Salutations at the feet of Swami Vivekananda
I greet the divinity within each of you
Jai Shri Ram
Mbuyisa is or was my son, but he is not a hero. In my culture, picking up Hector is not an act of heroism. It was his job as a brother. It was his duty.
|The iconic picture of Mbuyisa Makhubo & Antoinette Sithole with Hector Pieterson @ site of the 1976 protest in Soweto.|
By Swami Vimokshananda's grace, I attended a World Youth Conference in India last year, in commemoration of Swami Vivekananda's 150th Birth Anniversary.
600 youth... 24 countries... 1 common belief... The belief in the vision of the revolutionary Vivekananda. How could so many diverse people believe 1 "man"? Why? Because Swamiji's thoughts were practical, ideas universal and messages meaningful. Many participants could not even speak English... but the language of Vivekananda spoke to them. Again, we ask: "how" and "why". Because it simply speaks of two things: duty and action.
*Happy Youth Day South Africa!