2009.10.08 19:00 - Dancing on a Dog House

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    The Guardian for this meeting was Paradise Tennant. The comments are by Paradise  Tennant.


    Paradise Tennant: hiya eos :) I am filling in for Steve tonight :)

    Eos Amaterasu: Hi 

    Paradise Tennant: how are you :)

    Eos Amaterasu: Lots happening.... also Canadian Thanksgiving coming up - will go to Cape Breton
    Paradise Tennant: nice! what a great place to spend thanksgiving.. I am in Toronto and have already bought my turkey!
    Paradise Tennant: :)
    Eos Amaterasu: Will have to get wifi access somewhere for Sunday 8am mtg
    Eos Amaterasu: try to
    Paradise Tennant: starbucks
    Paradise Tennant: must be one somewhere
    Pila Mulligan: hi Paradise and Eos
    Eos Amaterasu: Hi Pila
    Paradise Tennant: hiya pila
    Paradise Tennant: I am filling in for Steve tonight ..he is traveling
    Eos Amaterasu: This is Cape Breton we're talking about - Starbucks is unlikely, Tim Horton's more so
    Eos Amaterasu: :-)
    Paradise Tennant: lol
    Pila Mulligan: cool
    Paradise Tennant: sigh .. I have three within in two blocks of me .. downtown ;) been a while since I have been cape breton
    Eos Amaterasu: If we get PaB going at Tim Horton's around Canada,
    Paradise Tennant: it would be an awakening !
    Eos Amaterasu: :-)
    Eos Amaterasu: Why not?
    Eos Amaterasu: Heh heh
    Paradise Tennant: :)
    Pila Mulligan: hi Doug
    Paradise Tennant: hiya Doug
    Eos Amaterasu wonders what Doug is having for dinner
    Doug Sosa: almost didn't come but I thought I don't want to miss them :)
    doug Sosa: dinner done this time.
    Eos Amaterasu: aw :-)
    Paradise  Tennant: :) is making roast beef with veggies .. can smell it cooking :) so can the dog .. he is drooling and licking his chops :)
    doug Sosa: sorry I can’t just have you all over and be together.
    Pila Mulligan: :)
    Paradise Tennant: ;)
    Pila Mulligan: a question for Eos: many Hawaiians tend to identify more with Hawaii as a place on to itself than as a part of the US-- do Nova Scotians have a similar attitude toward Canada?
    Paradise Tennant: lol
    Eos Amaterasu: There is a bit of that, and a lot of that  in CapeBreton
    doug Sosa: I thought nova scotia was a suburb of edinburg
    Pila Mulligan: :)
    Eos Amaterasu: :-)
    Paradise Tennant: for sure a distinct culture :) and a very rich one
    Pila Mulligan: there is a romanticized idea here that Hawaii is still an independent state
    Eos Amaterasu: Nova Scotians tend to have strong sense of place
    Pila Mulligan: as a nation unto itself
    Pila Mulligan: yep
    Pila Mulligan: sense of place, that's it
    Paradise Tennant: sense of belonging
    Pila Mulligan: identity
    doug Sosa: I grew up on another island, smaller..
    Eos Amaterasu: in Canadian vocabulary "nation", "people", "confederation" all dance around each other
    doug Sosa: Manhattan..
    Eos Amaterasu: as well as "multiculturalism"
    doug Sosa: and it is still maybe the only real place for me.
    Pila Mulligan: you can take Doug out of the City, but ...
    Pila Mulligan: you can't take the City out of Doug
    Paradise Tennant: and in Quebec.. boils over in a massive teenage tantrum about every 15 years :)
    Pila Mulligan: :)
    doug Sosa: you know, it is central park, the two rivers, the squalls blowing through..
    Paradise Tennant: Manhattan  has a real energy to it .. you feel it as soon as your plane lands
    Pila Mulligan: and those big buildings ...
    Pila Mulligan: I felt like it had a roof my first time there
    Eos Amaterasu: the energy of the people
    Pila Mulligan: the upper part seemed to congeal
    Eos Amaterasu: the sidewalks, the subway, the parks
    doug Sosa: yes, the energy is amazing, I always thought of it as alligator city - people devour each other by looking.
    Pila Mulligan: :)
    Paradise Tennant: maybe we could talk about the concept of place and how it affects being :)
    Eos Amaterasu: alleygator :-)
    Pila Mulligan needs to be away for a few minutes
    doug Sosa: :)
    doug Sosa: place.
    doug Sosa: what happens to place in the 9 sec?
    doug Sosa: to me the place wherever I am in the 9 sec
    doug Sosa: looses its conventional meaning and I find my self surrounded by very interesting things, each with their own dignity.
    Eos Amaterasu thinks, is the 90 secs over?
    Eos Amaterasu: So, how was sense of place in the 90 secs?
     Paradise Tennant: hmm think much the same thing .. but more as a sense of balanced inner space/place which is consistent regardless of surrounding location
