1. You hold in your hand an invitation

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    You hold in your hand an invitation: to remember the transforming power of forgiveness and loving kindness. To remember that no matter where you are and what you face, within your heart peace is possible. ~Jack Kornfield

  2. Sometime in your life…

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    Sometime in your life, hope that you might see one starved man, the look on his face when the bread finally arrives. Hope that you might have baked it or bought or even kneaded it yourself. For that look on his face, for your meeting his eyes across a piece of bread, you might be willing to lose a lot, or suffer a lot, or die a little, even. ~Daniel Berrigan

  3. We have stopped for a moment

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    We have stopped for a moment to encounter each other, to meet, to love, to share. This is a precious moment but it is transient. It is a little parenthesis in eternity. If we share caring, lightheartedness, and love, we will create abundance and joy for each other. And then this moment will be worthwhile. ~ Deepak Chopra

     

     

  4. In life…

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    In life you can never be too kind or too fair; everyone you meet is carrying a heavy load. When you go through your day expressing kindness and courtesy to all you meet, you leave behind a feeling of warmth and good cheer, and you help alleviate the burdens everyone is struggling with. ~ Brian Tracy

  5. When kindness has left people

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    When kindness has left people, even for a few moments, we become afraid of them as if their reason had left them. When it has left a place where we have always found it, it is like shipwreck; we drop from security into something malevolent and bottomless. ~Willa Cather

  6. Living the truth in your Heart

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    Living the truth in your heart without compromise brings kindnessĀ into the world. Attempts at kindness that compromise your heartĀ cause only sadness. ~Anonymous 18th century monk

    “Fashion your life as a garland of beautiful deeds.” ~Buddha

     

  7. Earth teach me

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    Earth teach me stillness
    as the grasses are stilled with light.
    Earth teach me suffering
    as the old stones suffer with memory.
    Earth teach me humility
    as blossoms are humble with beginning.
    Earth teach me caring
    as the mother who sucures her young.
    Earth teach me courage
    as the tree which stands all alone.
    Earth teach me limitation
    as the ant which crawls on the ground.
    Earth teach me freedom
    as the eagle which soars in the sky.
    Earth teach me resignation
    as the leaves which die in the fall.
    Earth teach me geneneration
    as the seed which rises in the spring.
    Earth teach me to forget myself
    as melted snow forgets its life.
    Earth teach me to remember kindness
    as dry fields weep with rain.

    ~UTE Prayer

     


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Supreme Patriarch of Cambodian Buddhism (5/23/1913 - 3/12/07). Forever in my heart...

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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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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