1. Constant kindness

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    Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate. ~Albert Schweitzer

    Love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference. They bless the one who receives them, and they bless you, the giver. ~Barbara de Angelis

     

  2. We Love our Lives, so does baby chick

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    I don’t live to eat, I only eat to live…

    I did not become a vegetarian
    for my health, I did it for
    the health of the chickens.

    ~Isaac Bashevis Singer

  3. Mean Girls are so Yesterday

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    Mean girls,
    They would only make you cry
    Mean girls,
    They would only take away your smile
    Oh mean girls,
    They’ll only make you feel different
    You know you’re you
    That’s enough for you to be content.

    Oh girl,
    Don’t take their words to heart
    You know who you are
    And that, alone, is enough

    Mean girls,
    What did I ever do to you?
    Who do you think you are?
    Someday it might be you but when you turn around,
    Your so called “friends” won’t have your back.

    How can you make me feel so insecure?
    No, you, yourself, have never been you.
    How can you ever believe that they think like that too?

    Those mean girls,
    Don’t let them run your world
    Those mean girls
    Will only make you treat your friends as strangers.
    They’ll make you feel like they’re perfect and you’re nothing
    Don’t let it get to you now
    Because you can be everything

    How would they feel if those mean girls were in my place?
    Would they put up a smile on their faces?
    Will they get hurt and feel my pain?
    Will they get laughed at and be ashamed?

    Oh mean girls, what would they feel?
    They’re making me turn my backs against my friends
    And be one of them
    But no, I’m staying with my friends
    I’m staying as me
    I won’t change.

    Poem title: Mean girls
    Poem source: Wattpad
    http://www.wattpad.com

    ….•*•.¸¸. ♥

  4. We need to meditate on what is peaceful

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    We need to meditate on what is peaceful. Once we have ‘filled up’ in this way, we once again have an abundance of love to send out into the world. ~ Jean Shinoda Bolen

  5. When I was absolutely still

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    I learned that the interior of life was as rewarding as the exterior of life, and that my richest moments occurred when I was absolutely still. ~Richard Bode

  6. To be a soulful person

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    To be a soulful person means to go against all the pervasive, prove-yourself values of our culture and instead treasure what is unique and internal and valuable in yourself and your own personal evolution. ~ Jean Shinoda Bolen

    អាជីវករ​លក់​ក្ដាម អូស​ទ្រុង​ក្ដាម​ចេញ​ពី​សមុទ្រ នា​ក្រុង​កែប ខេត្ត​កែប កាល​ពី​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​៥ ខែ​កញ្ញា ឆ្នាំ​២០១៥។ Photo: RFA

  7. Walking one mile a day burns 100 calories

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    • Walking one mile a day burns 100 calories. You could lose ten pounds in a year without changing your eating habits.
    • The experts agree, walk 6,000 steps a day to improve your health, and 10,000 to lose weight.
    • A University of Tennessee in Knoxville study with pedometers revealed that women who averaged more than 10,000 steps a day had 40% less body fat and waist and hip measurements that were four to six inches narrower than those who averaged fewer than 6,000 steps.
    • If you add just 2,000 more steps a day to your regular activities, you may never gain another pound. So says research by Dr. James O. Hill of the Center for Human Nutrition at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.

    Source: GaiamLife

  8. Golden urn containing relics of Buddha returned to Cambodia shrine

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    Source: Xinhua | 2016-05-20 17:17:32 | Editor: ying

    KANDAL, May 20, 2016 (Xinhua) — Photo taken on May 20, 2016 shows a golden urn containing relics of the Buddha at the Oudong Mountain in Kandal province, Cambodia. A golden urn containing relics of the Buddha, which was stolen in 2013 but since recovered, was returned to a mountaintop shrine here on Friday after it had been placed in capital’s Royal Palace for over two years. (Xinhua/Sovannara)

     

  9. I’ll keep choosing you…

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    When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon a possible. ~When Harry Met Sally

  10. In order to be happy…

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    In order to be happy oneself it is necessary to make at least one other person happy. — Theodor Reik​

    You don’t love someone because they’re perfect, you love them in spite of the fact that they’re not. ~Jodi Picoult, My Sister’s Keeper


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