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What is Truth? What
follows when we live in
to us today.
Truth is not merely describing what you have seen,
expressing as is what you have heard or sharing
honestly what you have experienced. Truth is beyond
all this. It is a deep inner feeling and it must come
from within. Truth must originate from your heart.
Truth is permanent; it does not change with the
passage of time. When you rely on Truth (Satya),
Righteousness (Dharma) arises out of it. It is Truth
that teaches how one should conduct oneself and
perform one's duties. Righteousness is a reflection of
Truth. You will experience peace when Sathya and
Dharma co-exist. This is indeed peace, Shanti. It is
foolishness to think that Peace exists elsewhere and
is separate from you. If you separate truth and right-
eousness, you will find only pieces, on the other hand
if you blend them you will experience Peace always.
- My Dear Students, Vol 2, Ch 13, Jun 7, 2007.
Your heart is like a vessel. Fill it with the
qualities of Truth, Love and Sacrifice. - Baba.
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July 17, 2014
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Attorney General Anand Ramlogan
and PNM senator Faris Al-Rawi
repeatedly clashed in the Senate on
Wednesday in acrimonious
exchanges, prompting Senate pres-
ident Timothy Hamel-Smith to issue
stern warnings, particularly to Al-
Rawi who crossed Hamel-Smith at
The situation was so heated it turned
personal when Ramlogan claimed Al-
Rawi had the most supplemental law
examinations in UWI, and was "always
failing," and challenged Al-Rawi to
produce transcripts of his exams.
Al-Rawi, visibly angered by Ram-
logan s claims, asked if Ramlogan "had
a problem with Arabs." He described
Ramlogan as an "untruthful son of a
gun" on the exam issue.
At one point Hamel-Smith warned
Al-Rawi that he was crossing the bor-
der of what was acceptable and told
him to take his issues outside the
Al-Rawi apologised to Hamel-
Smith, but warned Ramlogan he d
crossed the line.
The situation, laced with protests
between the government and oppo-
sition benches, pervaded Ramlogan s
closing delivery on a package of anti-
crime legislation, when he responded
to criticism from Al-Rawi on Tues-
Then, Al-Rawi had accused the
Attorney General of erring on the 2011
state of emergency, presenting the
worst drafted bill, being the most
unprepared AG, being wrong on the
issue of the repeal of a certain law.
Ramlogan had retorted, "I ll deal with
On Wednesday, Ramlogan respond-
ed that the Opposition s objections to
the bill concerns more about the ban-
dits than the public. Al-Rawi protested
the PNM had not said it was protecting
the rights of criminals, and was cau-
tioned by Hamel-Smith that it was
out of order to engage a speaker. Al-
Rawi apologised, but Hamel-Smith
repeated, "That was out of order."
Al-Rawi, however, quoted a Standing
Order claiming Ramlogan had imputed
Hamel-Smith declared, "I don t
appreciate your comments---end of
story. I don t see an improper motive
being imputed. Therefore the Standing
Order you relied on is overruled."
Al-Rawi further questioned Hamel-
Smith on the point. Hamel-Smith
replied, "The Attorney General had
expressed his view on how the con-
tributions were made and I think he
was entirely entitled to do so."
Al-Rawi and PNM senators con-
tinued muttered protests, about which
Ramlogan complained, saying he d lis-
tened to their criticisms in silence on
Hamel-Smith indicated other sen-
ators had their opportunity to speak
and couldn t raise further points at
Denying Al-Rawi s claim he d "fired"
two ministry staffers, Ramlogan said,
"The officers in that department who
draft laws are at the top of their game---
scholarship winners, second-class hon-
ours in LLB. Not like you, not like you.
You re no paragon of intellectual virtue."
He said Al-Rawi s contribution
reminded him of the quote from
Shakespeare s Macbeth: "A tale told
by an idiot, full of sound and fury."
As PNM senators protested, Ram-
logan said he d allowed Al-Rawi a lot
of latitude on statements such as the
crime detection rate. Al-Rawi inter-
jected that he d been speaking of the
rate for murder, not serious crime, and
Ramlogan was misrepresenting what
Hamel-Smith warned he couldn t
present a different view at that stage.
Al-Rawi quoted a Standing Order
which he said applied to misrepresented
statements. Hamel-Smith didn t agree.
Al-Rawi continued to protest,
prompting Hamel-Smith to sternly
warn. "This is the second time!..."
Al-Rawi apologised, after which
Ramlogan, taking issue with his con-
stant interruptions, quipped, "He
claims he s a descendent of the Prophet
(Mohammed). He said that in a daily
"If the Attorney General wants to
raise a substantive motion about me,
let him do so!" Al-Rawi responded as
he shot to his feet.
Hamel-Smith said he was sure
Ramlogan made the remark in jest.
Ramlogan again told Al-Rawi, "You
said you re a descendent of the
Prophet...that s the truth."
Al-Rawi shouted across the floor,
"Why are you concerned with that?"
Ramlogan, said with a laugh "No,
no, I m not...I want to know if I
should bow, as you re a descendent of
Protesting that the AG was engaged
in constant commentary on him, Al-
Rawi added: "If he wishes he can raise
a substantive motion on anything I
"I don t talk about his background
or heritage, I comment on his work.
So I must insist you, as senate pres-
ident, must consider the privileges of
the member of this House and arrest
this horrible behaviour on the AG s
Hamel-Smith warned Ramlogan to
refrain from referring to Al-Rawi s her-
But Al-Rawi shouted across the floor,
"He has a problem with Arabs? What s
Hamel-Smith interjected, "That s
the end of the matter, senator Al-Rawi,
that s the end of the matter. You ve
asked me to rule, I ve ruled and I got
an undertaking from the Attorney Gen-
eral he will not make those remarks."
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AG, Al-Rawi clash in Senate
Who brighter than who?
There were further PNM
protests. Hamel-Smith urged
members to stick to a single
debate and allow the AG to
conclude according to the
Standing Orders and for
members to refer to others
only by title.
Al-Rawi then said he wanted
to speak on what he said was
the AG's misrepresentation of
his statements, but was
Ramlogan said Al-Rawi had
represented himself as a
"paragon of intellectual virtue
and described himself on a
Web site in glowing terms.
Ramlogan said Al-Rawi said
he'd attended Hugh Wooding
Law School, where he
obtained a certificate of legal
education "graduating at the
top of his class."
"It's not true."
Ramlogan he could not allow
him to enter into the personal
Ramlogan said, "I graduated
at the top of my class, so
when my learned friend
speaks about competence, and
when he attacks my
competence: I spent three
years doing my LLB with my
"I didn't have to do a single
supplemental exam in my LLB.
There are other people in this
Chamber who have plenty."
Ramlogan then challenged
Al-Rawi to produce the
transcripts of his law exams,
saying Al-Rawi had the most
supplemental exams in UWI,
and was "always failing."
He said Ramlogan knew he'd
come back to T&T to attend
his grandfather's funeral and
therefore had to write a
supplemental exam for the
one he missed because of it.
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