1. The smiling heart

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    Pure heart is the greatest temple in the world.
    Don’t believe the smiling face, but believe the smiling heart.
    They are rare in this world. ~latest sms

  2. A little difference

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    A little difference between ‘promises’ and ‘memories’…
    Promise… we break them
    Memories…they break us.
    ~latest sms

  3. To see light

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    To see light, look at the Sun.
    To feel love, look at the Moon.
    To admire beauty, look at nature.
    To see hope, look at the future.
    But to see all of this, look at a mirror.

    ~SantaBanta

  4. Kitty playing with tail

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    Keeping cats happy inside is simply a matter of creating a healthy and stimulating indoor environment. Some good ideas are giving your cat toys that feel furry or feathery or have catnip inside, providing him with a scratching post at least two feet high, planting pots of indoor greens for him to chew on, adopting another animal to keep him company, and, most importantly, playing games and spending time with your companion. Source: The Humane Society of the United States

  5. Both dreadful and wonderful

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    Suffering is not enough. Life is both dreadful and wonderful…How can I smile when I am filled with so much sorrow? It is natural–you need to smile to your sorrow because you are more than your sorrow. ~Thich Nhat Hanh

  6. Kittens are very hungry

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    Cat Talk: For instance, you can talk to your cat. Some people feel silly speaking to cats, because they think animals can’t understand them. These same people may feel comfortable carrying on long one-sided conversations with infants. Cats do receive information from your conversation: praise, comfort, and a sense of security.

    You can get information, too. The more cats are spoken to, the more they will speak back. You will learn a lot from your cat’s wide vocabulary of chirps and meows. You will know when it is time to get up (at least in your cat’s opinion), when your cat is feeling affectionate, or when your cat is feeling critical or threatened, or is in pain. Your cat doesn’t necessarily have something urgent to tell you; a passing meow in the hallway may be a simple hello. Source: Factmonster

  7. Banana for kitty

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    Are your cat’s ears twitching in your direction like satellite dishes when you are speaking? He or she is absorbing everything you are saying. Does your cat’s back rise up to meet your hand when you pet him or her? This means your cat is enjoying this contact with you. Does his or her back seem to collapse away under your slightest touch? Your cat is on his or her way somewhere and doesn’t want to be held up, even by a favorite person. Source: Factmonster

  8. Letting go…

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    People have a hard time letting go of their suffering.
    Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar.

    ~Thich Nhat Hanh


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