1. I understand the meaning…


    “Alone with myself the trees bend to caress me the shade hugs my heart” ~Candy Polgar 

    Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence.
    ~Hal Borland   Link to Google+

  2. Medicine for suffering


    One smile has the power to…
    Calm fears.
    Soften stone walls.
    Warm a cold heart.
    Invite a new friend.
    Mimic a loving hug.
    Beautify the bearer.
    Lighten heavy loads.
    Promote good deeds.
    Brighten a gloomy day.
    Comfort a grieving spirit.
    Offer hope to the forlorn.
    Send a message of caring.
    Lift the downtrodden soul.
    Patch up invisible wounds.
    Weaken the hold of misery.
    Act as medicine for suffering.
    Attract the companionship of angels.
    Fulfill the human need for recognition.
    Who knew changing the world would prove so simple?

    ~Richelle E. Goodrich

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  3. One thing remains


    The awaited end month of December
    Is finally here.
    We cannot wait to watch
    The curtains of the year
    Close after all the hurdles
    We have gone through this year.
    However, one thing remains
    That we are grateful.

    Apart from being the month Of Christmas,
    December brings a homely feeling
    And we are sure that
    We will see our loved ones
    After one long year of not meeting.
    We are looking forward
    To seeing all the dear ones.




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  4. Let your mind flow


    Let your mind flow, free from attachment to your belongings, ideas, agendas, schedule, passions – your very self identity, and develop the wisdom, self-detachment, and equanimity that realizes that all things are essentially equal. Each of us is unique, but we are not especially special; we are all interconnected notes in the same cosmic symphony. We may be differently shaped clay pots, but we are all made from the same mortal clay. Develop a god’s eye view and appreciate the wisdom of clear vision. ~Lama Surya Das



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  5. Every minute of the day that is given me to live


    The source of love is deep in us and we can help others realize a lot of happiness. One word,
    one action, one thought can reduce another person’s suffering and bring that person joy.

    I promise myself that I will enjoy every minute of the day that is given me to live.

    ~Thich Nhat Hanh   Link to Google+

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