2008.06.08 07:00 - Who Needs a Keyboard Anyway

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    This was Rajah’s guardian’s slot, but since he had had some trouble with his internet connection lately, Fael had kindly agreed to take over. She later sent me the chat log and text. The title above and the comments below are hers.

    Fael Illyar: Hello Rajah :)
    Rajah Yalin: hi :)
    Rajah Yalin: how are you?
    Fael Illyar: I’m good. How are you?
    Rajah Yalin: I’m feeling good, slightly tired
    Fael Illyar: Is it late there?
    Rajah Yalin: turning 1 in the morning
    Faenik loves wells!
    Fael Illyar: How are your 9-sec explorations going?
    Rajah Yalin: they’re good - I’m due for one in a few minutes actually
    Fael Illyar: Yes, me too :)

    Moon arrives.

    Rajah Yalin: hi Moon
    Moon Fargis: hello :)
    Fael Illyar: Hello again :)
    Moon Fargis: dumdidum
    Rajah Yalin: so, um..
    Rajah Yalin: yeah

    Pema had just logged in so everyone somehow expected him to appear.

    Moon Fargis: waiting or pema i think :)
    Rajah Yalin: it’s suspenseful
    Fael Illyar: I guess, although we could try talking about something … that is, if one of us figures out what :)
    Moon Fargis: how .. about… pab :)
    Rajah Yalin: thats a good one
    Faenik: could be
    Rajah Yalin: myspacebari
    Rajah Yalin: notworki
    Rajah Yalin: ???
    Moon Fargis: isitso?thatsverrybad

    Pia arrived just as Rajah’s keyboard seemed start giving him problems.

    Rajah Yalin: yep
    Fael Illyar: Hello Pia :)
    Rajah Yalin: hi
    Rajah Yalin: Pi
    Rajah Yalin: Pi
    Moon Fargis: hi pia
    Pia Iger: Hi, everyone.
    Moon Fargis: take a seat :)
    Rajah Yalin: Hi
    Rajah Yalin: pia
    Fael Illyar: Rajah seems to have faulty spacebar suddenly.
    Rajah Yalin: andenterbutton
    Moon Fargis: playasspacebar
    Moon Fargis: :)
    Rajah Yalin: :O
    Fael Illyar: well, luckily most keyboards have 2 enter buttons :)
    Moon Fargis: yes and there are also other shortcuts for spaces i think
    Rajah Yalin: hmm i
    Rajah Yalin: ok now i
    Moon Fargis: ok lets talk about… uhm… awareness
    Rajah Yalin: good stuff
    Moon Fargis: yep

    Conversation was starting slowly and I happened to remember something that had me interested so I asked.

    Fael Illyar: Pia, you mentioned increased appreciation for things the other day, anything new there?
    Pia Iger: another example.
    Pia Iger: when I do 9 sec, close my eyes, I can feel more sharply how my hands are touching each other, how it feels that my hair fall on my face. Just more sentitive, then appreciate that how bein alive is like.
    Pia Iger: feel the pulse of life, which we normally donot notice anymore.
    Fael Illyar: Ah, I think I finally understand what you mean :)
    Faenik: why not?
    Pia Iger: then I think: wow this is being alive feels like, and it won’t last forever, One day I won’t feel my hands, or those pulse…
    Fael Illyar: So far, I’ve been aware of my body more than usual when doing the explorations.
    Fael Illyar: Although during today’s meditation I somehow got past that into state that felt closer to … nothing.
    Pia Iger: oh, nothing, sounds scary to me.
    Fael Illyar: It sounds scary but isn’t really.
    Moon Fargis: itsnot “nothig like nothing” its more “nothink like everything” … i guess
    Fael Illyar: my body was still there but my attention was on nothing, not on the body
    Faenik: could be
    Pia Iger: and you can keep your attention on nothing? seems hard to grasp nothing, or stay with nothing
    Fael Illyar: it’s more not grasping the body than keeping my attention anywhere.
    Fael Illyar: not grasping anything that is
    Pia Iger: anywhere, that is easy for me to understand.
    Pia Iger: so how do you feel, closer to nothing? peaceful?
    Fael Illyar: Yes, very.
    Faenik: なるほど ^^
    Fael Illyar: Although, strangely, after I got there, I stopped meditating after a short while. even though a part of me was reluctant and I still sort of feel like I want to go back to being nothing.
    Fael Illyar: For some reason I’m also resisting this want now.
    Moon Fargis: hmm maybe it scared you a bit?
    Pia Iger: Moon, you have more experience, what do you think of the resistance?
    Moon Fargis: bein nothing can be scary sometimes
    Fael Illyar: scared … I guess that fits.
    Moon Fargis: especially when your eyes begin to see things wich arent there in open state becasue the brein doesnt know what todo now
    Fael Illyar: that’d explain the whiteness
    Moon Fargis: well last time i did zazen (always do it with open eyes) i sthought i saw the face of buddha hehe but thats hw brain works it was busy the whole day
    Pia Iger: I keep feeling impressed that Fael progress so fast.
    Faenik: could be
    Pia Iger: Fael, you are very focused student, having so much experience in a short time. very unusual here.
    Fael Illyar: I’ve been trying to be aware of myself and my motives and thoughts for years. Without meditation. That probably has something to do with it.
    Pia Iger: Ah, it is our time to explore more here.
    Moon Fargis: sure lets explore:)
    Fael Illyar: explore more?
    Pia Iger: I mean the awareness of ourselves, motives, just as you said.

