Nelson Mandela – The Pinnacle-Pillar of Mother Earth

Nelson Mandela

Sri Chinmoy’s tribute to one of the greatest luminaries of our time and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Nelson Mandela. This book reveals the deep respect and admiration both Nelson Mandela and Sri Chinmoy have for each other. They have met on several occasions and share a deep and profound friendship based on humanity’s freedom-struggle.

Nelson Mandela, The Pinnacle-Pillar of Mother Earth is full of photos of Nelson Mandela, Graca Machel his wife, Nelson Mandela’s life and the many meetings and dedications with Sri Chinmoy and United Nations dignitaries.

Book contents:
Poems for the President,
Poems for the First Lady
Prayerful Commentaries on the President’s Life and Writings
Meetings
Robben Island
Awards
Soulful Song-Offerings
Glowing tributes to the President.

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A selection of poems by Sri Chinmoy from the book.

Nelson Mandela;
The pinnacle-pillar
Of Mother Earth.

His sleepless and breathless suffering
Unreservedly helps us
To consign all our suffering
To immediate oblivion.

Wherever he goes,
He carries with him
The tears and smiles
Of sweetness-love.

He is at once
God’s choicest Choice
And
God’s surest Voice.

A oneness-world-heart-dream
He infallibly is.
A division-world-mind-reality
He never was,
He never is,
He never shall be.

He is
A world-peace-beckoning
Sunrise-smile-heart.

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

He has transformed
His country’s collapsing dream
Into a rock-solid reality.

No matter how unjust and undivine
Some human beings are to him at times,
Mandela’s compassion
Refuses to leave his heart.

It is simply impossible for any South African
To over-praise Mandela’s sacrifice-life
For the betterment-improvement-enlightenment
Of his beloved country.

From his supremely extraordinary life,
We learn how to become
And not how to acquire.

When he meets with a child,
A budding soul,
The depth of their reciprocal affection
Is at once astonishingly
And refreshingly exquisite.

~ Sri Chinmoy

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