Wednesday, February 22, 2006

As you pass this way

You will make a difference in the world today. What kind of difference will that be?

Your life will travel in some direction today as the result of your thoughts and actions. What direction will that be?

This day presents you with a magnificent opportunity that you've never had before. You can take all that you are, all that you've learned, all that you've experienced up to this point, and use it to move your whole world forward.

Every good and valuable thing you do for life makes your world a better place to be. Every time you lift up others, your own experience of life is made more wholly fulfilling.

This day and all its possibilities will soon pass. Yet the value that you create from it will stay with you and will add its own unique flavor to all of life.

You will make a real and lasting contribution to life today. Choose to make it such that you'll always be thankful for having passed this way.

Choose now

Just because you experienced anxiety a moment ago does not mean that you must continue to hold on to it. Choose now to let it go.

You may have recently been angry about one thing or another, yet that destructive anger does not have to continue. Choose now to transform the energy of that anger into positive, healing, productive thoughts and actions.

Whatever the past may have held, this moment can be filled with what you choose right now. Peace, acceptance, joy, forgiveness, and positive purpose are all as close as your decision to choose them.

Think of the most joyful and fulfilling times you've ever known. Allow yourself to feel the way it feels when you're at your very best.

The world is as it is, the people around you are as they are, and this moment is here. You can choose now to face it all with the best you have to give.

Life is ever filled with all kinds of possibilities, and this moment is no exception. Choose now to make the most positive of those possibilities a part of who you are.

The small moments

In the small moments there are big opportunities. For the small moments are where successful, fulfilled lives are built.
The small moments have great power because there are so very many of them. Make wise, effective use of the small moments, and the impact can be enormous.

To harness the power of the small moments you must accept them for what they are. To gain value from the small moments you must make use of them as they come.

One particularly effective strategy for making the most of the small moments is to cultivate positive and productive habits. Habits enable you to choose in advance what you will do with the valuable load of small moments that will surely and steadily come your way.

Keeping yourself focused and disciplined only every now and then is no great challenge and produces no great result. However, when you can stay consistently and persistently focused on an objective, there is no limit to the magnitude of what you can accomplish.

Though the small moments may seem trivial and not worth your attention, they are in fact a crucial factor in the quality of your life. Give your best to the small moments, for they are where much of life's greatest value is built.

Touch your dreams

Dreams are not practical yet they have a reason that's as real and as worthwhile as any pragmatic consideration. When was the last time you touched your dreams?

Your dreams show you who you are. And that is very much worth knowing.

If you let them take hold of you, they will steadily pull you forward. When you commit yourself to follow them, your dreams can bring out the best of you.

Your dreams embody your highest hopes and visions. Through the eye of your dreams you see a world in which you have made a powerful positive difference.

Your dreams are not there to tease you with visions of what you do not have. Rather, your dreams truly show you, in a profound and intimate way, what is most certainly possible for you.

Your dreams are yours for a reason, and much of that reason is to entice you into living a life of purpose and fulfillment. Allow those dreams to touch you deeply, and let them work their magic through you.

With love

Put no demands on love, and love will bring you much. Give love away, and it will be yours in greater and greater abundance.
With love, what was weak will grow strong. With love, what was impossible becomes real.

Love can find the beauty and value in even the most desperate situation. Love will bring hope where nothing else can.
Though love cannot be explained, it can never be denied. Love has its own reality that transcends the most oppressive limitations.

Love elevates what it touches to a higher dimension. When love is present, fears are calmed, wounds begin to heal, and joy is gloriously within reach.

Love, not because there is a reason, but because there is the possibility. Love, and you will know what you cannot understand.


Life becomes complicated when you make it so. Yet you never have to make it so.

When you try to avoid life and insulate yourself from reality, you can make it unbearably complicated. When you fight against what is, and obsess over what has been, the complications you create can become a virtual prison.

You can walk out of that prison at any time. Simply choose to accept the reality of the moment and to deal with life it as it comes.

