You get to plan a dinner party for 4-8 of your favorite writers/artists/musicians/other notable figures, whether dead or alive. Who do you seat next to whom in order to inspire the most fun evening?
I will arrange the seats in The Last Supper style. You can refer to the picture below: Since twisting the prompt to suit your whims is called creative freedom, I will choose 12 guests, and I am there as a host so it will be a party of 13!
So, Jesus will be sitting at his usual position. Let’s have some fun! I will not make the seating too congested. Though I know they were all dying to be in the proximity of Jesus only to betray him later on, I will arrange seats as to make honorary guests sit on both sides.
Just opposite to Christ, Krishna should sit. Now I have 11 places. Since I will sit besides Christ, so that I may look at Krishna, I will make 7 people sit on both sides of Krishna in total ( a bit crowded, eh?)
Why not change the arrangement? I will sit just opposite to Krishna. On my right side Jesus will sit. On my left Buddha. Besides Krishna will sit mystic poet saint Kabir on the left and Sri Sri Ravishankar, the spiritual leader on the right. On the left side of Kabir will sit Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism. Chaitanya Mahaprabhu the greatest devotee of Krishna will sit in the right side of Ravishankar. Osho the mystic and guru will sit in the left side of Buddha and chinese mystic Lao Tzu will sit on the right side of Krishna. Alright I said Ravishankar should sit there, I will ask him to go and sit to the right side of Chaitanya. Let prophet Moses of I Am That I Am fame sit besides Nanak and we have covered 7 people on Krishna’s side. Now there are following people besides Krishna:
Moses Nanak Kabir Krishna Lao Tzu Chaitanya Ravishankar
Now let’s cover my side:
I am facing Krishna remember?
Gorakhnath Jesus Me Buddha Meera Osho
So Gorakhnath, who was one of the founders of the Nath Sampradaya and a great Hatha Yogi sits next to Jesus. Meerabai who was a great devotee of Krishna sits besides Buddha and Osho sits besides Meera. Thus the strange supper starts. Now who talks what to whom and how fun it will be is left to your imaginations!