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Tamara
Posted 4/6/2007 10:53 AM (#1642)
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I was just thinking that it would really be helpful to have a different forum for each class, for the enrolled students, of course. I would love to discuss and learn about the experiences everyone is having with each meditation, or chat about the reading material. Is that possible, or should I start a different thread for each class and see who jumps in?

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Tracy Martin
Posted 4/10/2007 3:47 PM (#1678 - in reply to #1642)
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You feel free to start a thread in the student area! It will be most interesting. I have the honor of reading through the meditation responses of students and find such amazing treasures of wisdom, courage, spiritual intention and revelation. I often wish I could just post many of the responses on the forum because they are so inspiring! Maybe I should start asking students for permission to do so?

Thanks for a really good idea!

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Inner Vision
Posted 4/13/2007 12:58 PM (#1702 - in reply to #1642)
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How about a chat room with instant feedback? Is there enough interest to create one? Just a thought.
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Tracy Martin
Posted 4/16/2007 7:42 PM (#1712 - in reply to #1702)
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Hi! We have discussed the possibility and are open to that occuring in the future. We are not quite ready to moderate it right now and we would need to figure out when the chatroom would be available. It is definitely a great idea and we hope to see this feature in the future. Thank you!  
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cause
Posted 2/26/2008 10:09 PM (#3710 - in reply to #1642)
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I think this is a wonderful idea. I feel I could improve my insight and retain more from all of the classes if this where to happen. I will start if others will not. Thank you for posting this!
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Posted 2/29/2008 3:32 PM (#3729 - in reply to #1642)
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Wow, that would be an amazing thing! I hope it floats!
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Paul Joseph
Posted 4/24/2008 5:07 PM (#4629 - in reply to #1642)
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Have been reflecting on this on and off for some time. As an overseas student I have felt rather isolated and 'alone'. But also, speaking with a background in UK Higher Education Quality Assurance issues, I am also aware that, especially in a distance based course, there needs to be rigour about safeguading against plagiarism, whether of formal academic work, or even, of meditative experiences, which ultimately must be, one's own. And especially in a course that concerns spiritual development, healing and concern for others.

I do not mean to sound harsh or untrusting of anyone, but I think for standards to be maintained/developed/assured, this is quite a careful/sensitive area.

On the other hand, i am quite happy to be supportive and respond on the student site for any peer/collegial thinking.

Sorry if that all sounds pompous. i am British, after all !!!!
Blessings - Paul
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sunflower
Posted 4/30/2008 3:26 AM (#4881 - in reply to #4629)
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hi paul,na.you don,t sound pompous,whats british got to do with pompous anyway,all round the globe there are pompous people,your ,to me,a kind loving soul,always ready to help those in need,reflects your position,and nature,maybe a little eccenrtic though,ha! ha!,no,just a deep thinker,an analyser,no fault there,i analyse anything and everything,its just my nature,i analise myself continuously,sometimes don,t like what i see.so try to work on that,otherwise,my british compatriate,you are who you are,i think we should have a free for all,more humour,especialy humour,that lightens the spirit,have u noticed,that if you feel angry,sad etc,someone makes you laugh,and suddenly,all is put into perpctive,love and lite my friend
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Paul Joseph
Posted 4/30/2008 3:42 AM (#4883 - in reply to #4881)
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Good to be in touch, Sunflower.

Dharmically yours

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sunflower
Posted 4/30/2008 7:47 AM (#4890 - in reply to #4883)
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pj,whats dharmicaly mean?
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Paul Joseph
Posted 4/30/2008 8:21 AM (#4892 - in reply to #4890)
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I was playing with words & concepts ... the Dharma, is, I think Buddhism, the the eternal law, truth and guidance. A lovely concept, I feel. Jung said (Collected Works volume 11, para 822), "The transcendent function ... shows how right the East is in assuming that the complex experience of dharma comes from within"

"Yours in the Dharma" appears somewhere on the inside cover of a Jethro Tull vinyl collection c. 1980 and I always have liked it as a form of blessing. So I just adapted it, combining it with 'yours sincerely', and created, Yours Dharmically. Makes a change from saying:

