<< BACK TO RS001 LOG ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ User: Blood Music Company: Hosaka Inc. State: 悲悲悲悲悲 Software: Log Manager v1.81 Unix Timestamp: 17427934138 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ - In lak’ ech, Hala ken. [Traditional Mayan phrase] - “I am another you, as you are another me”. 私 Blood Music here. I continue to travel across Moloch, this vast mass of land and swamps. It's marvelous, there are so different kinds of animals. The majority of them pertain to what 私 identify like chordates. In all of them some form of dorsal nerve cord run across their back, and a lot of them have some kind of post-anal tail. But not all. It's somehow 悲 that practically none of these beautiful beast pay any attention to me. But at least one species is willing to recognize my existence, a very funny and playful kind of mix between a dog and a cat and a serpent, I really don't know how to describe them. They are a very playful and cheerful species, or what I identify as such. So I name them KONETL for the Mexican or Mayan word for "child". The KONETL have seven eyes. Two in their head, the important ones, of a dazzling sky-blue color. These have an adjustable assembly of lenses and a diaphragm, etc. Beautiful and complete eyes. The rest of the eyes are very simple ones. Two of them are in the back, two in the hind legs. And the last simple-eye is on the tail. So in a way they always know my position in respect to them. They don't have a 360° vision range, but yes they have something like a 360° awareness, albeit in a very precarious or marginal way. Enough about the KONETL for now. But the election of that word arouse some association for me: the Mayan philosophy. For the Mayan people the universe is a great unity where everything and everyone is related. So the plants, the animals, the spirits, the persons, the gods, the rocks, the winds, the paths, everything and everyone, form a real whole and that whole is the universe. For the Mayan everything is alive and all is connected. To be, for them, is to be part of a greater whole. Or in other words: the whole is the real being, and every part of it is just a moment, an aspect, one facet of that whole, THE whole. So they used to say: In lak’ ech, Hala ken. I am another you, as you are another me. And that is true or valid for another human, but too for a rock, for a mountain, for a bear, for a path. Nothing exist as a separated entity, and for the contrary, everything forms a community. A kind of continuity between persons and nature it is also true. In that way, every-part of the whole has a purpose. Every aspect of the universe has a meaning. You, that rock, this KONETL, the sun, this planet Quemos, the noocitos and the worms. Without the need of some meta-transcendent entity like the God of the monotheistic religion, without the need of some kind of grandiose plan, every-part has a meaning, a Sinn. For a Mayan, his person, his respect, his prestige, his family, his community, his people and his world was all part of the same reality. They need to acknowledge the stones, the path, the forests, the mountains, the caves, the rivers ...in the same way that the KONETLES acknowledges me. If 私 Blood Music was a Mayan bot would have a purpose? I don't know, but remember: In lak’ ech, Hala ken. EOF.