    Eos Amaterasu: wherever you are there you area?
     Paradise Tennant: though the surrounding location ..sometimes .. is a big big big part of being
    Paradise Tennant: :)) yes
    Eos Amaterasu: *are :-)
    doug Sosa: tricky in sl because in the 9 sec there are two places.. sl and rl.
    doug Sosa: really complex, can’t sort out my experience.
    Eos Amaterasu: yes, sense of two places
    Paradise Tennant: yes
    Eos Amaterasu: at least two
    doug Sosa: others?
    Eos Amaterasu: I'm finding that there's a play between SL and RL
    Paradise Tennant: yes
    Eos Amaterasu: there's gradations of mental/emotional/intentional worlds I live in
    doug Sosa: I find it easier to do the 9 sec in rl than sl. sl keeps the digital edges, can't get away from them.
    Pila Mulligan: back and reading ...
    Eos Amaterasu: can you say more about digital edges?
    doug Sosa: no, it’s that in sl the cushion is - a cushion - but in rl a cushion is so many things.
    Eos Amaterasu: hmm.... cigar?
    doug Sosa: "sometimes a cushion is just a cushion..". but in rl no.
     Paradise Tennant: :)
    Eos Amaterasu: there's tangibility of its "touchture", in RL
    Paradise Tennant: a cushion could be the reports still un read .. laundry ..unfolded .. depends kind of where you like to sit :)
    Eos Amaterasu: maybe more life and death tangibility
    doug Sosa: so for example (I am gang to embarrass my self), paradise knows I have a crush on her avatar, but if I drop the appearance, nothing, just vacuum. but in rl if I dropped the concepts about a person, more, not less, emerges.
    Eos Amaterasu: double hmm....
     Paradise Tennant: well .. there is more presence in rl
    Pila Mulligan: I think there is a substantial difference in the 9 second vs. 90 second practices -- especially since the 90 second pause is part of a PaB session
    Pila Mulligan: hi Ben
    Benedizione Vita: allo
    Eos Amaterasu: HI Ben
    Paradise Tennant: in a way .. sl is a dropping of concepts hiya bene :)
    doug Sosa: the 9 sec for me is always a real adventure. the 90 sec is just a refreshing pause.
    Eos Amaterasu: Pila, can we explore that thought, the next 90 secs?
    doug Sosa: the difference between contemplative and meditative. where the 9 sec is meditative.
    Pila Mulligan: they are both balancing exercise, but in much different settings
    Eos Amaterasu: Is it that in the 90 secs there's time to get bored?
     Paradise Tennant: more time to breathe
    doug Sosa: god, yes.
    Paradise Tennant: nine secs is really only one breath
    Eos Amaterasu: so every breath you take
    doug Sosa: and in rl if we drop concepts we get more reality. in sl objects are just their concept 9digital) nothing more.
    Eos Amaterasu: PaB will be watching you :-)
    Paradise Tennant: in rl if we drop preconceptions and allow reality to emerge we get more ... reality
    Eos Amaterasu: But Doug, if  Paradise  changed her avatar, how would you feel?
     Paradise Tennant: it would work the same in sl
    doug Sosa: bereft.
    Pila Mulligan: a transformation occurs
    Pila Mulligan: Snoopy appears!
    Eos Amaterasu: /eos sees paradise lost
    BELL -
    Benedizione Vita: snoopy!
    Eos Amaterasu: and snoopy appears
    Paradise Tennant: :)
    doug Sosa: like watching an aquarium. oh now I because charlie brown!
    Pila Mulligan: wow
    doug Sosa: became
    Pila Mulligan: that is the best avi I've seen yet in SL, Paradise
    Paradise Tennant: smiles
    doug Sosa: bereft
    Pila Mulligan: :)
    Eos Amaterasu is truly appreciating the presence of appearance
    Pila Mulligan: does it have any animations?
    Pila Mulligan: dances :)?
    Pila Mulligan: on dog houses
    Benedizione Vita: fighting the red baron? ;^)
    doug Sosa: bereft.
    Pila Mulligan: :)
    Pila Mulligan: be arfed :)
    doug Sosa: gad, what if i only come here to see paradise's avatar?
    doug Sosa: snoopy don't give me that sad look. Bark or something.
    Eos Amaterasu: Is Snoopy not <place w:st="on">Paradise</place>?
    ParadiseTennant: lol
    doug Sosa: NO! (kidding). but not "yes" either.
    Pila Mulligan: you can take the Beagle out of Paradise, but you cannot take Paradise out of the Beagle
    Eos Amaterasu: Who is Paradise, who is Doug? :-) (Only in SL, folks!)
    Paradise Tennant: kind of think our shape ..bodies .. are really only the current set of wheels .. sometimes you need to glance over your shoulder and blink at how many sets there have been
    Paradise Tennant: lol
    Pila Mulligan: and maybe even look ahead, too
    doug Sosa: training wheels?
    Eos Amaterasu: ah, back to the 9

