Haiku: your biggest pet peeve about Buddhism

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This is the watercooler category and is not meant for serious discussion. Please keep to the topic, of “pet peeve” Haiku’s, not criticism please :slight_smile:


Please keep to haikus.
Not criticism, pet peeves.
Moderation done.


When I was Christian
It was so much easier:
Ask forgiveness… Done!


The cocktail of permanance nonself,suffering,
pleasure, self,impermanence, left me alone with
the hangover of enlightenment.


Haikus about Internet Buddhism:

Posters’ thoughts looping
Fractal instantiations
Of problems preached ‘gainst

Harsh speech is spoken
In name of the Noble Path
It is depressing



7 returns
1 return, no return,
‘l’ return for ever


It makes my brain hurt,
Not understanding dukkha,
My ice-cream’s melting!


The “horrible realization” that my long -term happiness or suffering is created by my response to experiences, not the experiences themselves was the first “awakening” for me. It was so much easier to externalize happiness as something to “find” out there. Well done haiku. You captured that ethereal feeling precisely.


Meditate three hours
Is not near enough for me
I yearn for more time



What’s wrong with Buddhism, ism
Why do teachers put the cart before the horse?
Because teaching meditation is easier than teaching to destroy the asavas.


Just a friendly reminder: the format for a haiku is 5 syllables for the first line, 7 syllables for the second line, and 5 for the third line.



It is not a peeve that
Sariputta spoke at length:
DN33. :slight_smile: