2017.05.09 07:00 - What is Being?

    The Guardian for this meeting was Riddle Sideways. The comments are by Riddle Sideways, who thought of so many other titles.

    Very funny that the 'Silly' people are back on track with PaB issues in chat.


    Riddle Sideways: welcome Adams
    Riddle Sideways: ummm leaping Adams
    Adams Rubble: good morning Riddle :)

    Adams Rubble: What is Being?
    Adams Rubble: :)

    Riddle Sideways: had 'fun' with your email questionaire last night
    Adams Rubble: oh good. I need to fill out one
    Adams Rubble: I read all the early logs I attended and a few more
    Riddle Sideways: simple, clear, seemingly easy questions
    Riddle Sideways: that are extemely hard to answer
    Adams Rubble apologizes
    Riddle Sideways: don't
    Adams Rubble: in order to answer them we need to at least some self-reflection
    Riddle Sideways: re-read the interview. really wondering who that Riddle is that wrote all that (correctly).

    Adams Rubble: I have arrived at a peaceful understanding that Pema is gone and now it is up to me
    Riddle Sideways: good
    Adams Rubble: that is my intention with the first question. each of the interviews catured only a small portion of each avatar. there is so much more
    Adams Rubble: captured
    Riddle Sideways: it was at the end of the first year?
    Adams Rubble: in those first weeks we spent much time on Being
    Adams Rubble: there should be a date on it Riddle
    Adams Rubble: or at least reside in a month
    Riddle Sideways: yes, we did not get to Play for a long time
    Adams Rubble: yes, April 2010
    Adams Rubble: for your interview
    Riddle Sideways: you were nice to send the interview questions ahead and give a week to answer
    Adams Rubble: the first anniversary edition :)
    Adams Rubble aks no "gotcha" questions
    Riddle Sideways: thank you for that

    Adams Rubble: Even reading back my first two weeks seemed so long because I went to so many sessions in those days. This is no longer possible
    Adams Rubble: I could see my PaB self grow in those two weeks :)

    Riddle Sideways: and some sessions lasted 6 hours
    Adams Rubble: the first sessions were embarassing :)
    Riddle Sideways: yes!
    Adams Rubble: well it was a while until we did those long sessions
    Adams Rubble: the first were just a half hour
    Adams Rubble: we packed lots in :)
    Riddle Sideways: couple long ones were in the second pavillion
    Adams Rubble: yes
    Adams Rubble: I was at the first 6 hour one then no more
    Adams Rubble: people were trying to top it :)
    Riddle Sideways: :)
    Riddle Sideways: it just happened
    Riddle Sideways: "I remember it well"
    Adams Rubble: Guiness records

    Adams Rubble: Although I was eager to learn about Buddhism in those days (still am) Pema used to get through to me in Christian terms. I found a nugget
    Adams Rubble: This is from my blog this morning:
      At an early session in 2008, Pema spoke to me as a medieval mystic:
      “In Gods eye, each moment is already showing the fullness of eternity”.
      Pema suggested I meditate on that statement.

    Adams Rubble: I haven't done that yet but plan to :)
    Riddle Sideways: there is still time
    Adams Rubble: yes, because there is no time (giggles)
    Riddle Sideways: or you think you have no done enough on it
    Riddle Sideways: *not
    Adams Rubble: I plan to :)
    Adams Rubble: We can find so much in our own traditions
    Riddle Sideways: and you did (a little) into the blog
    Riddle Sideways: ha! yes

    Adams Rubble: I was thinking about the old Gospel hymn this morning :in the Garden
    Adams Rubble:

    I come to the garden alone
    While the dew is still on the roses
    And the voice I hear falling on my ear
    The Son of God discloses.

    And He walks with me, and He talks with me,
    And He tells me I am His own;
    And the joy we share as we tarry there,
    None other has ever known.

    He speaks, and the sound of His voice,
    Is so sweet the birds hush their singing,
    And the melody that He gave to me
    Within my heart is ringing.