    Rajah shows signs of life again.

    Rajah Yalin: i
    Rajah Yalin: nopei
    Moon Fargis: you nopei :)
    Fael Illyar: It could be, it’s just a guess though. But it’s the only thing I’ve managed to come up with that would help explain why I seem to be advancing fast.
    Moon Fargis: aha :)
    Pia Iger: amazed what Rajah laugh about?
    Moon Fargis smiles
    Rajah Yalin: keyboardproblems
    Fael Illyar: It’s been puzzling me so I thought about it.

    Tara arrives.

    Moon Fargis: hi tara
    Pia Iger: ok. now it is clear.
    Tara Farmer: hello all
    Pia Iger: Hi, Tara,
    Rajah Yalin: hi
    Rajah Yalin: Tara
    Faenik: could be
    Fael Illyar: Hi Tara
    Moon Fargis: :)

    Tara was changing seats quite a few times and had settled down.

    Tara Farmer: apparently, i cannot sit still :)
    Fael Illyar: Are you new here Tara?
    Pia Iger: now you are sitting well.
    Pia Iger: no Tara was old.
    Pia Iger: :)
    Tara Farmer: hmmmm?
    Fael Illyar: Ok :) no explanations necessary then :)
    Tara Farmer: old?
    Tara Farmer looks at herself….
    Tara Farmer: I think i look pretty young thanks
    Pia Iger: just mean you being here before, not agewise.
    Tara Farmer: ahhh
    Fael Illyar: newbie/oldbie distinction
    Tara Farmer: yes in that case, I have stirring up PaB meetings for my entire SL life
    Tara Farmer: LOL
    Pia Iger: that sums up.
    Tara Farmer: yes
    Tara Farmer: so, what’s for lunch today folks?
    Moon Fargis: tea
    Tara Farmer: SUCRE!
    Moon Fargis: no just tea :)
    Fael Illyar: :)
    Tara Farmer: So, Rajah, you are doing your 9 second meds in Vanuatu?
    Fael Illyar: Rajah?
    Tara Farmer: maybe he is doing it right now
    Moon Fargis: he fell asleep
    Tara Farmer: LOL
    Moon Fargis: ~`~*Rooaarr*~`~

    In addition to this line, Moon let out a sound that
    pretty much matches the line.

    Tara Farmer nudges Rajah
    Rajah Yalin: yeahi
    Rajah Yalin: am
    Moon Fargis: see :)
    Rajah Yalin: >_>
    Tara Farmer: LOL
    Rajah Yalin: i
    Rajah Yalin: mawake
    Tara Farmer: a man of few words
    Fael Illyar: :)
    Rajah Yalin: :)
    Rajah Yalin: keyboard
    Tara Farmer: LOL
    Fael Illyar: keyboard with broken spacebar makes typing a bit hard :)
    Faenik: ah :)

    Conversation then moves to alternative ways of typing.

