01 - 03 1*2*3: "A Chance to Fully Be"

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    Calvino Rabeni: Fair is every sentient being getting its chance to fully be


    "The tenth and final picture depicts a rotund, smiling, self-contented monk carrying a cloth bag... The homeless monk in the tenth picture is a mysterious figure. One does not know where he comes from. Every place is his home. This illustrates the power of the enlightened bodhisattva to manifest in any form, or take on any personality and walk of life, in order to help living beings. At any time and any place, enlightened ones are prepared to assist others" (221) -- Master Sheng-yen, _Hoofprint of the Ox: Principles of the Chan Path as Taught by a Modern Chan Master_


    Not stopping



    Calvino Rabeni: it is quite common in all walks of life, to think that there's AN answer
    Calvino Rabeni: In a way,we are not here to make answers
    Geoff Baily: To give, and that gives them power
    Calvino Rabeni: but to keep turning it back to questions
    Calvino Rabeni: To form a conclusion is to stop thinking
    Geoff Baily: no answers, more questions? ;)
    Calvino Rabeni: It is empirical. Any Answer might be further questioned
    Wester Kiranov: any answer produces new questions
    Repose Lionheart: the answer in the question
    Calvino Rabeni: People get impatient to "get to the end of it"
    Wester Kiranov: if you're willing to let it give you more questions

    Geoff Baily: Newton said 'the bigger is the island of knowledge the greater is the shoreline of uncertainty'
    Calvino Rabeni: good quite
    Calvino Rabeni: quote
    Wester Kiranov: that's a nice one
    Repose Lionheart: nice quote
    Geoff Baily: longer*
    Geoff Baily: the shoreline...
    Repose Lionheart: Coleridge: The mark of a mature mind is its ability to tolerate ambiguity
    Calvino Rabeni: Or, consistency is the hobgoblin of small minds


    Already there in the first place



    Wol Euler: that's the great big dirty secret of life, Zon: we are all making it up as we go along
     Mickorod Renard: Zon,,this is exploration,,
    Zon Quar: lol..good im at the right plce then
    Mickorod Renard: we wont know until we find it
    Zon Quar: and then we will find we were looking for that what we already had
    Wol Euler: often, yes, like Dorothy.
    Qt Core: that is if we recognize It wjen we find It...
    Mickorod Renard: yes, exactly,,but it was burried under lifes complications
    Zon Quar: and we like digging
    Mickorod Renard: yeh,,but maybe the 9 seconds is like comming up for air
        Mickorod Renard: perhaps we should forget the digging and just stay in the air


    Play as dreaming



    Threedee Shepherd: In a dream I watch what "floats by" my awareness without apparently controlling it. Sounds alot like an ideal PaB experience
    Paradise Tennant: hmm sometimes in a dream ..there is the sense you can relax and control it .. it is your dream .. I guess the influence of lucidity ?
    Eos Amaterasu: So was this 90 secs PaB like a dream?
    Eos Amaterasu: Is what I am experiencing right now like a dream?
    Eden Haiku: It reminded me my first sessions here.
    Threedee Shepherd: dreams involve "impossible" conjunctions in a way awake awareness does not.



    Calvino Rabeni: Fair is every sentient being getting its chance to fully be.


    Abiding in virtue



    Yakuzza Lethecus: hehe, and the question what is virtue, and can virtue be taught ?
    Eos Amaterasu: ie, recognizing and dropping fixations as they come up, as you see them
    Eliza Madrigal: yes, shedding what we've added
    Eos Amaterasu: so that virtue is not something you define and try to meet
    Eliza Madrigal: and maybe preshedding what we're about to add more and more
    Eos Amaterasu: but by shedding you just abide in a "virtuous" being place :-)
    Eliza Madrigal: MMMMM


    Kindness in kind



    Storm Nordwind: Sure. People think that compassion is something they use only when presented with charitable causes, but it can be practised in the home, every day, with astonishing effect. :)
    Eliza Madrigal smiles... yes, generosity in the smallest acts ..
    Storm Nordwind: Kindness is underrated, and under exemplified... and one of the most powerful forces in the world :)
    Eliza Madrigal: Hm. I was reading Rumi the other day... about our mind having two advisors... one generous and one stingy....
    Storm Nordwind: Ah yes, i recall that one
    Eliza Madrigal: how many things can potentially get in the way of our listening to the generous advisor.. . love that...
    Eliza Madrigal: we have hundreds of little crossroads thoughout our ordinary day perhaps
    Eliza Madrigal: I'd better get back to the work now that you've stirred me to be kind and generous...heh
    Storm Nordwind: :) Wonderful to talk with you!
    Eliza Madrigal: Thanks so much Storm!! See you soon


    Stability in instability



    Calvino Rabeni: SOmeone else, a dreaming researcher, said that dream objects are very unstable
    Calvino Rabeni: I'll get that in a second, ok? :)
    Fox Monacular: yes, many people who practice lucid dreaming too say that
    Calvino Rabeni: That they have the appearance of stability but not the actuality
    Calvino Rabeni: So the dreamer kind of makes it up again at each point in time,
    Calvino Rabeni: pretending there is more continuity than there is.
    Fox Monacular: perhaps the same could be said about waking cognition too sometimes
    Calvino Rabeni: Confabulation is a theory that there are many simultaneous perceptions / interpretations going on, but we are only aware of one at a time.
    Calvino Rabeni: Although others happen unconsciously

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