Namaste
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mruppert
Posted 5/7/2008 12:46 AM (#5001 - in reply to #1642)
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Hi Sunflowerseed n' PeeJay:
      As an Americal whose lifeplan is to go to the UK (but the light dims as the USD approaches 2 to the quid, and is not far away from the same for the Euro) I dream of spending approximately 5 minutes in Londontown, many many years with my friends in Hanham, Bristol, trips to Bath; but my home would be Lampeter, Wales. I have great dreams of getting a teaching position at UWales-Lampeter since they have the Alistaire Hardy Foundation and the School of Religious Experience.....which is esoteric in nature....some of the lecturerers give talks at Treadwells! I could actually teach a course on "Ghosts and Other Spiritual Entities".
       Okay...to the nitty-gritty......Sunbeam...the Brits are pompous, most of the time in a good way, but sometimes to the detriment of others. You guys don't like the immigration that occurs, you treat the Eastern Europeans badly (particularly the Estonians and Romanians), and you tolerate those from Injah, Pakistan, and Bangladesh cos ya got to have a curry!!!!
And, OMG, don't lets talk about the Tinkers and Travelers. Quite afew bits and bobs ta sort out, innit?
      Paulio......you absolutely blew me away with Jethro Tull....how is it you come by a vinyl? Ian is my jukebox hero!
Of course, I assume that almost all on the forum are much younger than I am, and would not know such music, or care.
      For you both, what do we as Americans, remember? The Beatles are forgotten, non entities. Though, I just heard early tapes of them performing and it reminded me of how I didn't like them, but have had a change of heart...particularly when they sing songs that they forget the lines and improvise....like "No Reply".
     Nah, we remember to this day and love the Rolling Stones, who performed two years ago at our SuperBowl.....and what was Mick's closing song? Satisfaction...electrifying the crowd of 80,000 people, most of whom were not even born when he first sang it.
      I was 14 years old when I first heard it, and the poetic, prophetic words still resonant today.
      I was a big fan of the "British Invasion" and have many original vinyls of the Brit groups...The Animals, Manfred Mann, the Zombies, Spenser Davis, Dave Clark Five, Peter and Jeremy, Sandy Shaw, etc. ad nauseum.
      But, the Statesal, not to be outdone, answered in kind, with the genre known as "psychedelic" music, though we had to start it with our own musician exiled to Britain before he became popular here. His band, which had two Brits, changed our musical world and fostered a wave of musical innovation that will never be forgotten.
       To hear what I mean, find an album called "Surrealistic Pillow" by the Jefferson Airplane and listen to a song called "Somebody to Love." The lyrics are okay, but the point is to listen to the end of the song....I forget who was playing lead guitar....but listen to a free form guitar, that goes down in history as the most intelligent, well thought out riff that anyone could have conceived of.
         And, I have bored you all to tears,

Byeeee, in Pax,
Marty (Mr. Muppet) and Psycho-delic Cats, Luckystars, Poppsycle, and Sissystars
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Paul Joseph
Posted 5/7/2008 4:20 PM (#5005 - in reply to #1642)
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Dear Marty (or you seem to prefer, Mr Muppet! - sounds good) - i bought the vinyl when I was a callow youth, before ever there were tapes & CDs and such; and still have it in my loft. I taught myself to play the flute after hearing 'Living in the Past' ... so, we have some shared music, as i kind of suspected. But have since moved on to Sikkhu, Shakahachi, Semi Toyos and Toyos; with a otuch of the occasional tin whistle. Yet none too well, sadly.

Your observations on the British i reserve for further response, perhaps. It is said (perhaps by the Welsh) anyway, that the Welsh are indeed the sole surviving members of the ancient Britons. So perhaps you have a hankering for things British !

I still wonder if I could have been in your musical research project, but not sure.

Au revoir
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Paul Joseph
Posted 5/8/2008 5:35 AM (#5016 - in reply to #5001)
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ps, the Beatles ... I cited their 'Yesterday' in a post to, I hazily recall, Instinctual (?sorry ,if that's wrong) .... on cultural references -(ie, the phrase, 'so yesterday', as in, passe, being, I was suggesting, a cultural reference from the song, 'Yesterday' : but then I am very borrring!!)

... also, gone but not quite forgotten, i regularly pass by the Abbey Road studio where the famous cover shot was taken of them crossing the road on the, as we say, Zebra crossing; there are always, just always, tourists trying to get their photographs taken without being run over ...

I bumped into Ian Anderson (he of Jethro Tull) in the lift in Florda airport many years back; my wife and his family were the only ones in it ... I could not bear not to make contact ... but he beat a rapid retreat, i am sure he thought I was a stalker !!
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mruppert
Posted 5/9/2008 11:42 PM (#5074 - in reply to #5005)
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Hi PaulJoe:
"I still wonder if I could have been in your musical research project, but not sure."

