Buddha This Way, Buddha That

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land or sea or sky
Buddha this way, Buddha that
ineluctable
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
By gods and poets
the Buddha forges pathways
through the wilderness.
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
Did the Buddha laugh
as he lost himself in bliss
underneath the tree?
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
Buddha, when the wind
comes howling down the mountain,
will your shelter stand?
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
At an old hotel
Buddha stops to take a bath—
the towels have holes.
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
If he wants to eat,
Buddha pays like all the rest—
no one’s lunch is free.
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
Three strong cups of tea—
Buddha sips along with me,
but takes no sugar.
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
From the topmost shelf
the bust of Buddha crashes
to the kitchen floor.
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
I pay eight pesos
to sit beside the Buddha
on the bus-stop bench.
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
Buddha by the barn,
do you hear the cow forlorn,
lowing for her calf?
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
Buddha gathers words,
then flings them in the meadow
for mice to nibble.
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
ten thousand flowers,
but for Buddha only one—
a dandelion

 
© 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher

 
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Posted on February 2, 2013, in Carpe Diem, haiku, senryu. Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.

  1. Lovely …. spiritual !!!

  2. Love these cameo snippets of Buddha! There is a touch playfulness in the first three haiku which slips into more serious thoughts in the later ones!

  3. lovely set of haiku on Buddha with a bit of irony maybe

    Carol of: A Creative Harbor

  4. wow that is quite a collection.. each haiku causing a different emotion

  5. An exquisite set of haiku!

  6. once again you amaze me

    These get more mysterious from first to last

    Cheers!
    JzB

  7. Very good, and impressive. I particularly like this one
    I pay eight pesos
    to sit beside the Buddha
    on the bus-stop bench.

    Björn

  8. An excellent series on Buddha MMT I was caught by this one:

    Buddha, when the wind
    comes howling down the mountain,
    will your shelter stand?

    Such a wonderful spiritual haiku. Thank you for sharing this on Carpe Diem. Namaste.

  9. The more I read the more I smiled.

  10. I enjoyed your romp with Buddha. :-)

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