2008.06.15 07:00 - Loving Care and Patience

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    Rajah was the guardian that morning. He sent me the following log, with his comments.

    Rajah Yalin: hi Adams
    Adams Rubble: Hello Rajah. How are you today?
    Rajah Yalin: I’m good, how about you?
    Adams Rubble: I am too, thank you
    Moon Fargis: hello everzone>(
    Rajah Yalin: good to hear
    Rajah Yalin: hi Moon
    Adams Rubble: Hello Moon
    Adams Rubble: Your session at the Itari Temple is the same time as PaB?
    Moon Fargis: zes
    Moon Fargis: yes
    Adams Rubble: I was hoping to attend but I am torn…I am learning so much here
    Moon Fargis: >(
    Moon Fargis: :)
    Adams Rubble: But I have learned from you too
    Adams Rubble: Om my goodness…I just saw you
    Adams Rubble: Oh
    Adams Rubble: Very nice
    Moon Fargis: thank you!
    Adams Rubble: namaste
    Adams Rubble: The old tea kettle is still here
    Adams Rubble: brown tea today?
    Moon Fargis: yes dakini just logged in
    Rajah Yalin points at green cha.
    Adams Rubble: Rajah, are there many Buddhists in Vannatu?
    Rajah Yalin: no there arent many but I know s few
    Rajah Yalin: * a few
    Adams Rubble: It is so good you are here :)
    Rajah Yalin: yep

    You can’t argue that. Fael walked in.

    Rajah Yalin: hi Fael
    Adams Rubble: Hi Fael
    Fael Illyar: Hello :)
    Moon Fargis: rehi fael
    Faenik: ah :)
    Adams Rubble: Hello Faenik
    Faenik purrs contently.
    Moon Fargis purrzzzzzzzzz
    Adams Rubble purrs too
    Rajah Yalin hums.
    Adams Rubble: haha

    I decided to break the ice.

    Rajah Yalin: so Fael how has your PaB practice been?
    Fael Illyar: I’ve been trying to move to doing them eyes open.
    Fael Illyar: I’m already meditating that way :)
    Adams Rubble: I find it easier to keep my eyes open for 9 seconds than for 20 minutes
    Rajah Yalin: lol
    Fael Illyar: it doesn’t mean I don’t blink
    Moon Fargis: i cheat
    Moon Fargis: i do zazen with open eyes in the dark :)
    Adams Rubble: OH that is interesting :)
    Adams Rubble: I spent much time looking over the logs this morning
    Adams Rubble: and I am very touched
    Rajah Yalin: what did you find?
    Adams Rubble: by the warm loving care I have received
    Adams Rubble: from so many people
    Adams Rubble: and patience
    Faenik loves wells!
    Adams Rubble: :)
    Rajah Yalin: group hug?
    Moon Fargis: haha
    Fael Illyar: :)
    Adams Rubble: :)
    Adams Rubble: It is true though
    Moon Fargis: nice to hear :)
    Rajah Yalin: yes
    Rajah Yalin: I like to read over the logs

    I do.

    Adams Rubble: It takes quite a bit of time
    Rajah Yalin: yes lol
    Fael Illyar: Yes, I tend to read them too :)
    Adams Rubble: Many fifteen minutes are up by the time one is done
    Adams Rubble: :)
    Moon Fargis: sadly i never give me enougth time reading all of them
    Fael Illyar: Funny how I tend to have an idea of how long I’ve doing something now by counting the bells :)
    Adams Rubble: :)

    Adams broke the ice again.

    Adams Rubble: Since it is quiet I have another question
    Adams Rubble: or sort of
    Rajah Yalin: okay
    Fael Illyar: Often happens that I hear a bell and suddenly wonder, oh, I’ve been doing this for 3 bells already :)
    Faenik: なるほど^^
    Adams Rubble: I am not sure I know eactly what “Being” is
    Adams Rubble: Is it just being alive?
    Adams Rubble: everyone uses the word
    Moon Fargis: adams: hmm well in german its easier to separate because is a part of the word @awareness@
    Adams Rubble: so are we playing at awareness?
    Fael Illyar: Pema has meant for it to mean something at the core of PaB. Like Zen in Zen
    Buddhism. Could be the same but not necessarily.
    Moon Fargis: mayebe just - be-
    Adams Rubble: then alive?
    Adams Rubble: or more?
    Adams Rubble: aware that I am alive?
    Moon Fargis: brb need a relogin
    Fael Illyar: At least it seems to be equally hard to explain as Zen ;)
    Rajah Yalin: suffer, see, detach, evolve
    Adams Rubble: as four steps?
    Adams Rubble: or stages?
    Rajah Yalin: thats the Three Characteristics of Being Buddha said
    Rajah Yalin: you suffer, change, and lose ego
    Faenik: could be
    Adams Rubble: Faenik is a sceptic?
    Adams Rubble: Thank you Rajah
    Rajah Yalin: but thats Being from a Buddhist perspective, and PaB is not neccessarily Buddhist
    Faenik: could be
    Adams Rubble: :) for me it doesn’t matter
    Adams Rubble: or maybe it should
    Adams Rubble: on second thought
    Moon Fargis: take it as addition to buddhism practical work

    We then went into doing random gestures. Funny, funny gestures. A lot was removed after this.

    Moon Fargis meows “Meow Meow Meow Meow”
    Moon Fargis: haha
    Moon Fargis: who sung that ?
    Rajah Yalin: some cat
    Moon Fargis: LOL!
    Moon Fargis: Chocolate Disco ♪
    Moon Fargis: Chocolate Disco ♪
    Rajah Yalin flexes muscles.
    Moon Fargis: ca you give me the cat song ?
    Fael Illyar: cat song?
    Moon Fargis: exaaaclty
    Adams Rubble: :)
    Moon Fargis: so silly:)
    Moon Fargis: Cows with Guns!
    Moon Fargis: Day-o, me say daaay-o~
    Adams Rubble: >
    Fael Illyar: When thinking about Zen (or Being), I often find myself unable to say much. Or even ask anything.
    Moon Fargis: well asking questions about being nothing is not easy:)
    Fael Illyar: Yes, I’ve noticed
    Rajah Yalin: hey look
    Moon Fargis: found it :)
    Fael Illyar: :)
    Faenik: why not?
    Rajah Yalin: Good DAY Sir!
    Moon Fargis: wuv u ~~*~SiSsy!!~*~~
    Rajah Yalin: YOU LOSE!
    Moon Fargis: I saw a squirrel……
    Moon Fargis: it was doing like this!
    Moon Fargis: so strange stuff
    Rajah Yalin: Whudevah
    Faenik: could be
    Moon Fargis: Ewwww…
    Rajah Yalin: yuck
    Adams Rubble is concentrating on keeping her eyes open
    Moon Fargis: ~`~*Rooaarr*~`~
    Fael Illyar is, however, thankful that she doesn’t have to decide what to do with the log.
    Adams Rubble is thinking the same thing as Fael
    Moon Fargis: official pabtime ended about 12 minutes:)

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