"Selama aku belum menyatukan Nusantara, aku takkan menikmati palapa. Sebelum aku menaklukkan Pulau Gurun, Pulau Seram, Tanjungpura, Pulau Haru, Pulau Pahang, Dompo, Pulau Bali, Sunda, Palembang, Tumasik, aku takkan mencicipi palapa."
Maha Patih Gajah Mada
Let us think, and think hard what made Sukarno great. It was his openness, his genuine appreciation toward the differences, his firm belief in kebhinekaan and keberagaman. Politically and economically, he may be judged incorrect by many. But humanly he was 100 percent correct. Today, we still remember him for his humanity. History shall forget his mistakes in all other fields, but shall always remember his right attitude toward differences.
Indonesia is not divided between the Muslims and non-Muslims; Indonesia is not divided between the so-called believers and non-believers or infidels; Indonesia is not divided between the converts and non-converts. Indonesia, as Sukarno rightly said, "belonged" equally and alike to one and all. All for one, and one for all.
Pluralism Is Not A Solution - Think Altruism - Anand Krishna
When we see all the conflicts around us, we cannot but appreciate Anand's view that we should understand each other better. Call it tolerance or appreciation, we must, indeed, develop this kind of understanding.
The Fourth President of Indonesia - Abdurrahman Wahid
When you decide to purchase your next book, make it this one. "Voice of Indonesia" is a "must-read".
Kerry B. Collison (International best-selling author)
Love is The Only solution. Love is the deepest emotion in human beings. It is the deepest part of our inner selves. When the solution is deep enough, then the result is also quite long term.
Voice of Indonesia by Anand Krishna