Wed Nov 04, 2009 9:48 pm

Don't know if I can do this,...

I'll try. :juggling:

There once was full Moha a man
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was a cat on hot tin
Now he's cooling his skin
enlightened sits under a tree.


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Re: Theravadin limerick challenge

Postby Jechbi » Thu Nov 05, 2009 6:50 am

Thanks, Annabel! Can you suggest a next word? :smile:

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Re: Theravadin limerick challenge

Postby cooran » Thu Nov 05, 2009 7:49 am

---The trouble is that you think you have time---
---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
---It's not what happens to you in life that is important ~ it's what you do with it ---

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Re: Theravadin limerick challenge

Postby Jechbi » Sun Dec 27, 2009 5:03 am

ātāpī (ardent, enthusiastic)

There was a sly turtle named Jack
who carried a cat on his back
with devout ātāpī,
yet he just didn't see
the hungry dog blocking his track.


appamatto (vigilant)

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Re: Theravadin limerick challenge

Postby Viriya » Thu Sep 16, 2010 6:16 am

Previous word: Appamatto

John who had no appamatto,
On weekends would make gelato,
But like this limirick,
His recipes would stick,
That's what happens when using potato!

There was a pianist called Satou,
Who played staccato legato,
He studied the dhamma,
with great appamatto,
So now he plays appassionato!

Next word: passaddhi!
I'm not very good at right speech, although I try, so please guide and correct me if necessary so I don't make bad kamma for myself and cause others to be annoyed. (=

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Re: Theravadin limerick challenge

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Re: Theravadin limerick challenge

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My recently moved Blog, containing some of my writings on the Buddha Dhamma, as well as a number of translations from classical Buddhist texts and modern authors, liturgy, etc.: .

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