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Once Guru Nanak visited a village where a rich moneylender lived. Periodically he counted his wealth and when he passed another landmark on his way to becoming a millionaire he would erect another pennant to let everyone share in the knowledge of his success. The Guru gave him a needle and asked him to keep it safe until he could return it to the Guru in the next world. Only when the man's wife ridiculed him did he realize that material objects cannot be taken with us and cease to have value when we die. The man's ignorance was dispelled: he gave away his wealth to those in need and became the Guru's disciple.
Along with, I suspect, many others around the globe I watched gentle rises and falls of the sea in the Honolulu area on Hawaiian local TV streamed live over the internet. The presenters did their best to make it seem dramatic, but visually the most eventful thing was when small craft that had fled to deep water for safety began to sail back into the marinas.
There are many different terms used to describe feelings of religious experience. These include a sense of the 'mystical' or a feeling of unity with the divine. Whether we speak of spiritual experience or religious experience, all of these terms may point to a universal need in human beings to understand something of the world beyond our physical existence.
South Africa is a vast country which is almost impossible to cover with telephone lines and electrical cables. Cell phones (mobiles) are very common in South Africa, and in rural areas are often the only form of communication. In the section called â€œUnit 2â€ , Mrs Smit used her landline to telephone her butcher. You learnt some telephone etiquette there. In the following description you will come across some typical telephonic expressions. You should learn them.
Every year, at the end of the southern hemisphere winter, ozone amounts in the atmosphere high over the Antarctic are known to reduce. However, in the early 1980s measurements taken by scientists working at Antarctic research stations showed that the ozone above them appeared to be decreasing much more rapidly than previously observed. At first these measurements were dismissed as faulty, but were found to be correct after careful checking. The reason for the rapid depletion of ozone was found to be chemical reactions with man-made gases called chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), which were being widely used at the time in the manufacture of refrigeration systems and as propellants in aerosol spray cans. Depletion of ozone is potentially a serious problem since it would allow much more short-wave energy from the Sun to get through to the Earth’s surface, increasing skin cancer risk to humans and animals. Rapid international action led to the implementation of the Montreal Protocol in 1989, an agreement banning the use of CFCs and other ozone-destroying chemicals. Since then the depletion of atmospheric ozone seems to have slowed, but it is perhaps too early to say whether ozone levels will ever return to pre-industrial values.
Over-use of the passive voice leads to a rather flaccid English style. However, it has its purposes. Obviously you sometimes wish to concentrate on the ‘sufferer’. Normally you would write about a striker dispossessing the full-back and scoring, but, if you are describing a wretched afternoon for the full-back, you would write, ‘On 57 minutes he was dispossessed by Rooney who went on to score.’ Sometimes, of course, you don't know who did the action: ‘The victim was attacked on his way home from work.’
After a project has come to its completion, it’s worth taking steps to ensure that the project team’s achievements are acknowledged.
With the 24-hour clock, do not use the word mezzo or mezza for half past when speaking Italian: Lo spettacolo comincia alle ventuno e mezza. ✗ Lo spettacolo comincia alle ventuno e trenta. ✓ - The show starts at 21.30.
The triplicity of your second-house sign indicates what motivates you in how you express your sense of security. An earth sign indicates that this comes through possessions. An air sign indicates that information networks provide your sense of security.
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