Mandela’s Legacy

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Leaders from across the world paid deserving tribute to a great leader of our times. And people everywhere felt a personal loss. Let us take the next momentous step in our march to peace and freedom to make Mandela's life leave a lasting legacy.

Lasting Legacy

Great men come and go but leave a lasting legacy in our hearts for the right reasons. Nelson Mandela was one such in recent history. His life epitomized unity, coexistence and justice. He showed that humanity yearns for inclusiveness despite the diversity. He was able to touch our hearts through his humility and showed forgiveness to his erstwhile adversary leaving those who came to mock to remain to pray. That he touched all strata of society through his selfless life showed that humanity will prevail. We have our hearts in the right place; only, we play with fire to get burned time and time again. Let his life be not in vain for future generations. He has left a lasting legacy of peace through coexistence and inclusiveness.

Mandela & Gandhi

Mandela is compared with another apostle of peace and freedom, Gandhi. Both achieved their goals and for their people with non-violence and steadfast belief in their ideals. They were true heroes of their times but we now take much for granted. I see the young having no feel of their past and take freedom as their birth right. Their world would have been much different but for the foresight of these visionary leaders. They sowed the right seeds and we enjoy lasting harvest. That has sadly not prevented us from sowing seeds of discontent without a care. We have a tendency to look for exclusiveness.

Injustices Galore

Our problems are mostly self-created. When one gets solved others appear on the horizon. They are like a many headed Hydra. We have to keep in mind how leaders like Mandela rose above pettiness with a holistic approach to solving problems. Compromise is the way to find lasting solutions. We have issues mainly kept alive by vested interests. We need to address them than take them as a foregone conclusion to remain with us all through. We can take a leaf out of Mandela’s life to address these issues.

Weapons are no solutions; they keep us on tenterhooks. Imagine everyone getting access to Weapons of Mass Destruction. Is it not hypocrisy to say – only I can have them and few others like powerful adversaries? Our enemies are poverty, greed and ego. Mandela showed how to rise above them and face the ups and downs of life; yet have a life of equanimity.He stepped away from power after one term after laying the foundation to pass on the baton.

Lessons to Learn

Mandela was human and went through life just like others with setbacks but he kept smiling to spread cheer around. He forgave readily and cooperated and compromised to realize the goals of basic justice for his people and secure a lasting future for them. Many erstwhile adversaries too did the same emulating the example of Mandela who became the unifying leader.

We have another leader who looks like Mandela in our midst with a winning smile too. He is avoiding wars against odds. Recent wars have piled misery on the people supposedly liberated from tyranny. They have literally jumped from the frying pan to the fire. The greatest weapon we have to fight for peace is through winning the hearts of people and we have mass media to cut across borders to reach them the message. People felt a personal loss across the globe from US to China at the passing of a great soul and that re-enforces the fact that humanity is made of same stuff despite efforts to split us into various permutations and combinations. Will we continue to play into the hands of the few by bringing down leaders in our midst through highlighting their few flaws or align with loftier goals to strengthen their hands and fight for lasting peace? Real wisdom lies in unifying humanity and treating every life as equally valuable. That some are out of sight does not mean they are expendable through powerful weapons. Looking the other way does not make us absolved of the crime.

The Way to Go

Let us not forget that we are at the apex of all species and have none to fear except ourselves. But reality can change overnight. We are still the most vulnerable of most species and becoming softer by the day. A natural calamity - God forbid – can act as the cat among the pigeons hitting us between the eyes to disorient us. When times are calm we forget impending storms. We are enjoying the fruits of the labor of our forefathers who built our world brick by brick. They fought against injustice along the way at great personal sacrifice and triumphed. Will our world leaders draw the right lessons and inspiration from the passing of a great soul? Will we have the wisdom to allow them to fight for peace or prod them to use weapons as a matter of convenience, nay even profit? Our leaders will get the hint when we goad them in the right direction. The assemblage of world leaders seems to have been genuinely inspired by the legacy left by a truly great man of our times. It would indeed be sad if it is business as usual in our troubled world.


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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
14th Dec 2013 (#)

Thank you Mark for the moderation and awarding star merit, appreciated - siva

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author avatar Helen Thomas
14th Dec 2013 (#)

A great article ~ Siva ~ about a true leader indeed. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Thanks!

