The lyrics are not just about awareness of human suffering, but a call to action to actually make a difference through compassionate action. Jesse's short life left a profound impact on me and I believe his message is worth sharing.
On June 21, 2015, Kind Hearted Compassion in Action Foundation hosted a booth at the Day of Music Fullerton event in the Downtown Plaza near the main stage. The daylong free music festival was the first of what is to become a local annual event celebrating the summer solstice, similar to the original Fete de la Musique in Paris, France.
At the Downtown Plaza Stage, we were fortunate to spend the day with family and friends while meeting with interested patrons and other musicians.
We were honored to meet and talk with two amazing people in particular. Fullerton Mayor Greg Sebourn stopped by our booth for some time to discuss his plans for the future of the Day of Music Fullerton and how we at Kind Hearted Compassion in Action Foundation could help bring additional artists on board through our network of musicians and artists.
We were also honored to meet with Phyllis Fender, wife of the late Leo Fender, inventor of the first mass-produced solid body electric guitar. The Fenders have been long time residents of Fullerton and we were honored to have a small part of this historical lineage.
Thank you to the City of Fullerton, Mayor Greg Sebourn, Phyllis Fender, the over 100 bands and artists, and the many people who joined our mailing list. We are already excited and looking forward to attending and helping with next year's Day of Music Fullerton festival.
One year ago, our beloved Jesse Tahim left us physically. However, spiritually he has shined wisdom and enlightenment for us to continue his life's purpose to elevate the consciousness of humanity through music, art, and activism. We have taken this mission forward by starting a non-profit, Kind-Hearted Compassion in Action Foundation where we support disadvantaged musicians, artists, and activists whose work is to create positive social change and recently provided scholarships to 4 Chapman University students and supported the artists of the Sikh Lens Film Festival, in line with this cause. We are taking this much farther and thank our friends and family for the support to make this happen and through the physical loss of our dear Jesse. Through Jesse's life, I have learned that life is to be lived with kind-hearted compassionate love for all and for that beautiful lesson, I am eternally grateful. -Pamela Tahim Thakur
In Jesse's memory, I as his mother, remember my son surrendering all actions to the Supreme Spirit, fixing the mind on the indwelling Self, abandoning all longings and selfishness, fight the battle of life without fear or excitement. My only desire in life is to follow his footsteps. -Anne Tahim