1. I pray for you


    Today I pray for you:
    A heart free of sadness
    A mind free of worries
    A life full of gladness
    A body free of illness
    And a spirit full of God’s blessings.



  2. Heal the Sadness or Anger of Another


    If you wish to experience peace, provide peace for another. If you wish to know that you are safe, cause another to know that they are safe. If you wish to better understand seemingly incomprehensible things, help another to better understand. If you wish to heal your own sadness or anger, seek to heal the sadness or anger of another. ~Dalai Lama

  3. Joy and sadness


    The walls we build around us to keep out the sadness also keep out the joy. ~Jim Rohn


  4. Happiness Found Me Alone



    Happiness found me alone one day and took me by the hand.
    He showed me how the sun gave out its warmth across the land.
    Sadness found me content and smiling upward at the sun.
    He talked of droughts and blindness and what burning rays had done.

    Happiness found me alone again and pointed to the sky.
    He showed me how the storms created rainbows way up high.
    Sadness found me intrigued and took me to the rainbow’s end.
    He showed me how it disappeared to ne’er return again.

    Happiness found me alone and taught me how to sing a song.
    He sang a dozen melodies as I chirped right along.
    Sadness found me singing out and covered up his ears.
    He said the noise was deafening, and wished he couldn’t hear.

    Happiness found me alone and gave me seven coins of gold.
    He showed me many fancy things that merchants often sold.
    Sadness found me admiring the pretty things I’d bought.
    He pointed out my empty purse and money I had not.

    Happiness found me alone and helped me talk to someone new.
    He called the boy my friend and said that I was his friend too.
    Sadness found me together with my kind, attentive friend.
    He whispered of betrayal and how broken hearts don’t mend.

    Happiness found me alone and held me tight in his embrace.
    He whispered kindness in my ear and kissed me on the face.
    Sadness found me with Happiness but before he spoke at all,
    I told him he’d have better luck at talking to the wall.

    ~Richelle E. Goodrich



  5. Sadness is also beautiful…


    Sadness is not necessarily something bad. Don’t judge it as a bad or negative quality

    Life consists of sadness too. And sadness is also beautiful; it has its own depth, its own delicacy, its own deliciousness, its own taste. A man is poorer if he has not known sadness; he is impoverished, very much impoverished. His laughter will be shallow, his laughter will not have depth, because depth comes only through sadness. A man who knows sadness, if he laughs, his laughter will have depth. His laughter will have something of his sadness too, his laughter will be more colorful. ~Osho

  6. The feelings of Happiness and Sadness…


    The son of my little sister who passed a way 9 months ago. He’s such a tough boy. He’s wearing a picture of his mom, my mother gave him. His lips are dark because he just had a blue ice cream. His name is Kyle, but my little sis called him Boo-Boo, so we all call him Boo-Boo. Kyle is 5 years old. His mother died one week after his birthday. ~Jendhamuni

    Knowledge and action should be one. Words and actions are two exterior manifestations of our inner thoughts; but most people’s words exceed their actions.

    Being concerned with gain and lossbrings us the feelings of happiness and sadness. We should transcend the concepts of good and evil, gain and loss.

    Most people pursue fame and fortune, but think of how much there is in nature that you own already. The stars, the moon, mountains, rivers, flowers, and trees all for you!

    Coming to understand the big questions in life has to be done by oneself, no one else can do it for you. Maintaining other people’s ideas is like the mimicry of a parrot – it may be speaking, but it doesn’t know what it’s saying.

    Movement was originally easy, but we have been shackled by so many worldly rules and restrictions that it is sometimes difficult to take even a single step.

    The truth of things does not reside in some unreachable, distant place: it is in our minds.

    You don’t need to travel to some illusory world to find the principles of life: just pay attention to the details of life and experience them. When you begin to doubt, an answer is most likely found where the question begins.

    He who is the master of himself does not change through influence from his surroundings or from others.

    Author: Tsai Chih Chung, Brian Bruya

Live & Die for Buddhism


Maha Ghosananda

Maha Ghosananda

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

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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

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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

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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.

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