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
14th Dec 2013 (#)

Thank you Helen for your encouragement - siva

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author avatar Randhir Bechoo
14th Dec 2013 (#)

Inspiring article.Well written.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
15th Dec 2013 (#)

Thank you Randhir. Mandela is from your country but he belonged to the world and lives on in our hearts - siva

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author avatar Carol
14th Dec 2013 (#)

Lovely article about a great man

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
15th Dec 2013 (#)

Thanks Carol - siva

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author avatar Miranda Joyce King
14th Dec 2013 (#)

Sivaramakrishnan, this is an astute and sensitively written tribute to a peace leader and to all who demonstrate that compromise, acceptance, and nonviolence are the correct path.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
15th Dec 2013 (#)

Thanks Miranda for your support and input. Mandela has shown the way how to coexist amid diversity. An eye for eye tit for tat will make the whole world go blind as Gandhi said. Hope we can raise the bar than repeat our follies - siva

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author avatar Kingwell
14th Dec 2013 (#)

Love is better than hate. Mandela deserves the respect he is being given. May we learn from this great man. Blessings.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
15th Dec 2013 (#)

Once in a blue moon a great soul appears in the horizon and leaves his/her mark. It is up to us to understand the message and live by the ideals. Thanks Kingwell - siva

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author avatar Michelle Stanley
14th Dec 2013 (#)

Very good post about a most respected and influential man who championed the cause for freedom and peace. Michelle

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
15th Dec 2013 (#)

That Mandela touched our hearts with his life shows that we know what is right. It is time to live to our true potential as are reaching make or break stage. Thank you Michelle - siva

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author avatar writestuff
14th Dec 2013 (#)

Kudos on another well-deserved star for an excellent tribute to a remarkable model of the best of modern day role models. Thanks for this inspiring post

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
15th Dec 2013 (#)

The great injustices perpetrated were met with disarming approach and forgiveness. Mandela used the greatest of weapons - peace and coexistence. They should work everywhere because they invite,implore, extract, reciprocity from our hearts. Thanks Writestuff - siva

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author avatar Dan Dawson Sr.
14th Dec 2013 (#)

He was a great man. Your post and our replies will help keep his legacy going.
Thank you!
Only the best,
Dan

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
15th Dec 2013 (#)

Thanks Dan for your kind words. Leaders from across the world would know by now what the people want. They should say - thus far and no more - to few manipulators working within their inner circle. Mandela has shown the way like Gandhi did. Did they have faults? yes, because they were humans like you and me - siva

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author avatar Rania, Jamie & Reni
14th Dec 2013 (#)

Dear friend, Siva - a brilliantly written piece of work!

A marvelous tribute to a man who not only led the world with his vision of peace through cooperation with one another, but a man whose stamina and strength of mind, soul, and body, saw him through eighteen long hard and turbulent years in solitary confinement.

When men use ill fated weapons on the population, such as the weapon HAARP, it then becomes distinctly proper to take out such facilities. Therein must such a balance be maintained to ensure the legacy belonging to great leaders such as President Nelson Mandela continue in its precision.

Thank you for a great tribute to a most brilliant and time honoured man!!

Rania and Jamie

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
15th Dec 2013 (#)

Thank you Rania and Jamie for such kind words of encouragement. These make my labor worth the effort.

Hit when the iron is hot and let us not go back to the trodden path of divisiveness when the legacy of Mandela's life is uplifting our thoughts. I remember my conversation with an Englishman thirty years ago and we were comfortable to such an extent I broached the subject of apartheid being practiced then with brute force. He excused himself saying it was tough to talk on the subject with an Indian! Has not the world changed and that is due to Mandela and the change in our thinking.

Weapons of Mass Destruction and our cruelty to fellow travelers will prove a terrible karma on humanity in general. Also our selfishness through rampant consumerism and unbridled greed. I have also faced the brunt of inhumanity but I just look ahead but I have felt genuine remorse on the part of the perpetrators. We all know what is right whether we believe in the same God or listen to inner conscience as I do. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you - is a good benchmark.

Let us draw the right lessons and implore our leaders to walk the talk. Now they get elected through our votes but feel beholden to the few who seem to hold the reins whoever is in power. And the arms merchants make the most "killing"! And we are all left with blood in our hands! Time for change indeed! Madiba has shown the way - siva

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author avatar LOVERME
14th Dec 2013 (#)

Madiba or Tata as he was known as has left an indelible mark on human life. He was African Gandhi USA Abraham Lincoln and UK;s Churchill Such outstanding men like Buddha Christ Guru Nanak are born once in a long way I had in mind to compose on Tata but I was waiting no less person than Lord Shiva to take the lead After all great men have been read I shall post mine hopefully not too late. We all must strive to make this world a place worthy of our souls as per you all spirit as per my thinking We all but walk this way, as Khalil Gibran has already said just once,. I too shall not come again to walk through the narrow valleys between humans that shall remain hence Thank you Shiva our present Lord for leading kindly light and showing us the torch out of a darkened tunnel of time into wider spectrum of broader human mental day light God will rest Mandela in peace on Sunday in his arms Amen

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
15th Dec 2013 (#)

My words were inspired through understanding the life of a great man who was also just human like you and me. That shows we can rise high - sky is the limit and you know it has no limit! In my own humble life I see no borders as everyone yearns for peace and coexistence. We are fed hate and suspicion and as Mandela has said love is natural but hatred has to be taught!