    Fael Illyar: YouCouldTryTypingLikeThisPerhaps?
    Rajah Yalin: andenterbutton
    Tara Farmer: yeah i could read that
    Rajah Yalin: enterwheni
    Rajah Yalin: dontwantenteri
    Tara Farmer: anditwouldbemucheasieractually
    Moon Fargis: even_this_would_work_good
    Rajah Yalin: enterlng
    Tara Farmer: ifindnotusingthespacebarisveryliberating
    Tara Farmer: remivingtheemptinessasigoalong
    Tara Farmer: veryzen
    Fael Illyar: OhYes,SomeLanguagesNeverUseSpacesAtAll,Actually:)
    Pia Iger: It is so automatic, I don’t realize I hit spacebar at all.
    Tara Farmer: andinterestinglyenoughveryeasy
    Fael Illyar: 例œò¾¨œò¾Ð日本語
    Moon Fargis: youknowehenyouwritelikethisitdoesntmakeaexeptionwhenyouballblefenwfmpwndwweeeadmmannewonholizggdsdsssuchstufflikethisbecasuenoonecanreadit
    Tara Farmer: LOL
    Tara Farmer: exactamundo
    Rajah Yalin: yes_grasshopper
    Tara Farmer: haha

    Moon annonces going afk for a moment.

    Moon Fargis: so ab meetin in 20 minutes right? il better get something to eat before that
    Moon Fargis: brb
    Moon Fargis: afk
    Rajah Yalin: ok
    Tara Farmer: oh, this is not it
    Tara Farmer: ?
    Fael Illyar: guardian meeting
    Tara Farmer: I can act up?
    Tara Farmer: oh, well in that case, no
    Tara Farmer: I am not a guardian
    Rajah Yalin: you_can_always_act_up,_i
    Tara Farmer: this is nothing, last time i came to PAB i had dakini, hitting me with a pillow, isen with a mallet and i had a frying pan
    Pia Iger: Tara, you started PaB earlier than any of us, do you want to share a bit your experience?
    Tara Farmer: and we were wearing funny hats too
    Tara Farmer: yeah sure, i did it for a day and then just kept coming to meetings
    Tara Farmer: :)
    Pia Iger: sorry we missed that scence.
    Tara Farmer: that about sums it up
    Fael Illyar: So, you’re not doing the explorations anymore?
    Moon Fargis: tara..did u wear my icecream cones ?
    Rajah Yalin: wow@fael
    Tara Farmer: no ice cream cones
    Tara Farmer: fael, i meditate in the mronings
    Fael Illyar: what? why wow@me?
    Tara Farmer: and actually use the 9 second method throughout my day to bring back some calmness
    Rajah Yalin: fi
    Rajah Yalin: flghti
    Rajah Yalin: flghtlng@fael.com

    Conversation goes back to PaB and meditation. (I’m still
    wondering what Rajah was trying to say here though)

    Fael Illyar: Ah, I meditate in the mornings too. In addition to the explorations.
    Pia Iger: Tara, that is good, many people are doing that way.
    Pia Iger: I found hard for me to do 20 min in the morning.
    Moon Fargis: pia: how about evenings?
    Tara Farmer: Pia, i get up at 5 am, that helps
    Fael Illyar: Of course, I wouldn’t manage the explorations if I didn’t have this bell going off every 15 minutes :)
    Tara Farmer: i always fall asleep when i do it at night
    Rajah Yalin: they_say_4AM_i
    Rajah Yalin: ls_the_best_ti
    Rajah Yalin: tlme
    Pia Iger: what!
    Moon Fargis: who says that ?
    Pia Iger: I never wake up before 7am.
    Rajah Yalin: “experts”
    Fael Illyar: I’m sometimes not yet sleeping at 4am :)
    Tara Farmer: experts say a lot of things don’t they
    Tara Farmer: I have found tha most experts need a swift kick in the ass
    Rajah Yalin: “they”_who_”know”
    Tara Farmer: and I am happy to give it to them usually
    Tara Farmer: :)
    Moon Fargis: back to beginners mind i would say then :)
    Tara Farmer: yes
    Tara Farmer: pia, morning tiime is the time to sieze the day
    Tara Farmer: carpe diem
    Rajah Yalin: l_medi
    Rajah Yalin: medltate_all_ti
    Pia Iger: so , Rajah, do you do at 4am?
    Rajah Yalin: all_tlmes_of_day
    Rajah Yalin: my_keyboard_needs_a_swlft_ki
    Rajah Yalin: klck_i
    Faenik loves wells!
    Pia Iger: Tara, I truly believe so, but I just can’t get up.
    Rajah Yalin: ln_the_ass
    Fael Illyar: would there be any sense in waking up in middle of the night, meditate and go back to sleep?
    Rajah Yalin: nope
    Rajah Yalin: l_do_morni
    Rajah Yalin: mornlng_noon_and_eveni
    Rajah Yalin: evenli
    Rajah Yalin: and_PaB
    Rajah Yalin: :D
    Faenik: ah :)
    Pia Iger: Wow, Rajah must be super enlightened!
    Rajah Yalin: not_really
    Moon Fargis: :)
    Rajah Yalin: but_lm_worki
    Rajah Yalin: workli
    Fael Illyar: would anyone enlightened call themselves that?
    Moon Fargis: workli hard is goodli
    Pia Iger: Can you imagine life without meditation now?
    Rajah Yalin: lol_moon
    Rajah Yalin: lts_not_a_laughlng_matter_(keyboard)
    Rajah Yalin: :D
    Moon Fargis: hehe
    Rajah Yalin: llfe_wi
    Rajah Yalin: wlthout_medi
    Rajah Yalin: medltati
    Fael Illyar: I already don’t want to go back to life without meditation.
    Rajah Yalin: not_a_llfe_for_me
    Pia Iger: !!!!

