2008.09.03 13:00 - Buddhist quotes

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    The guardian for this session was Quilty Bookmite. The comments are his.

    A quiet time. I sat on my own for a while until a newcomer, Laya, arrived. We chatted about SL for a while.

    Quilty Bookmite: Hi Lara
    Laya Wirefly: Hi quilty
    Quilty Bookmite: Feel free to sit down.
    Laya Wirefly: How are yo utoday?
    Laya Wirefly: thank you
    Quilty Bookmite: I'm fine. You?
    Laya Wirefly: Great
    Laya Wirefly: better when I've mastered the controls :-)
    Quilty Bookmite: New to this then?
    Laya Wirefly: very
    Laya Wirefly: just joined a few days ago
    Quilty Bookmite: It does take some getting used to.
    Laya Wirefly: it's crazy
    Quilty Bookmite: So I see.
    Laya Wirefly: and addictive
    Quilty Bookmite: Are you enjoying it?
    Laya Wirefly: I'm loving it babe
    Quilty Bookmite: :-)
    Laya Wirefly: How long have you been on SL
    Quilty Bookmite: Since May.
    Laya Wirefly: fun
    Quilty Bookmite: You can find out by looking at peoples profile.
    Laya Wirefly: ok
    Laya Wirefly: I forgot
    Quilty Bookmite: No problem. There is a lot to learn.
    Laya Wirefly: This place seems very peaceful
    Quilty Bookmite: Yes. I rather like it.
    I thought I had better explain what the place was about.
    Quilty Bookmite: This is the meeting place of a group called Play As Being. I am the guardian for this chat.
    Quilty Bookmite: But so far you are the only person to show up. :-)
    Laya Wirefly: :-)
    Laya Wirefly: I'm glad to meet you and glad to be here
    Laya Wirefly: What is the group about?
    Quilty Bookmite: Good. :-)
    Quilty Bookmite: Well, here is a website: http://playasbeing.wik.is/
    Quilty Bookmite: I'll try and explain a little.
    Quilty Bookmite: Play As Being is a sort of experiment. It is based around a practice where you just "stop" for 9 seconds every 15 minutes.
    Quilty Bookmite: No religious connection although I myself am a Zen Buddhist.
    Quilty Bookmite: Other have very different backgrounds.
    Quilty Bookmite: The website exlains a lot more.
    Laya Wirefly: ok
    Laya Wirefly: Sounds.....different ;-)
    Quilty Bookmite: :-)
    Quilty Bookmite: The website also has trabscripts of each chat.
    Laya Wirefly: what is the purpose of stopping for a while every 15 minutes?
    Quilty Bookmite: Well, partly it's just to see what happens. Most of us lead hectic lives and don't really take notice of what goes on around us.
    Laya Wirefly: are you talking rl or SL?
    Quilty Bookmite: Just stopping, possibly meditating but it's not that specific, can be interesting.
    Quilty Bookmite: RL.
    Laya Wirefly: ok
    Quilty Bookmite: Here, there is a bell that goes off every 15 minutes.
    Laya Wirefly: One of my friends in rl swears by buddahism
    Laya Wirefly: did I spell that right?
    Quilty Bookmite: Buddhism
    Laya Wirefly: thanks Buddhism
    Quilty Bookmite: Well, I'm not going to promote Buddhism, although I obviously like it.
    Laya Wirefly: He gave me a book with quotes (daily)
    And we move on to Buddhist quotes.
    Quilty Bookmite: What do you think of it?
    Laya Wirefly: I thought it was very interesting
    Quilty Bookmite: Before we go on, I have to ask you, do you mind your words going on the Wiki page?
    Laya Wirefly: because what was said was so true
    Quilty Bookmite: Of not, I will happily leave them out.
    Laya Wirefly: sorry missed you question
    Laya Wirefly: was typing and looking at the keys
    Quilty Bookmite: The chats here are put up on the website I sent you a link to.
    Laya Wirefly: That's no problem
    Laya Wirefly: I love debating
    Quilty Bookmite: Good. Thank you.
