• Dhwani S posted an update in the group Group logo of HaikuHaiku 3 days, 6 hours 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 1 week, 3 days 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 3 weeks, 3 days 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 1 month 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 1 month, 1 week 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 1 month, 2 weeks 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 1 month, 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 1 month, 4 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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]

  • Marten Schroder posted an update in the group Group logo of HaikuHaiku 3 months ago

    The Sky Above
    Does not wait but Continues
    Another Great Day

    My first haiku, inspired by the sky at night in France. After just hearing that a house I was bidding on is sold to another. I will keep on searching…

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

    Trusting the Buddha,

    good and bad,
    I bid farewell
    To the departing year. – Kobayashi Issa

    Whenever an experience is complete, you are ready to say goodbye easily.

    It is possible only if you have known something of the essential. It is possible only if you have tasted something of the deathless, if you have transcended the accidental.

    Once an…[Read more]

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

    The night has not yet given way to the dawn,
    and the sky is still studded with departing stars.

    Reality has not to be invented, it has to be discovered. It is already there.
    Fleeing from one’s emptiness is ignorance. It is through facing it, entering it, that life is attained. Reaching to this nothingness, we realize our nature.

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

    A summer river
    being crossed
    how pleasing
    with sandals in my hands! – Yosa Buson

    The summer solstice is a time to celebrate the light of consciousness within ourselves. In this moment Buson place his steps so slowly that there is no sound.
    Come and pass through this world like a gust of wind comes and passes through. No one will get even a…[Read more]

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

    In the twilight rain
    these brilliant-hued hibiscus –
    A lovely sunset. – Basho

    As the rain slows down – listening the sound of raindrops – being totally with the Rain – Basho saw his inner light. In the presence of inner light duality disappeared. Smooth and lovely sunset of Ego.

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

    In the moonlight,
    The color and scent of the wisteria
    Seems far away. – Yosa Buson

    Moonlight brings deep silence – In that very moment Yosa experiences his immortality and fragrance.

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