2010.10.01 01:00 - Tea and Stories

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    The Guardian for this meeting was Calvino Rabeni. The comments are by Calvino Rabeni.

    Miralee Munro: Hello dear one
    Archmage Atlantis: Sl is a strange place, I am many here..
    Calvino Rabeni: Hello everyone, all you gray beings... Oh there you are :)
    Archmage Atlantis: All all my alts are furry
    Moon Fargis: greetings my friends
    Miralee Munro: Hello Moon
    Miralee Munro: nice to see you again.
    Archmage Atlantis: Hello, my brother
    Miralee Munro: brb
    Calvino Rabeni: Greetings, hello Moon
    Moon Fargis: how is everybody today?
    Archmage Atlantis: Honest answer?.. Finding new life, in me. and in all things
    Calvino Rabeni: I'm good, enjoying SL after a day that was kind of tense
    Moon Fargis: ah
    Archmage Atlantis: Yes, it was tense everywhere I went yesterday
    Calvino Rabeni: LOL, for some reason I don't like reading about chips and motherboards and hard drives
    Moon Fargis: then how about a nice hot cup of tea in rl ?
    Miralee Munro: I'm sorry everyone
    Miralee Munro: I have to go.
    Miralee Munro: XXXXX
    Moon Fargis: ah ok see you :)
    Archmage Atlantis: Yes, you make that choice

    Archmage Atlantis: But tea cannot be hurried
    Archmage Atlantis: I rarely make hot tea here, mostly iced
    Moon Fargis: ahyes you live in a hot country
    Archmage Atlantis: Grew up on iced tea
    Archmage Atlantis: Yes
    Moon Fargis: but people in verry hot countrys prefer hot tea also
    Moon Fargis: but then it is fresh mint tea
    Moon Fargis: hi selene
    Calvino Rabeni: Tea is a great tradition it it's many forms
    Archmage Atlantis: They were born to it....here we had Northern ppls in a hot climate
    Calvino Rabeni: I like the subtleties of green tea, slowly sipped
    Selene Northman: hi Moon, Cal and Arch :)
    Calvino Rabeni: Hi Selene :)
    Selene Northman: :)
    Archmage Atlantis: Hi, Selene
    Archmage Atlantis: We are talking about tea
    Selene Northman: Hi Arch :)
    Selene Northman: about tea
    Moon Fargis: hmmmm i prefer drinking him:)
    Calvino Rabeni: Have you gone to ChaDo ritual ever, Moon?
    Moon Fargis: yes i studdyd several lessions with a teamaster
    Calvino Rabeni: *
    Moon Fargis: sadly i ran out of time and money for that
    Archmage Atlantis: Welll, I havenn't so telll me about it
    Calvino Rabeni: Well there's always "roll your own" tea ritual
    Moon Fargis: well to say it casual those are japanese tea ceremonies
    Archmage Atlantis: Um, like marij.... welll like that'
    Moon Fargis: where every small step and hand movemement is specified
    Calvino Rabeni: Yes, Moon, can you say how it is judged then?
    Moon Fargis: judged?
    Archmage Atlantis: And the kafir leave....or coffee beans for that matter
    Calvino Rabeni: Yes. How the quality is assessed
    Moon Fargis: ah the tea tastes awfull for non tea persons :D
    Selene Northman: I love tea :)
    Calvino Rabeni: It's an art
    Moon Fargis: oh its more than that
    Calvino Rabeni: with an overall quality feeling to each creation
    Moon Fargis: its a own way to enlightment
    Moon Fargis: thats why its called Cha do
    Moon Fargis: the way of tea
    Archmage Atlantis: The ritual is an art, the tea is a commodity'
    Moon Fargis: or path
    Archmage Atlantis: This is why I am shamanic
    Calvino Rabeni: This is difficult to "explain"
    Archmage Atlantis: The thing becomes more than the being
    Moon Fargis: hmm sadly i cannot find a good video to show it
    Calvino Rabeni: Maybe that's just as well

    Moon Fargis: lets say its a meditative silence duringthe half hour of the ceremony, where the guests watch the fine movements of the teamaster who prepares step by step the tea
    Moon Fargis: its even told how they shall drink the tea
    Moon Fargis: especially that they shall slurp it :D
    Calvino Rabeni: It's in the *way* you slurp it :)
    Moon Fargis: ofcourse:)
    Archmage Atlantis: All entities have their way
    Archmage Atlantis: It is a binding
    Moon Fargis: hmm
    Moon Fargis: onigokko
    Moon Fargis: stop
    Moon Fargis: yes:)
    Selene Northman: sorry folks but I got to leave, please have a nice day, bye bye :)
    Moon Fargis: enjoy your day selene :)
    Calvino Rabeni: Bye, Selene :)
    Archmage Atlantis: I tried
    Archmage Atlantis: Good nite, Selene, Guten Nacht
    Archmage Atlantis: that reminds me
    Moon Fargis: what do you trryd arch ?
    Archmage Atlantis: Onigatto
    Moon Fargis: onigokko
    Archmage Atlantis: It is diofficult for me to think that others here speak Ejnglish as nother language
    Moon Fargis: stop
    Calvino Rabeni: arigato
    Moon Fargis: :D
    Moon Fargis: thats attachment , it let you go nuts :)
    Archmage Atlantis: A friend was speking to mr. then the text changed to German
    Archmage Atlantis: I spent4 years trying to learn to speak German
    Moon Fargis: we germans try our whole life:)
    Moon Fargis: atleast to write it right :)
    Calvino Rabeni: I have some German ancestors
    Calvino Rabeni: probably lots of them :)
    Archmage Atlantis: I suppse he wrote it correctllu

