• Dhwani S posted an update in the group Group logo of HaikuHaiku 2 days, 8 hours ago

    No one travels
    Along this way but I,
    This autumn evening.
    – Matsuo Bashō

    Fall is a season for balancing light and dark, letting go, and accepting the impermanence of things.

    It is one of the basic problems. Every human being has to face it.

    You have to travel alone, travel, but travel you must, in spite of all the dangers and risks. The…[Read more]

  • Dhwani S posted an update in the group Group logo of HaikuHaiku 1 week, 2 days ago

    My life, –
    How much more of it remains?
    The night is brief.
    – Masaoka Shiki

    A man who is in search of truth does not think in terms of happiness. His happiness, or unhappiness, that is not the point. “I must know the true. Even if it is painful, even if it leads to hell, I am ready to pass through it. Wheresoever it leads, I am ready to go to i…[Read more]

  • Dhwani S posted an update in the group Group logo of HaikuHaiku 2 weeks, 2 days ago

    Don’t weep, insects –
    Lovers, stars themselves,
    Must part.
    – Kobayashi Issa

    Our attitude toward life is not unlike what people have toward the waiting room in a railway station. The person knows he is only there for a while, that he will be leaving shortly. Of what concern is the waiting room? Of what meaning? So he tosses odds and ends abo…[Read more]

  • Dhwani S posted an update in the group Group logo of HaikuHaiku 3 weeks, 2 days ago

    Blowing from the west
    Fallen leaves gather
    In the east.
    – Yosa Buson

    We go on moving like a pendulum of an old clock – from right to left, from left to right – and you go on moving. Remember, when you go to one extreme, you are getting momentum, gathering momentum, to go to the other extreme. And this goes on and on… this is a vicious circl…[Read more]

  • Dhwani S posted an update in the group Group logo of HaikuHaiku 1 month ago

    In the cicada’s cry
    No sign can foretell
    How soon it must die.
    – Matsuo Bashō

    Be unpredictable and be ever-changing. Never stop changing and never stop being unpredictable; only then can life be a joy.

    The moment you become predictable, you become a machine. A machine is predictable. It was the same yesterday, it is the same today, it will be…[Read more]

  • Dhwani S posted an update in the group Group logo of HaikuHaiku 1 month, 1 week ago

    Over-ripe sushi,
    The Master
    Is full of regret.
    – Yosa Buson

    Here Buson refer to the person who is knowledgeable but don’t have wisdom.

    Knowledge has its uses, it is not absolutely useless. But if you are going inwards it becomes more and more useless; the deeper you go the more useless it is. If you are going outwards, the farther you go into t…[Read more]

  • Dhwani S posted an update in the group Group logo of HaikuHaiku 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    From time to time
    The clouds give rest
    To the moon-beholders.
    – Matsuo Bashō

    In Bashō’s system of working, rest was meditation. In fact, if you are not in complete rest, you are not in meditation. Meditation and rest are equivalent. But it was only Bashō who used the word rest, that whatever has to be found, has to be found in your rest. Just…[Read more]

  • Dhwani S posted an update in the group Group logo of HaikuHaiku 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    The wren
    Earns his living
    Noiselessly.
    – Kobayahsi Issa

    The wren may be tiny, but she packs a powerful symbolic message, encouraging us to go beyond the realm of the “Duality” and to access the adventure that waits for us!

    The awakened person is called enlightened because this small flame of awareness continues to bum twenty-four hours a day,…[Read more]

  • Dhwani S posted an update in the group Group logo of HaikuHaiku 1 month, 4 weeks ago

    Waking in the night;
    the lamp is low,
    the oil freezing.
    – Basho

    Darkness is only the absence of light, so is ego: absence of self-knowledge.
    Try to see where the ego is. Look deep into it; try to locate it, where it exists, whether it exists at all or not. Before one can sacrifice anything one must be certain about its existence.
    But don’t be a…[Read more]

  • Dhwani S posted an update in the group Group logo of HaikuHaiku 2 months ago

    The light of a candle is transferred to another candle— spring twilight.
    – Yosa Buson

    Those who are really followers of the awakened are awake. That’s the only way to be a follower of the awakened — to be awake. It is not a question of worship, not a question of respect. It is a question of inner transformation. It is going through inner a…[Read more]

