1. Easter Joy

    42

    Jesus came to earth,
    To show us how to live,
    How to put others first,
    How to love and how to give.

    Then He set about His work,
    That God sent Him to do;
    He took our punishment on Himself;
    He made us clean and new.

    He could have saved Himself,
    Calling angels from above,
    But He chose to pay our price for sin;
    He paid it out of love.

    Our Lord died on Good Friday,
    But the cross did not destroy
    His resurrection on Easter morn
    That fills our hearts with joy.

    Now we know our earthly death,
    Like His, is just a rest.
    We’ll be forever with Him
    In heaven, where life is best.

    So we live our lives for Jesus,
    Think of Him in all we do.
    Thank you Savior; Thank you Lord.
    Help us love like you!

    ~Written by Joanna Fuchs

  2. Strength of a Man

    90

    The strength of the man isn’t in the width of his shoulders
    It’s in the width of his arms that circle you.

    The strength of the man isn’t in the deep tone of his voice
    It’s in the gentle words he whispers.
    .
    The strength of the man isn’t in how he is respected
    It’s in how he respects you.

    The strength of the man isn’t in how hard he hits
    It’s in how tender he touches.

    The strength of the man isn’t in how many women loves him
    It’s how he can be true to one woman in spite being loved by many.

    ~Written by Lil Island Gal

  3. Miracle of a single Flower

    56

    Nothing is sweeter than love,
    Nothing stronger,
    Nothing higher,
    Nothing wider,
    Nothing more pleasant,
    Nothing fuller or better
    in heaven or earth;
    for love is born of God.

    ~Written by Thomas à Kempis

  4. True Love is so Pure

    75

    When you love someone,
    you love the whole person,
    just as he or she is,
    and not as you would
    like them to be.

    ~Leo Tolstoy

  5. Give Yourself a Moment

    264

    When you called out a name;
    but there was no encouragement
    and nobody came.
    Simply light a candle…
    feel the comfort in its glow.
    Soon you’ll sense a ‘Presence’
    and your loneliness will go.
    Refresh yourself each day…
    within the candle’s ray.
    Use the ‘Light’ it sheds on you…
    to chase darkness away.
    Give yourself a moment,
    in a place where you’re apart.
    Surrender in the solitude…
    the burdens of your heart.
    Peacefulness will follow,
    bringing harmony to heal.
    Light a candle as a symbol –
    of a ‘Presence’ which is real

    ~Roslyn (Ros) Mansell

     

  6. God is Our Peace

    216

    God is our peace –
    He opens the way…
    for us to breathe deeply;
    of His calmness each day.
    When we grow weary
    of travelling Life’s road;
    let’s return to His resting place…
    our Spirit’s abode.
    God is our peace –
    hold that thought in mind;
    it’s no more a secret…
    but a joy, to be defined.
    God is our peace –
    in the ‘eye of the storm’.
    His closeness, our comfort…
    until the breaking of Dawn.
    God is our peace –
    in prayer we appeal…
    for an end to our suffering;
    which He alone can heal!

    ~Written by Roslyn (Ros) Mansell

     

  7. Real Friends

    112

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    A real friend would forgive
    If I did something wrong
    A real friend will lend a hand
    Whenever I’m not strong
    A real friend would listen
    If I tried to speak
    A real friend will accept
    Whether I am strong or weak
    A real friend would care
    If I ever fell ill
    A real friend will know
    How I really feel
    A real friend would always be there
    If I need them by my side
    A real friend will remember me
    Long after I have died
    A real friend would be forever
    If I even moved away
    A real friend will never truly leave
    In each other’s hearts we shall always stay

    ~Written by Angel Dunne

  8. A Prayer

    19

    God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can and wisdom to know the difference. Living one day at a time, enjoying one moment at a time; accepting hardship as a pathway to peace. Taking, as Jesus did, this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it. Trusting that You will make all things right if I surrender to Your will; so that I may be reasonably happy in this life and supremely happy with You forever in the next.
    Amen.

    ~by Reinhold Niebuhr
    Source: Memorial Print

     


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

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Major Differences

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My Reflection

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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