    Laya Wirefly: and pondering life
    Quilty Bookmite: :-)
    Laya Wirefly: so that book
    Quilty Bookmite: Well, we meet here 4 times a day every 6 hours.
    Laya Wirefly: it is full of so much common sense
    Quilty Bookmite: I think a lot of Buddhism is just common sense.
    Laya Wirefly: if you stop for a few moments and think about it
    Quilty Bookmite: But also something deeper.
    Quilty Bookmite: Exactly. :-)
    Laya Wirefly: ;_)
    Laya Wirefly: I flick the page open radomly daily
    So we discuss entries in a book of Buddhist quotes.
    Quilty Bookmite: There are also enhancements to the practice but probably best not to worry about them initially.
    Quilty Bookmite: What was todays quote?
    Laya Wirefly: and try and find where it fits in my daily life
    Laya Wirefly: oh let me think????
    Laya Wirefly: Don't try to look for perfection in your love partner
    Laya Wirefly: try pefecting your love
    Quilty Bookmite: Nice. :-)
    Quilty Bookmite: I would take that further. Don;t try to look for perfection in anyone or anything.
    Laya Wirefly: Exactly
    Quilty Bookmite: Especially yourself. :-)
    Laya Wirefly: perfect the love inside you
    Laya Wirefly: Let me get the book, if you don't mind
    Quilty Bookmite: So what do you think it means "perfect the love inside you"?
    Quilty Bookmite: Sure.
    Laya Wirefly: I'd like your opinion of a quote
    Quilty Bookmite: OK.
    Laya Wirefly: I believe it means don't judge
    Laya Wirefly: people
    Laya Wirefly: learn to love everyone as you would want to be loved yourself
    Quilty Bookmite: Which is always good but hard to do in practice.
    Laya Wirefly: yeah I know
    Quilty Bookmite: Well, if it is a Buddhist quote...
    Quilty Bookmite: It's probably referring to the fact that there is no difference between you loving other people and being loved yourself.
    Quilty Bookmite: We are all essentially the same thing.
    Laya Wirefly: that's why I need your opinion
    Laya Wirefly: mabye I'm reading it wrong
    Laya Wirefly: give me a mo
    Quilty Bookmite: Sure.
    Laya Wirefly: got it wrong
    Laya Wirefly: the quote say's
    Laya Wirefly: Do not seek perfection in a changing world. Instead perfect your love
    Laya Wirefly: what oes that means to you?
    Quilty Bookmite: That's more like it. :-)
    Quilty Bookmite: Well, what does it mean to you?
    Laya Wirefly: Well
    Laya Wirefly: I'm under pressure now....lol
    Quilty Bookmite: You don;t have to answer. :-)
    Laya Wirefly: I want to understand it as it is written
    Laya Wirefly: I don't know
    Laya Wirefly: What would you say it is trying to say
    Quilty Bookmite: OK. Perhaps the words "changing world " are more significant than they seem.
    Quilty Bookmite: If there is something in the world that is perfect, how long will it stay perfect when all things change?
    Quilty Bookmite: If it won't stay perfect, why look for it?
    Laya Wirefly: see
    Quilty Bookmite: Perfecting your love I think is more tricky.
    Quilty Bookmite: It depends on what you think love means.
    Quilty Bookmite: I think it is talking about a deeper love of all things.
    Quilty Bookmite: You can love all things despite the fact that they are not perfect and yet on a deper level they are all perfect.
    Quilty Bookmite: Does that make any sense?
    Laya Wirefly: kind of
    Laya Wirefly: I'll need to read the transcript online I think.... :-)
    Quilty Bookmite: OK. :-)
    Laya Wirefly: sorry one of my children came in
    Laya Wirefly: was distracting me
    Quilty Bookmite: No problem.
    Laya Wirefly: only caught half of what you said
    We move on to general chat and find we have a few things in common.
    Quilty Bookmite: I have a young child. Another one on the way.
    Laya Wirefly: really
    Laya Wirefly: I got a beautiful surprise in January
    Laya Wirefly: a brand new baby boy called ******
    Quilty Bookmite: Congratulations!