    Adams Rubble: I want to note that the bell hushed the sound of Adams Rubble pasting
    Adams Rubble: substitute "Son og God" for Being
    Riddle Sideways: giggles

    Adams Rubble: I have more :)
    Riddle Sideways: /listens
    Riddle Sideways: important to have the original quote
    Riddle Sideways: then modify
    Adams Rubble: Thiese are the middle versions of Beautiful Savior. Substitute Being for Jesus
    Adams Rubble:

    2. Fair are the meadows, Fair are the woodlands,
    Robed in flowers of blooming spring;
    Jesus is fairer, Jesus is purer;
    He makes our sorrowing spirit sing.

    3. Fair is the sunshine, Fair is the moonlight,
    Bright the sparkling stars on high;
    Jesus shines brighter, Jesus shines purer,
    Than all the angels in the sky.

    Adams Rubble: Hints to Being
    Adams Rubble: That was one of my favorite hymns
    Adams Rubble: I have one more, if you can stand it
    Riddle Sideways: of course
    Adams Rubble: substitue Being's for "My Father's"
    Adams Rubble:

    This is my father's world
    And to my listening ears
    All nature sings, and round me rings
    The music of the spheres

    This is my father's world
    The birds their carols raise
    The morning light, the lily white
    Declare their maker's praise

    This is my father's world
    I rest me in the thought
    Of rocks and trees, of skies and seas
    His hand the wonders wrought

    This is my father's world
    Oh, let me never forget
    That though the wrong seems oft so strong
    God is the ruler yet

    This is my father's world
    Why should my heart be sad?
    The Lord is king, let the heavens ring God reigns,
    let the earth be glad

    This is my father's world
    He shines in all that's fair
    In the rustling grass, I hear him pass
    He speaks to me everywhere

    Adams Rubble: Everytime I hear grass rustling in the woods I think of Being now
    Riddle Sideways: as with every Deep breath now
    Adams Rubble: :)
    Adams Rubble: These are the thoughts I woke up with today

    Riddle Sideways: as a mantra or koan or fortune cookie is given to some, that would not work as easily with your traditions
    Riddle Sideways: Being reminded of a song heard since childhood
    Riddle Sideways: and getting/giving new meanings
    Riddle Sideways: yet more depth
    Riddle Sideways: twist a word
    Riddle Sideways: see the path the new word took it/you

    Adams Rubble: we often hear the childhood-learned-songs in our head, or we are humming or singing them
    Adams Rubble: (notice the German grammar phrase in that sentence )
    Adams Rubble: adjectival clause
    Adams Rubble: hehe
    Riddle Sideways: :)
    Adams Rubble: my German teachers are also rattling around my brain
    Adams Rubble: but I digress

    Adams Rubble: Waht is being?
    Adams Rubble: hehe

    Adams Rubble: What is Being?

    Riddle Sideways: the first hymn, had that separateness
    Riddle Sideways: finding, walking, nearing, beside God
    Riddle Sideways: as a separate person. not Being

    Adams Rubble: :)
    Adams Rubble: I had another thought when i woke up that i just remembered. uh oh
    Adams Rubble: All the human beings who ever lived were Being. Are they still being?
    Riddle Sideways: /listens
    Riddle Sideways: yes!
    Adams Rubble: Being
    Riddle Sideways: yes, upper case B
    Adams Rubble: their atoms are floating around and many of their ideas live on in our brains; behavioor they taught is still with us
    Riddle Sideways: so the first quote was ... had to go to a garden ... had to meet up ... walk beside
    Riddle Sideways: that morphed here ... to "Play As ..."
    Riddle Sideways: yes, Same atoms
    Adams Rubble: or I found myself in the garden and I was able to Appreciate the Presentation as the Presence of Being :)
    Adams Rubble: Being
    Adams Rubble: shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
    Riddle Sideways: there
    Adams Rubble: Presentation of Appearance
    Riddle Sideways: :)

