1. Always follow your Heart and just be yourself


    You should not do anything you do not want to do just to fit in or to impress others. It is impossible for you to please everyone or to make everyone happy. You must be yourself and sometimes decision has to be made even if you have to face criticism. Remember, no one in this world will praise you all the time and no one in this world will criticize you all the time either.

    Happiness comes and goes, so does suffering. You should do what is right for you, what makes you happy because you are the one who have to live your life. Not doing what others tell you to do, does not mean you don't love them. For example: I am a vegetarian. I don't drink or smoke either. My friends always begged me to eat meat and consume a little alcohol whenever I joined them at the cookout. Of course, I would never do what they wanted me to, no matter how much they begged me because I do what I believe is right for me.

    You must build a strong roof so there is shelter that can protect you from the rain. Do not let anyone change you to be the person you do not want to be. Always follow your heart, not the voice in your head. ~Jendhamuni


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  2. Can you smile like a Sunflower?


    We shall never have a garden without sunflowers…

    “Flowers have an expression of countenance as much as men and animals. Some seem to smile; some have a sad expression; some are pensive and diffident; others again are plain, honest and upright, like the broad-faced sunflower and the hollyhock.” ~Henry Ward Beecher

  3. Construction will hurt Mother Nature in my country, Cambodia


    Construction of controversial Areng dam to cost USD 400 mln
    The plan affected 113 species of birds, 53 of mammals, 43 of fish, and 31 of reptiles in the area. According to the study in the first phase conducted during November-December 2013, it affected 1,318 people accounting for 349 families in three communes which are seven villages.The plan was opposed by activists from Mother Nature Cambodia and opposition party.

    The Ministry of Mine and Energy issued a statement on September 27 to explain the impact of the dam which will be capable to produce 108 MW.

    Caption: Areng valley. The Cambodia Herald photo


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  4. Looks just like a river, after a prolonged downpour in my country


    City Hall spokesman Long Dimanche said the municipal government was working hard to relieve the flooded areas, but blamed climate change for leaving officials little time to prepare for storms.

    “We cannot predict how many years it will take to stop this problem … because the rain is difficult to manage,” Dimanche said.

    _Caption: A man bails water from his shop front on Sunday in Phnom Penh following heavy rains that inundated many neighbourhoods in the capital. The Phnom Penh Post/Hong Menea


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  5. Every sunrise…


    We hunger after the sweet nectar of happiness without understanding that it is harvested from the flowering field of good deeds. Every sunrise is an invitation for us to arise and brighten someone’s day. ~Richelle E. Goodrich

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