1. True love is a sacred flame


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    Be truthful, gentle and fearless. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

    True love is a sacred flame
    That burns eternally,
    And none can dim its special glow
    Or change its destiny.
    True love speaks in tender tones
    And hears with gentle ear,
    True love gives with open heart
    And true love conquers fear.
    True love makes no harsh demands
    It neither rules nor binds,
    And true love holds with gentle hands
    The hearts that it entwines.

    ~Unknown Author



  2. To get up each morning


    To get up each morning with the resolve to be happy…is to set our own
    conditions to the events of each day. To do this is to condition circumstances
    instead of being conditioned by them. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson



  3. Forcing a smile


    No matter how much madder it may make you, get out of bed forcing a smile. You may not smile because you are cheerful; but if you will force yourself to smile, you’ll end up laughing. You will be cheerful because you smile. Repeated experiments prove that when man assumes the facial expressions of a given mental mood — any given mood — then that mental mood itself will follow. ~Kenneth Goode


  4. Happy or miserable


    We either make ourselves happy or miserable. The amount
    of work is the same. ~Carlos Castaneda

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  5. Pure and guiltless man


    Like fine dust thrown against the wind, evil falls back upon that fool who
    offends an inoffensive, pure and guiltless man. ~Buddha, The Dhammapada

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  6. You must grow in patience


    Patience serves as a protection against wrongs as clothes do against cold.
    For if 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 then be powerless to vex your mind. ~Leonardo da Vinci


  7. The devout go to heaven


    Some are born in the womb; the wicked are born in hell; the devout go to heaven;
    the stainless pass into Nibbana.  ~Buddha, The Dhammapada

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  8. Wisdom is not communicable


    Wisdom is not communicable. The wisdom which a wise man tries to communicate
    always sounds foolish…. Knowledge can be communicated, but not wisdom. One can find it,
    live it, do wonders through it, but one cannot communicate and teach it. ~Hermann Hesse


  9. Doer of good and evil-doer


    It may be ill with the doer of good as long as the good ripens not.
    But when it does ripen, then the doer of good sees (the pleasant results of)
    his good deeds. It may be well with the evil-doer as long as the evil ripens not.
    But when it does ripen, then the evil-doer sees (the painful results of) his evil deeds.

    ~Buddha, The Dhammapada

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  10. Just look and just listen


    Wisdom comes with the ability to be still. Just look and just listen. No more is needed.
    Being still, looking, and listening activates the non-conceptual intelligence within you.
    Let stillness direct your words and actions. ~Eckhart Tolle


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Maha Ghosananda

Maha Ghosananda

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

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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

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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.