2009.12.23 01:00 - the war within

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    The Guardian for this meeting was Bolonath Crystal. The comments are by Bolonath Crystal.

        Calvino Rabeni: Good evening, Bolo.
        Bolonath Crystal: namaste cal :)
        Bolonath Crystal: good morning *g*
        Calvino Rabeni: And how are you on this fine day?
        Bolonath Crystal: still alive, thanks ;)
        Bolonath Crystal: how are you?
        Calvino Rabeni: Glad to hear it.
        Calvino Rabeni: Can't complain :)
        Bolonath Crystal: already in christmas mood?
        Calvino Rabeni: Yes :)
        Bolonath Crystal: cool :)
        Calvino Rabeni: Anything you'd like to chat about today, Bolonath?
        Bolonath Crystal: nothing special... so if you have something in your mind, just feel free
        Calvino Rabeni: Your av is somewhat new - did you have one before that, or is Kira the reason for coming to SL?
        Bolonath Crystal: new?
        Bolonath Crystal: i never had an avatar before
        Calvino Rabeni: I mean, the SL entity - when you click on the Profile.
        Bolonath Crystal: oic
        Bolonath Crystal: i use sl only for the pab sessions
        Calvino Rabeni: Same here.
        Calvino Rabeni: I have a list of groups, but it is to get notices.
        Bolonath Crystal: i just read your profile. quite a lot of groups, yes
        Calvino Rabeni: Actually I do other Kira activities, but that's it mainly
        Calvino Rabeni: Occasionaly pop in for a poetry reading.
        Bolonath Crystal: i am probably more the 'hermit type'

    ' the true war is within'

        Calvino Rabeni: Ah, I call myself something like that - sometimes I say "warrior monk" but the rough stuff is in the past.
        Calvino Rabeni: Unless you count leaving my hermit den, the warrior activity :)
        Bolonath Crystal: hm, the world outside the den is sometimes more or less war-like
        Bolonath Crystal: but i try nmot to hide too much ;)
        Calvino Rabeni: my master used to tell me, the true war is within :)
        Bolonath Crystal: well, the inner conflicts are at least worth winning
        Bolonath Crystal: outer conflicts i am trying to avoid. no use to fight for money or power
        Calvino Rabeni: What about social or environmental justice, or truth, or something else?
        Calvino Rabeni: I am asking myself this question
        Bolonath Crystal: justice and truth are relative. why should i fight for a truth, which can't be taken from or given to anybody anyway?
        Bolonath Crystal: only to proof that i am right?
        Calvino Rabeni: I see
        Calvino Rabeni: I must not be a relativist in that sense
        Calvino Rabeni: I wish to be of some help or service in some way
        Calvino Rabeni: I used to identify more with Lao Tzu, who is said to have wandered off into the mountains
        Bolonath Crystal: why did he do that?
        Bolonath Crystal: to avoid wordly trouble?
        Calvino Rabeni: Some say, to escape the folly of people
        Calvino Rabeni: He didn't believe efforts could improve the world
        Bolonath Crystal: hm, somehow i think similar
        Bolonath Crystal: it would be enough, if everybody tries to improve in his personal spirituality
        Bolonath Crystal: outer world effords might be worthwhile, if the aim is to help others in their personal struggle for that
        Calvino Rabeni: I hope so
        Calvino Rabeni: and like to think they need not do it alone
        Bolonath Crystal nods and smiles
        Calvino Rabeni: religion theory ranges from very impersonal to very personal

    'pure being is oneness'

        Bolonath Crystal: i suppose our planet to be a living being. it is in its best condition, if the individuals work together hand in hand. just like any individual body is healthy as long as the cells work together in harmony
        Bolonath Crystal: not much room for fighting here
        Bolonath Crystal: and the same of course for the whole multiverse
        Bolonath Crystal: in my opinion individuals are merely the ego-carriers, at which perceptions crystallise to form universes. the pure being is oneness
        Calvino Rabeni: hmm
        Bolonath Crystal: a strange opinion?
        Calvino Rabeni: no, I don't think it strange
        Bolonath Crystal: most people do ;)
        Calvino Rabeni: I'm not sure I understand the implications though
        Bolonath Crystal: well, one of the most important implication is that i harm myself if i harm others
        Calvino Rabeni: I remember contemplating that for myself
        Calvino Rabeni: it is complex somtimes.
        Bolonath Crystal: look at the evolution. atoms form molecules, molecules form cells, cells form bodies, bodies form groups - and so on and so on, until the assembly is finished: back to oneness
        Calvino Rabeni: Ethics sometimes seem paradoxical
        Calvino Rabeni: Say someone wants to abuse me
        Calvino Rabeni: That presents a dilemma
        Calvino Rabeni: To withdraw, they may not give it up, or may direct it to others
        Calvino Rabeni: To accept it, would harm myself and by that, others
        Bolonath Crystal: the true self can't be abused or harmed. only the ego
        Bolonath Crystal: so conflicts between people are always conflicts between their egos
        Bolonath Crystal: if you think of ego as something you have - not as something you are - nobody will be able to harm you
        Calvino Rabeni: hmmm
        Calvino Rabeni: I don't believe in ego, so I guess no one can harm me, except
        Calvino Rabeni: if they believe in it, and they feel they have harmed me, then that is not good for them to have done that and believed that
        Calvino Rabeni: No one truly wants to be a harmer
        Bolonath Crystal: so you can help others by letting no one harm you :)
        Calvino Rabeni: that makes sense to me

    stories of oxen, stallions and a pair of shoes

        Bolonath Crystal: i wouldn't say i don't believe in ego. actually i can sense ego within me. but i try not to identify with it
        Bolonath Crystal: i try to wear my ego like a pair of shoes
        Calvino Rabeni: I have something in mind like, ego is a stallion, I ride it
        Calvino Rabeni: and it likes that :)
        Calvino Rabeni: OH - right, the zen ox herding pictures
        Calvino Rabeni: the ox is the ego in that story
        Calvino Rabeni: so, a stallion or an ox
        Bolonath Crystal: that might be the inner war your master talked about: not to let the stallion take control of the ride
        Bolonath Crystal: ah yes, i remember the ox story
        Calvino Rabeni: the beast is happier than it used to be
        Calvino Rabeni: it is contented
        Calvino Rabeni: sometimes feisty - not completely tame perhaps, I don't mean that
        Calvino Rabeni: I remember one time, riding a horse at night
        Calvino Rabeni: I could not see a thing.
        Calvino Rabeni: Horses have night vision
        Bolonath Crystal: so you needed to have a lot of trust in the horse
        Calvino Rabeni: No deep meaning here, but I trusted the horse, and it did what it wanted, which benefited both of us
        Calvino Rabeni: yes that is it :)
        Bolonath Crystal: :)
        Bolonath Crystal: i would like to have my ego in the same condition *g*
        Calvino Rabeni: So I gave up some ego to let the horse lead right then
        Calvino Rabeni: :)
        Calvino Rabeni: Bolo, it is now late here, I should go
        Bolonath Crystal: yes, i have to go, too
        Calvino Rabeni: thanks for sit / talk
        Calvino Rabeni: :)
        Bolonath Crystal: thank you for your mindful thiughts, cal :)
        Calvino Rabeni: good day!
        Bolonath Crystal: thoughts*
        Bolonath Crystal: good night, cal

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