Are you referring to my top five songs, or moreso to my call for anyone familiar with "early" music?
The top five poll, which I have neglected to go back to (Not Enough Time, dammit) is a good study, as we can all tell something about ourselves and others by how we have answered.
My call for those familiar, or at least studying early music involves a project that I cannot say what it is. The reason being that if our first assumption is correct, then the second part of the project may well lead to an answer that many have tried but none have succeeded. The first step proof leads to funding for the second step, and, from there on who knows?
My first step computer genius is a young kid, and, (if anything like me) is quasi-reliable, but essential. The second step involves tedious work, but at least with a hope and dream that he or she will be known as doing something that no person, government, or computer in the world could do.
The team that reaches the goal of the project will, at the very least, be the glory children of the History Channel, Discovery Channel, and other such nonsense. But, we will also be the "gifted children" of the academic world, and depending on what we find, perhaps beyond that.
Any money that we receive for our original research is split equally amongst those that have contributed. Anything that anyone wants to do afterwards, is purely up to each.
If I am right, I and my associates will be famous!

Peace n' Love,
Marty and Infamously Luck, Popp and Sisssss
P.S. Any money I would ever make from this, I would give it all away! I only want to be known as the person who did this one thing, and to be remembered for that......that is enough for me!
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sunflower
Posted 5/10/2008 9:34 AM (#5094 - in reply to #5001)
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well well mr muppet,sounds like a case of "not in my back yard",from my limited knowledge,does america not have same issues with mexicans,porturicans,cubans,etc,or am i totaly wrong,and do you welcome all immigrants,legal or otherwise with open arms ,oh yeah didn,t i see mecsicans being shot by the border patrol,as they tried to cross the border,or am i pompously dreaming,as i said,and stand by,pomposity is a world wide thing,as for your last line ,yes,you know since i was young,i always wanted to come to america,still do,but now,i wonder if i will be accepted,as i was born and bred in wales,i am welsh,and sooo proud of it,as i,m sure pj is proud of being british,as you are proud of being american,isn,t that the way it should be.
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Paul Joseph
Posted 5/11/2008 4:08 PM (#5143 - in reply to #5074)
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Not sure if I am replying to Sunflower or Mr Muppet, but - as for the project, I gave in the top 5 songs and am still wondering where this was going (but, no pressure - and let me know if you didn't register [pun - geddit?] them ....

.. it was the early music project to which I was referring [like the grammar?] - not concerned with recognition, as long as nothing is plagiarised, as in, 'Nothing is forgotten' (Robin of Sherwood, c.1982, British TV)

.......... Sunflower, maybe we better let this one pass; the Welsh are the Ancient British, King Arthur is - or was - or shall be - the Once and Future King - Columbus discovered the Americas, or was, Amerigo de Vespucez - but ---- did the Native Americans - or were they Shamen, Inca, Mayan, or Atlantean want to be discovered - or even, did they know they were lost? So, it does not matter who won or lost the Boston Tea Party, or what colour their uniforms were, or whether Hawkeye was actaully written by John Fenimore Cooper [one of my Dad's favourite books] ... or which side Hawkeye fought on, or wether we 'Resist Not Evil' [a serious pont, from the great JC, not AC] .....As we say hereabouts, 'least said, soonest mended'. We know who we are.
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Paul Joseph
Posted 5/11/2008 4:10 PM (#5145 - in reply to #1642)
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SORRY ALL - this is not deliberate but the system is taking so long to up/download that all my posts are repeating themselves. Must be something I ate. Maybe its' old AC himself (just being playful there - no disprespect ...]
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Paul Joseph
Posted 5/11/2008 4:11 PM (#5146 - in reply to #1642)
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Funny, that on went through just fine ........ see what happens where one is conscious ?
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sunflower
Posted 5/12/2008 3:53 AM (#5153 - in reply to #5074)
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hi pj,i will take your advise,wasn,t aware i had broken anything,still say pomposity is global,maybe you are saying i should think before i speak,but i speak with my heart,not through the crazy mechanisms of the brain,brains,like computers crash,the heart is always faaithful,and truth,luvx
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Paul Joseph
Posted 5/12/2008 7:43 AM (#5154 - in reply to #5153)
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Sorry Sunflower (I remember though you do not like me saying sorry!) - I did not mean to imply you had broken anything and you must speak as you find & feel; I was just having a playful time with 'banter' as we say here; I'm glad you responded as it also gave me a chance to add a 'ps', which is, that, apart from alleged European discoverers of the USA, I forgot to mention the Vikings, but also - the Welsh; there being as i undertand it an ancient Welsh legend that the lands of the West were discovered even before the Vikings, by two Welsh brothers (that is quite apart the other question as to whether the indiegnous peoples of those lands thought they were lost in the first place. Indeed, according to Erikson (Atlantis in America), the ancient Atlanteans were a great seafaring nation, based somewhere in the central American region. So we all discovered each other, I guess. But I digress ...
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mruppert
Posted 5/14/2008 3:54 AM (#5230 - in reply to #1642)
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Hello Sunnyside:
     ...and where might we meet? Of course! In Wales!!
     I'll be in Lampeter, but may have a stay in Newport before.
      But, oh Sunster, you gottah have the degree to take my course of study at UWales, because I will be lecturing on grad level.
       So, tell me Sunshade, do you speak Welsh?

