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Nelson Mandela Quotes

Former Monk Shares Powerful Lesson On Compassion

OWN | Posted 12.13.2013 | OWN

Jack Kornfield is considered one of the founding fathers of Buddhism in the United States. For 40 years, this former monk and best-selling author has ...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 02.06.2014 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week brought the passing of Nelson Mandela. He was a man whose towering authority derived from his relentless devotion to humanity at its most basic level. While locked away for 27 years, the rage of injustice was supplanted by a willingness to build bridges to those who'd imprisoned him. After his release in 1990, his first goal was reconciliation, not retribution. "The whites are our fellow South Africans," he said the next morning. "We want them to feel safe." And after becoming the first democratically elected black president of South Africa, that unremitting dedication to what's best in us continued. "He no longer belongs to us," said President Obama upon learning of his death, "he belongs to the ages." But let's not relegate him to the ages just yet -- we desperately need his spirit of transcendence and compassion right now. As he wrote in 1995: "It always seems impossible until it's done." Rest in Peace, Madiba.

Quotes From One Of The Spiritual Giants Of Our Time

Posted 12.06.2013 | Religion

Nelson Mandela has died, but the power of his spirit will endure forever. Mandela was a key leader in the liberation of South Africa, and his str...

Nelson Mandela: 'Let Your Greatness Bloom'

Posted 03.13.2015 | OWN

In his book Notes to the Future, Nelson Mandela -- the Nobel Peace Prize-winner and former president of South Africa -- reveals some of his most life-...