1. Smiling and calm face

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    Be like a duck, paddling and working very hard inside the water, but what everyone sees is a smiling and calm face. ― Manoj Arora

    Photo credit: Randy Neufeldt

    Photo credit: Randy Neufeldt

  2. Damage

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    I sit in my car
    Eyes burning
    Like a zombie
    My eyes glue to the
    Window
    Bottles and trash
    Punctuate
    The landscape before me
    Looking
    Inconsiderate America
    No one thinks
    They can make the
    Difference
    So they just pollute
    The Earth
    They are all wrong.
    Smoke fills the sky from
    Factories miles
    And miles away
    I want to pick up
    every bottle
    every wrapper
    vacuum the smoke
    from the sky
    Take away all this
    Damage.

    ~Jazmin Kay


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