Reflections on our roles… Dialogue in Pune23rd January 2020

Yesterday in Pune, friends young and old from medical college students to a retired army officer gathered for an unforgettable dialogue session with Sri Anish.

Sri Anish gave food for thought with this question “when you go to a wedding why is it that the guests seem to have a much better time than the host?” Because the host is concerned about getting good feedback, entangled in expectations to earn respect and appreciation from guests, whereas the guests are just visitors and enjoying the party!

If we relate this to our life, there are a number of roles we have taken on- parent, child, employee, boss – we create a web around us. Is there any issue with this? No. But why are we suffering? Because we take these roles too seriously, we identify with them too much and in doing so we forget who we really are…

As Sri Anish put in “Can you be a good host whilst knowing deep in your heart that you are just a guest here?” something to contemplate on friends…!

It felt like family as we shared food and kirtan and ongoing discussions. The young drinking in the wisdom of older friends and vice versa…