1. Instant flame

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    Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again
    into instant flame by an encounter with another
    human being. ~Albert Schweitzer

    “Hope is important because it can make the present
    moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow
    will be better, we can bear a hardship today.”

    ~Thich Nhat Hanh

  2. Best friends…

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    Best friends are the people who you have conversations about things that if it were
    anyone else, you’d be classified insane. However you don’t realize how special
    that person is… until you start to lose them. ~Sophia Pei

    “You can’t describe your best friends in words. You can describe them with memories 
    that you had with them.” ~Unknown

  3. Make sure you wear a most gorgeous smile

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    May your weekend be warm and peaceful. May your night be pleasant, with most beautiful dreams so you will wake up with most gorgeous smile on your face and unconditional love in your heart. ~Jendhamuni

  4. The people I love…

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    Happiness makes things feel possible and easier. So I choose happiness,
    even if I’m going through trials and tribulations. My attitude impacts
    the people I love and the ones around me. ~London Mond

  5. One thing…

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    One thing I learned from life is that being upset would never help you.
    Always be Up and Set your goals and life becomes easier. ~Nishan Panwar

  6. A smiling heart is a happy heart…

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    A smiling face is a beautiful face. A smiling heart is a happy heart. A lot of people ask me why I smile? Why? Because it makes you attractive. It changes your mood. It relieves stress & it helps you stay positive. ~coolnsmart sms

  7. No matter what they tell you

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    Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner. ~Lao Tzu

    If you meet a loner, no matter what they tell you, it’s not because they enjoy solitude.
    It’s because they have tried to blend into the world before, and people continue
    to disappoint them. ~Jodi Picoult


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