    Laya Wirefly: thank you
    Quilty Bookmite: Our next one is due in January.
    Laya Wirefly: My other two boys are 23 and 21
    Quilty Bookmite: Our daughter will be 2 then.
    Laya Wirefly: Brilliant good luck
    Quilty Bookmite: You aren;t as young as you look then. :-)
    Laya Wirefly: Yeah ****** was a big surprise
    Laya Wirefly: Hey
    Laya Wirefly: I look just as good in rl baby
    Quilty Bookmite: Sorry, just my joke abut SL.
    Quilty Bookmite: I'm sure you do.
    Laya Wirefly: no problems
    Laya Wirefly: Im 42 and look 39 and a half
    Quilty Bookmite: Well, I'm 44 and feel 66. :-)
    Laya Wirefly: lol
    Laya Wirefly: that was a gong
    Laya Wirefly: were we supposed to stop?
    Quilty Bookmite: Yes.
    Quilty Bookmite: You can do it now if you want.
    Laya Wirefly: how long for
    Quilty Bookmite: 9 seconds
    Laya Wirefly: no time for a smoke then :-)
    Laya Wirefly: sorry just a joke
    Quilty Bookmite: You can have a smoke afterwards. :-)
    Laya Wirefly: haha
    Laya Wirefly: ok
    Laya Wirefly: I'll shut up
    Quilty Bookmite: Did you do it?
    Laya Wirefly: yeah
    Laya Wirefly: did you
    Quilty Bookmite: Yes.
    Quilty Bookmite: So did anything happen?
    Laya Wirefly: didn't count tho
    Quilty Bookmite: Doesn't matter. :-)
    Quilty Bookmite: It's the stopping that's important.
    Laya Wirefly: did anything happen with you?
    Quilty Bookmite: You are encouraged to write down what happens. I don;t. :-)
    Quilty Bookmite: I became aware more of the room around me. Nothing dramatic.
    Laya Wirefly: Thinking about it
    Laya Wirefly: I heard the birds more
    Quilty Bookmite: In SL or RL?
    Laya Wirefly: doesthat mean anything?
    Laya Wirefly: SL
    Laya Wirefly: it's night cold and dark in Scotland
    Quilty Bookmite: Here too.
    Quilty Bookmite: I'm in England.
    Laya Wirefly: Good
    Laya Wirefly: Do you know what sex your baby will be?
    Quilty Bookmite: Well, you could ask yourself why you weren;t so aware of the birdsong before.
    Quilty Bookmite: No. I think we'll keep it as a surprise again.
    Laya Wirefly: because I was engrosed in what you were trying to teach me
    Quilty Bookmite: I'm no teacher. :-)
    Quilty Bookmite: I was just giving my opinion.
    Laya Wirefly: everyone in a teacher in life different forms tho
    Laya Wirefly: is
    Quilty Bookmite: Yes, but not deliberately so. :-)
    Laya Wirefly: We share our knowledge
    Quilty Bookmite: My daugther teaches me a lot. :-)
    Laya Wirefly: My new baby boy teaches me loads........
    Laya Wirefly: Like how to get over
    Laya Wirefly: getting up through the middle of the night
    Quilty Bookmite: :-)
    Laya Wirefly: and get up in the morning too
    Laya Wirefly: with a smile on your face
    Laya Wirefly: thank god
    Laya Wirefly: but that was hard
    Quilty Bookmite: Well, I don;t have to get up in the night. My wife soes that. :-) I do the getting up early in the morning while she sleeps in.
    Laya Wirefly: He's well past that
    Laya Wirefly: I'm a single parent now
    Quilty Bookmite: Well, we have the last teeth coming through.
    Quilty Bookmite: That can't be easy.
    Laya Wirefly: have been since ****** was 5 months old
    Laya Wirefly: it's fine
    Dakini Rhode is Online
    Laya Wirefly: especially when I see his face in the morning
    Laya Wirefly: with a beaming smile
    Laya Wirefly: pleased to see me
    Quilty Bookmite: I know the feeling. :)
    Laya Wirefly: what names have you picked?
