On the Birthday of PaB

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    Bunan Bosatsu: Say… a very new person had just entered the room…. who knew nothing whatsoever about Play as Being… not even its definition…. what would you say to that person to bring them up to speed???
    Pema Pera: here is one way
    Pema Pera: we tend to spend our time wrapped up in thinking that we know who we are
    Pema Pera: but if we look carefully, we see that we limit ourselves tremendously
    Pema Pera: now one way to open up more to what we really are
    Pema Pera: is the kind of (zen)  practice you do regularly
    Pema Pera: very admirable
    Pema Pera: but few people have the time to do that
    Pema Pera: or think they don’t have the time to do that
    Pema Pera: so as an alternative I try to trade duration for frequency

    Pema Pera: but as to Playing as Being
    Pema Pera: in Zen terms
    Pema Pera: I would say:
    Pema Pera: Suchness is playing us
    Bunan Bosatsu: Mindfulness practice
    Pema Pera: and we can return the compliment
    Pema Pera: us playing suchness
    Pema Pera: to see whether we can shortcircuit both games ;>)
    Pema Pera: yes, a kind of mindfullness practice
    Pema Pera: but more active than sitting
    Pema Pera: with anything we do
    Pema Pera: so THAT is playing us playing THAT

    Pema Pera: thank YOU all for coming here
    Maxine Walden: a pleasure to be here
    Pema Pera: This is the most interesting thing I can think of doing
    Pema Pera: and it is fun to share


    Pema Pera: the basic idea is to temporarily suspend our common illusion that we are terribly limited, small parts of a large world



    Maxine Walden: I can see hanging around here will really widen my horizons :-)

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    Originally written on 18:45, 05 Oct 2008
    A delightful beginning! I love the line about "suchness" playing us.
    Posted 21:02, 9 Apr 2010
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