A short play titled “Brotherhood” to be staged as part of Sree Narayana Guru Mission Gurujayanthy celebration on Sunday 18th at East Ham town hall. The programe begins at 3.30pm. The following is a press release issued by Saleena Sadasivan who wrote and directed the play.
“The journey for the drama script started from the Guru Dharma discussion group of Sree Narayana Guru Mission Of The UK. We, a group of dedicated enthusiasts have been studying the book ‘The Word of the Guru ‘by Nataraja Guru for the last two years. Swami Tanmaya, Gurukulum, Varkala, ‘Skypes-in’ every week to give compassionate guidance on the book. We are now nearing the completion of this wonderful book.
The play, written both in English and Malayalam, is based on the fourth chapter of the book, called Brotherhood, which contains actual dialogue by Sree Narayana Guru himself. We, in the discussion group, agreed that the content of the play should contain extracts of Guru’s philosophy, whilst being set around a contemporary story. The essence of the drama is depicted in the relationship between families, different generations, and cultures old and new.
Differences exist in life, it is whether we can see the ‘Unity’ beyond the differences and see what unites us, which can help us to dissolve problems. It is a humble attempt to convey an extract of the message by Sree Naryana Guru’s teachings, of deep wisdom, recorded over a hundred years ago. Its real value transcends time, language and cultures. I hope that the play introduces to the younger audience, some of the philosophy through a subject matter still relevant today”.