- 1- Souls should be able to make posts without the site admin sending mail outs to the local centers. I personally have sent letters to my local center and to D and J in London. My posts here are for those who may have been in Gyan x number of time and can learn from others experiences.
2- Every other forum I have been on gives the "edit" option. Lets look at this. To take this away is to OWN people's words. It is a lack of trust, which smacks of the BKs again.
3 Then there is this overbearing nagging about punctuation and spelling by personal mail. I am a radical type, and that goes for punctuation snobbery. Can you understand what I am saying or not? Perhaps you need to watch my lips.
The spiritual aim is self transformation, it is not about creating something new from scratch. We take what is there, and we transform that energy from negative to positive. Without an edit function, souls are being told that, once they perform an action, they are stuck with it, there is no going back and fixing it, tough. While we could debate it, this is not true to life. The weaknesses within us ARE from the past and we DO get many many chances even, of editing our past actions by changing the self in the moment, changing that which is already there.
It points to over-bearing attachment from the moderators and/or fear. A dictatorship. Owning peoples thoughts and words. Preventing them from being able to change. OK, someone could mess threads up by editing. So you scrap it and take the view that its time had come. It would be a decision taken by an individual who projected that expression in the first place. We have that as a basic right in life, to edit our past doings, but not delete. It suggests that the moderators may have other values running and is not in it to help others to change but is in it to punish others for their actions and make them disillusioned and admit defeat that change is not possible. It is a sentence of sorts. OK, it teaches us to think before we act, but we need to be given space to make mistakes, and to try again, or, transform what is already there.
Humour is important, it does not aways work however, but we don't know until we have expressed it as to what it is. It is the lack of an edit function which makes it permanent. Humour only works once, some may be best edited after a week or so. Not around here. As in, the person who expressed it change it, who knows, it may even give them the confidence to continue changing themselves. We cant have THAT though. Lightness is what spirituality is all about, to gain awareness of true self and drama. Anything else is a misunderstanding of why Shiva came in the first place.
There will be a way to save and backup I am sure, if so desired. Or are we in the game of collecting scriptures and mountains of information. Burn the lot. Loosen up. Let it go. Any thoughts of "my forum" will bring obstacles. But hold on, the moderators ARE allowed to change things, it is all others who cannot do this, yes, spiritual democracy right enough. Or is it called playing God with others. Don't point the finger at others until you have sorted things in your own backyard is what I would suggest.
If there is transparency here, there will be a list of the various moderators, or is there only one, are the others I am have been told of on a number of occasions just a BK type lie? Or a mother's lie to her children- 'I will tell you when you are older'. Are souls being patronised?
Harry Tuttle - spiritual engineer.