Your Servant,
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Paul Joseph
Posted 5/14/2008 6:17 AM (#5236 - in reply to #5230)
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Marty - a propos your great way of playing with names - your reference to me as Joe, you might be interested in this chain of names - my middle name is Joseph, my wife's name is Josephine, my father's first name was Joseph, my mother's first name is Josephine; my wife's grandfather in pre-war Poland was named Joseph (he owned a shoe factory, my grandfather here in the UK worked in a shoe factory); when it came to naming our first son we had a trial trying to keep the Jo ..s.., which we kind of wanted to, because in the Jewish religion (my wife is Jewish) you cannot name a living person after a dead one, so we went for Joshua ... just interesting coincidences perhaps ...
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Posted 5/14/2008 9:24 AM (#5254 - in reply to #1642)
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Joshua is a great choice!
What a world of names!
as it just so happens,
that my name is James.
When my daughter was born,
and heaven she brought,
We named her Nevaeh.
with no second thought!

offsubject, i know.
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Paul Joseph
Posted 5/14/2008 9:27 AM (#5255 - in reply to #5254)
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Well, I took us off subject, so any blame is mine ?! But just to say back to NE - great name poem; and so near to Nirvana (aka, metaphysical word game). Spooky. Back to the topic I guess ...
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mruppert
Posted 5/14/2008 12:38 PM (#5277 - in reply to #1642)
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Hi Nom des Plumes:
     Sometimes I have offended people by doing variations of names. But, it is my way of saying that I feel some sort of  closeness to those that I do. It is my way of saying that we are kindred spirits, though I may disagree in what is said (sometimes voiceferously).
     One day, I hope to meet you, Paul and James, and I'll buy you a pint and you a sake, or whatever else you might prefer. Lord knows, we may find that we are real people and not just words typed on a screen. (One of the reasons why I am a strong advocate of chat.....UMS folks listening????)
     Paul, my Mom is Polish, and though we know her family name....we cannot seem to find the real her in the USA. She seems to have changed her first name, and even with both first names and last name, we cannot seem to root her to anyplace she says she lived. Very mysterious! And so, we believe her to be an "alien" in more ways than one.
     On thread....Tomorrow, in New Hampsha..... I would love to read what you guys discuss as students on this forum, which is open. Class by class would be ideal!

Peace,
Marty and Muppet Cats, Luck, Popp and Sisssssssssssy
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sunflower
Posted 5/15/2008 3:39 AM (#5322 - in reply to #5230)
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hello muppet head,sorry,not,to break this thread,but had to answer your question,my,my grad level,congrats,who needs a degree to be a man/woman/of the world,its not whats in your head that counts,its whats in your heart,lifeexperience far outways academeic pieces of paper,the dumbest soul,could be the most knowledable,so,as study is not for me,and i wouln,t take it up anyway,incase i might outshine you,no,no,your the brightest star,admiration to you.Yes,i do speak welsh,nos.da,mr muppet.
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Paul Joseph
Posted 5/15/2008 9:23 AM (#5354 - in reply to #5322)
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I take my hat off to anyone who can speak Welsh. Or Japanese. Or indeed is fluent in any language(s) other than one.

