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Subramanian.R

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Lila or the Dumb Game
« on: April 08, 2009, 12:57:00 PM »
LILA or
THIS DUMB GAME IS REALLY BUGGING ME BUT I CAN'T STOP)

Insert disk; planet three; press any key
You are in cyperspace; play

No, I can't tell you the goal, Golden Princess
Or Holy Grail or International Spy -- it doesn't
matter what you chase.  You have sword and shield,
Body and soul.  You can't keep them
together but you have to try.

No, that thorn is of no use.  And don't kill
That man.  That ice is not firm enough.
Too bad. You'are dead.  Yes, it must have hurt.
But you have to remember it is only a game.
Oh, of course, you can have another life.
No, it's not quite all over again
Nor is it exactly where you left off.
Well I told you about the ice.

Be careful now.  So you have the crystal.
Good, the smarter you are the better.
You killed, did you?  You will pay,
Of course, but later.  Those scuttling enemies
Are not just like you, they are you.
Projection and programmed blip
Sit playing a role
On either side of the screen.
What is real is intelligence. 

Yes, you must set sail here
But you are before your time
And there is no ship.  And if
I told you better go the way you came
You wouldn't understand.  You are hooked.
So restart or exit?

No, exist is not the end and
To die is no solution.
In this game all exits ae followed
By entries. So go on, play.  By trial and error
You atleast avoid the same mistakes.

Whoops.  Not the ice again!
Well, that is the theory.  Some
learn more slowly than others.  The game
assumes you will repeat.
Victory is useless but
Necessary.  No, I can't say how long.

I can only tell you
when input and output
Cancel
And he goal is where You Are

Then......

But then is any time
You have only to get up

TO BE
FREE ---Now!

(Source:  Mountain Path, April-June 2007.  A poem by Dr. Sharada
Bhanu.)

Arunachala Siva.