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A good amount of our time and
energy is spent in acquiring a lot of
things, abilities and relationships.
But how much do they contribute in
achieving the goal of life?
Bhagawan clarifies this for us today.
All work is God's; He inspires, He helps, He exe-
cutes, He enjoys, He is pleased. - Baba
The Kaivalya Upanishad declares: "Not by means of
works, not by means of human power, not by means
of wealth, but by renunciation alone can immortality
be attained." The 'works' referred to are rituals like
sacrifices, vows, charities, donations, pilgrimages,
etc. Through such activities, one cannot achieve lib-
eration; that is to say, one cannot get rid of the veil of
ignorance. 'Human power' means acquisition of posi-
tions of authority, of skill and intelligence which can
manipulate people and things, of fame and suprema-
cy, of personal charm, of health and happiness, or of
a large family with many children - these cannot con-
fer liberation. The works mentioned above and the
acquisition referred to can succeed only when one
has 'wealth'. But the Upanishad announces that spir-
itual wisdom is not related to riches. So liberation
cannot be earned by means of wealth. Renunciation
alone can confer immortality.
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May the Sacred Heart
of Jesus be adored,
glorified loved and
the world now and for-
ever. Oh Sacred Heart
of Jesus have mercy
on us. St. Jude worker
of miracles pray for us.
St. Jude helper of the
hopeless pray for us.
Say this prayer nine
times a day for nine
days. By the eighth
day your prayer will
be answered. It has
never been known to
fail. Publication must
Thank you St. Jude for
favours granted. GR
'Brace for more coastal floods in future'
There is some indication of how MOWI engineers intend to
improve the roadway in the long-term. The presentation
prepared by the agency on the tentative design plans for the
rebuilding process suggest that their plans are less ambitious---
and less expensive---than re-routing or elevating the road.
Instead, they plan to improve drainage and use innovative
techniques to prevent further erosion.
Engineers will focus on seven or eight "breaches"---natural
waterways gouged out by last month's torrential rainwater---
that funnel water from the road out into the ocean. Instead of
filling these breaches, the MOWI presentation said, officials plan
to maintain them, providing the swampy water from the
western side of the road an escape route to prevent the road
from becoming waterlogged. Construction workers will also line
those drainage channels with "marine mattresses"---large mats
of gridded synthetic material that are stuffed with rocks, about
the size and shape of a large bedroom mattress. These
mattresses will be laid onto the banks of the waterways to
prevent more of the sandy beach from washing away in future
The new version of the road will also feature deep drains on
either side, a feature that was sorely lacking before last month's
storm. There will be a pipe running underneath the road with a
valve that will allow floodwater from the swamp to escape out
into the ocean, but will prevent salty ocean water from pushing
back underneath the road and contaminating the wetland on
the west side of the Manzanilla/Mayaro Road.
According to the MOWI report, the first phase of that
construction is set to last two months and cost $57 million to
Contractors working on the flood-damaged road have been
given a Christmas deadline to restore the link between the two
communities to allow for light to medium traffic. The road-
repair project, which began on Monday, includes acquiring two
to three properties along the Manzanilla stretch to put proper
drainage and road infrastructure in place.
LONG-TERM PLANS FOR THE ROADWAY
Continued from Page A8
A backhoe operator dredging a section of the damaged Manzanilla/Mayaro Road. PHOTO:MARTINE POWERS
"How much faster you want them to
build the road? In this case,
'abracadabra' would not have
worked...The Government did this in
the quickest possible time that it
could have been done."
details on the rebuilding plan, they received few
answers: They learned that there were no MOWI
engineers present at the meeting to explain the plan.
MP Winston Peters of Mayaro and MOWI Environ-
mental Health Director Doolar Ramlal said the agency
decided not to show residents the slideshow pres-
entation of the construction plan for road repairs
because it had been deemed too "technical" for res-
idents to understand.
Peters berated residents for arriving at the meeting
with too many complaints and too few helpful sug-
gestions about what could be done to help rebuild
the road in the short-term. Long-term investments
to widen or elevate the road are not prudent, he added,
because of the government s plans to eventually build
a highway from Valencia to Mayaro that would divert
much of the traffic from the coastal roads.
At times, the meeting erupted into shouting matches
between Peters and frustrated residents standing at
the mic who asked for clear answers on the anticipated
timeline of repairs.
"I want to say to you, how much faster you want
them to build the road?" Peters asked. "In this case,
abracadabra would not have worked...The Govern-
ment did this in the quickest possible time that it
could have been done."
"You saying two weeks?" the resident at the mic
"I m saying it s going to be done in the quickest
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