That great souls or spirit - for me just semantics as the greater meaning should not be lost - continue to touch and uplift us shows we are not beyond repair despite the machinations of few to cast a pall of gloom. Greed, envy and ego are our enemies and when we eschew them we feel bliss. And like Mandela showed us when revenge is out of our mind we are in an exalted position and feel truly blessed. Thank you Loverme - siva

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author avatar LOVERME
16th Dec 2013 (#)

great as always ...
The long walk ends
..and
..all black and white hands.. merge with the brown soil Amen

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
22nd Dec 2013 (#)

Yes Loverme. The world should be borderless in every way. For that we should develop largeness of heart. Mandela lived by this ideal - siva

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
14th Dec 2013 (#)

A great tribute from a great man to a great man. Thank you Siva for this masterful piece of work.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
15th Dec 2013 (#)

Thanks indeed Steve, I feel truly humbled by your words. Everyone has spark of greatness within that we tend to overlook lost as we are in mundane lives. Mandela was in my heart for years and I felt compelled to write about his legacy to the world. Compromise is the way forward as we are all same and merge with nature in no time. We get what we deserve and the common person deserves much better. Hope our leaders will be truly inspired and walk the talk. They should know what makes for a true leader if they study the life of Mandela and what made him the real deal - siva

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author avatar spirited
14th Dec 2013 (#)

"I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear."

Nelson Mandela


How is fear different from being afraid then?

"Love still contains fear within itself, because love contains all other energies within itself. Love is all. When we are afraid, we still love, but when we fear, we are too afraid to love, that is the difference."

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
15th Dec 2013 (#)

Thought provoking, Spirited. I am reminded of - I live alone but never feel lonely! Our emotions are many layered and man is different from woman in this respect! Women can read men but not that easy for men! Everyone has fear due to uncertainties of life but that is life! The Bard said “Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never taste of death but once". We all die but let us live before that moment - siva

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author avatar Connie McKinney
15th Dec 2013 (#)

What a wonderful tribute to a truly great man. I've read a lot of tributes to Nelson Mandela lately but yours was one of the best, Siva.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
15th Dec 2013 (#)

So uplifting to read your kind words, Connie, thank you. I wrote for the common person and about his/her feelings. We yearn for a real change in our outlook. Let Mandela live on and inspire us like others such as Gandhi did, but they come once in a blue moon to show us the right way. They showed us that there are more potent weapons that we possess than bombs able to put us back to stone age! siva

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
15th Dec 2013 (#)

caring, sharing, loving, being...a attributes of great people...love you siva...

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
15th Dec 2013 (#)

Thanks for the wholesome support as always Carolina - siva

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
15th Dec 2013 (#)

Wonderful tribute to an amazing person of our time. Well done Siva.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
15th Dec 2013 (#)

Thanks Mark. These came from the bottom of my heart and I spoke for the vast majority. Onward, forward, we march learning the right lessons along the way - siva

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author avatar M G Singh
15th Dec 2013 (#)

Nice post. Mandela was a great man

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
15th Dec 2013 (#)

Thanks Madan. We need to embrace his ideals of peace through coexistence - siva

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
15th Dec 2013 (#)

What stands out for me about Mandela dear Siva , is that thousands are still alive today rejoicing in a new found freedom , with no blood shed on either side of the colour bar . ..and no longer shackled by fear , apartheid or racial discrimination .
As with William Wilberforce , who brought about the abolition of slavery , which set millions on a level footing - so is it with this great man .
I give all the credit to a loving Heavenly Father , who made all men equal , regardless of their background , colour and leanings .
May we learn the lessons taught here my dear friend Siva , so that we can truly give and receive the respect we desire of others .
Many blessings to you my friend
Stella ><

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
15th Dec 2013 (#)

Thanks Stella for your input. We know what is right but one human weakness is prejudice. Mandela showed how to rise above it and not to take on his oppressors as an act of vengeance. What has happened is past and eye for eye will make all go blind! I have seen hatred among immediate families passed down generations! His fame and power rested easily on his shoulders and he knew he did what he could. The main issue in this world is vengeance and spite to get even. The day we embrace humanity as one the world will look different. Unity in diversity - as all are from the same source and created equal - siva

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author avatar Mariah
15th Dec 2013 (#)

Just an absolutely outstanding write Siva.
Nelson Mandela's work here is done, he has earned world renowned love and respect, and now.. his rest.
We each in our individual ways must carry on with the great legacy left behind by Nelson Mandela and the peace loving ways of Ghandhi..as you do always by your so very inspiring posts.
Thank you my dear friend

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
15th Dec 2013 (#)

Thank you Mariah. I would like to repeat - hit when the iron is hot.

