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 for guru meditation
From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  guru meditation
   n.
  
      Amiga equivalent of panic in Unix (sometimes just called a guru or guru
      event). When the system crashes, a cryptic message of the form ?GURU
      MEDITATION #XXXXXXXX.YYYYYYYY? may appear, indicating what the problem was.
      An Amiga guru can figure things out from the numbers. Sometimes a guru
      event must be followed by a Vulcan nerve pinch.
  
      This term is (no surprise) an in-joke from the earliest days of the Amiga.
      An earlier product of the Amiga corporation was a device called a
      ?Joyboard? which was basically a plastic board built onto a joystick-like
      device; it was sold with a skiing game cartridge for the Atari game
      machine. It is said that whenever the prototype OS crashed, the system
      programmer responsible would calm down by concentrating on a solution while
      sitting cross-legged on a Joyboard trying to keep the board in balance.
      This position resembled that of a meditating guru. Sadly, the joke was
      removed fairly early on (but there's a well-known patch to restore it in
      more recent versions).
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  guru meditation
  
      The Amiga equivalent of Unix's panic
     (sometimes just called a "guru" or "guru event").  When the system
     crashes, a cryptic message of the form "GURU MEDITATION
     #XXXXXXXX.YYYYYYYY" may appear, indicating what the problem was.
     An Amiga guru can figure things out from the numbers.
  
     In the earliest days of the Amiga, there was a device called a
     "Joyboard" which was basically a plastic board built onto a
     joystick-like device; it was sold with a skiing game cartridge
     for the Atari game machine.  It is said that whenever the
     prototype OS crashed, the system programmer responsible would
     concentrate on a solution while sitting cross-legged, balanced
     on a Joyboard, resembling a meditating guru.  Sadly, the joke
     was removed in AmigaOS 2.04.
  
     The Jargon File claimed that a guru event had to be
     followed by a Vulcan nerve pinch but, according to a
     correspondent, a mouse click was enough to start a reboot.
  
     (2002-06-25)
  

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