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Haiku: your pet peeve and other musings about Buddhism

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#1

What thing bugs you the most about Buddhism? Please write a Haiku about it here, it’ll make you feel better to get it off your chest.

Live to serve, not taught
Dhamma Vinaya complete
Confucius, begone


#2

:thinking: could you also write the associated atthakatha? I’ve never been good at interpreting poems and other such beautiful but cryptic texts…


#3

My Haiku stands on its own. I will say this: it was not any sort of claim to an attainment.


#4

The temple is clean.
The practitioners, astute.
Look! A “cyber sage” .

(The internet is lousy with self-proclaimed “stream-winners”.)


#5

Gotama’s lotus.
A Zen sun rises, beams forth,
casts western shadows


#6

My biggest pet peeve:
Paticcasamuppada
Doesn’t have five syl


#7

Apple logos shine
Aside shaven monk heads, poor
Richer than lay folk


#8

Buddhism’s owners:
Facebook, Youtube; middlemen
Ruled by “Like” buttons


#9

Communal Windows
Badly maintained, sluggish hell
Amidst well-swept paths


#10

Had to ‘like’ that one just to be part of the system I guess. :roll_eyes:


#11

The practice demands
My responsibility
I live mindlessly


#12

Not about Buddhism - perhaps about monastic life in the West.


Housing chart spreadsheet;
transportation logistics.
Where is root of tree?

But in truth I also love that there are great visitors that need accommodations and that we have both a monastery and a hermitage to share.


#13

Cult of monk worship
Obscures release here and now
Superstition reigns


#14

Men cling to their "roots"
Identifying as men.
No gender? Freedom.

(oh, awful “poem”. But may all be freed, including silly me, not-me, not-not-me)

edit: adding here cuz they are a pair.

Women have their “gaps”,
" Wymons’herstory…
No gender? freedom!


#15

Dhamma disputes
In a sea of undisciplined tongues
A palm leaf sits still


#16

One sage and two truths,
Three marks, four truths, five khandhas
No consensus here!


#17

Wind blows, string bundles
Flowers stir then rest silent
Not chained, my brothers


#18

Evaṃ me sutaṃ:
"Five great elements, no quarks!"
Some’s Buddhadharma.


#19

I’m “svabhava” sick,
Out of my mind with “empty”,
Are these things just words?


#20

This food they’ve cut
Into maha and hina extremes
The ancestors ate by the middle