Mandela's life has touched a cord across the world. The thirst for what he stood for is palpable everywhere. We should seize the opportunity by building better understanding across the globe and modern media reach is just what will propel this much needed action. We know how in many regions of the world endless strife, bombings, killings over decades have achieved nothing except multiply our misery. We need to turn off the tap of arms supply to begin with and put a stop to weapons proliferation. This is an eminently feasible proposition if UN lives up to what they are instituted for.

Mandela was practical in his approach with no hypocrisy. What use proving whether US or China is more powerful if that will lead to destruction of the whole world. Root out ego and greed which nine out of ten do not have. If he had faults, was he not human like you, me and Gandhi? siva

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author avatar Mariah
15th Dec 2013 (#)

Here here..power in the hands of egotistical leaders is fatal..power in the hands of the people is the strongest antidote to war, and is very much attainable, should we join forces, in unity for peace and equality, to live side by side in harmony.
We are none of us without fault, but we have the ability to learn from our mistakes, change the course of history and co-exist as one.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
15th Dec 2013 (#)

Thanks again Mariah. Democracy is struggling because people elect their leaders but leaders feel beholden to few power brokers. The state of the majority hardly improves despite the promises before every election. They hope against hope but every new leader proves equally bad as the predecessor or even worse! The salt of the earth is afraid to step into the political cesspool especially in countries like India, and may I add the US too?

President Obama is fighting against odds; he knows what to do as he is truly inspired by Mandela and the like but he is made to flex his muscles in public! For me, real sagacity and wisdom lie in finding lasting peace and turning off the supply chain of mass killing weapons. It has not been possible so far just because it was made out to be impossible. When almost everyone points to the direction of peace, why balk? People should not stop at just voting but see to it that the agenda based on which the elections were decided are carried out. That is real democracy in action - ever alive and shown "live" for all to see! Citizens should be the true stakeholders all the way - siva

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
15th Dec 2013 (#)

There are still great divides even in countries that advocate democracy and yet allow their citizens to carry weapons that could be used against their fellow man ....plus there are countries that treat women as second class citizens whatever colour their skin , and others who are ruled by despots , who will have much to answer for when they stand before God on the Day of Judgement ....
We are exhorted to pray for our leaders , so that we can All live a peaceable life whatever our race , colour or creed .
Sadly there will always be those who are too full of pride to consider those of another race as their equal ...and so the sorry story goes on my dear friend .
I wrote it in my last poem as a tribute to Mandela ...It is not the colour of a man's skin that makes a man ...but what comes out of his heart ....
God bless you dear sir ..
Stella ><

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
16th Dec 2013 (#)

Thanks Stella, I agree with you. We realize over time the consequences of our actions or even inaction. We reap what we sow and wisdom lies in how we understand and make course correction. Injustices are everywhere still, but we have to chip away at intolerance and prejudice. We have come far over time and I do hope and pray that better times are ahead. Mandela showed true leadership as he prevented much bloodshed in his country through reconciliation and forgiveness. He was able to convince his people that it was the only way. Hope we apply this method to solving international and domestic issues - siva

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author avatar Phyl Campbell
16th Dec 2013 (#)

So much the western world can learn from Mandela's example... Thank you, Siva.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
16th Dec 2013 (#)

Thank you Phyl. Limitless possibilities and limited damage overhaul - siva

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author avatar Maria Malone
16th Dec 2013 (#)

Wonderful tribute!

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
16th Dec 2013 (#)

Thank you Maria. Let us seize the day - Carpe diem - siva

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author avatar joyalariwo
16th Dec 2013 (#)

He was a man who stood and fought without violence for what he believed.

Mandela was a man of peace, he was loyal to his country and people. He was down to earth and connected with anyone he met.

Madiba could have stayed in power for the rest of life and no one, believe me no one would have argued with that but after just one term as president, he handed over to his deputy but what do we see in the world today, depotism, nepotism and the other bad "isms"

Plus the never quenching desire for power and wealth that we would all never take six feet under.
Any wonder that our problems are still man made in Africa even beyond, spearheaded by the "sit tight syndrome".

