1. Two kinds of suffering

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    There are two kinds of suffering. There is the suffering you run away from, which follows you everywhere. And there is the suffering you face directly, and so become free. ~Ajahn Chah

     

  2. A seed of love

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    When you plant a seed of love, it is you that blossoms. ― Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati

  3. Be aware and awake each moment

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    Proper effort is not the effort to make something particular happen. It is the effort to be aware and awake each moment. — Ajahn Chah

  4. Love is the Inspiration

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    Love is the inspiration for the heart to sing a tune,
    For the ear to hear,
    For the soul to warm,
    For the mouth to smile,
    For the eyes to glisten.
    Love is the inspiration for want,
    For the soul to draw near another,
    For the mouth to utter sweet words,
    For the eyes to gaze upon,
    For the heart to speak out.
    Love is the inspiration for need,
    For the mouth to touch,
    For the eyes to close,
    For the heart to race,
    For the ear to burn.
    Love is the inspiration for longing,
    For the eyes to see only the one,
    For the heart to cry out,
    For the ear to hear whispers,
    For the soul to join another forever.
    Love is the inspiration for forever,
    For the heart to be whole,
    For the ear to always hear those words,
    For the soul to have another,
    For the mouth to speak the truth.
    Love is the inspiration for the heart to seek God,
    For the ear to hear his word,
    For the soul to reach for him,
    For the mouth to speak his truth,
    For the eyes to always look upon him first,
    For God is the inspiration for Love.

    ~By Rabecca Welch

     

  5. We Must Learn to Play in Gods Garden

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    We are all the children in gods garden,
    Created to watch over with his all seeing eye,
    Every saint has a past,
    Every sinner has a future.
    A man has eyes for a courtroom,
    But cannot judge another mans soul,
    We must learn to play in gods garden,
    With hearts of free children,
    With the wisdom of elders.
    Our pastures are rich ambient and fruitful,
    We all deserve a chance,
    No matter what road we take,
    Let God be our only judge.

    Poem title: Gods garden
    Source: lotofpoems

     

  6. Because You Are Beautiful

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    Because you’re beautiful
    This poem’s addressed
    To you
    Because you’re beautiful
    No matter what
    You do
    Because you’re beautiful
    The sun rises
    Every day
    Because you’re beautiful
    The mist shrouds a
    Dreamy day
    Because you’re beautiful
    A blossom blooms and holds
    Its scent
    Because you’re beautiful
    Songs sung in your heart
    Are meant
    Because you’re beautiful
    Reflections shine
    And glint
    Because you’re beautiful
    Poems are written
    Heaven sent
    Because you are beautiful
    This is all that this
    Poem’s said
    Just in case you may have
    Any doubt
    This poem’s heaven sent
    To tell you
    You are beautiful
    And that is what this poem
    Is about.

    ~By David Taylor
    Source: Poem hunter

  7. Be calm in your heart

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    Peace: It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble, or hard work;
    it means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart. ~Unknown

  8. People suffer because

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    People suffer because they are caught in their views. As soon as we release those views, we are free and we don’t suffer anymore. ~Thich Nhat Hạnh


Live & Die for Buddhism

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Maha Ghosananda

Maha Ghosananda

Supreme Patriarch of Cambodian Buddhism (5/23/1913 - 3/12/07). Forever in my heart...

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...

Major Differences

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

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.

A Handful of Leaves

A Handful of Leaves

Tipitaka: The pali canon (Readings in Theravada Buddhism). A vast body of literature in English translation the texts add up to several thousand printed pages. Most -- but not all -- of the Canon has already been published in English over the years. Although only a small fraction of these texts are available here at Access to Insight, this collection can nonetheless be a very good place to start.

Just the way it is

1. Accept everything just the way it is.
2. Do not seek pleasure for its own sake.
3. Do not, under any circumstances, depend on a partial feeling.
4. Think lightly of yourself and deeply of the world.
5. Be detached from desire your whole life long.
6. Do not regret what you have done.
7. Never be jealous.
8. Never let yourself be saddened by a separation.
9. Resentment and complaint are appropriate neither for oneself nor... read more