    “Who needs keyboard anyway?”

    Moon Fargis: fael: you do the log today right?
    Fael Illyar: Yes
    Rajah Yalin: edi
    Pia Iger: it becomes food.
    Rajah Yalin: edlt_my_keyboard_to_make_sense_i
    Rajah Yalin: lf_i
    Pia Iger: must-have for life.
    Rajah Yalin: lt_can_be_done
    Moon Fargis: got a topic for you : “Who needs a keyboard anyway?”
    Rajah Yalin: lol
    Fael Illyar: Yes, good one :)
    Faenik: なるほど ^^
    Pia Iger: I agree.
    Rajah Yalin: lol
    Rajah Yalin: actually…
    Rajah Yalin: l_have_an_ldea!
    Fael Illyar: Yes?
    Pia Iger: all ears.
    Rajah Yalin: on-screen-keyboard
    Moon Fargis: ah hmmm
    Rajah Yalin: it works
    Faenik loves wells!
    Pia Iger: Haha,
    Moon Fargis: why not copy and paste a space from our sentense
    Moon Fargis: then ctrl + v and whoots you got a space there
    Rajah Yalin: cos im lazy
    Moon Fargis: ok :)
    Rajah Yalin: lol
    Fael Illyar: so am I, that’s why I’d use ctr-v for spaces :P
    Rajah Yalin: my i key was connected to enter
    Tara Farmer: i’m sorry i was afk
    Fael Illyar: No problem Tara :)
    Tara Farmer: so, as guardians, what is your specific responsability?
    Moon Fargis: be here
    Tara Farmer: ahhh
    Fael Illyar: and send Pema logs to be blogged
    Rajah Yalin: and decisionmakng
    Tara Farmer: I see…well them make sure he knows I called hima guru
    Tara Farmer: ;)
    Fael Illyar: Optionally you can also comment them if you’re feeling like it.
    Fael Illyar: Tara, I think he reads every log himself.
    Tara Farmer: I know
    Tara Farmer: thats why i wrote that
    Rajah Yalin: :)
    Tara Farmer: i miss him
    Tara Farmer: i have not seen him in about a week

    Pema sure is popular. :)

    Pia Iger: too much work for one man
    Tara Farmer: he is a superbeing
    Moon Fargis: hehe
    Rajah Yalin: he is
    Fael Illyar: I wonder why he wasn’t here. He logged in at just the right time though.
    Tara Farmer: awww shucks Pema, people love you!
    Moon Fargis: ok the guardian meeting will begin in about 3 minutes:)
    Pia Iger: He has astronamy meeting.
    Fael Illyar: Oh, right.

    Riddle arrives as the meeting is about to close.

    Tara Farmer: ok, i will tp on out of here
    Fael Illyar: Hi Riddle
    Tara Farmer: enjoy your meeting guys
    Riddle Sideways: hi all
    Moon Fargis: hiya riddle
    Pia Iger: bye, Tara,
    Riddle Sideways: ty
    Moon Fargis: bye tara
    Rajah Yalin: bye tara
    Tara Farmer: have fun being
    Riddle Sideways: sorry to interrupt
    Fael Illyar: See you Tara :)
    Moon Fargis: we just wated to go to the meeting
    Pia Iger: fyi, I am going to meeting, too.
    Fael Illyar: See you later Pia :)
    Fael Illyar: oh then follow us :)

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