2009.10.23 07:00 - Coffee is Rajas

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    The Guardian for this meeting was sophia Placebo. The comments are by sophia Placebo.

    this had been a light session and short one ! but what was intersting is the word rajas which is almost same word Quran used to describe alcohol !


    sophia Placebo: hello yak
    Yakuzza Lethecus: hiya sophia
    sophia Placebo: how are you ?
    Yakuzza Lethecus: fine, a bit tired

    **pheno workshop**

    Yakuzza Lethecus: are you going to watch the pheno session in an hour ?
    Yakuzza Lethecus: obviously i hope ur also fine ?
    sophia Placebo: oh no mostly not
    sophia Placebo: im good ty
    Yakuzza Lethecus: i hope it´s not a lindenstealing object :) ?
    sophia Placebo: nop :) it is a hud that would alert you to new comers and anyone who mention your name
    sophia Placebo: i attened last pheno workshop
    Yakuzza Lethecus: i am curious how it´s going on after the biographie sessions :)
    Yakuzza Lethecus: i think thats the point in which we´ll see it´s longterm viability
    sophia Placebo: it was intersting and easy to grasp , being life story make one more attentive too
    Yakuzza Lethecus: i think to much about not reading enough and i really believe when i would read all the time i think about ,,what i can´t do" i could do so much more :)
    Yakuzza Lethecus: lol
    Yakuzza Lethecus: do you use audiobooks ?
    Yakuzza Lethecus: and podcasts
    sophia Placebo: no i like to read loudly by myself :)
    Yakuzza Lethecus: but you don´t record those ?
    sophia Placebo: reading is good , but not the only way to know things ,plus reading isnt always good , some books are @#$^%$
    sophia Placebo: record my voice reading a book , lol nop :)


    Bolonath Crystal: namaste :)
    sophia Placebo: Hola BOlonoTh !
    Yakuzza Lethecus: hallo bolo :)
    Bolonath Crystal: :)
    Bolonath Crystal: very quiet today
    Yakuzza Lethecus: at this time of the day
    Yakuzza Lethecus: yes
    sophia Placebo: very
    Yakuzza Lethecus: but 1 am is even more silent :)
    Bolonath Crystal: *g*
    Bolonath Crystal: do we have a topic?
    Yakuzza Lethecus: nothing specific so if you have something in mind, feel free :)
    Bolonath Crystal: oic
    Bolonath Crystal: i'm open to anything :)
    sophia Placebo: :) excited for your session bolonath
    Bolonath Crystal: did pema post it already? i can't read my emails since a few days
    Yakuzza Lethecus: you take a slot or you got an event ?
    sophia Placebo: he did !
    sophia Placebo: he would have a theme session with pema Yak
    Bolonath Crystal: pema and i want to make a chat about advaita vedanta
    Bolonath Crystal: i'm curious how it will work
    sophia Placebo: dont worry , it would be intersting and work smoothly
    Bolonath Crystal knocks on wood
    Bolonath Crystal: i pick up a coffee... afk
    sophia Placebo: ok


    Bolonath Crystal: as a yogi i shouldn't drink coffee...
    Bolonath Crystal: but i need to commit a few sins sometimes ;)
    sophia Placebo: really ?
    Bolonath Crystal: coffee is "rajas" in vedantic terms
    Bolonath Crystal: a yogi should strive for sattva
    sophia Placebo: intersting
    Bolonath Crystal: you know about the three gunas?
    sophia Placebo: no , tell me


    Bolonath Crystal: samsara (the illusionary dualistic world) consists of three main characteristics, called gunas
    Bolonath Crystal: they are named tamas, rajas and sattva
    Bolonath Crystal: tamas is heavyness, rajas is dynamics and sattva is clearness
    Bolonath Crystal: to transcendend samsara and reach enlightenment yogis support their sattva
    Bolonath Crystal: sattva is said to be the gate to nirvana
    sophia Placebo: what is tamas i mean can you give example ?
    sophia Placebo: he crashed
    Bolonath Crystal: sorry. disconnected
    sophia Placebo: *:::* WELCOME BACK *:::*
    Bolonath Crystal: i have to get that fixted this weekend
    Bolonath Crystal: fixed*
    sophia Placebo: [7:35] sophia Placebo: what is tamas i mean can you give example ?
    Bolonath Crystal: the gunas don't exist isolated for themselves. everything consists of all three of them. but in different amounts
    Bolonath Crystal: so when i say something is tamas, i mean that tamas is very strong in it
    sophia Placebo nods
    Bolonath Crystal: tamas food for example is meat or eggs
    Bolonath Crystal: or unripe fruits
    Bolonath Crystal: alcohol
    Bolonath Crystal: all the things that make you fall asleep in meditation
    Bolonath Crystal: rajas food makes the mind unpeaceful. so coffee makes it difficult to reach a deep meditation level
    Bolonath Crystal: sattva would be perfect. ripe fruits, veggies, salad, milk, cereals and so on
    sophia Placebo: i see
    sophia Placebo: so it is all about food
    Bolonath Crystal: that'S why many yogis are vegetarian and don't drink alcohol
    Bolonath Crystal: it is not only about food. food was just an example
    sophia Placebo: ok
    Bolonath Crystal: it is about everything
    Bolonath Crystal: kind of cosmology, i guess


    sophia Placebo: benifits vs disadvantage of things anh how to find the right balance ?
    Bolonath Crystal: do you know the yin-yang concept? you can look at tamas as yin, rajas as yang and sattva as the balance between them. roughly.
    Bolonath Crystal: balance is pretty useful, when the path gets narrow ;)
    sophia Placebo: :)
    Bolonath Crystal: maybe i should drink a beer after that coffee to keep the balance *ggg*
    sophia Placebo: lol
    sophia Placebo: i must go , nice to meet you bolo
    Bolonath Crystal: ty, same to you :)
    Bolonath Crystal: cu
    sophia Placebo: bye!
    Bolonath Crystal: i'm off, too. bye yak, om shanti :)
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