Not that I wear a hat, but I would if I did. Or if I did, I would.
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Posted 5/18/2008 3:37 AM (#5453 - in reply to #1642)
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     Yes, indeedy, Sunflowerseed.......that is the whole purpose of why you should do it!!!!!!!!
      It IS to outshine me, by your brilliance of light and understanding.
      And, Soooneee, I am not that smart...I am pretty dumb!
      Guys like PJ and NTET look stuff up, and have resources (no offense to either of you gentlemen)...Sunsan...did you think that NTET pulled all of those quotes out of his head?????? As does PeeJamas state all the things he does????
       My point is this......when I am in Lampeter, I intend to have either a Saturday or Sunday lunch each week classes are in session, in which all my students are invited. We eat, we drink, and we discuss whatever the hell we want. It is then that the true learning occurs!!!!
        As an added bonus, I will have the pleasure of the company of one of my three "true" healers with me. Imagine what she might do....I dunno...I am actually afraid to think about it!
       
Peace to all,
Mr. Muppethead and Poppets, Lucky, Popp, and Sisssssssssssss
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Posted 5/18/2008 4:18 AM (#5458 - in reply to #5453)
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Well actually Mr MJR - just to correct a point here, I DO look things up - when i am near my bookshelf (or if I have time to check the web); but that is usualy only in service of what has just popped into the associations arising from the post. That is why, if you check my posts, i am sometimes wrong in my quotes/attributions, because I first have relied on my memory, then gone back to check (a good example was where I was way of beam with number 7 & Neptune, and my inability to remember the quote that was from Chuang Tzu, which helpfully NE & Rose corrected, 'am i a man dreaming I am a butterfyl, or a butterfly dreaming a man'). the poems i cite as mine are indeed my own.

I do however, and this is why I look things up, feel it is very important to a) get to the origins of any quote or idea that we use today, as they often if not usually, have prior antecedents, and it is critical, i feel, for us to retain memory & honour the past & not steal from it; and b) [oh dear, there was a), b) and c) !!]

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Posted 5/19/2008 3:31 AM (#5473 - in reply to #5453)
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ah,muppet,muppet,muppet,understaning is a great thing,how do you you know i haven,t already got a drawer full of degrees,and already outshine you,but am keeping it quiet,for my ears only,or rather my knowledge only,how awful it would be to outshine you,think how bad i,d feel,not.i,may be hiding my light,so to speak,so as not to waste my battery.If i had all the academic degrees in the world,etc,and say there was a person in front of me in a crowded space,who stepped out in the road,andhis mind was so busy on revising on his exams,so that he may pass that day to become a proffesor in say science,and was run over by a bus,and his heart stopped,all around would either be on their mobiles calling forhelp,others so full of academic knowlege,just looked on,so on,and i had learned the life skill of cpr,went and made him breathe again,to keep him alive until the paramedics came,a life saved,if of course it was not his time to go,then all the medical helpin the world would not save him,but it could if it were meant to be,if that souls life had not yet completed his journey,what use then all the academics,with their bulging brains of knowledge,if they knew not how to do a simple proceedure,gosh,don,t i sound posh,anyway,muppet mr, i,ll choose the sunday to go out and have my lunch,so if i don,t see you there,you,ll have missed out on an awful lot of healing,and truth,hope it rains,and your sanwiches get wet,or maybe mother nature will be kind to you,ans smile,either way,i,ll have finished my classes way ahead of you,so i,ll be out first,and enjoying the sun,rain,whatever nature brings,i imagine if rains,you,ll run for cover.Sooooo peacful,all the elements of nature,don,t you think,don,t lunch in the classroom,the knowledge you require,and need,is not there,luv to you and cuddly cats love em,all animals,so wise,and loyal,and so much more knowledge than us mere mortals,luvx P.S. if this post goes through twice,thrice,as so often does with the few,you,ll have the divine leasure of reading it over and over,without starting from the begining,warmest regards,lampeter awaits you,and will never be the same again,shame,nice place.
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Posted 5/19/2008 3:45 AM (#5478 - in reply to #5453)
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Intersting reply Sunflower - I had the pleasure of reading it 4 times (ie, four versions came through !!)

