1. You know you really love someone


    You know you really love someone when you can’t hate them for breaking your heart.
    People often say that:
    They were cheated in love, but they forget –
    One who cheats never loves;
    And one who loves never cheats.

    ~Santabanta sms



  2. Someone who loves you the most


    When you are happy you’ll search for the person you love most,
    but when you are sad, you’ll search for the person
    who loves you the most. ~Santabanta sms

  3. Blooms naturally in the hearts…


    Happiness blooms naturally in the hearts of those who are inwardly free. It flows spontaneously,
    like a mountain spring after April showers, in minds that are contented with simple living.

    ~Paramhansa Yogananda


  4. Your struggles with the world


    Do everything with a mind that lets go. Do not expect any praise or reward. If you let go a little, you will have a little peace. If you let go a lot, you will have a lot of peace. If you let go completely, you will know complete peace and freedom. Your struggles with the world will have come to an end. ~Ajanh Chah

  5. Make the spiritual effort


    If you do not choose to be happy, no one can make you happy. And if you choose to be happy, no one can make you unhappy. Even if life gave you at one time everything you wanted – wealth, power, friends — after awhile you would again become dissatisfied and need something more.  But there is one thing that can never become stale to you – joy itself. All things in future will improve if you make the spiritual effort now. ~Paramhansa Yogananda

    Jendhamuni at Sam Rainsy reception May 24, 2015

  6. Turtle hits kitty


    Turtles have been on the earth for more than 200 million years. They evolved before mammals, birds, crocodiles, snakes and even lizards. The earliest turtles had teeth and could not retract their heads, but other than this, modern turtles are very similar to their original ancestors. Several species of turtles can live to be over a hundred years of age including the American Box Turtle. Source: Pet Education

  7. Happiness and calmness


    “Compassion automatically brings happiness and calmness.” ~The Dalai Lama
    Just one small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day.


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