1. A smile to start your day

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    A smile to start your day. A prayer to bless your way. A song to lighten your burden. A message to wish you a gorgeous day.

     

  2. When we hate our enemies

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    When we hate our enemies, we are giving them power over us:
    power over our sleep, our appetites, our blood pressure, our health,
    and our happiness. Our enemies would dance with joy if only they knew
    how they were worrying us, lacerating us, and getting even with us!
    Our hate is not hurting them at all, but our hate is turning
    our days and nights into a hellish turmoil. ~Dale Carnegie

  3. Dangerous and harmful

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    It is dangerous and harmful to be guided in our life’s course by hatreds
    and aversions, for they are wasteful of energy and limit
    and twist the mind and prevent it from perceiving the truth. ~Jawaharlal Nehru

  4. When we hate people who hurt us

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    Life is full of painful events, and people who have lost their way and hurt others.
    Our pain is not lessened when we respond with hatred. In fact, the opposite
    occurs: When we hate people who hurt us, we come to resemble what we hate,
    or worse, and then we suffer all the more. What is evil is our response.
    We have choices, and love is the most powerful eliminator of all.

    ~Bernie Siegel

  5. A good start to a day very important

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    A good start to a day very important. If you are in a positive frame of mind in the morning than you are very likely to have a productive day. Similarly, if you get upset or are troubled with something in the morning than you are going to have the same negativity throughout the day. So it is imperative to keep yourself in the company of positive people. People who make you see the positive side of things. ~The Fresh Quotes

  6. Never lose faith…

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    Never lose courage. Never lose faith. Nothing in this world is impossible when you are determined. ~Master Cheng Yen

  7. The inner peace starts with looking at you

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    If you’re looking for inner peace from the outside world, you’re not going to get that. The inner peace starts with looking at you from the inside. Understanding that everything that comes to you is what you are. Everything from friends to boyfriends to the job you get – it’s all a direct reflection of what you are on the inside. ~ Mary J. Blige


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