Love & Peace

PJT
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mruppert
Posted 5/22/2008 1:45 AM (#5567 - in reply to #1642)
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My dear Sunsolarflare:
     What you say is why I see the greatest value for doing it!
      I grew up as a street kid in Brooklyn, New York. I never had anything in my life, except what was given to me as a hand-me-down. I had an abusive father and a complacent mother, who is quite a nutter. I skipped a lot of high school, but managed to pass. It is very true that I went to university, but I graduated in THE lowest part of my class....not even my class of start, as I took six years to graduate, out of a four year programme. It is also true that I am a member of Mensa, a high IQ society, and I took the test when I was 14...and just pay my dues ever since......could I pass the same test now?
I dunno!
PJ's immediate resources (no offense to him) cannot match my extensive library, since I have more books than can be fit into a two bedroom flat. Since I like fiction (of which there is truth) I have a lot. But, I also have a great "science" library, which just might put UMS at a disadvantage.  I started the journey way before Christine Breezey was born. I lost my path...and have still not truly found it.
In so far as Lampeter, Sunseed, I invited you to my house ...not to stand out in the rain! As I invite all who participate in this website! When I get there, you all are invited, on Sunday, when we shall have our talks about anything and everything you ever wanted!
Peace n' Light,
Marty and Union Jack Cats, Lucky, Poppy, and Sissygrllll
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Posted 5/22/2008 2:25 AM (#5569 - in reply to #5567)
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ahhhh,riddles of the sand.Mr muppet,Sir,i appllaud you,i am your humle servant,well not qiuite that far,maybe queen bee worker,my little soulmate. is the first part relly true,mm,mm,if so,accept my apologies,in which case you have triumphed over adversity,a star of gold,there is something about you that i need just that final piece of the jigsaw! Now.i feel guilty,because of your awful upbringing,and have changed from wanting to bash you over the head with a bible,to giving you a great big hug,i choose the latter,well maybe not a bible,perhaps a fiction book,nope,a bible.Do ya no,there is a lot of truth in science fiction,some sf,they had great insight,as is proved today.Am i wittering here,nah,um maybe,a bit,only because i find it easier to speak to the person,in person,not on a machine,then i can get the real drift,etc.i,d love to come to to your house...,i will probably feel at home ther,a kind of de je vue,wrong spelling,but the symbols are there,in my mind.okay, see you sunday,put the kettle on...i,ll bring my spirit of wisdom,and a comforting blanket,or would you prefer wine!,whats that french thing ,orivouirre.ya no,well that,for now my friend i leave my love and hugsxx
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Paul Joseph
Posted 5/22/2008 12:50 PM (#5592 - in reply to #5569)
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Hmmm .... Marty, to paraphrase NE's marvellous Samurai (from the Poetry thread, now on my desk about to go on the wall)

"I have no resources; broken-ness is my resource"

C S Lewis did some quite good science fiction Sunflower, for me at any rate; not quite as evangelistic as his Narnia books.

But for me, equally, the prize for imaginative literature, of the past few decades anyway, goes to Ursula Le Guin, for her Earthsea saga (five volumes I think at the last count).

I agree though, that truly meaningful things/silences/the unspoken, are of limited capacity in electronic commication.

[from Ursula - 'only in silence the word; only in darkness the light'; only in dying life; bright the hawk's flight in the empty sky' (from memory, so apologies if misquoted)]
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Posted 5/22/2008 12:52 PM (#5594 - in reply to #5592)
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ps Marty - whatever will you do with the cats if/when Lampeter comes around?
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Posted 6/14/2009 10:31 PM (#15449 - in reply to #1642)
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I skimmed around a little in this thread - boy! did it get taken of topic hahaha but such is the way of conversation. (I've seem to of found myself in another subtle paul joseph trolling trail "a gentle lul of direction" ) Tamara - start a new thread perhaps one for meditations and a different one for course work iv'e only just started ums and am happy to share my experiences aswell as interested to read about others

"To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die - thomas campbell" - little bit of talk about the heart lately round the forum - has anyone seen any of the lastest research of the hearts intellect?
They've found neurons in the heart... memories... anyone heard of this? I havent seen much on it in a while. :'(

yours truly Xenophobe&Namby-Pamby.
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Posted 6/15/2009 10:01 AM (#15453 - in reply to #15449)
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Not sure I quite followed all of your first para there ZAM ... but sounded interesting .. as for the heart, I did post some time back a great quote from Pascal,

'The heart has its reasons that reason does not know'
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Posted 6/22/2009 7:22 AM (#15557 - in reply to #1642)
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Then you've missed out on my love for you PJ but i have an inkling that we have eternity to be lovers haha i hope your not the shy type

I'm also very much hopeing you share a limitless sense of humor

The heart very interesting organ it is now belived by certain people from certain experiences such as heart transplant patients and heart doctors that the heart and brain work in rythm to produce the effect of thought memory and intelligence - the heart having its own "thinking cells" pretty amazing breakthroughs

Peace.
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Posted 6/23/2009 10:00 PM (#15584 - in reply to #1642)
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I feel the urge to make a point here.

