1. The Precious Moments

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    Precious are the pleasant moments…
    when the world is bright and gay…
    times when everything is rosy…
    and I welcome each new day…
    very dear are laughing hours…
    periods when eyes can’t cry…
    I wish they would live forever…
    for they keep my spirits high…
    minutes spent in love’s enchantment…
    are the moments heaven sent…
    full of tenderness and comfort…
    sparkling with wonderment…
    eventide when day is over…
    hours of contented thrills…
    listening to glad concertos…
    played by thrush and whippoorwills…
    childhood days when hearts are happy…
    without worry, void of care…
    these are sweet and blissful moments…
    priceless and beyond compare…
    peaceful hours spent in praying…
    asking for the strength to plod…
    times like these could not be better…
    talking over things with God…
    all these make for golden memories…
    that no trial or grief can sever…
    yes, they are the precious moments…
    that will glow and live forever.

    ~by Ben Burroughs


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