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  • Papajeff
    May 15, 2010
      OK. Signing off.

      --- In meditationsocietyofamerica@yahoogroups.com, medit8ionsociety <no_reply@...> wrote:
      >
      > "Papajeff" <jeff@> wrote:
      > >
      > > Bob,
      > >
      > > 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
      > > suffering.
      > >
      > > With Love.
      > >
      > > Jeff
      >
      > Yo Papajeff,
      >
      > 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,
      > Bob
      >
      > > --- In meditationsocietyofamerica@yahoogroups.com, 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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