1. Take nothing for granted

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    Sitting on the steps, looking across the lake,
    Wondering why, life at times, can seem great.
    But in that second, it took me to just think,
    My life could change, faster than a blink.

    Is this a reason why we should always cherish?
    Not knowing when loved ones may suddenly perish.
    Living everyday, like it was our very last,
    for our days could be very long or go by very fast

    So I’ll cherish and take nothing for granted,
    not say things that shouldn’t be chanted.
    If this is the last day I have on this earth,
    I accept my life, for what it’s been worth.

    Tomorrow isn’t promised to young or old alike,
    Today may be the last day I’m able to hold you tight.
    Don’t wait for tomorrow, do it all today,
    If tomorrow never comes, you’ll never regret a day.

    Poem title: Live each day to the fullest
    Amy D. Liskey


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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