1. Loneliness can only be healed…

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    Loneliness can only be healed by understanding and love. Sometimes we think that if we have sexual relations with someone else, we’ll feel less lonely. But the truth is that such sex doesn’t relieve the feeling of loneliness; it makes it worse. Sexuality should be accompanied by understanding and love. Without understanding and love, sex is empty. With understanding and love, sex can be holy. Source: Always Well Within | Thich Nhat Hanh

  2. If there were a little more silence

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    If there were a little more silence, if we all kept quiet…maybe we could understand something. ~Federico Fellini

    ផ្ទះ​ពលរដ្ឋ​ដែល​ត្រូវ​ខ្យល់​កន្ត្រាក់​បំផ្លាញ ឋិត​នៅ​ឃុំ​ចម្ការលើ ស្រុក​ថាឡាបរិវ៉ាត់ ខេត្ត​ស្ទឹងត្រែង កាល​ពី​ថ្ងៃ​ទី​៦ ខែ​ឧសភា ឆ្នាំ​២០១៦។ Source: RFA

  3. The road to freedom

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    Overcoming attachment does not mean becoming cold and indifferent.
    On the contrary, it means learning to have relaxed control over our mind
    through understanding the real causes of happiness and fulfillment,
    and this enables us to enjoy life more and suffer less.

    ~Kathleen McDonald

     

  4. Buddha and Jendhamuni with a smile

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    I don’t like to think. Only living my life one breath at a time. ~Jendhamuni

    Only the development of compassion and understanding for others can bring us the tranquility and happiness we all seek. ~Dailai Lama

  5. Reduce your anger…

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    Do good. Reduce your anger and (try to) do something to train the mind through right understanding. Change the mind through our own experience of understanding what is right and wrong. ~Ven. Dr. K Sri Dhammananda

  6. Embrace the practice of peace

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    Hatred cannot be stopped by hatred. Violence should not be responded to with violence. The only way out of violence and conflict is for us to embrace the practice of peace, to think and act with compassion, love, and understanding. ~Thich Nhat Hanh

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  7. Understanding the nature of mind

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    Knowledge does not mean mastering a great quantity of different information, but understanding the nature of mind. This knowledge can penetrate each one of our thoughts and illuminate each one of our perceptions. ~Matthieu Ricard

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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