1. A lamp inside us


    We have a lamp inside us. The oil of that lamp is our breathing, our steps, and our peaceful smile. Our practice is to light up the lamp. The moment you wake up, right away, you can smile…. You are aware that a new day is beginning, that life is offering you twenty-four brand new hours to live, and that that’s the most precious of gifts. Spiritual practice is possible for all of us. You cannot say, ‘I’m just too busy, I have no time for meditation.’ No. Walking from one building to another, walking from the parking lot to your office, you can always enjoy walking mindfully, and enjoy every one of your steps.  ~Thich Nhat Hanh

  2. A New Day


    Waking up to a new day is a gift,
    appreciate it and do remember you are loved.



  3. Positive Frame Of Mind


    When you consistently maintain a positive frame of mind, you’ll become known as a problem-solver rather than a complainer. People avoid complainers. They seek out problem-solvers. ~ Joseph Sommerville


  4. The Art of Love


    Love one another and you will be happy.
    It’s as simple and as difficult as that.

    ~Michael Leunig

  5. Holding on to Anger


    Holding on to anger,
    resentment and hurt
    only gives you tense muscles,
    a headache and a sore jaw
    from clenching your teeth.
    Forgiveness gives you back
    the laughter and the lightness
    in your life.

    ~Joan Lunden


  6. I never walk backward


    I fell down many times,
    but will always get up
    and continue to move forward
    till reaching my destination…


    ….•*•.¸¸. ♥

  7. My Sleeping Angel


    My sleeping angel
    I opened my eyes and saw an angel
    I took his hand and he lead me to paradise
    we sat and our fate was revealed
    I saw destiny within his smile
    happiness was in his heart
    and this dream was inside my head
    I awoke just as I asleep
    but now with you inside my life
    and your love inside my soul

    Kel Price | Source: familyfriendpoems

  8. Good Night World


    Day is dying in the west,
    time has gone we love the best
    Now no more is left to say, but,
    thank you for a lovely day
    What delights we had, to make us glad
    You made me laugh, you touched my heart
    While angels keep, our dreams so sweet
    All will be well ’til next we meet

    ~Soft Whispers from Derry’s Heart Poems

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