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Re: to fulfill a promise

Postby Ytrog » Sat Sep 25, 2010 9:37 am

Ah, makes sense on a motorcycle :)
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Re: to fulfill a promise

Postby octathlon » Sat Sep 25, 2010 3:26 pm

I've always been a big Leo Kotte fan (so I picked up on your nick right away). I saw him play 2 or 3 times, even tried to play some of his simpler stuff back when I used to play the guitar a lot. And John Fahey's stuff, too--like these:


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Re: to fulfill a promise

Postby alan » Sun Sep 26, 2010 3:59 am

Large glasses. Very useful in a motorcycle accident.

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Re: to fulfill a promise

Postby tiltbillings » Sun Sep 26, 2010 4:24 am

octathlon wrote:I've always been a big Leo Kotte fan (so I picked up on your nick right away). I saw him play 2 or 3 times, even tried to play some of his simpler stuff back when I used to play the guitar a lot. And John Fahey's stuff,
Fahey very good, Kottke better. Since the first time I saw Leo play in the 70's, I have seen him 20+ times and will likely see him again in Oct.
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Re: to fulfill a promise

Postby Ben » Sun Sep 26, 2010 5:45 am

tiltbillings wrote:
octathlon wrote:I've always been a big Leo Kotte fan (so I picked up on your nick right away). I saw him play 2 or 3 times, even tried to play some of his simpler stuff back when I used to play the guitar a lot. And John Fahey's stuff,
Fahey very good, Kottke better. Since the first time I saw Leo play in the 70's, I have seen him 20+ times and will likely see him again in Oct.

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The last time I saw Leo play was about three years ago at the Athenaeum Theatre in Melbourne. I took my daughter with me who was in first year university at the time. An amazing performance! I've seen him about 4-5 times since 1983. He is one performer I would travel back to Melbourne to see, esp. as it is highly unlikely he would come to Tasmania to play.
Enjoy the concert, Tilt!
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Re: to fulfill a promise

Postby Aloka » Sun Sep 26, 2010 10:04 am

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Greetings and salutations, Tilt.

I've just noticed your new avatar...has the stress of Dhamma Wheel moderating suddenly turned you into a Hindu ?


With metta ,

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Re: to fulfill a promise

Postby tiltbillings » Sun Sep 26, 2010 1:57 pm

Aloka wrote:.


Greetings and salutations, Tilt.

I've just noticed your new avatar...has the stress of Dhamma Wheel moderating suddenly turned you into a Hindu ?


With metta ,

Aloka :D
Nothing like that. I thought it would be nice to say - for a while - that my avatar is the only one here that is an avatar.
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People live in one another’s shelter.

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Re: to fulfill a promise

Postby plwk » Sun Sep 26, 2010 2:47 pm

that my avatar is the only one here that is an avatar.

Hmmm...really? :tongue:
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Re: to fulfill a promise

Postby octathlon » Sun Sep 26, 2010 3:21 pm

tiltbillings wrote:Fahey very good, Kottke better.

No one is better than Leo! :D

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Re: to fulfill a promise

Postby tiltbillings » Sun Sep 26, 2010 9:53 pm

plwk wrote:
that my avatar is the only one here that is an avatar.

Hmmm...really? :tongue:
Alas, reincarnation, but is it as the fox or the mouse?
This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond.
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Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine.
People live in one another’s shelter.

dheamhan a fhios agam

"We eat cold eels and think distant thoughts." -- Jack Johnson

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Re: to fulfill a promise

Postby Aloka » Mon Sep 27, 2010 3:41 am

tiltbillings wrote:Alas, reincarnation, but is it as the fox or the mouse?



Well, taking into consideration the fact that previous avatars were cute jackals, I'd guess it was the fox ! :)
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Re: to fulfill a promise

Postby tiltbillings » Mon Sep 27, 2010 3:52 am

Aloka wrote:
tiltbillings wrote:Alas, reincarnation, but is it as the fox or the mouse?



Well, taking into consideration the fact that previous avatars were cute jackals, I'd guess it was as the fox ! :)
A crunchy lunch is to be served.
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Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine.
People live in one another’s shelter.

dheamhan a fhios agam

"We eat cold eels and think distant thoughts." -- Jack Johnson

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Re: to fulfill a promise

Postby Aloka » Mon Sep 27, 2010 9:28 am

tiltbillings wrote: A crunchy lunch is to be served.



Erm.....just the green salad for me please, Tilt !


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Re: to fulfill a promise

Postby SDC » Tue Sep 28, 2010 2:49 pm

Really cool of you to share this, tilt. Thanks. :smile:

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Re: to fulfill a promise

Postby Vepacitta » Tue Sep 28, 2010 5:04 pm

The correct spelling is mensch


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Re: to fulfill a promise

Postby Sanghamitta » Tue Sep 28, 2010 5:36 pm

Oy....what am I, a spelling maven already ?
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Re: to fulfill a promise

Postby Bankei » Wed Sep 29, 2010 11:16 pm

Nice pics Tilt. Looks like the man who later became the Sangharaja was your preceptor? Forget his name now.

Did u meet any other western monks at the time? I think Kantipalo was there around that time too.

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Re: to fulfill a promise

Postby tiltbillings » Thu Sep 30, 2010 2:25 am

Before I forget again to answer thereductor's above question: "Why didn't you take higher ordination? If you don't mind the question." Novices actually have a bit more freedom in movement than a bhikkhu and I just did want to, not knowing how long I was going to stay, have to contend with all the bhikkhu rules. Being a novice gave a feel for life in the robes (just a feel) and I am very thankful for the opportunity.

Bankei wrote:Nice pics Tilt. Looks like the man who later became the Sangharaja was your preceptor? Forget his name now.
Somdet Phra Nanasamvara, I think. Actually, being novices, we got foisted of on an other monk, who I saw only when I disrobed.

Did u meet any other western monks at the time? I think Kantipalo was there around that time too.
Wat Ba Pong was full of Western monks. They had not started the Western Wat yet. I did not get meet Ajahn Chah, he being off someplace, and as for the other Western monks the only one other than Ven Sumedho at Wat Ba Pong was Paul Breiter. There were other Western monks at Wat Bowan. Jotimano (if I am spelling that correctly) is the in the ordination photo. The one person who I did get meet that impressed almost as much as Ven Sumedho was John Blofeld. His warmth and openness were remarkable.

Ven Khantiplalo was, at that time, in Australia with the hippies. I am sorry I did not get to meet him. In the dark days before the internet the only option I had was to write letters, which I did, sending them all over the world. Got some replies but one of the best came from Ven K, hand written in this lovely cursive, very generous, close to ten pages. Thanks to him I started looking at the Theravada seriously, which before I had dismissed as hinayana (because that is what the books told me).
This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond.
SN I, 38.

Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine.
People live in one another’s shelter.

dheamhan a fhios agam

"We eat cold eels and think distant thoughts." -- Jack Johnson


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