No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.
– Nelson Mandela (Long walk to Freedom)
Our world lost the last remaining monk of peace,equality,brotherhood and truth on December 5,2013.
Nelson Mandela, a man who made a difference to the world.
Nelson Mandela, aged 95 years, died of Lungs infection.
The world media has given him tribute as much emotionally as they could.
Today, when we take the name of Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr. and Nelson Mandela, we actually take the name of an era which is not going to come back. But the principles and the examples they set will be remembered forever providing a solid inspiration for future generations that ‘yes, principles have powers to demolish any strong unjust empires & laws.’
Nelson Mandela was the first colored president of the South Africa. Yes, that South Africa where Mahatma Gandhi spent 20 years of his life. Anyways,this is not the time of talking about the connection of Nelson Mandela to India.
Some people think that with the death of such good legendary persons, the weight of evil powers increases. I deny this belief because the universe has to be balanced in every aspect. Even the atoms contain an equal amount of protons and electrons for stabilized existence. So, the reason we have to mourn over Nelson Mandela’s death is we lost a precious guide. Nelson Mandela has died but the thoughts and the works will never die. He will be remembered whenever there is a vacuum of solutions and vacuum of thoughts.
With these few words I conclude my tribute.
“yada yada hi dharmasya
glanir bhavati bharata
tadatmanam srjamy aham”
(Translation: Whenever and wherever there is a decline in religious practice, O descendant of Bharata, and a predominant rise of irreligion–at that time I descend Myself.)
– (Chater 4, Text 7- Bhagvad Gita)