Nelson Mandela

A Soulful Tribute to NELSON MANDELA (1918-2013)

Nelson Mandela — Father of the South African Nation — passed away on December 5th, at the age of 95, at his home in Johannesburg. Not only was he a towering inspiration to the people of South Africa, he was universally admired for his courageous struggle against apartheid; his unbreakable will in the face of 27 years of imprisonment; and his compassion and forgiveness of his oppressors.

 

His legacy to the world at large is beautifully described by his close spiritual friend and fellow peace-lover Sri Chinmoy in the following poems and reflections:

“President Mandela’s very name
Builds a hope-cathedral
In the heart of despair-flooded humanity.”

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