1. Having patience…

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    Having patience in understanding Dharma and gaining faith.
    Being undisturbed by anguish from suffering.
    Practise patience before getting angry.
    Having patience in accepting problems.
    Being undisturbed by inflicted harm.

    ~A View on Buddhism

  2. Sunshine

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    My Mother, my friend so dear
    throughout my life you’re always near.
    A tender smile to guide my way
    You’re the sunshine to light my day.  ~ Anon

  3. Only when you can…

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    Only when you can be extremely pliable and soft can you be extremely hard and strong. ~Zen Proverb

  4. Two kinds of freedom in the world

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    There are two kinds of freedom in the world: freedom of desires, and the freedom from desires. Freedom of desires is what the material world encourages. It encourages you to realise your desires, as far as this is possible.  However most do not feel free in such an environment. Freedom from desires is what spirituality teaches. It celebrates contentment, peace that is free from desires. Paradoxically, people feel free in such an environment. ~The Tao of Wealth

  5. A language spoken by heart

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    Friendship is a language spoken by heart…
    Not written on paper, nor given by pledge…
    It is a promise renewed every time we keep in touch…

    Care is the sweetest form of love.
    When someone says ‘take care’ it really
    means that you will stay in their hearts.
    So take Care of yourself always.

    ~sms modified

     

  6. Experience them with compassion…

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    Live with compassion
    Work with compassion
    Die with compassion
    Meditate with compassion
    Enjoy with compassion
    When problems come,
    Experience them with compassion.

    ~Lama Zopa Rinpoche

  7. Talking Leaves

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    Happiness… is always Free!
    Doesn’t cost you a dime, not even one penny.
    Open your heart… look closely…
    You will see, Happiness in your eyes.

    Look at those falling leaves!
    Do you feel Peace, in your heart?
    Leaves… of course, are free of charge,
    Rich or Poor, can enjoy.

    Leaves are talking to you!
    Do you know, what they are saying?
    Flying closer and closer,
    Like messengers, from the Heaven.
    Delivering an important message,
    That will read, as follows:

    Life is too short,
    So be kind to one another.
    Learn to share your smile,
    Even with strangers.
    Cherish Life Today,
    For Tomorrow, May Never Come…

    ~by Jendhamuni Sos
    February 22, 2013

    ….•*•.¸¸. ♥

    Watching leaves is my favorite hobby.
    Some of you may think I’m crazy,
    But this is the reality of my life.
    I’m not a poet, just putting my thoughts together.


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