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Blended haiku: Understanding life through proverbs and spiritual sayings
A proverb is a short and crisp saying or short single sentence statement that expresses a traditional or folk wisdom, societal values or common sense elderly advice passed on from one generation to another. At times the richness of a culture and strength of its language is seen through the eyes of its proverbs.

The quest for finding the existential meaning of life is spirituality. At times, in essence of spirituality is expressed in the form of one-liners which are often called spiritual sayings.

However, I have a found that combining proverbs and spiritual sayings in the form of haiku give the two types of sayings, a great flavour and deeper understanding of life and its purpose. 

Here are three examples of blended haiku, synthesised by combining spiritual sayings and proverbs.

Be done with the past

Please let bygones be bygones.

Be with this moment. 


Respect human life.

Strive for self-realisation.

Life's nine-day wonder. 


Purify your mind.

A pure mind leads to good find.

Sow good to reap good.

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