There is no almighty God in Buddhism. There is no one to hand out rewards or punishments on a supposedly Judgement Day ...read more
What makes the lotus flower so special?
The lotus flower is one of the most ancient and deepest symbols of our planet. The lotus flower grows in muddy water and rises above the surface to bloom with remarkable beauty. At night the flower closes and sinks underwater, at dawn it rises and opens again. Untouched by the impurity, lotus symbolizes the purity of heart and mind.
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.
A Proud Buddhist
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.