1. 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

  2. The world is full of beauty when your heart is full of love

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    I wouldn’t want to change a thing about you. You’re perfect just the way you are.
    Smile! Because you have just received a text message from someone hoping you are fine. The world is full of beauty when your heart is full of love. So start & end your day with love & smile in your heart. Have a peaceful day. ~smstosay

  3. In a true love relationship

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    by Ven. Dr. Sri Dhammananda

    There are different kinds of love, and these are variously expressed as motherly love, brotherly love, sensual love, emotional love, sexual love, selfish love, selfless love, and universal love.

    If people develop only their carnal or selfish love towards each other, that type of love cannot last long. In a true love relationship, one should not ask how much one can get, but how much one can give.

    When beauty, complexion and youth start to fade away, a husband who considers only the physical aspects of love may think of acquiring another young one. That type of love is lust. If a man really develops love as an expression of human concern for another being, he will not lay emphasis only on the external beauty and physical attractiveness of his partner. The beauty and attractiveness of his partner should be in his heart and mind, not in what he sees. Likewise, the wife who follows Buddhist teachings will never neglect her husband even though he has become old, poor or sick.

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  4. Love makes beauty

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    Beauty doesn’t make love
    but love makes beauty
    break everything
    but never break the heart
    Heart is the music play it
    but never play with it.

    ~sms4smile

    openingredrose


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Major Differences

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My Reflection

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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.

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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