Ladies Day, November 19, 2013
Ladies Day 2013 was the occasion for a novel approach to festival speakers. SSSEWWT organized a panel discussion of 11 women plus one moderator. In addition to housewives, the women on the panel came from a wide range of professions, including law, university teaching, secondary teaching, physics research, medicine, and EHV teaching to children and to disadvantaged women. The panel addressed in turn the following three questions:
- In your personal /professional life, which of Bhagavan’s teachings about women appealed to you the most? Explain precisely.
- We can sometimes experience seeming conflicts between Swami’s teachings about the role of women, and our lives in the modern world, or we may feel as if His teachings are not practical for today. One example: motherhood versus career. How have you resolved this (seeming tension) for yourself?
- As Sai devotees, how do we balance our roles in the world and work toward spiritual satisfaction? Simply put, spiritually, where do we go from here?
The novelty of this panel approach was well-received, and the topics taken up proved to be popular with the local and global audience.