1. Friends

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    A friend is someone we turn to when our spirits need a lift.
    A friend is someone we treasure for our friendship is a gift.
    A friend is someone who fills our lives with beauty, joy, and grace.
    And makes the whole world we live in a better and happier place.

    ~Jean Kyler McManus

     

     

     

  2. The Falling Leaves

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    Today, as I rode by,
    I saw the brown leaves dropping from their tree
    In a still afternoon,
    When no wind whirled them whistling to the sky,
    But thickly, silently,
    They fell, like snowflakes wiping out the noon;
    And wandered slowly thence
    For thinking of a gallant multitude
    Which now all withering lay,
    Slain by no wind of age or pestilence,
    But in their beauty strewed
    Like snowflakes falling on the Flemish clay.

    By Margaret Postgate Cole
    November 1915
    Source: Margaret Postgate’s Poems (1918)

  3. A gentle word…

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    A gentle word, a kind look, a good-natured smile can work wonders and accomplish miracles. ~William Hazlitt

  4. By the power of every moment of your goodness

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    Just as the soft rains fill the streams,
    pour into the rivers, and join together in the oceans,
    so may the power of every moment of your goodness
    flow forth to awaken and heal all beings–
    those here now, those gone before, those yet to come.

    By the power of every moment of your goodness,
    may your heart’s wishes be soon fulfilled
    as completely shining as the bright full moon,
    as magically as by a wish-fulfilling gem.

    By the power of every moment of your goodness,
    may all dangers be averted and all disease be gone.
    May no obstacle come across your way.
    May you enjoy fulfillment and long life.

    For all in whose heart dwells respect,
    who follow the wisdom and compassion, of the Way,
    may your life prosper in the four blessings
    of old age, beauty, happiness and strength.

    ~Buddhist Healing Prayer

  5. 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.

     


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