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thinkALONG! 13 September

Updated: Sep 15, 2022

A TUESDAY FEATURE

host: Muskaan Ahuja


Full Awareness After ten years of apprenticeship, Tenno achieved the rank of Zen teacher. One rainy day, he went to visit the famous master Nan-in. When he walked in, the master greeted him with a question, "Did you leave your wooden clogs and umbrella on the porch?"

"Yes," Tenno replied. "Tell me," the master continued, "did you place your umbrella to the left of your shoes, or to the right?" Tenno did not know the answer, and realized that he had not yet attained full awareness. So he became Nan-in's apprentice and studied under him for ten more years. What are your reactions to this story? Write a Haiku that reflects your awareness. Give your BEST attempt!

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lindalee004
lindalee004
Sep 18, 2022

fresh biscuits

melted butter

runs down my chin

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Angiola Inglese
Angiola Inglese
Sep 16, 2022

high speed -

trip of the drops

under the rain


ripe peach-

the taste of summer

along the elbows

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Revised (input from Muskaan)-


a little cool wind-

counting the stitches

of my crochet work

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With "A little" I wanted to indicate that fresh wind that that lasts for a short time at the end of the summer

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Concentration and attention as a daily practice


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full immersion -

counting the stitches

of my crochet work

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foraging bees -

I choose the vegetables

for tonight's salad

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Beethoven - counting the stitches

of my crochet work Could it work?

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Disha Upadhyay
Disha Upadhyay
Sep 15, 2022

Revision to present:

a split second frown....

cross-legged I

exhale my thoughts


The story served as a reminder of awareness being my final goal in this life, to carry with me to the next one. Thank you for this post, Muskaan!


My attempt


a split second frown...

cross-legged I

exhaled my thoughts

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Disha Upadhyay
Disha Upadhyay
Sep 18, 2022
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Yes, it does sound better in present tense, like a moving picture. Thank you so much for the input 🙂

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