1. The heart is like a garden


    The heart is like a garden. It can grow compassion or fear, resentment or love. What seeds will you plant there? ~Jack Kornfield

  2. I never walk backward


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


    ….•*•.¸¸. ♥

  3. Prayer of the Stages of the Path


    The path begins with strong reliance
    On my kind Teacher, source of all good;
    O Bless me with this understanding
    To follow him with great devotion.

    This human life with all its freedoms,
    Extremely rare, with so much meaning;
    O Bless me with this understanding
    All day and night to seize its essence.

    My body, like a water bubble,
    Decays and dies so very quickly;
    After death come results of karma,
    Just like the shadow of a body.

    With this firm knowledge and remembrance
    Bless me to be extremely cautious,
    Always avoiding harmful actions
    And gathering abundant virtue.

    Samsara’s pleasures are deceptive,
    Give no contentment, only torment;
    So please bless me to strive sincerely
    To gain the bliss of perfect freedom.

    O Bless me so that from this pure thought
    Come mindfulness and greatest caution,
    To keep as my essential practice
    The doctrine’s root, the Pratimoksha. Continue reading

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