Re: Inspiration Sounds & An Inquiry into the Word "Inspiration"
- Hi Budhsamudra,
I haven't listened to one of the readings yet but I read on the site
about your vision for this new project that traces back to your
childhood fondness for radio theatre. I used to listen to a program
called Radio Mystery Theatre that came on once a week on the main AM
station in my town. Radio theatre surely stimulates the imagination
which makes it a rather thrilling medium.
I wonder how attached you are to the title for this project? I'm
lamenting that the poor word inspiration is about to die from overuse
and overwork here in our creative realms. Prachar has already weighed
in the subject when the title of Inspiration Letters was debated.
Until now we haven't seemed to succeed in coming up with any
compelling alternatives. Unfortunately, the overuse of this word has
me suspecting that there is a stark shortage of real **inspiration**
for some new, creative and original names for our diverse offerings.
Maybe contests with prizes :-) is a solution? We came up with lots of
ideas for Niriha's attempt to win an airplane ticket on the discount
airfare site. Since criticism is cheap and real encouragement dear, it
is only fair that I suggest additional words to add to our repertoire
besides the word inspiration. A brainstorm during my morning commute
found the following words passing by: Enthusiasm TV instead of
Inspiration TV - since it's focused on good news that engenders
positive feelings; Expansion Sounds or Sounds of Expansion instead of
Inspiration Sounds - since what we're all about with our spiritual
inquiry is expansion of consciousness - ego to universal...
My brainstorm list of words to play with
These words are not excessively unique and have been used a lot too by
spiritual folk but if we share the wealth a little the poor word
inspiration might not be so easily translated as an overdone motto for
our group. Those of us who are his students are used to Sri Chinmoy's
creative use of the English language. He often creates compound word
concepts to bring forward inner realms. Let's brainstorm a little and
if in the end we're still intent on the word inspiration as our motto
at least it won't be for lack of trying.
--- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, budhsamudra
> I would like to introduce a new page on Sri Chinmoy Radio.Called
> Inspiration Sounds,it is a place you can visit to listen to selected
> stories of Sri Chinmoys,dramatised by several different readers.
> In these stories Sri Chinmoy conveys ancient truths and pearls of
> wisdom on a vast range of topics,to guide and inspire the best in us
> On a technical matter the ideal way to listen to the stories is with
> Quick Time 7. Or with iTunes,for you then automatically have Quick
> Type in www.srichinmoyradio.org to check it out, and if you`d like to
> leave a comment please to so as we`d love to hear from you.
> Happy listening,