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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?”

How to stop being a calculating person?

How to stop being a calculating person?

Someone asked Master Cheng Yen, “How do we stop being calculating and petty?”

Feeling overwhelmed with self-guilt for failing to save lives

Feeling overwhelmed with self-guilt for failing to save lives

A doctor visited Tzu Chi and mentioned about the huge responsibility and great pressure of being a doctor. He was left with self-blame and guilt sometimes when patients pass away……

Desireless state of mind

Desireless state of mind

Someone asked, “How to live without desire?”