1. Write down how many things you want…


    Write down how many things you want.
    Meditate on how many things you need.
    When you write them down
    You will see
    That you want millions of things.
    When you meditate
    You will notice
    That you need only one thing
    And that is God the Compassion,
    God the eternal Compassion.

    ~ Sri Chinmoy

  2. Help one person smile


    Rules to be happy in life:

    1. Never hate
    2. Don’t worry,
    3. Live simple
    4. Expect little
    5. Give a lot
    6. Always smile
    7. And keep in touch with GOD.



  3. The truth of our nature


    The only peace we can find is in our soul, when we accept the truth of our nature, the beauty of God and the gift of life. ~Unknown

  4. A morning wish


    A morning thought, a morning prayer, a morning wish for a good person who makes a good morning for other peoples’ lives. May God bless you always.   ~Unknown

  5. Put them on and wear them


    God gave you shoes to fit you. So just put them on and wear them. Be yourself. Be proud of who you are, don’t ever let anyone tell you ain’t beautiful.  ~Unknown

  6. Similar objective


    “All of the different religious faiths, despite their philosophical differences, have a similar objective. Every religion emphasizes human improvement, love, respect for others, sharing other people’s suffering. On these lines every religion has more or less the same viewpoint and the same goal.”

    “Those faiths that emphasize Almighty God and faith in and love of God have as their purpose the fulfillment of God’s intentions. Seeing us all as creations of and followers of one God, they teach that we should cherish and help each other. The very purpose of faithful belief in God is to accomplish His wishes, the essence of which is to cherish, respect, love, and give service to our fellow humans.”

    “Love and kindness are the very basis of society. If we lose these feelings, society will face tremendous difficulties; the survival of humanity will be endangered. Together with material development, we need spiritual development so that inner peace and social harmony can be experienced. Without inner peace, without inner calm, it is difficult to have lasting peace. In this field of inner development religion can make important contributions.”

    ~Dalai Lama

    Photo credit: Randy Neufeldt

    Photo credit: Randy Neufeldt

  7. A person who holds God and man in one thought


    A religious man is a person who holds God and man in one thought at one time, at all times, who suffers harm done to others, whose greatest passion is compassion, whose greatest strength is love and defiance of despair.  ~Abraham J. Heschel

  8. God never leaves you alone


    You can be broken. You can get upset.
    But you must always remember
    that God never leaves you alone.

    ~Ritu Ghatourey


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