1. My mother’s flower


    I don’t know the name of these flowers. They look almost like lotus flowers and the color is very similar also. I just saw them when I drove by my house this afternoon. My mother bought this many years ago, but I thought it was just tree without gorgeous flowers like this. I guess I was too busy to even look at our front yard ever since. My mother was a bit upset when I told her this. By the time I noticed, the pretty flowers grow old already, but still look good enough for my eyes.

  2. Great compassion makes a peaceful heart


    Great compassion makes a peaceful heart.
    A peaceful heart makes a peaceful person.
    A peaceful person makes a peaceful family.
    A peaceful family makes a peaceful community.
    A peaceful community makes a peaceful nation.
    A peaceful nation makes a peaceful world.”
    ~His Holiness Maha Ghosananda #wp  

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  3. Meet a 3-year-old, little Ananda


    Do everything with a mind that lets go. Don’t accept praise or gain or anything else. If you let go a little you will have a little peace; if you let go a lot you will have a lot of peace; if you let go completely you will have complete peace. ~ Ajahn Chah #wp  

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  4. My smile didn't last too long today


    It's Friday, of course, I have plenty of reasons to smile, but not at this moment, my heart is breaking…

    I saw someone boiling lobsters alive, this afternoon. I didn't know that lobsters are being cooked alive most of the time. I wanted to help them out of the pot…I didn't know what to do, by the time I saw them, they were half dead, half alive…I wanted to cry, wanted to help them out of the pot…I was confused. I thought to myself, why would someone wanted to kill the living lobsters for food, when in America, there are plenty of dead meat in market already….Why? Human desire is so unlimited. Nothing is enough. Keep wanting this and that, craving for this and that. Why can't someone have mercy on these poor lobsters who also fear death, just like us….I am so confused, my smile will not be the same today… #wp  

    My smile didn’t last too long…September 21, 2012.

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  5. Cauliflower and Tofu stir fry


    My lunch today. Super super super hot! The hotter, the better!  I love decorating my food with raw vegetables, especially baby spinach, chilly peppers, celery, and baby tomatoes.

    "A smile is a powerful weapon; you can even break ice with it."
    ~Author Unknown    #wp  

    Cauliflower and Tofu stir fry

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  6. You must reflect and meditate


    If you listen to the Dhamma teachings but don't practice you're like a ladle in a soup pot. The ladle is in the soup pot every day, but it doesn't know the taste of the soup. You must reflect and meditate. ~Ajahn Chah #wp  

    Ven. Dejapanno and Ven. Munindathero teach a 3-year-old boy how to meditate.

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  7. I am a vegetarian because


    I eat just to live, I don't live just to eat…
    If eating vegetables and fruits could keep me alive, why bother eating something else that may lead to the suffering of another life. I don't want any animals to become my food. I love and respect all beings, big or small…All beings tremble before violence. All fear death, all love life…As for me, I could pass out very easily when seeing blood…I love my life, so how could I end someone else' life for my life. I contemplated and contemplated…then went from meat lover to veggie lover over night without any regrets…since I was 16; turning 40 next month.

    I wish more people could go Vegetarian one day a week
    so we could save more lives…

    May all beings live in Peace and Happiness  #wp  

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  8. Spicy Mushroom Soup


    My spicy mushroom soup with raw celery and baby tomatoes with fresh-squeeze orange juice and lots and lots of smiles for the 5-pm dinner today.
    I have soup for dinner every day because it does not make me feel lazy.

    "Keep a smile on your face and let your personality be your autograph" #wp   

    Spicy Mushroom Soup with raw celery and baby tomatoes.

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Live & Die for Buddhism


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