1. Happy new year to you & your loved ones

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    May this new year bring many opportunities to your way, to explore every joy of life. May your resolutions for the days ahead stay firm, turning all your dreams into reality and all your efforts into great achievements. You are my wonderful friends, now & forever. May the year 2015 bring you happiest moment, peace, love, and prosperity. ~sms4smile    Link to Google+

  2. Love that is so rare…

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    To me you are worth more than a pearl,
    more than gold, diamond and silver.
    You bring nothing, but sunshine into my life.
    Only when we get the gift of Love that is so rare
    do our lives reach self actualization.

    ~sms4smile   Link to Google+

  3. Find our inner strength

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    When we meet real tragedy in life, we can react in two ways –
    either by losing hope and falling into self-destructive habits,
    or by using the challenge to find our inner strength.

    ~Dalai Lama     Link to Google+

  4. Not that way…

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    Appearance is something absolute, but reality is not that way –
    everything is interdependent, not absolute. So that view is very helpful
    to maintain a peace of mind because the main destroyer of a peaceful
    mind is anger. ~Dalai Lama

  5. Our daily lives…

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    All major religious traditions carry basically the same message,
    that is love, compassion and forgiveness the important thing
    is they should be part of our daily lives. ~Dalai Lama

  6. The sun in my day…

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    You are the sun in my day,
    The wind in my sky,
    The waves in my ocean,
    And the beat in my heart.

    Treat life as the sea,
    Heart as the seashore &
    FRIENDS like the waves.
    It does not matter how many waves there,
    what matters is which one touches the seashore.

    ~sms4smile


Live & Die for Buddhism

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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