|sporting his prison # at a rugby game 2005|
i am riding the wave of humility as i strive each day to live as a Baha'i which is none other than embodying all human perfections and dedicating my life as a servant of God to the betterment of the human race. Madiba inspires me because he triumphed over anger and bitterness, hatred and revenge. he embodied the necessary perfections of forgiveness and magnanimity after 27 years of experiencing a suffering in the face of ignorance and oppression i try to imagine but cannot. he embodied ubuntu -- he was all that he was because he fully embodied the spiritual reality that we become fully ourselves through serving others rather than ourselves.
"The light which these souls radiate is responsible for the progress of the world and the advancement of its peoples. They are like unto leaven which leaveneth the world of being, and constitute the animating force through which the arts and wonders of the world are made manifest. Through them the clouds rain their bounty upon men, and the earth bringeth forth its fruits."
~ Baha'u'llah, Gleanings from the Writings of Baha'u'llah, p. 156