  • Dhwani S posted an update in the group Group logo of HaikuHaiku 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    For love and for hate
    I swat a fly and offer it
    to an ant.
    – Masaoka Shiki

    As we are clouded with beliefs, our love is always part of hate, it always goes with hate.
    Everyday life is impossible without holding your own set of beliefs. Just because belief exists silently doesn’t make it less powerful. Most people are guided by belief in the work…[Read more]

  • Dhwani S posted an update in the group Group logo of HaikuHaiku 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    A lightning flash:
    between the forest trees
    I have seen water.
    – Masaoka Shiki

    I will start with the small story:
    A beggar had been sitting by the side of a road for over thirty years. One day a stranger walked by. “Spare some change?” mumbled the beggar, mechanically holding out his old baseball cap. “I have nothing to give you,” said the…[Read more]

  • Dhwani S posted an update in the group Group logo of HaikuHaiku 3 months ago

    Plum flower temple:
    Voices rise
    From the foothills
    – Natsume Soseki
    Notice the little things all around us, paying attention to details such as the birds in the trees and the flowers in the garden or the park—just notice the beauty everywhere, even the smallest things. To notice seemingly insignificant things requires alertness. That alertness i…[Read more]

  • Dhwani S posted an update in the group Group logo of HaikuHaiku 3 months, 1 week ago

    After killing
    a spider, how lonely I feel
    in the cold of night!
    – Masaoka Shiki
    Mind is root cause of thought web. We don’t have to fight with thoughts, we need to enter into no-mind. Once you enter into no-mind, mind is dead/killed. It is exactly like you bring light and darkness is no more.

    There are two possibilities to kill the mind, to…[Read more]

  • Dhwani S posted an update in the group Group logo of HaikuHaiku 3 months, 2 weeks ago

    Everything I touch
    with tenderness, alas,
    pricks like a bramble.
    – Kobayashi Issa

    You must have heard this story about Buddha. This story is about how Buddha renounced his life, about how he became an ascetic and how the desire for truth arose in him.

    When desire for truth arises, you are so tender that it pricks like bramble.

    When you start to…[Read more]

  • Dhwani S posted an update in the group Group logo of HaikuHaiku 3 months, 3 weeks ago

    I want to sleep
    Swat the flies
    Softly, please.
    – Masaoka Shiki

    We have only known unconscious oneness; we have never known conscious oneness – and meditation is conscious oneness.

    Whenever we are conscious of anything, the thing becomes the other. If we are identified we know only one thing. Then the thing is not the other, but then we are not…[Read more]

  • Dhwani S posted an update in the group Group logo of HaikuHaiku 4 months ago

    Light of the moon
    Moves west,

    flowers’ shadows
    Creep eastward. – Yosa Buson

    Always balance one pole by its opposite. Then the more one pole is put to use, the more the opposite pole for which it is a relaxation will be illuminated. The mind must be capable of changing from one pole to the opposite pole just as easily as one moves from waking to…[Read more]

  • Dhwani S posted an update in the group Group logo of HaikuHaiku 4 months, 1 week ago

    The lamp once out
    Cool stars enter
    The window frame. – Natsume Soseki

    Our mind is full of knowledge and information.

    The mind has been filled with all kinds of unnecessary luggage. No space is left in the mind for the realities that you have to live.

    Unless we learn to unlearn and learn to drop the knowledge and information, God cannot enter.…[Read more]

  • Dhwani S posted an update in the group Group logo of HaikuHaiku 4 months, 2 weeks ago

    The summer river:
    although there is a bridge,
    my horse goes
    through the water. – Masaoka Shiki
    Your ego can become an obstacle to your work.
    The mind has been filled with all kinds of unnecessary luggage. No space is left in the mind for the realities that you have to live.
    Your mind is very complex, very tricky. It makes simple things…[Read more]

  • Dhwani S posted an update in the group Group logo of HaikuHaiku 4 months, 3 weeks ago

    The crow has flown away:
    swaying in the evening sun,
    a leafless tree. – Natsume Soseki

    The great splendor of life is that keeps you eternally engaged, searching, exploring. Life is exploration, life is adventure. The mystery never ends, is cannot end.

    Man is growing gestalt. Every day new things are to happen. Every day you have to absorb the…[Read more]

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