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Zen Hunting

Zen Hunting

A Poem by Neville Pettitt

Zen Hunting

Having failed to obtain enlightenment

In more conventional ways

The once observant Buddhist Monk

Chose to discard the spice fragranced robe

To disregard the frowns and pointing fingers

And take up hunting

Thereafter, in his quest for seemingly even more

Elusive pleasures

He wandered aimlessly, until by chance

In the guise of a wandering Fish Monger

He stumbled upon an aesthetically pleasing graduate

Of similar and significantly satisfying disposition

Whereupon he settled down and grew accustomed

To domesticated bliss


© 2012 Neville Pettitt



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This is a great depiction of the various ways life can serve up something that we weren't expecting, but that actually ends up being the best answer. I love the originality of your story, telling an age-old tale of how there's apparently a master crafter in control of the direction of things! (((HUGS)))

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Neville Pettitt

1 Year Ago

Thank you tremendously my friend, much appreciated...



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I don't know if You wrote these words with thinking about what they might mean at the end or not, but I feel there is a great message behind them.

to be enlightened, is never preserve only to Monks, it can be anyone, wherever the place they are living in, as long as they are willing to be so.


Posted 2 Months Ago


Neville Pettitt

2 Months Ago

I firmly believe that anyone who seeks it, may eventually find it... and whilst on the subject of en.. read more
Hahahahaha! Loving this striation between enlightenment and bliss. It feels like the moral of the story is that he let go of one, and got both in the end. :):)

Not every day you see a spiritual fable in poetic form.

A slam dunk, my friend!!! :):)

V

Posted 2 Months Ago


Neville Pettitt

2 Months Ago

there is a certain association between the two methinks... and thank you for my first ever slam dunk.. read more
Verse

2 Months Ago

Whaaat, no one ever told you? Well, I am honoured, but somewhat surprised at the rest of the readin.. read more
A wonderfully convoluted way of showing that life can take one on a path of zigzag contentment. Happy the human being who includes the physical amid the spiritual.. by whatever means. As ever, you fill a stage with glorious cues.

Posted 2 Months Ago


Neville Pettitt

2 Months Ago

you are most kind emmajoy, thank you
emmajoy

2 Months Ago

I try - at least ten characters!
Zen. I found hard days and being pissed-off. Years ago, I seek peace. Now I accept just enough. Nice thoughts and journey shared my friend. Thank you Neville for sharing the amazing poetry.
Coyote

Posted 2 Months Ago


Neville Pettitt

2 Months Ago

Bless ya brother, a much appreciated visit, as always.. Hope you are well...
Great write - loved the humour! Did you know; that may sons of brilliant fathers are failures - seems 'enlightenment' never strikes in the same place twice (sorry corny intellectual joke) - bless :-)

Posted 2 Months Ago


Neville Pettitt

2 Months Ago

Thank you for considering these words. Funny what folk find funny isn't it? It was not my original i.. read more
Phill Oz O'fee

2 Months Ago

OK - its a parody on the old saying 'lightning never strikes in the same place twice' - and the imag.. read more
Neville Pettitt

2 Months Ago

............... oh' thanks :)
This speaks to me of the path @e hoped we would find ourselves on, , ever changing through time, as we carry on with our plan, only for us to look back in time at where we started and wonder how in the hell we ended up here...in a Coen Brothers kinda way.
How many of us became the astronauts, football player etc that our kid selves dreamed of? It may be a different world to where we began, but after a lifetime of wrong turns, im sure im not the only one grateful yhat im here at all. :)

Posted 2 Months Ago


Neville Pettitt

2 Months Ago

I am a very lucky guy, most of the things I set out to do, obtain or achieve, I either managed or go.. read more
Zen Hunting makes me feel there may be an element of autobiography in these lines. Many of us start planning out lives in one direction only to end up by taking a detour. I guess we are all seeking enlightenment which to me is a perfect state of happiness and acceptance. I wonder how many get there? I think it is a rare thing, but I have caught it once or twice for a matter of minutes only, before it dissolves like mist in summer sun. Elusive.

Chris

Posted 2 Months Ago


This is a great depiction of the various ways life can serve up something that we weren't expecting, but that actually ends up being the best answer. I love the originality of your story, telling an age-old tale of how there's apparently a master crafter in control of the direction of things! (((HUGS)))

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Neville Pettitt

1 Year Ago

Thank you tremendously my friend, much appreciated...
Zen mind in modern world. Always find way to be authentic and mindful. Well done.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Free improvisations

1 Year Ago

Thats interising . I was in zen group for 7 years. I left cause too much rules and my knees are very.. read more
Neville Pettitt

1 Year Ago

Take care of those knees
Free improvisations

1 Year Ago

Yes I will thanks.
What a lovely story this tells. A monk changing his life totally and then finding someone to share it with....and being happy. We all find our happiness in different ways, don't we? Sometimes the road to happiness is a winding one, but what is meant to be will be. I liked this a lot. Lydi**

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Neville Pettitt

5 Years Ago

Phew, sorry for the delay in responding to your very kind and much appreciated opinion on Zen Huntin.. read more

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