God bless Siva for reminding us about this beautiful man.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
16th Dec 2013 (#)

Thank you Joyalariwo for your input. Greed and ego are a real put off and casts such negativeness around. By extension, human greed extends to countries too. Why ship arms to all? Is it so difficult to conclude global disarmament? Have we ever tried that path sincerely? Why jump up and down for country borders when nine out ten do not know where their next meal is going to come from? I have seen the supposed leaders using the common citizens as a tool in their quest for power and even democracies have dynastic rule and nepotism. Mandela stood apart in many respects from this evil coterie - siva

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author avatar Ptrikha
17th Dec 2013 (#)


Nelson Mandela has left a great legacy. However, at this stage, we do not seem to have statesmen of his ability to take the world through the current difficult times.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
17th Dec 2013 (#)

Thanks Ptrikha for your thoughts. I feel the issue is - people should also be willing to compromise for united progress. In democracy we find many pulling in different directions with the result only few with the muscle benefit. Elections are held, people elect and the same old reality repeats. The majority will proves a mirage - siva

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author avatar Christine Crowley
17th Dec 2013 (#)

A wonderful tribute, Siva. If only we had more men and women like him!

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
17th Dec 2013 (#)

Thank you Christine. Mandela was the man for the occasion. He took the right path and showed forgiveness and humility touch our hearts - the world will be just different if we embraced what he stood for rather than going for the jugular - siva

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author avatar MarilynDavisatTIERS
17th Dec 2013 (#)

Good morning, Siva; I missed this when you originally posted it. However, the message is timeless. Forgiveness, peace, equality and bridging differences should be commented upon and encouraged every day. His message of love and hope will continue to be written about, stated and shared by those of us who greatly value this message. You did an excellent job of writing on this. ~Marilyn

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
18th Dec 2013 (#)

Thank you Marilyn. Majority always yearns for forgiveness, peace,equality and unity. Mandela's life proved this beyond doubt. That is the only way to move forward and even to survive. Let us keep his legacy alive - siva

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author avatar Subra
18th Dec 2013 (#)

True, dear Siva, Mandela's legacy will bear the test of time for right-thinking, good-matured people all over the world. The virtues he preached and practiced will help us lead better lives, provided we act accordingly.

Well done Siva once again

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
18th Dec 2013 (#)

Thanks dear Subra for the support. He showed us the right way. It is up to us to take a unifying path than trying to prove our might through weapons. The latter could end up - operation successful but the planet dead - siva

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author avatar vellur
18th Dec 2013 (#)

A great tribute to a great leader and human being. There will never be another like him anymore.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
18th Dec 2013 (#)

Thanks Vellur for your encouragement. His life proves goodness prevails in the end and we know what we want in this world - siva

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author avatar LOVERME
19th Dec 2013 (#)

The comments and love you draw my Lord is no less well done

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
19th Dec 2013 (#)

I like to engage other contributors in a positive way so that there is healthy interaction. I also try to understand their message both in their own articles and comments on mine. This way it becomes a fulfilling exercise. Thanks Loverme for your appreciation - siva

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author avatar Md Rezaul Karim
21st Dec 2013 (#)

Sometimes I wonder, if the 'winners take it all' attitude is the core reason to keep oneself distant from others! or is it a fear of facing the other competent people?

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
21st Dec 2013 (#)

Most leaders would like to be at the forefront but the real leader is one who realizes others' potential and willing to step aside when the time is ripe. Mandela did step aside when he felt his job was done and did not want to overstay his welcome. Thanks Karim for your thoughts - siva

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author avatar Zola
21st Dec 2013 (#)

Thank you for this beautiful piece Siva. I lived in South Africa for 20 years and find your words and thoughts very touching.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
22nd Dec 2013 (#)

Thanks Zola for your kind words. The dignified way Mandela carried himself after undergoing brutal treatment at the hand of his oppressors stood him apart from others. He readily forgave but carried out his mission to rightful conclusion avoiding blood on the streets. He showed the way to find solution to intractable issues. Let us emulate him - siva

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author avatar snerfu
11th May 2014 (#)

Good article Mr Siva. Keep up the good work.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
11th May 2014 (#)

Thank you Snerfu. Appreciate your encouragement - siva

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author avatar dis-cover
29th May 2014 (#)

A great article. I really enjoyed reading it. Thanks for sharing with us!

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
29th May 2014 (#)

Thank you Dis-cover. Our leaders should have wisdom too - siva

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