    Riddle Sideways: all that PoV stuff
    Riddle Sideways: that Riddle is still on and on about
    Riddle Sideways: maybe almost the most important as personal mindset
    Riddle Sideways: the Point of View
    Riddle Sideways: of any idea, stance, person, Being, Time, (wisdom?)
    Adams Rubble: :)
    Riddle Sideways: what PoV did you bring to that hymn
    Riddle Sideways: then and now
    Riddle Sideways: in modifying the words to 'Being' oriented
    Riddle Sideways: in Playing
    Adams Rubble: for a long time I rejected all fundamentalism which included the whole gospel hymn thing so I wrote it off as shlock
    Adams Rubble: but I often then found the tune coming into my head while walking in the woods
    Adams Rubble: now I have learned to appreciate the personal experience of the person who wrote the words

    Adams Rubble: by the way, lots of terrible version of the hymn on the web :)
    Adams Rubble: but the suimpleness speaks to me
    Adams Rubble: I have often felt as if someone was walking with me when walking alone in the woods
    Riddle Sideways: And to appreciate the timing, placements, thoughts of the music coming when-where it does
    Adams Rubble: can interpret that many ways of course
    Riddle Sideways: ok, go ahead
    Adams Rubble: what is unknown to us incites our imaginations
    Riddle Sideways: one would be that there is a Sound Track to life
    Riddle Sideways: incitement is nice and good
    Adams Rubble: well it can be the Son of God or the ghost of Native Americans or Mother Ann or good ole Being :)
    Riddle Sideways: Yes!
    Riddle Sideways: some of those do not 'get' a me or have the same powers
    Riddle Sideways: the name-word is not as powerful
    Riddle Sideways: blown off

    Adams Rubble: Mother Ann is the founder of the American group called the Shakers and once when I felt a presence of someone in the woods at night up in NY State someone told me that I had walked past the cemetery where she was buried and it was probably Mother Ann walking with me
    Adams Rubble: now I know it was Being :)
    Riddle Sideways: hmmm, possibly remembering being near that place also
    Adams Rubble: maybe not night--more like dusk--getting dark
    Adams Rubble: in the winter
    Adams Rubble: not sure what Mother Ann would want with some ole rubble

    Riddle Sideways: most time "what is the sound of one hand clapping" gets written off as shlock
    Adams Rubble: but I digress again
    Riddle Sideways: then in some moods and some times it 'hits'
    Adams Rubble nods
    Riddle Sideways: that Great Space and Great Time are always 'here'
    Adams Rubble waves
    Riddle Sideways: sometimes goes to 'Duh!'
    Riddle Sideways: and sometimes... :wow that is a real comfort"
    Riddle Sideways: same atoms that always were
    Adams Rubble: star stuff
    Riddle Sideways: same as it always was, seem as it always was - Talking Heads
    Adams Rubble: bullioons and bullions
    Adams Rubble: now and forever more
    Riddle Sideways: in your best Segan voice
    Adams Rubble: :)
    Adams Rubble: Sagin?
    Riddle Sideways: ty

    Riddle Sideways: possibly/maybe can answer some of #5 now
    Riddle Sideways: "WAYS of knowing" was a thing needed to know/explore
    Adams Rubble: :)
    Adams Rubble: It is wonderful that some of you are getting to work on this project so quickly :)
    Riddle Sideways: but, "Play As Being" were/are/will be so important to core life
    Riddle Sideways: yes, since it is a Long project
    Adams Rubble: now it is up to us
    Adams Rubble: Pema always said he was not our teacher but what a wonderful teacher he was :)

    Riddle Sideways: OK!! everything is now known
    Riddle Sideways: you stand on It's shoulders
    Adams Rubble: could speak to each individually
    Riddle Sideways: knowing what you know
    Riddle Sideways: #6. now summarize

    Adams Rubble: going back to find what I missed :)
    Riddle Sideways: yes, good method
    Adams Rubble: so nice that everything is recorded
    Adams Rubble: don;t know if I have enough years left to read my blog :(
    Riddle Sideways: Welllll.... many times it is like the little recorder taken to the studio and gigs
    Riddle Sideways: listening back at the mistakes, off-timeness, errors ...
    Adams Rubble: hmmm, yes
    Riddle Sideways: so many times a comment written is way past its time
    Adams Rubble: seeing the song get better
    Riddle Sideways: :)
    Adams Rubble: hearing a song get better :)
    Riddle Sideways: feeling
    Riddle Sideways: how come we don't smell it getting better
    Riddle Sideways: all the tiiie-e-e-e-m
    Adams Rubble: probably because it did not stink
    Riddle Sideways: laughs

