1. Faith looks up

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    "Whatever is going to happen will happen, whether we worry or not." ~Ana Monnar
    Sorrow looks back, Worry looks around, Faith looks up. Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires courage. Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

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  2. Safety Tips For Trick-Or-Treaters On Halloween Night

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    Do not mess with me. I have a Ninja Turtle and a Power Ranger here. But they look very tired ;)
    Trick or Treating:
    ♥Before heading out to trick or treat, check your child’s costume to ensure it is safe. If they are wearing a mask, make sure that the eye holes are large enough for good peripheral vision. If they have a cape or flowing costume, make sure they won’t trip while walking.

    ♥We strongly discourage anyone from carrying toy or replica firearms, as someone may mistake it for a real gun and call the police. Swords, knives, and other costume accessories should be short, soft, and flexible.

    ♥Instruct your children not to eat any treats until they bring them home to be examined by you. This way you can check for any problem candy. Parents should examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before allowing kids to eat.

    ♥Instruct your child to never go into the home of a stranger or get into their car. Explain why this is not a good idea and what to do if someone approaches them and tries to talk to them.

    ♥Make sure your child carries a flashlight, glow stick or has reflective tape on their costume to make them more visible to cars.

    ♥Encourage your children to walk and not run while trick or treating to avoid trips and falls.

    ♥Use trick or treating as an opportunity to teach your children how to cross a street properly. They should always look both ways before crossing the street and should only cross at corners or crosswalks.

    ♥Teach children to make eye contact with drivers before crossing in front of them. Set a good example for them and others.

    ♥Children should always go trick or treating accompanied by a responsible adult. If you can’t take them yourself, see if another parent can.

    ♥If your child is old enough, and responsible enough, to go out by themselves, plan a safe route for them so you know where they will be at all times. Set a time for their return home.

    ♥Make sure that they have a cell phone with them. Program you local police’s direct phone line into their phone to use in an emergency.

    ♥Make sure they know to stay in populated areas that are well lighted with lots of people around.

    ♥If your child is going out unaccompanied, explain the difference between tricks and vandalism. Throwing eggs at a car or home may seem funny but they need to know the consequences of vandalism.

    Source: CBS San Francisco

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  3. The stars are out

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    The stars are out, the moon is up,
    Moon has come to color your dreams,
    Stars to make them musical
    and my colorful rose to give you a warm
    and peaceful sleep.

    In this lovely night,
    I pray to the blue moon to protect you through the night
    the wind to blow away your stress
    and the twinkle stars to guide you the way…

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  4. It never troubles the sun

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    I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new. May your day be peaceful and beautiful!
    Why should I cumber myself with regrets that the receiver is not capacious? It never troubles the sun that some of his rays fall wide and vain into ungrateful space, and only a small part on the reflecting planet. Let your greatness educate the crude and cold companion. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

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  5. When it is dark enough, you can see the stars

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    For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind.
    When you were born you were crying and everyone else was smiling. Live your life so at the end, your're the one who is smiling and everyone else is crying.

    ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

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  6. Learn to be calm

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    Patience serves as a protection against wrongs as clothes do against cold. For it you put on more clothes as the cold increases, it will have no power to hurt you. So in like manner you must grow in patience when you meet with great wrongs, and they will be powerless to vex your mind. ~Leondardo Da Vinci

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  7. Sometimes called, The flower of Light

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    White has ever been a symbol of innocence, of a world unspoiled and untarnished. The meaning of a bunch of glowing white roses is innocence and spiritual love. The white rose glorifies a love that is unaware of the temptations of the flesh and resides only in the soul.

    Sometimes called "the flower of light", one of the meanings of white roses is everlasting love – love stronger than death, an eternal love, undying and all sustaining. White rose speaks of a love that is sustained more by loyalty, reverence and humility than by red-blooded passion. So, in its capacity to worship someone till death, the meaning of a white rose is unchanging loyalty that endures beyond all else.

    The meaning of shimmering white roses is not very hard to decipher if you go by their appearance. The color white has always been synonymous with purity and virtue. And so, sincerity, purity, and chastity are some of the obvious meanings of a white rose. When you need to convince that your affections are straight from the heart and are as pure as virgin snow, use a white rose.

