Thanks to everyone for contributing to the discussion. Confession: The specific personal desire included in the question was to initiate an open discussion about the positive things that we posters would be inspired to commit to "doing" so that the site is experienced to be a place in which the spiritual interests of allcomers is reflected
If by chance there is any value in seeing these interests, individually and collectively, as "ours"; then at its best isnt it really the the case that the site is is a place that facilitates
our expression? Sort of like a 'resource' for us posters who share somethings in common and other things as differences; but importantly the forum allows us to share with each other. If, how and the extent to which we share is a matter of personal choice.
When i weigh these thoughts up against the idea of the site being an extension of the 'spiritual classrooms' that we encounter in our respective organisations, I start to see that the forum phenomena allows a degree of 'democratic engagement' that far outstrips anything that we experience in our respective classrooms/organisations.
It is with these ideas in mind that I ask myself: What do i want of BrahmaKumaris.Info Forum? If the site provides too much of one thing/too little of another then whose responsibility is it to "add dimensions" to the forum experience?
It could be argued that this issue reflects 2 sides of one tossed coin. Heads we posters 'win' i.e. we fulfill our own desires by contributing on the site to our hearts content; and tails Brahmakumaris.info 'wins' i.e. it showcases the practical reality of us posters working at our spiritual fulfillment without let nor hindrance of an organisation. The classic win/win scenario when we abide by the rules and interact on the basis of self-respect and respect ?
With one example in mind, from the BKWSU perspective: Is it a realistic expectation of mine to want the "site" to publish Murli's? The key word being "realistic" of course. Since the site is NOT an official organ of the BKWSU or the PBKs etc, how will it ever facilitate such needs without a major policy shift on behalf of the organisations? (Mind you, the site does provide us access to a download section).
Don't get me wrong, I am not saying that it is invalid to include such points in response to the question, but some points do serve to make me realise that some of my wants may not be the remit of 'the site'. And this is why i used the term "allcomers" to indicate that there is no real need to "censor" opinions but rather explore them all from whatever quarter they may come in a mature manner.
It is always my positive feeling that I hold the keys to make of BrahmaKumaris.info exactly what I want to make of it. And so far, no experience has deterred me from participating. From this perspective it could be argued that the site is just fine as it is - a work in progress.
In a song called: Life is a Song Worth Singing there is a particular section that comes to mind (the version i favour is sung by Teddy Pendergrass) ... "Don't blame your life on the master plan. Change it! Only you generate the power to decide what to do with your life. You are a fool if you think your helpless you control what you do with your life. Life is a song worth singing
. Why don't you? Sing It!