    Quilty Bookmite: We haven't settled on any yet.
    Quilty Bookmite: My wife is half Jewish so we would like a Jewish name.
    Quilty Bookmite: but also a fairly ordinary name that isn;t too popular at the moment. :-)
    Dakini Rhode is Offline
    Quilty Bookmite: My daughters name is ******* which fits the criteria.
    Laya Wirefly: that's nice
    Laya Wirefly: I picked names that you couldn't shorten anymore
    Laya Wirefly: for my boys
    Laya Wirefly: but found myself lengthening them...lol
    Quilty Bookmite: :-)
    Quilty Bookmite: I think it is good to have a choice. :-)
    Laya Wirefly: yeah....
    Laya Wirefly: What does your wife think of SL?
    The Scottish connection
    Quilty Bookmite: I grew up in Scotland BTW. I love it there.
    Laya Wirefly: good it's beautiful
    Quilty Bookmite: she's fine with it. She has her own interests.
    Laya Wirefly: and the people are ace
    Quilty Bookmite: She is on her computer right now.
    Laya Wirefly: Well Glaswegian people anyway ;-)
    Quilty Bookmite: Yes. More friendly than down here.
    Quilty Bookmite: True. :-)
    Laya Wirefly: oh hell yeah
    Laya Wirefly: Londoners are the worse
    Laya Wirefly: ooops
    Quilty Bookmite: I lived between Glasgow and Edinburgh.
    Laya Wirefly: are you a londoner?
    Quilty Bookmite: No. From Lancashire originally.
    Quilty Bookmite: :-)
    Laya Wirefly: I live between Glasgow and Edinburgh
    Quilty Bookmite: I now live Daan Saaf though.
    Which means down south for the uninitiated.
    Laya Wirefly: gong
    Laya Wirefly: shhhhh
    Quilty Bookmite: :-)
    Laya Wirefly: ;-)
    Laya Wirefly: thanks
    I've blanked out some place names here for privacy.
    Quilty Bookmite: Do you know ***********?
    Laya Wirefly is Online
    Laya Wirefly: so do you go to tourist places here too?
    Laya Wirefly: Yeah
    Laya Wirefly: Just up the road from me
    Quilty Bookmite: I grew up there.
    Laya Wirefly: Really???
    Laya Wirefly: Small world
    Laya Wirefly: Do you know ***********?
    Quilty Bookmite: Don't tell me where. It'll go online. :-)
    Quilty Bookmite: Yes. Very well.
    Laya Wirefly: oooops
    Quilty Bookmite: I'll blank it out.
    Laya Wirefly: forgot we were getting transcribed
    Laya Wirefly: I loved going to see the Duck on ********** *********
    Laya Wirefly: Ducks
    Quilty Bookmite: Yes. :-)
    Laya Wirefly: there are more than one
    Laya Wirefly: and swans too
    Laya Wirefly: Vicious they are
    Quilty Bookmite: As a child I walked round it in a group counting the birds.
    Laya Wirefly: thanks for the friendship
    Laya Wirefly: lol
    Laya Wirefly: countings the birds
    Quilty Bookmite: Yes, I nearly got attacked by one. :-)
    Laya Wirefly: How did you keep up?
    Laya Wirefly: lol
    Laya Wirefly: a bird or a swan?
    Quilty Bookmite: A swan.
    Laya Wirefly: I know I jest
    Quilty Bookmite: It was guarding its territory. I was trapped in the trees. :-)
    Quilty Bookmite: I have a healthy respect for them.
    Laya Wirefly: lol
    Laya Wirefly: you have to,
    Laya Wirefly: when the boys were younger I'd take them
    Laya Wirefly: I would sit in the car and wave
    Quilty Bookmite: It is lovely. The nicest town in the area.
    Laya Wirefly: their dad would brave it with them
    Laya Wirefly: my husband
    Laya Wirefly: ex husband
    Quilty Bookmite: Yes. :-)
    Laya Wirefly: I tell you something tho
    Laya Wirefly: this place is CRAZY....!!!