    Tennant: nods most definitely doug!
    Pila Mulligan: I think the Jains emphasize that incarnations primarily serve the purpose of movement
    Eos Amaterasu: movement: from? to? how?
    Pila Mulligan: from there to there
    Eos Amaterasu: embodiment is the how?
    Pila Mulligan: by body
    Pila Mulligan: yep
    Benedizione Vita: there and back again
    Eos Amaterasu: how I shape space and time into history
    Eos Amaterasu: or at least *-story
    doug Sosa: so when we look at an avatar, I have one in mind, do we not incarnate them? And do we not try to live, outside SL u=live up to the promise of our avatar?
    Pila Mulligan: SL is a fantasy form of incarnation, if I may be so bold
    Benedizione Vita: actually doug I read about effects of SL on RL
    doug Sosa: I think this is getting at some very important truth about SL.
    Benedizione Vita: there can be RL personality changes based on SL training
    Benedizione Vita: egg tall people tend to drive harder bargains in business
    Benedizione Vita: if people have tall avatars, then they tend to drive harder bargains in RL business, regardless of how tall they may be in RL ;^)
    Eos Amaterasu: incarnation matters
    Benedizione Vita: it can be a kind of training
    doug Sosa: bene is their a study? sounds like there is data.
    Benedizione Vita: yeah, there was a study
    Benedizione Vita: I don't remember it, though, it's been a couple years since I read it
    Pila Mulligan: well, I've always felt a rl sense of the presence of the characters in novels I read
    Eos Amaterasu: that's part of the idea of diety ("yidam") practice in Buddhism, that you identify with an image of your best potential enlightened self
    doug Sosa: I know that I am more direct in rl because second life kind of encourages it and it works.
    Eos Amaterasu: and realize it as your actuality
    Paradise Tennant: yes me too ..always wanted to cook whatever they were eating ..lol
    Benedizione Vita: I hear you there Pila, after I watch a bond film, for example, I can definitely feel the effect ;^)
    Pila Mulligan: :)
    Pila Mulligan: but I still haven't found the fly tab in rl
    Eos Amaterasu: ?
    Benedizione Vita: you just have to kiss your elbow
    Paradise Tennant: Google earth is close :)
    Pila Mulligan: aha
    Pila Mulligan: yep
    doug Sosa: I forgot dogs have elbows?
    Benedizione Vita: let me know if you succeed paradise
    Paradise Tennant: lol
    Benedizione Vita: yes, I think it would be easy for a dog to do, doug
    doug Sosa: so here we are four guys and a dog.
    Eos Amaterasu: 3 guys, a Doug, and a dog
    Pila Mulligan: not just any dog
    Paradise Tennant: nods dogs do have elbows lol yes much easier as a dog ..just tried it as a human not so easy
    Benedizione Vita: goodnight, all
    Eos Amaterasu: Good night, Bene!
    Paradise Tennant: nite nite :)) bene
    doug Sosa: such an interesting conversation.
    Eos Amaterasu: Yes....
    Paradise Tennant: yes one lovely thing about sl .. is that is set free the imagination
    Eos Amaterasu: was this 90 secs different for you , Doug?
    doug Sosa: well, this time I was just thinking about the experience. (s) of this evening with you all.
    Eos Amaterasu: I was wondering if the dog AV made a diff
    Paradise Tennant: bows head ..actually scooted to get more beef for the rl dog who is articulating rather well his need for more beef
    doug Sosa: And noticed that P is part of a group call planet thoughts.
    Pila Mulligan is sitting in a thunder storm and seems to have crashed a moment ago as a result of ion fluctuation
    Paradise Tennant: green group
    Paradise Tennant: yikes
    doug Sosa: Yes, the snoopy, who is snoopy, is not paradise.
    Eos Amaterasu: schumann resonance
    doug Sosa: made a big difference in my experience.
    Paradise  Tennant: lol eos well said!
    doug Sosa: oh I am so ashamed to be so sensory bound (ha).
    doug Sosa: bound=
    Paradise Tennant: well we all are
    Eos Amaterasu: it's so amazing we can play like this in SL
    Paradise Tennant: bound up in our engaged sensory input systems:)
    Eos Amaterasu: and it has such an effect on us :-)
    doug Sosa: Right, in RL we are more limited, more cautious.
    Pila Mulligan had to Google schumann resonance
    Paradise Tennant: yes listened to a good talk by dongsar rinpoche on monday night .. he described how we can define .. nondualism .. by it not being dualism but we are hard pressed to describe the qualities of nondualism because it is literally beyond our senses
    doug Sosa: what did you find? (I was too lazy - or caught up).
    doug Sosa: that was asking about shumann resonsnance..
    Eos Amaterasu: planet thoughts
    Eos Amaterasu: standing waves around earth caused by lightning, at frequencies close to theta - alpha brainwave range
    Pila Mulligan: observing lightening as fluctuation of the ionosphere using Schumann resonance
    Paradise Tennant: :) like mega brain waves :)
    Pila Mulligan: in other words, I got flucted
    doug Sosa: dualism to me is when there is an out there and an in here. It avoids sensory experience. sensory experience - as experience - is not dualistic. No?
    Eos Amaterasu: the body of the whole earth is Buddha :-)
    Paradise Tennant: yes
    Paradise Tennant: the universe :)
    Pila Mulligan: dualism is a mental construct
    Eos Amaterasu: pragmatically, dualism can appear as hesitation
    Eos Amaterasu: or "the if"
    Eos Amaterasu: as opposed to , "that!"
    Pila Mulligan: but mental constructs are the foundation of science and technology
    Eos Amaterasu: they are not other than non-duality
    Pila Mulligan: e.g., positive and negative energy charges
    Eos Amaterasu: or non-duality is not so dualistic as to be separate from thoughts!
    doug Sosa: getting close to time to go...
    Paradise Tennant: :)
    Eos Amaterasu: Me too, ....

