You are taking a little bit of chance walking anywhere near or in the downtown of
at night, but I was near the weekend, security patrolled, marquis where we had
our drama practice. I needed some solo
time, a few minutes to chill before Tamohar, my driver, would pick me up to
take me back home. He made sure I
wouldn’t walk through the seediest part of town. The short strip I did trek was odd. It was not too late, just after 9.30. It’s hard to imagine any foul play when there
is no one on the street to do anything. Durban
When Tamohar did eventfully stop for taking me off the street, I asked him, “Would Nelson Mandela be happy with the way things turned out in
Tamohar, being a
, gave his honest
opinion, “No, he wouldn't be happy.
Mandela worked hard for freedom, for a world that would honour
fairness.” To take a quote from Mandela
himself in this regard, “Another important building block for new democracy is
the love and goodwill we show to each other.
That is the spirit of Masakhan, of bringing one another together.” South Africa
The vision of our guru, Srila Prabhupada, similarly amplified “Togetherness.” Merely through the practice of sankirtan we can achieve a likeness of unity – unity and diversity.
May the source be with you!