1. Behave gently

    Comment

    Let not one deceive another, nor despise any person whatsoever in any place. In anger or ill will, let him not wish any harm to another.

    Sayings of the Buddha
    ~Ven. Dr. K. Sri Dhammananda

  2. Returning Good for Evil

    Comment

    By Ven. Dr. K. Sri Dhammananda

    If you want to get rid of your enemies you should first kill your anger which is the greatest enemy within you.

    On the other hand if you are going to be perturbed hearing from your enemies, it means you are fulfilling the wishes of your enemies by unknowingly entering into their trap.

    You should not think that you can only learn something from only those who praise and help you and associate with you very closely. There are many things that you could learn from your enemies also; you should not think they are entirely wrong just because they happen to be your enemies. They may also possess certain good qualities.

    You won’t be able to get rid of your enemies by returning evil for evil. If you do that then you will be inviting only more enemies. The best and the most correct method of overcoming your enemies is* by radiating your kindness towards them. You may think that this is impossible or something nonsensical. But this method is very highly appreciated by every cultured man. When you come to know that there is someone who is very angry with you, you should first try to find out the main cause of that enmity; if it is due to you mistake you should admit it and should not hesitate to apologise to him. If it is due to certain isunderstandings between you both you must have a heart to heart talk with him and try to enlighten him. Continue reading

  3. Serve others wisely

    Comment

    Do not forget your spiritual development while serving others.
    ~Sayings of the Buddha, Ven. Dr. K. Sri Dhammananda

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  4. Avoid Evil

    Comment

    Neither for the sake of oneself nor for the sake of another should one do wrong, not even for the sake of acquiring wealth, kingdom or children, should one do wrong. Such a one is indeed virtuous, wise and righteous.

    ~Sayings of the Buddha, Ven. Dr. K. Sri Dhammananda

    Black Headed Chickadee. Photo credit: Randy Neufeldt

    Black Headed Chickadee. Photo credit: Randy Neufeldt

  5. Life is dear to all

    Comment

    All tremble at the rod. All fear death. Feeling for others as for oneself, one should neither kill nor cause to kill.
    ~Sayings of the Buddha, Ven. Dr. K. Sri Dhammananda

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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

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