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23-08-2012, 10:14 AM
Essence of being Human - Ubuntu

I wish to share one of the most beautiful Stories Emailed to me recently:

An anthropologist studying the habits and customs of an African tribe
found himself surrounded by children most days. So he decided to play
a little game with them. He managed to get candy from the nearest town
and put it all in a decorated basket, at the foot of a tree.

Then he called the children and suggested they play the game. When the
anthropologist said "now", the children had to run to the tree and the
first one to get there could have all the candy to him/herself.

So the children all lined up waiting for the signal. When the
anthropologist said "now", all of the children took each other by the
hand ran together towards the tree. They all arrived at the same time
divided up the candy, sat down and began to happily munch away.

The anthropologist went over to them and asked why they had all run
together when any one of them could have had the candy all to

The children responded: "Ubuntu. How could any one of us be happy if
all the others were sad?"

Ubuntu is a philosophy of African tribes that can be summed up as "I
am what I am because of who we all are."

Bishop Desmond Tutu gave this explanation in 2008 :

"One of the sayings in our country is Ubuntu the essence of being
human. Ubuntu speaks particularly about the fact that you can't exist
as a human being in isolation. It speaks about our interconnectedness.
You can't be human all by yourself, and when you have this quality
Ubuntu you are known for your generosity. We think of ourselves far
too frequently as just individuals, separated from one another,
whereas you are connected and what you do affects the whole World.
When you do well, it spreads out; it is for the whole of humanity."
Does this not sound familiar to us. Oh yes, for me, this is what we call as "Dharma"


24-08-2012, 06:19 PM
Dear Brahmanyan Sir,
I came to understand that when you have tried to see the ranking.php it lead to a database error.
There is a bug in that program (VBExperience).
I have reported about this error to VB
and yet to get reply.
Sorry for the inconvenience.

24-08-2012, 07:08 PM
Dear Sir,

You need not feel sorry at all. I should say that the Brahminsnet Forum is excellent in every respect. I was only browsing all the available details in the website out of curiosity. I feel very comfortable in posting my messages and Blogs in the Forum. I convey my grateful thanks and appreciations to your good self for the active interest you are taking in conducting the Forum.

Warm regards,

24-08-2012, 08:02 PM
Dear Brahmanyan Sir,
It shows your greatness.
I pray the God to introduce / add more and more such a good persons like you.
I wish to be more active, but I have lot of other commitments by which I am struggling to find out time
to post more useful and interesting matters.
thank you so much.

24-08-2012, 08:09 PM
Also, as I found other forums, that you are an experienced hand using VB forums,
I request you to kindly advise me what are all to be removed and what are all to be added?
How to get more active members like you?
But actually, there were only very few members posting in the forum in the beginning of this site,
now it is improved to a good percentage.
Kindly give a analysis report about this forum openly, no need to hide anything from members,
because, I feel that all the members are partners of this forum, hence all are response for all
pros and cons.
thanks in advance.

25-08-2012, 11:00 AM
Dear Sri NVS Sir,


Yes, your analysis of me is correct. I am a member in many internet forums (from Philosophy to Fountain pens !!!), but I take active interest in forums relating to our Community. And I participate in the discussions only in the subjects that I am familiar with.

Well, as for "Brahminsnet", again I wish to assure that it is run very well in all respects by your good self,a commendable job indeed. The contents and discussions are enviably of high standard. It is too early for me to analyse or present a report. I for one do not believe in numbers but the quality of the discussions. What ever subject we discuss should be of practical help to the members. Or it should be knowledge based. The Forum will have natural growth, it takes time. Word of mouth is the best source to invite members to join. For instance this month I sent invites to five people, out of which I find four have joined the Brahminsnet.

Let me share some basic points I learnt from my experience in many Forums. Members once allowed to join should enjoy enough functional freedom to post their thoughts freely and moderation, if any, should be minimal or none. Only It should be monitored to the extent that Language and content of discussions not to hurt anyone else.

With warm regards,

25-08-2012, 12:04 PM
Dear Brahmanyan Sir,
Very honest reply from you.
And all the contents (100%) acceptable.
Really I wish to conduct this forum with 100% freedom.
There is no moderation enabled for postings.
But moderation is enable for membership.
I am filtering members, who I feel may create problems,
I mean, by posting spam and or adultery contents.

I wish to allow all members to freely suggest, compliment, complaint
about this forum or me.

I will do some modification after posting like adding some suitable images
and moving the thread to a proper sub forum if necessary.

As an administrator, I am always searching for good and useful modifications
which may helpful for members.

Members can suggest to any useful modification which they found in other forums not found here.

I have promoted yourself as Site leader having some extra privileges like moderator, freelancer etc.
I hope you will accept and render your contributions as usual.
and best regards,
Best regards,

25-08-2012, 12:43 PM
Dear Sri NVS Sir,


I fully agree with your views on moderation and filtering before admitting members. Please continue to monitor the posts and upload pictures where necessary. They certainly enhance the threads.

Well, It is a pleasant surprise to see that I have been promoted as a Site leader, which I am pleased to accept with at most humility. I shall certainly do my best to help building up this Forum with all my limited capacity.

Warm Regards,

25-08-2012, 04:59 PM
Dear Sri NVS Sir,
Dear Brahmanyan Sir,
Thanks for accepting.
Kindly avoid using 'sir', I am too younger than you.