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Even in the most painful,
difficult, trying and testing
situation what should we
pray to God for? Bhagavan
lovingly explains to us today.
By praying to God and asking for trivial and petty
things, people demean the Lord's Divine estate. No
one appreciates the valuable, sacred and divine
favour God may choose to confer on a deserving
devotee. Hence never seek from God, nor desire, nor
pray for some petty trifles. More precious and desir-
able than everything else is God's love. If you wish to
ask for anything from God pray to Him thus, "O Lord!
Let me have You alone." To crave for anything other
than Divine Love is like asking for coffee powder from
the Kalpataru (Wish-fulfilling Tree)! For, once you
have secured the Lord, you will naturally get every-
thing you want! While praying to God for His grace,
do not indulge in extravagant praise and flattery to
win His approbation and seek His favours; that
prayer then acquires a commercial tinge! Pray sin-
cerely and earnestly from within.
Prayer must come from the depths of feeling; the
Lord looks for sincerity of feeling (bhava), not out-
ward pomp (bahya). -
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REPUBLIC OF TRINIDAD
The Muslim Marriage and
Divorce Act Chap. 45:02
Fawzi Mohammed Petitioner
Meryem Ijioui Respondent
To: Meryem Ijioui
Take Notice that an application
for divorce has been made in the
The Divorce Council has
ordered that the service of the
Petition be by this advertise-
If you intend to be heard in the
matter please contact The
Secretary of the Divorce Council,
Mr. Abdool Kadir of #162 Cipero
Street, San Fernando within
twenty one (21) days of the
advertisement, failing which the
Council may proceed to hear the
Petition in your absence.
Divorce Council of the ASJA Inc.
Ilistened to a caller on i95.5FM
who was responding to Dale
Enoch s expressed dispassion
concerning the outcome of T&T s
match against Ecuador. The caller
ended by asserting that Mr Enoch s
lack of "patriotism" in part
accounts for the fact that i95.5FM
is no longer the "No 1 radio sta-
tion" and explains why 91.9FM is
now the top radio station since it
represents the interest of "black
people" in this country.
His meandering logic apart, I am
at a loss as to the phenotype he
designates as "black people."
I felt a rush of unfulfilled rage
when the radio host failed to ask
the caller whether he felt that the
boos that resounded at the Prime
Minister s entrance, from the
painted faces in the stadium fitted
with his idea of "patriotism."
I am so tired of this "black peo-
ple" dotishness and all the other
stupid emotive divisions! Ethnic
profiling does harm to the profiler
as much as it does to the person
being unjustly profiled.
The bigotry of the profiler binds
him to an unwanted and often
The greatest impediment to true
human development in this coun-
try is the refractory and backward
attitude of a (thankfully) dwindling
but none the less vocal and
unbearably uncouth and pathetical-
ly immature minority who contin-
ues to nurture the delusion that
they own this place.
Their tribalism has grown into
pathological cultism characterised
by a persecution complex, an
absence of self-confidence and
self-worth, by non-achievement
and the paranoid delusion that
they are the hapless victims of his-
The heavy chip on their shoulder
immobilises both mind and body.
This poor-me-one culture with its
obsessive disdain for anything that
goes against their abject backward-
ness tends to express itself the only
way it can---in physical or verbal
violence as evidenced by the racist
flyers and the arson of SIS equip-
Their projection of a "bad-boy"
image which often includes overt
criminality finds expression in the
most obtuse music and in socio-
pathic behaviour that is impervious
to reason and often refuses educa-
They are angry at everyone espe-
cially those from among them who
have chosen to cure their intellec-
Trinidad has become a volatile
and emotive cauldron of humanity
with inverted values symbolically
shared with the only "upside-
down" hotel in the world---Hilton---
staring at antics from the Cascade
This country can be likened to a
huge and beautifully lush garden
carpeted with flowers of every
colour---all equally dazzling to
behold, where every species con-
tributes in its own peculiar way to
enhance the overall spectacle when
embraced as a single whole.
All colours are home-grown and
all belong here! No one colour is
more important than any other!
It is sad that an old church which has been part of the
landscape of Port-of-Spain has been damaged. How-
ever, any attempt by the State to purchase the property
and restore must be viewed in light of the deteriorating
financial state of the country.
Ministries have been asked to cut back to the tune
of$45 million dollars. Imagine now getting involved in
the purchase and restoration of this now derelict build-
ing!On the same night that the television stations were
showing the clip on the church, there was also one with
a child needing surgery. We should know that the prior-
The partial demolition of the his-
toric Greyfriars church got on the
nerves of many and even prompted
Minister of National Diversity and
Social Integration, Rodger Samuel to
say: "They just have no respect for
this country...absolutely no respect."
I am wondering who has no re-
spect for the country. Was the Gov-
ernment interested in preserving
this historic site?
Isn't it a similar deal with the Ban-
wari Community in Penal? Why
aren't we equally upset about that
endangered world heritage site?
This site predates the Mayan and
Aztec civilizations. Do we give a
Debe/Penal is not in the heart of
Port-of-Spain but should be in the
hearts and minds of all Trinidadians
who consider themselves educated.
And this is what happens like a
thief in the night, said Minister
Samuel. Deja-vu or what?
Why doesn't the COP or the UNC
party look the other side and see a
man fighting with his life for the en-
vironment, communities and the
preservation of the archeological
site which is the navel string of the
Caribbean's indigenous peoples?
Why can't they give the respect
that they yearn for and not quietly
and underhandedly steal the rights
of the native peoples and the cur-
Mediation is needed on both
fronts---the Greyfriars church and
the Kublalsingh issue.
Let Mr Galy develop church site
Does Greyfriars ring any other heritage bell?
TIRED OF THIS 'BLACK
Greyfriars Church being demolished on Sunday.
PHOTO: KRISTIAN DE SILVA
ity must be for the living.
Secondly, the money of the State is from the citizens.
It is always amazing in this country how people are very
generous when they spend other persons money and
how people feel the Government expenditure is "free
Let Mr Galy develop the site and help breathe life
back into Port-of-Spain.
Arena Road, Freeport
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