Nobody outshines anyone, It's not possible.... Unless one LETS the other. One cannot do it just because of education. But.... education CAN help one understand this point. 

Education is a personal preference. It's something we do for ourselves, regardless if it's paid education or self service education. I personally chose paid, because I do not like research and paid education did the research for me. I like things readily available, because I live an extreme busy life. 

I personally never go to outer sources to answer posts, i let it come from inside. But if I do, I will quote my source for plagiarism purposes. I wouldn't have been able to do that with out some good education telling me I needed to do so. I wouldn't have even known how to write a APA format, dissertation or thesis with out education. Doesn't mean I outshine anyone, just means I can do it, if asked to. 

Education is very important for everyone. It is why we can communicate with each other, learn from one another, even if it's going to a library for free stuff. I cannot stress how important education is for everyone, but it's not what causes inner shine, it's our intent that does that. -Only the self can accept the self, and allow the inner light to shine.

Lack of education, can indeed bring about low self esteem, therefor bringing jealousy of others who do educate. Then the opposite, we have those who have educated a lot, then treat others who haven't educated like they don't count or have nothing to offer.....Shame.

To be honest, there is a happy medium to everything. Educate to find the true self, maybe enough to help others find their self, maybe enough to heal, or change for the better. Either way... it's a personal preference. Do it, or don't. But don't knock those who have made different choices. It's what makes the world go round.

Marty, PJ, Sunny or anyone: I don't outshine anyone, but I shine pretty darn good. Enough to be happy anyway. Isn't that all that counts?

HUGS to you all! 
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Posted 9/11/2009 2:21 AM (#16999 - in reply to #15584)
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can i go on the students forum,there are seeminly so much joining yet never post,i am sure there is a font of spiritual knowledge there,please don,t say no,,,,again
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Posted 9/15/2009 5:42 AM (#17032 - in reply to #16999)
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querying the names of members joining......................................it is polite and spiritual to reply to above request
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Posted 9/15/2009 9:03 AM (#17033 - in reply to #1642)
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Sunny, you asked the same thing in two area's and one of your posts was answered.
The rules of the forum are, one has to be a student in order to get into the student area.

Your student status is not confirmed positive.

Thank you for considering joining as a student.

Love and Light!
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Paul Joseph
Posted 9/15/2009 10:15 AM (#17038 - in reply to #15557)
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Ha - so sorry, I missed this post ZAM in my various dark sojourns ... humour and love are indeed both infinite, as is darkness .... thank you kindly
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Posted 9/15/2009 5:49 PM (#17047 - in reply to #17038)
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Darkness and light are both of one nature, different only in seeming, for each arose from the source of all. Darkness is disorder. Light is Order. Darkness transmuted is light of the Light. This, my children, your purpose in being; transmutation of darkness to light.
The Emerald Tablets
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Paul Joseph
Posted 9/16/2009 1:10 PM (#17057 - in reply to #17047)
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I can go with their being one energy: though not sure darkness is disorder

I think there may be more to It (capital deliberate!)
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Posted 9/17/2009 2:02 AM (#17074 - in reply to #17033)
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did i get the same answer in the other area,can,t find it,still i wonder.....why all the dodgy names being accepted ,and where are all these people,is there something going on behind the scenes not spiritual,i am poor,so poor,can i join out of the goodness of your spiritual heart,and cosmic love and light,i know they would wish this............all are equal,rich and poor,into the kingdom of heaven,ummmm.
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Paul Joseph
Posted 9/17/2009 6:48 AM (#17079 - in reply to #17074)
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All Universities charge course fees for their studies/qualifications ... indeed UMS is much more inexpensive than most. Institutions have to survive. I don;t get any sense of any 'insider' type 'conspiracies', etc. Feel grateful for whatever UMS offers.

Be well and take care x

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Posted 9/17/2009 8:55 AM (#17081 - in reply to #1642)
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Sunflower, while there have been several new names "joining" they are not posting. I imagine they are reading posts to "test the waters" so-to-say to maybe figure out if UMS is a path they wish to follow for studies or maybe just for reading the "public" message boards to post at a later time when they feel comfortable doing so.

And some of the new posters have been advertisers trying to sell things - which is inappropriate & the moderators have been doing what they can to minimize those postings.