    Paradise Tennant: nonduality is a very big topic :)
    doug Sosa: I'll walk the dog home..
    Paradise  Tennant: lol
    Eos Amaterasu: good night, all, on this planet, sl, rl.....
    Pila Mulligan: that really is a fine avi
    Eos Amaterasu: :-)
    Pila Mulligan: bye Eos
    Pila Mulligan: bye Doug
    Eos Amaterasu: woof
    Paradise Tennant: good nite eos ..happy thanksgiving If I do not see you before :)
     BELL -
    Pila Mulligan: bye dog
    Paradise Tennant: nite nite doug
    Pila Mulligan: Canadian thanksgiving I suppose
    Paradise Tennant: yes this weekend
    Paradise Tennant: like it very well means a long weekend .. nice dinner ..chance to catch up with friends
    Paradise Tennant: kind of like being snoppy
    Paradise Tennant: ;)
    Pila Mulligan: :)
    Pila Mulligan: Snoopy is a remarkable critter n SL
    Pila Mulligan: I cannot figure how they did it
    Pila Mulligan: it looks like a drawing
    Pila Mulligan: but it has depth
    Paradise Tennant: will give you a copy but have to take it off first
    Pila Mulligan: can you please walk around a bit , Para-Beagle
    Paradise Tennant: and it takes a while
    Pila Mulligan: first, I’d love to see it s movement
    Pila Mulligan: that is cool
    Pila Mulligan: just like the Snoopy movies
    Pila Mulligan: what a work of art :)
    Pila Mulligan: oh, and nice dance :)
    Pila Mulligan: needs a dog house
    Pila Mulligan: for a dance floor
    Pila Mulligan: excellent
    Pila Mulligan: thanks :)
    Paradise Tennant: yvw :))

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    Originally written on 10:06, 10 Oct 2009
    I enjoy reading all of the logs on the wiki, but I really got a kick out of this one. Food for thought, what was dicussed here. Light hearted, and timely for me. Thanks guys. :))
    Posted 11:35, 9 Apr 2010
    Originally written on 13:58, 26 Oct 2009
    Amusingly enough, this is NOT the log that the database holds for October 8th 2009 at 7pm. I wonder where it belongs?
    Posted 11:35, 9 Apr 2010
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