    Archmage Atlantis: Our DNA is really confused
    Moon Fargis: hehe just the dna ?:)
    Archmage Atlantis: Especially here
    Archmage Atlantis: No, not just the DNA
    Archmage Atlantis: My family name came over from Emgland in the 1600e
    Moon Fargis: well what goes to rass mixing in dna its pretty normal
    Moon Fargis: i would be more worryd about all the chemical stuff we eat today
    Calvino Rabeni: Yes, the viruses take care of that function for us
    Calvino Rabeni: mixing the DNA around
    Archmage Atlantis: My Y chromosome says I came from Poland area
    Moon Fargis: hehe could be .)
    Calvino Rabeni: I knew we had something in common
    Calvino Rabeni: http://www.fln.vcu.edu/struwwel/bub3tr.gif
    Moon Fargis: aha?
    Calvino Rabeni: Yes, instant karma
    Moon Fargis: instand karma is laso when i tell mike tyson hes an asshole, face to face...whats will be left of it then
    Archmage Atlantis: Humans are a family
    Archmage Atlantis: Yes, brothers fight
    Calvino Rabeni: For the log - the above image was from a traditional German instructional book on ethics
    Archmage Atlantis: sisters heal
    Calvino Rabeni: http://www.fln.vcu.edu/struwwel/bubeng.html
    Archmage Atlantis: Genetics
    Moon Fargis: hui
    Moon Fargis: i remember that
    Moon Fargis: cal
    Moon Fargis: but aaaages ago i saw it as child
    Archmage Atlantis: hey Moon, I once was a hild
    Archmage Atlantis: As a child, I did childish things
    Calvino Rabeni: There was an american version - good boy bad boy - the bad one met an old woman on the street - "Outta my way ya old hag!" ... the good one "Madam, may I help you across this intersection?"
    Moon Fargis: :D
    Calvino Rabeni: Well there comes a time to put away childish things ... or so the proverb goes
    Moon Fargis: exactly
    Calvino Rabeni: except we can still play in doll houses ...and we get to "be" the dolls
    Moon Fargis: onigokko
    Moon Fargis: good we are mature heh :)
    Moon Fargis: stop
    Archmage Atlantis: The real american version is that the old woman choices, one of the choices offerred, or her own choice

    Calvino Rabeni: If it werent for onigokko I'd get NO exercise here
    Moon Fargis: hehe
    Moon Fargis: let you inner child live
    Moon Fargis: just becasue the body grows and the mind learns, id dont mean you stop being a child
    Calvino Rabeni: I have an inner Fish also
    Moon Fargis: todays meaning of being mature and "grown up" is when people drown their inner child in sorrows and pains
    Calvino Rabeni: *
    Archmage Atlantis: Thisis true. Moon
    Moon Fargis: *looks for a story
    Calvino Rabeni: They might feel like beaten down by the world, not by themselves
    Calvino Rabeni: eventually giving in
    Moon Fargis: Zen has no value system. Zen only brings one thing into the world: understanding, awareness. Through awareness comes innocence. And innocence is innocent of good and bad, both. Innocence is simply innocence ??? it knows no distinction. The last story. It is about Ryokan ??? the same master I was talking about a few days before, who burned the roof to save the bamboo shoot. Ryokan was a great lover of children. As might be expected of such a character as he was, he himself was a child. He was the child Jesus speaks about. He was so innocent that it was almost unbelievable that a man can be so innocent. He had no cunning, no cleverness. He was so innocent that people used to think that he was a little mad. He liked to play with children. He played hide-and-seek, he played tamari, hand-ball, too. One evening it was his turn to hide, and he hid himself well under a straw stack in the field. It was growing darker and the children, not being able to locate him, left the field. Early in the following morning, a f
    Moon Fargis: armer came and had to remove the straw stack to begin his work. Finding Ryokan there, he exclaimed, ???Oh Ryokan-sama! What are you doing here???? The master answered, ???Hush! Don???t talk so loud, the children will find me.???
    Archmage Atlantis: Never give in
    Calvino Rabeni: What a stylized story :) LOL
    Moon Fargis: :)
    Moon Fargis: oh my i think i also forgot the time a bit must now hurry to rl :)
    Calvino Rabeni: Just say Ctrl-Q
    Moon Fargis: wish you two a nice night ..when you sleep :)
    Calvino Rabeni: hehehe
    Calvino Rabeni: never know when that might be Moon
    Moon Fargis: Ceteerel minus Kuh
    Calvino Rabeni: TY
    Calvino Rabeni: You too
    Calvino Rabeni: _/!\_
    Moon Fargis: _/!\_
    Archmage Atlantis: Come with me Cal, we shall speak ofr
    Calvino Rabeni - Exit Stage Left

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