As for the regular posters, your message board friends, perhaps they are just busy with day-to-day items & have not been doing more than reading posts themselves. It is also approaching that time of year when some turn inward to reflect & hybernate on what this year has brought & what to manifest in the new one.

Take care dear, you are appreciated.
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Posted 9/17/2009 11:37 AM (#17090 - in reply to #1642)
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Many students join specifically to ask questions in their designated area, but do not wish to have their questions be on the public end of the board. This is done for respect and we will not violate their posts to a non-student.

One has to buy a ticket to ride the rides and there are no issued free passes.

Join as a student, and that automatically gets you the entry ticket (a student) to go into the student section.

That area is kept private for a reason and we will not throw out the rules, no matter how nice someone is.

So, to remedy this... just sign up. Lots of learning and wonderful courses to feed the brain.

It was worth every penny to me.

We would welcome you as a student with open arms, same as we do here in the public portion of the forum.

Love and Light
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Posted 9/21/2009 2:38 AM (#17135 - in reply to #17090)
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ah the beatles,haven,t got a ticket.i shall ask my guide,thankyou all,much love and a pink rose sent to you irisx
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Posted 9/25/2009 7:34 AM (#17182 - in reply to #17135)
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkMhHQ8UicQ

one of my favourites of theirs ...

sunny daze
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Posted 8/4/2011 5:08 PM (#21932 - in reply to #1642)
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Welcome... a quickie hello... and i am off. Leaving for family vacation NOW. No PCs.... but lots of water, boats and fun.

Enjoy the forum.... see ya soon. *waves*


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Posted 8/4/2011 5:34 PM (#21933 - in reply to #21932)
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Happy holidays dear DocJillifer

heavenly blessings from all of us
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cause
Posted 1/6/2012 6:13 PM (#22878 - in reply to #1642)
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This may seem trivial but I cannot space my messages in the forums. my enter function is not working in my interface. a case in point being that I attempted to space this message. this may only be on my end. I find this to be a difficulty in expression.

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Posted 1/6/2012 11:09 PM (#22880 - in reply to #22878)
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Hi Cause,

Let's troubleshoot a bit.

  1. To make sure I understand you when you say your enter function isn't working, this means you press enter and it doesn't break the line into a new line? And does this happen only when you use the forum here, or in other places (other programs, other web pages, etc.) where you use your computer?
     
  2. What computer are you using and what operating system does it have?
     
  3. What browser are you using?

I can sure see how it would be frustrating if the only thing you can produce here is one long, unbroken paragraph. So I hope I can help you find a soluton.

Another thing: where do you make your replies? In the quick reply box at the bottom of a thread? Or do you click the "Reply" button that is right above someone else's post? Personally, I don't like that quick reply box. There are so many more options available when clicking "Reply" to make a post.

So let's start here. Based on your answers, I'll think of where we might look next.

The ability to express yourself the way you want is not trivial at all. On a board such as this, it is vital. Even if the problem is on your end, it would be good to know that, eliminating the possibility that it is here on this end.

Hang in there! We'll work it out.

Yours,
Zy

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Posted 1/7/2012 3:39 PM (#22886 - in reply to #22880)
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I have found some anomalies with the quick reply button, verses the reply button on the bottom,  Please note there are THREE spots to perform a reply from...  From my operating platform

Might I offer a suggestion to clear cookies, as they can tie up resources. but some past pasword meromy is lost through this function, so the auto cookie clear feature can be set to 3 or 4 days...

Just trying to help



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cause
Posted 1/10/2012 5:26 PM (#22951 - in reply to #22880)
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hello,

 the problem I am having occurs only when on these boards.

my system is vista.

I am using internet explorer 8

I do use the quick reply box, and I am also find it a difficulty in retrospect. If you find it a difficulty as webmaster, I find it doubly so. I have a small amount programming experience (very small). And, debugging is a difficulty I don't enjoy. I even extend this to sudoku, which I don't finish if I make an error, Something I, as it occures to me now, i should change. 

 thanks in advance and peace profound,

M.L.W.



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Posted 1/10/2012 5:32 PM (#22952 - in reply to #1642)
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My problem is apparently solved!

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Posted 1/10/2012 5:36 PM (#22953 - in reply to #1642)
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no problems with the quick reply box either.

!!
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Posted 1/10/2012 8:28 PM (#22955 - in reply to #1642)
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Nice to hear your computer "healed." [chuckle]

Stranger things have happened, I suppose.
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