    Adams Rubble: Did we fill up the log yet?
    Riddle Sideways: nearly
    Riddle Sideways: oh wait! there is more room
    Adams Rubble: What is Being?
    Adams Rubble listens
    Riddle Sideways: think we covered some of that
    Adams Rubble: Being is US
    Riddle Sideways: all that is and isn't and was and will be
    Riddle Sideways: oh dear the the royal U.S.
    Adams Rubble: Being R' Us
    Adams Rubble: no not U.S.
    Riddle Sideways: ok, US
    Riddle Sideways: Us
    Riddle Sideways: us
    Riddle Sideways: you
    Adams Rubble: Being
    Riddle Sideways: Being
    Adams Rubble: :)
    Adams Rubble: Bell
    Riddle Sideways: What is Play? and most importantly What/How/When/Where/Etc. is "As" ?

    Adams Rubble: Wol, Pema, Stim, Riddle, Storm, Maxine, Genesis, Solobill, Sky, Dakini, Fael, Stevenaia, Eliza, Neela, Corvi, Aprhrodite, Eden, Bruce, Druth, San, Raffi, and many many more
    Adams Rubble: Agatha
    Adams Rubble: my memory is too poor for tis--can see avatars and not remember their names
    Adams Rubble: Propser
    Adams Rubble: Posper
    Adams Rubble: Prosper
    Adams Rubble: Gambhira
    Adams Rubble: Gaia
    Riddle Sideways: 2 lions, Llama, grocery bag, swirl
    Adams Rubble: :)
    Adams Rubble: box
    Riddle Sideways: a small ball of fur

    Adams llama_002.jpg
    Riddle Sideways: ha, good ones
    Riddle Sideways: sounds, spit
    Riddle Sideways: and photos
    Riddle Sideways: very wild

    Adams llama_005.jpg
    Adams Rubble: Hello baby Elephant
    Adams Rubble: can you do the baby elephant walk?
    Riddle Sideways: hi
    Riddle Sideways: hmmm, think not
    Riddle Sideways: can you sit up once more?
    Riddle Sideways: there got many photos
    Riddle Sideways: hmmm, which to use?
    Adams Rubble: I am still wearing my skirt :)
    Riddle Sideways: plaid legs
    Riddle Sideways: what have you learned from Being the PaB Llama?
    Riddle Sideways: and spitting in the pool
    Adams Rubble: that it takes work to switch back :)
    Riddle Sideways: ha
    Adams Rubble: also I have ways to react to stuff I do not like in the conversation :)
    Riddle Sideways: lol, so noble
    Riddle Sideways: interlocked hooves
    Riddle Sideways: and talking mouth
    Adams Rubble: otherwise this avatar has not worked for me
    Riddle Sideways: interesting
    Adams Rubble: Bleu will have to drain the pool when I get done
    Riddle Sideways: we won't tell anybody
    Adams Rubble: :)

    Riddle Sideways: big day today... new stove coming... replacing a 33 year old one
    Riddle Sideways: taking bets on the marble counter needing cutting
    Adams Rubble tries hard to spit
    Riddle Sideways: pool water is fine
    Riddle Sideways: ummm, elephants don't float
    Riddle Sideways: here
    Riddle Sideways: so, this is what Being is
    Adams Rubble: oh?
    Riddle Sideways: Being together
    Adams Rubble: :)
    Riddle Sideways: in the pool
    Riddle Sideways: as friends float
    Adams Rubble: me and my llama
    Riddle Sideways: da-da-da-dadada
    Riddle Sideways: Harry Nielson - The Point
    Riddle Sideways: fav movie

    Adams Rubble: I walk in the pasture alone while the dew is still on the grasses...
    Riddle Sideways: fits... what llamas do
    Adams Rubble: maybe I should do my art gallery talk as a llama
    Riddle Sideways: ok, my friend. gotta go
    Riddle Sideways: RL interrupts, stove delivery.

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