1. My lifetime favorite nun…

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    With my lifetime favorite Buddhist nun, Sony Noun at the funeral service of the nun Hor Prum in Providence, Rhode Island yesterday. This extraordinary woman has been very close to the nun Hor Prum who passed away last Saturday [January 23, 2016]. They talked with each other till the last day of the nun Hor Prum. I know she missed nun Hor Prum so much. I was with both of them since a little girl, since I knew nothing about Buddhism. Both of them took really good care of me. Their compassion and loving kindness live in my heart forever… ~Jendhamuni

     

  2. The road to freedom

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    Overcoming attachment does not mean becoming cold and indifferent.
    On the contrary, it means learning to have relaxed control over our mind
    through understanding the real causes of happiness and fulfillment,
    and this enables us to enjoy life more and suffer less.

    ~Kathleen McDonald

     

  3. You are responsible for your own actions

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    You are the source
    Of all purity and impurity.
    No one purifies another.
    ~Buddha

    In Buddhism, no one can take away your sin.
    If you touch the fire, you will get burned.
    If you study, you will do well on the exam.
    If you kill someone, you will get arrested and go to jail.
    Everyone is responsible for his/her own actions… ~Jendhamuni

     
  4. Ocean of Peace

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    Stop your thoughts, but stay awake,
    and you will experience the great ocean
    of peace beyond the mind.

    ~Remez Sasson

  5. Live in harmony

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    He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the world. ~Marcus Aurelius

  6. Freedom is the only condition for happiness

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    Letting go gives us freedom, and freedom is the only condition for happiness. If, in our heart, we still cling to anything – anger, anxiety, or possessions – we cannot be free. ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

     

  7. Beauty is a joy for ever

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    A thing of beauty is a joy for ever:
    Its loveliness increases;
    it will never pass into nothingness.
    ~ John Keats, Endymion

  8. Why believe in Magic and fortune telling?

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    Because of greed, fear and ignorance

    As soon as people understand the Buddha’s teachings, they realize that a pure heart can protect them much better than bits of paper, bits of metal and a few chanted words and they no longer rely on such things. In the teachings of the Buddha, it is honesty, kindness, understanding, patience, forgiveness, generosity, loyalty and other good qualities that truly protect you and give you true prosperity.

    I know a person who makes a living selling lucky charms. He claims that his charms can give good luck, prosperity and he guarantees that you will be able to pick three numbers. But if what he says is true then why isn’t he himself a multi-millionaire? If his lucky charms really work, then why doesn’t he win the lottery week after week? The only luck he has is that there are people silly enough to buy his magic charms. ~ by Venerable S. Dhammika

     

     


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Supreme Patriarch of Cambodian Buddhism (5/23/1913 - 3/12/07). Forever in my heart...

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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

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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