    Quilty Bookmite: Glad you like it. :-)
    Laya Wirefly: I'm quite an unshockable person
    Laya Wirefly: well I thought I was but.....
    The nature of SL.
    Laya Wirefly: omg some of the things that go on in here is shameless
    Laya Wirefly: shameful
    Quilty Bookmite: You've been to some of the seamier parts of SL then? :-)
    Laya Wirefly: hell yeah baby lol
    Quilty Bookmite: I think people feel uninhibited here.
    Laya Wirefly: errr just a bit
    Quilty Bookmite: It is just the internet after all. :-)
    Laya Wirefly: it was funny I didn't know how to change my clothes privately
    Laya Wirefly: and ended up giving people a strip tease
    Laya Wirefly: almost
    Quilty Bookmite: :-)
    Laya Wirefly: unintentionally
    Laya Wirefly: oh how they laughed
    Quilty Bookmite: Well, it's not like it's really you. :-)
    Laya Wirefly: I know,
    Laya Wirefly: but the parts are quite graphic
    Quilty Bookmite: Yes, up to a point. :-)
    Laya Wirefly: Can't belive you can have sex, fall pregnant and produce a baby on here ...
    Quilty Bookmite: A bit like barbie dolls or action men, unless you buy the right parts. :-)
    Laya Wirefly: well you get them in your freebies
    Laya Wirefly: too
    Quilty Bookmite: Yes, not looked into that. :-)
    Laya Wirefly: What freebies or parts?
    Quilty Bookmite: I guess I could get pregnant if I wanted to. :-)
    Laya Wirefly: guess you could
    Quilty Bookmite: Falling pregnant.
    Quilty Bookmite: Wouldn't be like the real thing though.
    Laya Wirefly: No it wouldn't
    Quilty Bookmite: In the end it's just pixels. :-)
    Laya Wirefly: but you'd still need to care for it here
    Quilty Bookmite: Yes.
    Laya Wirefly: joined SL to take a break from rl
    Quilty Bookmite: Then you probably don't want to do the things you do in RL. :-)
    Laya Wirefly: I'm a good girl I am
    Laya Wirefly: But this site gives you a licence not to be
    Quilty Bookmite: My Fair Lady? :-)
    Laya Wirefly: after all
    Laya Wirefly: it's only pixels
    Laya Wirefly: I love that film
    Laya Wirefly: Sad I know
    Quilty Bookmite: :-)
    Quilty Bookmite: not a fan of musicals but I did like the original play.
    Laya Wirefly: btw what date in Jan is your little bundle due?
    Quilty Bookmite: **th
    Laya Wirefly: oh
    Laya Wirefly: thought it may have been on ******s birthday **th
    Quilty Bookmite: Sorry, no. :-)
    Quilty Bookmite: Still a possibility though.
    Laya Wirefly: you never know
    Quilty Bookmite: ****** was born 1 day after her due date.
    Laya Wirefly: I'll send a positive vibe through
    Quilty Bookmite: Thank you. That will be much appreciated.
    Laya Wirefly: my older boys were born exactly on their due date.
    Laya Wirefly: **** was 3 wks early
    Quilty Bookmite: Wow! The odds are heavily against that!
    Laya Wirefly: tell me about it
    Laya Wirefly: but with my marraige I knew when they were conceived
    Laya Wirefly: didn't happen that often lol
    Quilty Bookmite: :-)
    Laya Wirefly: Well quilty I need a fag
    Quilty Bookmite: And I need to go I'm afraid.
    Laya Wirefly: good talking to you hun
    Quilty Bookmite: Bedtime. My daughter will wake me up early tomorrow.
    Laya Wirefly: Take care of you and yours
    Quilty Bookmite: You too. I'm sure we will talk again. It's been a pleasure.
    Laya Wirefly: dito xx
    Quilty Bookmite: Bye.
    Laya Wirefly: bye
    Laya Wirefly: gonni just sit here
    Quilty Bookmite: OK. :-)
    Quilty Bookmite: there's tea on the table and coffee and cakes on the side.

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