1. As they truly are

    Comment

    As the Buddha said to the gathering of monks during his teachings on the vinaya, discipline helps us maintain samadhi, becoming accustomed to samadhi lengthens our periods of sobriety, and sobriety is none other than wisdom. Having realised wisdom, we are no longer bound by desire, anger and ignorance, and are able to perceive all phenomena as they truly are. ~ Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche

  2. Virtue appears from good deeds

    Comment

    Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue. ~Buddha

  3. Read yourself, not books

    Comment

    Read yourself, not books. Truth isn’t outside, that’s only memory, not wisdom. Memory without wisdom is like an empty thermos bottle – if you don’t fill it, it’s useless. ~Ajahn Chah

  4. Nothing to do…

    Comment

    For generosity, nothing to do,
    Other than stop fixating on self.

    For morality, nothing to do,
    Other than stop being dishonest.

    For patience, nothing to do,
    Other than not fear what is ultimately true.

    For effort, nothing to do,
    Other than practise continuously.

    For meditative stability, nothing to do,
    Other than rest in presence.

    For wisdom, nothing to do,
    Other than know directly how things are.

    ~Tibetan practitioner Milarepa

  5. The best security is faith

    Comment

    The richest wealth is wisdom;
    The strongest weapon is patience;
    The best security is faith;
    And the most effective tonic is laughter.

    ~SantaBanta

     

  6. Wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind

    Comment

    Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue. ~Buddha

  7. Others who sincerely mean well

    Comment

    Generally speaking, people are concerned with their own welfare. You cannot really know whether their advice is meant for your benefit – or for themselves. You may find some who appear to want to help you but actually have other intentions and others who sincerely mean well but lack the wisdom to give good advice. Taking this into account, it is better to use your own brain and investigate your situation than to rely on the advice of others. At least then you will have no regrets. ~ 17th Karmapa

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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...

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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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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