Haiku Carpe Diem #145, Nehane (Nirvana Ceremony, Buddha’s Nirvana anniversary)

Today’s Carpe Diem Haiku prompt is Nehane (Nirvana Ceremony, Buddha’s Nirvana anniversary).

For my entries today I read about Buddha’s Nirvana which gave me the first two Haiku. The third came from noticing many similarities between  the life stories of the ‘sacred’…

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 at Kushinagar
Buddha’s couched meditation
Sal trees blossom

Buddha's NirvanaImage Credits

strive with diligence
all compounded things decay
Buddha’s last lesson

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within nirvana
are the Gods all equal –
or just the real ones?

Thank you for taking time out of your Nehene to meditate with me. Afore you journey on, I’d love to hear your reflections.

Smiles, love and laughter

© John Belchamber 2013

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About jrbsays

Just a regular married father of three type of guy. Writer of Haiku, founder of www.DementiaJourneys.com and other bits and other bobs.
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21 Responses to Haiku Carpe Diem #145, Nehane (Nirvana Ceremony, Buddha’s Nirvana anniversary)

  1. kz says:

    these are great, it was really a challenging topic for me as the only Nirvana that i know is the band ^^ lol

  2. high five and raspberries says:

    they are all wonderful..

  3. Green Speck says:

    Beautiful set … the 2nd is my favorite 🙂

  4. The last line of each haiku snap into a challenge after the slumber of the previous lines! Delightful!

  5. artmusedog says:

    Very contemplative haiku that makes one pause and reflect ~ wonderful! ^_^

    ps ~ thanks for ‘sailing into the creative harbor’. enjoy.

  6. JazzBumpa says:

    holy place
    men no longer create gods
    in nirvana

    Cheers!
    JzB

  7. WabiSabi says:

    I enjoyed the challenge in your words today especially the third. Perhaps you have created a koan in that one!!

  8. strong haiku, especially the last one!
    great reading.

  9. The last one is a masterpiece

  10. siggiofmaine says:

    I agree with Bjorn about the last one…a masterpiece…it took my breath away…WoW.
    Reading your haiku are always inspiring…I admire your gift of the spirit that dwells in you
    and brings out the best in your spirit to share it seems always..
    Peace

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