A Soulful Tribute to NELSON MANDELA (1918-2013)
Nelson Mandela — Father of the South African Nation — passed away on December 5th, 2013, 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