7580Re: Too many 1 aphorism postings!
- Sep 21, 2004Uf... Teaser Assistant Moderator! I was just trying to point out
that if someone is already inspired to post a few aphorisms/poems,
not to do it in several postings at the same time, but only in one.
I do hope I made myself clear now?
[Anita, not only have you achieved clarity, but the proverbial horse
is lying dead as cucumber! :-) -Assistant Moderator]
--- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, anitabusic
> Dear Assistant Moderator and other friends,
> I am sorry, I didn't mean to sound so harsh. But, at a closer look
> at just today's postings, I could see your point. For instance,
> all posted 3 messages with 1 poem-aphorism per each. Waste of time
> and space, I do agree. That's why I try to post my favourite ones
> in one posting.
> I find if there are several poems on a single theme in one
> posting, it is not only time-and-space efficient, but more
> inspiring. Not every poem/aphorism strikes me at that moment, so
> if there are a few, there is a really high chance one of them
> will. This is what I tried to do with my happiness poems series.
> I would like to ask everyone, do you prefer one posting - one
> poem, or one posting - several poems; on a single theme or a
> variety of themes?
> Maybe the answer to these two questions would clarify for many of
> us what is the best thing to do, what inspires most people.
> Wishing you joy,
> [Um... Yes Anita, I begin to see your point... Just not enough
> aphorisms per post! But do you really think the people banging
> them out in all caps or with typos can rise to the challenge of
> posting 10 or 20 at a clip? And how do you think this might affect
> the assistant alligator? You don't think he might throw a "snout
> fit"? :-)]
> --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, anitabusic
> <no_reply@y...> wrote:
> > Hi guys and Assistant Moderator,
> > I don't know about you, but I personally do enjoy reading posts
> > with poems and aphorisms. I never know which one will be the to
> > hit me and give me a boost for the day. Personally I prefer
> > these to mundane posts.
> > Since I usually read the posts in the morning, they serve as a
> > continuation of my morning meditation and help me deal with all
> > the difficulties of life and working at a place where people
> > have no interest in the spiritual life whatsoever, but only in
> > the material.
> > So, I beg to differ, do not discourage people from posting
> > poetry and other reading from Sri Chinmoy. I think I am not
> > alone in not be able to spend much time surfing through the Sri
> > Chinmoy sites, and although I have read most of the poetry and
> > excerpts before that are being posted here, I never tire of them
> > and they do serve as a beautiful reminder of our spiritual life.
> > This inspiration group is a real must for me, and it really
> > helps me keep going. Right now I am at a difficult stage in my
> > life and need all the encouragement I can get. I post the
> > happiness poems not just for others, but for myself as well, and
> > I do believe that there might be others who do need to increase
> > their happiness in order to progress in their spiritual life.
> > These poems are like mantras, and just reading them over and
> > over, I feel my consciousness change for the better. So, once
> > again I kindly ask, do not discourage people to post daily
> > aphorisms. Some of us really do appreciate the effort. I know it
> > is a lot of work for you, but, can you not get help? Perhaps
> > another Assistant Moderator - Alligator?
> > Thank you,
> > poetry-lover Anita
> > [Dear Anita, it's wonderful that Sri Chinmoy's poems are helping
> > you through a difficult period. I know they've done that for me.
> > Please continue to post them. But can there be some compromise
> > with you and others who like to post poems and aphorisms? Does
> > it need to be so many every day?
> > There was never any thought of discouraging people. It is a
> > question of balance. I wrote: "One can never get enough of Sri
> > Chinmoy's superlative writings. If there's a particular passage
> > that you love, please feel free to post it for discussion. And
> > when Sri Chinmoy has just written something new, people will be
> > very very grateful if you can post an accurate version."
> > What I'm trying to discourage is the practice of bombarding the
> > group with "mass quantities" of poems and aphorisms, posted more
> > or less mechanically, often with typos (possibly from Remulak).
> > This does not inspire readership. What I wrote was: "I am asking
> > people to please cut back on the *number* of aphorisms of the
> > day, poems of the day, quiz questions of the day, etc." And
> > again, the reason is that too much of these good things tends to
> > drive away people who are looking for interactive discussion.
> > The proof is in the pudding. No one can say that they're not
> > finding poems, aphorisms and talks by Sri Chinmoy here. That
> > will not change. I am only explaining to new members that this
> > is primarily a discussion group. If there are 20 people posting
> > "poems of the day," it just creates a problem with signal-to-
> > noise ratio. -Assistant Moderator (poetry-writer)]
> > P.S. I think Anita's posting actually references message #7432,
> > found here:
> > http://tinyurl.com/2z72h/7432
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