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Hello from Japan :^)

Postby christopher::: » Thu Jan 01, 2009 1:17 am

Hello friends of the Dhamma,

Happy New Year from the land of the rising sun. Hope to learn more about the path with all of you here. May our practice and understanding deepen, mistakes be corrected, and hearts sing in tune with the Buddha's wisdom..

In Peace,
Christopher
(aka, riv:::)
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Re: Hello from Japan :^)

Postby retrofuturist » Thu Jan 01, 2009 1:19 am

Greetings Chris the Old Timer ;) ,

Lovely to see you here, friend. I hope you are well and had a nice New Year's Eve.

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Re: Hello from Japan :^)

Postby Fede » Thu Jan 01, 2009 8:34 am

Hello and welcome.
What a stunningly beautiful Avatar you have!

Nice to see you!

With much metta,

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Translation: Just to stir things up seemed a good reward in itself. ;)

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Re: Hello from Japan :^)

Postby Ben » Thu Jan 01, 2009 12:26 pm

Hi Chris

So happy you could join us here!
Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
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Re: Hello from Japan :^)

Postby retrofuturist » Wed Jan 07, 2009 3:47 am

Greetings Christopher,

Care to elaborate on the mystery of the ::: ?

I've always been curious about that!

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Retro. :)
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One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7


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Re: Hello from Japan :^)

Postby christopher::: » Wed Jan 07, 2009 7:23 am

Hello friends, thank you for the warm welcome!!

retrofuturist wrote:Greetings Christopher,

Care to elaborate on the mystery of the ::: ?

I've always been curious about that!

Metta,
Retro. :)


LOL, i just started posting an answer, its a long complicated story that is not very important. In short, i used to be called river on another forum, in the 1990s. I shortened it to riv::: and when i arrived at e-sangha i stuck with that. I guess kinda how you have shortened retrofuturist to retro?

Now i'm going more for the reality television approach, thus my real name, but with a little :::

How about your name, care to elaborate on where that came from?

:^)
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Re: Hello from Japan :^)

Postby retrofuturist » Wed Jan 07, 2009 8:01 am

Greetings Chris,

Thanks for sharing.... though you do realise that riv::: is longer than river don't you! :D

As for retrofuturist, I think the name came about in the midst of a whole lot of good underground synth-pop releases on record labels like Ninthwave, A Different Drum, Cohaagen and so on circa 2000-04. Basically the bands on these labels used a lot of old-school sounding keyboard styles to make futuristic sounding synthpop that would have felt nearly just as at home in 2004 as it would have in the 1980's. This movement ran parallel to the more popular 'electroclash' movement that used old school synths and post-punk/new-wave styles and fashions to revitalise dance music during the same period.

Couple with that a big pre-Buddhist interest in reading lots and lots of science fiction... generally old school science fiction of the ilk of Arthur C Clarke, AE Van Vogt, Olaf Stapledon etc. Again, retro texts, with futuristic leanings.

Retrofuturist became Retro. when someone called me that out of laziness, and out of laziness I stopped writing Retrofuturist. In a strange way, it's also come to embody my approach to Buddhism... using the most retro of texts, but learning and discussing them through a futuristic medium.

Metta,
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Whatever various forms of unease there are in the world, They originate founded in encumbering accumulation. (Pārāyanavagga)


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One who is such, calmed and ever mindful, He has no sorrows! -- Udana IV, 7


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Re: Hello from Japan :^)

Postby christopher::: » Wed Jan 07, 2009 8:45 am

retrofuturist wrote:Greetings Chris,

Thanks for sharing.... though you do realise that riv::: is longer than river don't you! :D


LOL, not when spoken.

:^)


Couple with that a big pre-Buddhist interest in reading lots and lots of science fiction... generally old school science fiction of the ilk of Arthur C Clarke, AE Van Vogt, Olaf Stapledon etc. Again, retro texts, with futuristic leanings.

Retrofuturist became Retro. when someone called me that out of laziness, and out of laziness I stopped writing Retrofuturist. In a strange way, it's also come to embody my approach to Buddhism... using the most retro of texts, but learning and discussing them through a futuristic medium.


I also loved sci-fi, though more arthur c clarke, philip dick and robert heinlen. Also short stories, authors names forgotten. Interesting with how you see similarities with your approach. Indeed, i'm more focused in the present, thus the interest in modern teachers like ajahn chah, shunryu suzuki. Also with my art background i am eclectic by nature, tending to enjoy moving around and blending inspirations, like colors on a painting...

:^)
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Re: Hello from Japan :^)

Postby Annapurna » Wed Jan 07, 2009 8:50 am

Welcome, Chris, aka Riv::::: ! ;)

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Re: Hello from Japan :^)

Postby Anders » Wed Jan 07, 2009 8:49 pm

christopher::: wrote:Now i'm going more for the reality television approach, thus my real name, but with a little :::


nice one. :) 8-)
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Re: Hello from Japan :^)

Postby ShinMeiDokuJoh » Wed Jan 07, 2009 8:52 pm

Hi Chris,

nice to have you here too...

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Re: Hello from Japan :^)

Postby christopher::: » Thu Jan 08, 2009 9:23 am

Annabel wrote:Welcome, Chris, aka Riv::::: ! ;)

Annabel


Hi Annnnnaaa. meeeoooow!!!

Anders Honore wrote:
christopher::: wrote:Now i'm going more for the reality television approach, thus my real name, but with a little :::


nice one. :) 8-)


thanks anders. now i just need to find a good old photo like yours for my avatar, lol...

ShinMeiDokuJoh wrote:Hi Chris,

nice to have you here too...

With regards
ShinMeiDokuJoh


Same here my friend! Hope all is well. Happy New Year!!

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Re: Hello from Japan :^)

Postby pefty » Sun Jul 12, 2009 2:11 am

Fede wrote:Hello and welcome.
What a stunningly beautiful Avatar you have!

Nice to see you!

With much metta,

Fede.

*who needs a 'namaste' emoticon*.



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