    Source: Rose for Love

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  8. Seeing it, realizing it

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    When you have emptied all content – thoughts, desires, memories, projections, hopes – when all is gone, for the first time you find yourself, because you are nothing but that pure space, that virgin space within you. Unburdened by anything, that contentless consciousness, that's what you are! Seeing it, realizing it, one is free. One is freedom, one is joy, one is bliss. ~Osho

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  9. The strength under control

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    "Gentleness is strength under control. It is the ability to stay calm, no matter what happens." ~Elizabeth George
    You can’t substitute material things for love or for gentleness or for tenderness or for a sense of comradeship. Money is not a substitute for tenderness, and power is not a substitute for tenderness. ~Mitch Albom

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  10. Precisely what it is

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    Become more and more innocent, less knowledgeable and more childlike. Take life as fun – because that's precisely what it is. Become aware of your aloneness – which is a reality. And it is so beautiful to experience it, to feel it, because it is your freedom from the crowd, from the other. It is your freedom from the fear of being lonely. ~Osho

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  11. They have ups and downs

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    Life and relationships are like roller coasters; they have ups and downs, twists and turns, and you never know what speed you'll be going, at any point in time. You'll never know what's coming…a drop, a loop, a hard turn, or maybe a climb to the top of a steep hill…. So sometimes you try to sit in the front, first row so that you're prepared for anything that happens. But even that doesn't help because no matter how much you think you're prepared, life will always, always keep you on your toes and hit you with something unexpected: A feeling, an emotion, a bruise, a scrap, a scar, a hole, and most of all an obstacle. But no matter what…you have to try it for yourself. Don't judge it by looking at it or even hearing what people say about it. Learn from the real experience. Because no matter what you see or hear… your every roller coaster and ride is different… ~David Milligan

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Live and Die for Buddhism

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Wall of Remembrance…

Wall of Remembrance…

BUDDHA OF THE BATTLEFIELD
His Holiness Maha Ghosananda
Supreme Patriarch of Cambodian Buddhism
His whole life for the Khmer Nation,
Buddhism & Peace (5/23/1913 - 3/12/07)
He will always be in my heart...

Of the many problems we face today

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Of the many problems we face today, some are natural calamities and must be accepted and faced with equanimity. Others, however, are of our own making, created by misunderstanding, and can be corrected. One such type arises from the conflict of ideologies, political or religious, when people fight each other for petty ends, losing sight of the basic humanity that binds us all together as a single human family. We must remember that the different religions, ideologies, and political systems of the world are meant for human beings to achieve happiness. We must not lose sight of this fundamental goal and at no time should we place means above ends; the supremacy of humanity over matter and ideology must always be maintained. ~Daila Lama

Major Differences in Buddhism

Major Differences in Buddhism

There is no almighty God in Buddhism. There is no one to hand out rewards or punishments on a supposedly Judgement Day ...read more

Lotus Flower

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What makes the lotus flower so special?

The lotus flower is one of the most ancient and deepest symbols of our planet. The lotus flower grows in muddy water and rises above the surface to bloom with remarkable beauty. At night the flower closes and sinks underwater, at dawn it rises and opens again. Untouched by the impurity, lotus symbolizes the purity of heart and mind.

Eternal Beauty

Eternal Beauty

The best way to fix a broken Heart

The best way to fix a broken Heart

My Reflection

My Reflection

This site is a tribute to Buddhism.
Buddhism has given me a tremendous inspiration to be who and where I am today. Although I came to America at a very young age, however, I never once forget who I am and where I came from. One thing I know for sure is I was born as a Buddhist, live as a Buddhist and will leave this earth as a Buddhist. I do not believe in superstition. I only believe in karma.

"My religion is very simple.
My religion is kindness"

"The whole purpose of religion is to facilitate love and compassion, patience, tolerance, humility, forgiveness." ~ Dalai Lama

Because it’s who you are

Because it's who you are

You don't do kind deeds expecting kindness in return. You don't do kind deeds because you deem the recipient worthy. You do kind deeds because it's who you are, and because you understand the powerful difference your gentle hand makes in this dreary world. ~Richelle E. Goodrich