1. Good deeds shine in heaven


    In Buddhism, we do not need to pray to the angels to come help us or rescue us when we are facing troubles. Part of the angel’s job is to look after the good people. They look over those who master their words, their thoughts and those who never allow their body to do harm. The angels will come to help these people automatically without them having to say a prayer. Knowing this, we should continue to be kind, help those who need help, do good deeds without expectation… Jendhamuni




  2. Serenity – Peace amid the Storm


    Morning by itself signifies a new beginning.
    So this morning start by forgiving yourself
    for all the mistakes you made yesterday
    and look forward to a promising day
    that lies ahead of you.
    Have a good morning!


  3. You are responsible for your own actions


    You are the source
    Of all purity and impurity.
    No one purifies another.

    In Buddhism, no one can take away your sin.
    If you touch the fire, you will get burned.
    If you study, you will do well on the exam.
    If you kill someone, you will get arrested and go to jail.
    Everyone is responsible for his/her own actions… ~Jendhamuni

  4. Our responsibility to improve


    We should not feel like we are strangers to each other but rather that we share a collective karma with one another on this earth and it is our responsibility to try to improve it. The basis of Lord Buddha’s teachings is that nothing rises by itself and we are not individual entities living by ourselves. The law of cause and effect and interdependence should encourage us to develop compassion for all living beings on this planet and for the earth itself. One beneficial act can have a multiple number of positive effects. We should feel greatly encouraged and determined to protect nature for this reason. ~ 17th Karmapa



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