Join Date: May 2006
Jean, to be brutally honest, my approach to tangguh varies according to the company I am in.
If I'm in Jawa with gentlemen who are very traditional followers of Javanese culture and philosophy, I agree with everything that is said --- it is not my place to to attempt to lecture people on their own culture.
Shut up. Listen. Learn.
If I am with people who are convinced that they already know all there is to be known, I do the same thing:-
Shut up. Listen. Learn -- or perhaps be mildly amused.
If I am with gentlemen who can take a calm, balanced, and logical view of the world and all things in it, I am prepared to adopt the third way and attempt to justify my acceptance of this approach.
As to an image of a typical keris budho, I do have a number of these and I am probably prepared to provide an image. Leave it with me, I'll see what I can do.