1. The best way to stay close to someone you love


    Sometimes the best way to stay close to someone you love
     is by being just a friend. The one who trusts you more
    than others, the one who knows and understands you more
    than yourself is your best friend and nothing can change
    this truth ever. ~Unknown

  2. Kittie wants to play


    Cats may chew electrical cords because they’re bored or stressed, or because they just enjoy the texture. Chewing electrical cords is dangerous! Take the steps below to stop this behavior. Check each step as you take it until the chewing has stopped.

    • Give your cat safe rubber objects to chew instead of cords. Try rubbing a rubber toy such as a Kong with tuna juice.
    • Hide the cords, if possible, under rugs or strong tape so your cat can’t chew them. Or run the cords through hollow PVC pipe, cord covers, or empty paper towel rolls. Coat the cords with something that is safe but tastes bad, such as Bitter Apple, which you can find at pet-supply stores.

    Source: The Humane Society of the United States

  3. Kitten very hungry and sleepy


    All cats, even cats who never interact with other animals or venture outdoors, should be examined at least once a year and receive vaccinations against rabies and other diseases, as recommended by their veterinarian. Regular veterinary visits, as well as preventative care, such as keeping cats indoors and providing good nutrition, are key to ensuring the highest quality of life for cats. Source: The Humane Society of the United States


  4. Blooms unexpectedly


    Love is the flower of life, and blooms unexpectedly and without law,
    and must be plucked where it is found, and enjoyed for the brief hour
    of its duration. ~Unknown


  5. Vipassana meditation


    Vipassana meditation at the Peace Meditation Center, Wat Kirivongsa Bopharam, in Massachusetts.

  6. Love fight for kitties


    How to play with your cat: Playtime isn’t just for cats—it’s for their people, too. Your cat’s speed and grace will amaze you as she dashes about, trying to catch her “prey.”

    Toss a crumpled ball of paper for her to chase—she may even bring it back to you. Some cats love to “fetch” so much that they will actually initiate the game by dropping a toy in your lap for you to throw. Source: The Humane Society of the United States

  7. Nobody understands love


    “Nobody understands love,” the writer admits.
    “It seems to be universal. Timeless. Yet, it’s also
    very individual, filtered by our own lives and expectations.”

    ~latest sms

  8. Kitties’ toys


    Why it’s important for cats to play: Toys and regular playtime are part of providing your cat with a stimulating environment, which makes for a happy and healthy cat. Play gives them an outlet for their energy, mental and physical stimulation, the opportunity to satisfy their instinctual hunting drive and a chance to bond with you. Source: The Humane Society of the United States

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