1. Whatever your difficulties…


    Whatever your difficulties – a devastated heart, financial loss, feeling assaulted by the conflicts around you, or a seemingly hopeless illness – you can always remember that you are free in every moment to set the compass of your heart to your highest intentions. In fact, the two things that you are always free to do – despite your circumstances – are to be present and to be willing to love. ~Jack Kornfield


  2. Each morning…


    Each morning…
    You have changed the whole
    color scheme of my life,
    from black and white
    to the bright colors in this world.
    Thanks to you,
    I have a reason to smile
    each morning I wake up.


  3. Poisonous


    Photo credit: Randy Neufeldt

    Why cling to the arrows shot at you?
    Time heals you see.
    Why hold so tightly
    Do these things define you?
    Do these things set you free?
    Why inject yourself with these poisons of the mind
    Why not let them go
    Set them free.
    Accept the choices you have
    And your responsibilities.
    Accept all that is, rather than “as it should be”
    For what does define “you”
    What will set you free
    What if you never find great meaning
    What if, in not clinging,
    You find stillness

    ~by Jeniffer Edwards


  4. When we long for life…


    When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure. ~Peter Marshall

  5. Smile — the key that fits the lock of everybody’s heart

    At the train station...

    At the train station…


    A smile doesn’t exactly show how happy you are,
    but indeed a smile on your face shows how strong enough
    you are in fighting back your problems in life.
    ~Manna Chisim Sangma

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    (¸.•´ (¸.•`​ (̅_̅_̅_̅S❤S_̅_̅_̅̅()​ ​💕💕💕


  6. What no one does


    If you want to be average, do what others do. If you want to be awesome, do what no one does. ~Alexander Den Heijer

  7. Give yourself a chance to breathe


    Not every relationship is meant to last forever. And sometimes the best thing you can do is take a step back and give yourself a chance to breathe. ~Pretty Little Liars




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