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How to be filial to our parents?

How to be filial to our parents?

A student asked Master Cheng Yen, “If our parents’ wish is in conflict with our own ambitions, should we obey our parents, or should we stick to our own ideals? How do we be filial to our parents after we have gotten married and moved out?”

How do we know a person and make good use of the person’s ability?

How do we know a person and make good use of the person’s ability?

Someone asked Master Cheng Yan, “How do we know a person and make good use of the person’s ability?”

How to raise and educate children

How to raise and educate children

The Master mentioned about the education concept of raising children when she had a conversation with entrepreneurs.

How to cultivate the ‘just do it’ attitude?

How to cultivate the ‘just do it’ attitude?

Question: How to cultivate the "just do it" attitude?

 The role of an educator

The role of an educator

Someone asked, "What role do I need to play as a teacher and what is my duty? "

Thanks to the companionship by fellow dharma brothers and sisters

Thanks to the companionship by fellow dharma brothers and sisters

Someone asked, “Why does Tzu Chi recruit volunteers all year round?

What is true giving?

What is true giving?

Someone asked, “How do you define true giving?”

How to deal with bad thoughts?

How to deal with bad thoughts?

Someone asked, “It is normal to have bad thoughts. Although I would not carry out the bad thoughts, how should I deal with bad thoughts?”

Allow reluctant followers to catch up

Allow reluctant followers to catch up

Question: How to treat someone who does not appreciate my kindness?

How to let go of worldly desires?

How to let go of worldly desires?

Question: How to let go of worldly desires?

What is the actual dharma?

What is the actual dharma?

Question: What is the truth? What is actual dharma?

How to speak your mind without hurting people?

How to speak your mind without hurting people?

How to speak your mind without hurting people’s feelings?

How to avoid becoming jealous and hateful of others?

How to avoid becoming jealous and hateful of others?

Someone asked Master Cheng Yen, “How can I avoid becoming jealous and hateful of others? How can I be more soft-spoken?”

How to persevere in doing something without getting over attached?

How to persevere in doing something without getting over attached?

A visitor asked, “Buddha has taught us to let go of attachments in order to not give rise to mental afflictions. Master Cheng Yen has so many missions to complete and many challenges along the way. How do you remain persistent in Tzu Chi’s missions withou

What are the ways to eradicate bad karma?

What are the ways to eradicate bad karma?

Someone asked, “I have been living a life full of bitterness, how can I clear my bad karma so that I can enjoy a better life?”

Does doing good deed make you a good person?

Does doing good deed make you a good person?

Someone asked, “I have done a lot of good deeds, I should be considered a good person, but why don’t I have good affinity and good relationship with others?”

Why is there still conflict when having no desire already makes a person firm?

Why is there still conflict when having no desire already makes a person firm?

A Tzu Chi Faith Corps member asked Master Cheng Yen, "There is a saying that people without desire are firm and not easily shaken. But why do conflicts arising from differences still happen among a group of people who are selflessly dedicated...

The pain of separating from loved ones

The pain of separating from loved ones

Someone asked Master Cheng Yen, “How did you view life when your foster father passed away?”