Stop worrying about what is not yet real and may never be. Instead, live with discipline and value, with purpose and commitment, making the very most of this moment right now.

Let go of the anger, regret, resentment and pain of what has already happened. Instead, find something real about this moment right now for which you can be truly thankful, and give the best of yourself to it.

Allow life to happen, and the complications of your own making melt away. Allow life to happen, and you are free to fully experience its true richness.

Real History of "Taj Mahal" with link

Check out the LINK below AFTER reading this......
Real History of "Taj Mahal"

"The Moghul Emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal built the Taj Mahal. It was built in 22 years (1631 to 1653) by 20,000 artisans brought to India from all over the world!. Many people believe Ustad Isa of Iran designed it." This is what your guide probably told you if you ever visited the Taj Mahal. This is the same story I read in my history book as a student.


No one has ever challenged it except Prof. P. N. Oak, who believes the whole world has been duped. In his book Taj Mahal:

The True Story, Oak says the Taj Mahal is not Queen Mumtaz's tomb but an ancient Hindu temple palace of Lord Shiva (then known as Tejo Mahalaya). In the course of his research Oak discovered that the Shiva temple palace was usurped by Shah Jahan from then Maharaja of Jaipur, Jai Singh.In his own court chronicle, Badshahnama, Shah Jahan admits that an exceptionally beautiful grand mansion in Agra was taken from Jai SIngh for Mumtaz's burial.

The ex-Maharaja of Jaipur still retains in his secret collection two orders from Shah Jahan for surrendering the Taj building. Using captured temples and mansions, as a burial place ! for dead courtiers and royalty was a common practice among Muslim rulers.

For example, Humayun,Akbar, Etmud-ud-Daula and Safdarjung are all buried in such mansions. Oak's
inquiries began with the name of Taj Mahal. He says the term "Mahal" has never been used for a building in
any Muslim countries from Afghanisthan to Algeria. "The unusual explanation that the term Taj Mahal
derives from Mumtaz Mahal was an illogical in atleast two aspects.

Firstly, her name was never Mumtaz Mahal but Mumtaz-ul-Zamani," he writes.

Secondly, one cannot omit the first three letters 'Mum' from a woman's name to derive the remainder as the name for the building."Taj Mahal,he claims, is a corrupt version of Tejo Mahalaya, or Lord Shiva's Palace.

Oak also says the love story of Mumtaz and Shah Jahan is a fairy tale created by court sycophants, blundering historians and sloppy archaeologists. Not a single royal chronicle of Shah Jahan's
time corroborates the love story. Furthermore, Oak cites several documents suggesting the Taj Mahal predates Shah Jahan's era, and was a temple dedicated to Shiva, worshipped by Rajputs of Agra city.

For example,
Prof. Marvin Miller of New York took a few samples from the riverside doorway of the Taj. Carbon dating tests revealed that the door was 300 years older than Shah Jahan.

European traveler Johan Albert Mandelslo,who visited Agra in 1638 (only seven years after Mumtaz's death), describes the life of the city in his memoirs.But he makes no reference to the Taj Mahal being built.

The writings of Peter Mundy,an English visitor to Agra within a year of Mumtaz's death, also suggest the Taj was a noteworthy building well before Shah Jahan's time.

Prof. Oak points out a number of design and architectural inconsistencies that support the belief of the Taj Mahal being a typical Hindu temple rather than a mausoleum.Many rooms in the Taj !Mahal have remained sealed since
Shah Jahan's time and are still inaccessible to the public. Oak asserts they contain a headless statue of Lord Shiva and other objects commonly used for worship rituals in Hindu temples.

Fearing politicalbacklash,Indira Gandhi's government tried to have Prof. Oak's book withdrawn from the bookstores, and hreatened the Indian publisher of the first edition dire consequences. There is only one way to discredit or validate Oak's research.

The current government should open the sealed rooms of the Taj Mahal under U.N. supervision, and let international experts investigate.

Do circulate this to all you know and let them know about this reality.

The below link adds as a visual proof to what is described above.