1. Friends


    A friend is someone we turn to when our spirits need a lift.
    A friend is someone we treasure for our friendship is a gift.
    A friend is someone who fills our lives with beauty, joy, and grace.
    And makes the whole world we live in a better and happier place.

    ~Jean Kyler McManus




  2. Be a Master


    Master your senses,
    What you taste and smell,
    What you see, what you hear.

    In all things be a master
    Of what you do and say and think.
    Be free.

    Are you quiet?
    Quieten your body.
    Quieten your mind.

    By your own efforts
    Waken yourself, watch yourself,
    And live joyfully.

    Follow the truth of the way.
    Reflect upon it.
    Make it your own.
    Live it.
    It will always sustain you.

    ~The Dhammapada


  3. The Leaves are Falling Down


    (to the tune of “The Farmer in the Dell”)

    The leaves are falling down
    The leaves are falling down
    School is here and fall in near
    The leaves are falling down.

    The leaves are falling down
    The leaves are falling down
    Some are red and some are brown
    The leaves are falling down.

    The leaves are falling down
    The leaves are falling down
    They tickle your nose and touch your toes
    The leaves are falling down.

    ~June Haggard

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