1. The kind of thoughts we nurture

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    Our life depends on the kind of thoughts we nurture. If our thoughts are peaceful, calm, meek, and kind, then that is what our life is like. If our attention is turned to the circumstances in which we live, we are drawn into a whirlpool of thoughts and can have neither peace nor tranquility. ~Elder Thaddeus of Vitovnica
  2. Not even for one minute

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    Don't think for one minute that you are any less worthy of love and peace and harmony just because of all the hate spewed by human devils. Because that is what those haters are, you know, devils! ~Scylar Tyberius

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  3. Statement of the Deputy High Commissioner

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    សេចក្តីថ្លែងការណ៍របស់ឧត្តមស្នងការរងនៃអង្គការសហប្រជាជាតិ បានបង្ហាញរបាយការណ៍ប្រចាំឆ្នាំនៃសកម្មភាពរបស់ការិយាល័យ OHCHR ប្រចាំប្រទេសកម្ពុជាទៅក្រុមប្រឹក្សាសិទ្ធិមនុស្ស

    Statement of the Deputy High Commissioner presenting the annual report of activities of OHCHR-Cambodia to the Human Rights Council

    26 September 2013 – I am pleased to introduce the report of the Secretary-General on the role and achievements of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in assisting the Government and People of Cambodia in the promotion and protection of human rights which is A/HRC/24/32 and covers the period between July 2012 and May of this year. During this period, OHCHR continued to work with the Government and the people of Cambodia in a number of key areas such as rule of law; prison reform; fundamental freedoms; land and housing rights. And we also expanded our work on the issue of business and human rights. Read the full report in English | Khmer. We hope that Cambodia will embark, as promised, on an ambitious programme to reform of some of its key institutions which are fundamental for the promotion and protection of human rights, including the judiciary and the National Assembly. OHCHR will continue to remain fully committed to supporting the Government and the people of Cambodia in this important endeavour. Read the statement in English.

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  4. You cannot

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    You can bomb the world to pieces, but you can't bomb it into peace. Power to the peaceful. ~Michael Franti

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  5. Eternal Wisdom

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    Those who attempt to conquer hatred by hatred are like warriors who take weapons to overcome others who bear arms. This does not end hatred, but gives it room to grow. But, ancient wisdom has advocated a different timeless strategy to overcome hatred. This eternal wisdom is to meet hatred with non-hatred. The method of trying to conquer hatred through hatred never succeeds in overcoming hatred. But, the method of overcoming hatred through non-hatred is eternally effective. That is why that method is described as eternal wisdom. ~Gautama Buddha

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  6. Never ask anyone to respect You

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    Do not go around, asking people to show you respect. Respect does not work that way. Asking people to show you respect is like forcing them to do what they don't want to do. There are times, when you are coping with rude people who refuse to show respect to everyone in general, not just you. But there are times also, when people refuse to show you respect because they do not feel like you deserve it. Either circumstance, just move on and live with it, rather than forcing someone to go against his/her will. ~Jendhamuni
  7. Make Peace with Silence

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    Make peace with silence, and remind yourself that it is in this space that you'll come to remember your spirit. When you're able to transcend an aversion to silence, you'll also transcend many other miseries. And it is in this silence that the remembrance of God will be activated. ~Wayne W. Dyer

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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