Nelson Mandela, 1918 – 2013

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July 18, 1918 ~ December 5, 2013

 

“No one is born hating another person because of the colour 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
 
 
In Buddhism, there is a name for someone who serves Compassion, who works tirelessly to awaken, to wake up the masses that they may work for justice, work for peace – the healing of the world.  We call this person a Bodhisattva.  In Christianity, we may call this person a Saint, one who works for the fulfillment and realization of Love.Truly, Nelson Mandela, can be and should be called by either one of these names. And although he has passed, he surely still lives in all of the hearts he has touched and all of the souls he has awakened from the insidious sleep of ignorance, indifference, and injustice.

Thank you, Nelson Mandela, for choosing to take your gift of life and return it to this world as one of service to Love and Peace, through the hard work of Forgiveness.

~ j

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