17170Re: About this group and posting about Youtube URL's
- May 15, 2010"Papajeff" <jeff@...> wrote:
> You 'read' of the posting
> of my link to the video is
> stunning to me. You read
> it as pridefully strutting
> my own personal spiritual
> achievements "instead" of
> encouraging seekers to press
> on when they come to the point
> where the ego's guardians of
> fear and doubt so often
> turn them back.
> To me, the purpose of relating
> my story is that is presents
> a "live" person speaking to
> the wiles of the ego and
> the incredible potential we
> have to experience profound
> peace of mind - and end the
> With Love.
Not necessarily me, and in any case, it definitely
is not just me Papajeff, that sees your repeatedly
telling the same story (your "own personal spiritual
achievements") as something not found in others who
know but don't say they know, and do see it in those
who don't know and say they do.
You have heard this many times before on other forums.
Recently I have received emails questioning me as to why
I allow it, and I have had to talk people out of dropping
out of the group over this issue.
I have responded that I see great potential benefit
in what you write and how you write, but as other
people have pointed out, it may be 100% unneeded to tell
"your story" if you really just want to share. So, you're
not just being a ""live" person speaking to the wiles
of the ego"; to some, you also appear to be "selling
your Enlightenment", and this doesn't just distract from
the rest of the message ("the incredible potential
we have to experience profound peace of mind - and
end the suffering.") It has the potential to negate it.
What I'd suggest is that if you have something to
post here that can be communicated without personal
reference that will help others, please do it.
And if you want people to hear your own story,
they can certainly find it on your own group and
in your own writings elsewhere.
Perhaps by posting and then putting the URL's that
point to "your story" at the bottom of the post, all
of this group's and your own objectives may be met.
I wish you well, and hope that your being "stunned"
is not anything that takes your peace away in any way.
Peace and blessings,
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, medit8ionsociety <no_reply@> wrote:
> > When I go to Youtube and search Swami Satchidananda,
> > the Dalai Lama, and a few others, I find dozens of videos
> > about consciousness, inner peace, yoga, meditation,
> > how to be happy, etc. In them, I don't see them talking
> > about their own "Enlightenment" or their "Enlightenment
> > experience". They never seem to talk about anything
> > that doesn't diminish others suffering and instead points
> > to their own personal spiritual achievements. So I conclude
> > that they are simply vehicles for higher energy and
> > wisdom to flow through, and that they personally have no
> > agenda other than sharing selflessly for the good of all
> > of us.
> > As the moderator of this forum, and to respond to recent
> > emails criticizing some posts, I think that these kinds
> > of videos are well worth pointing to relative to what
> > I think this forum should be used for...IE: Sharing
> > things help people evolve in consciousness and lead
> > towards living happily ever after.
> > Maybe this isn't a fair or accurate conclusion, but I agree
> > that there needs to be some criteria for what gets posted
> > here and as moderator that task falls on me. In the past
> > I have found it necessary to not allow some posts
> > that I thought were inappropriate. These included
> > ones pointing to cult sites, ads aimed at selling things,
> > ones aimed at putting down other posters, etc. So, for
> > the past year or so I have put all new members on
> > moderation and have deleted posts from current members
> > that had no value except toward furthering the
> > personal gain (egotistically or materially) of the people
> > who posted them.
> > Another plague that has hit other groups is that people
> > post URL's that lead to viruses. So, what I am asking
> > for is to please be considerate and avoid posting for
> > ego's sake or to exploit or to be hurtful or harmful
> > to others.
> > Whattayathink?
> > Peace blessings,
> > Bob
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