The Master Answers
Why is there pollution of the mind? Why is there biasness? Why is there misconception?
Shall we express our thought in a straightforward way? Does having a straightforward mind mean saying what is in our mind directly?
Someone asked Master Cheng Yen, “What is true giving?”
Adopting a vegetarian diet helps us purify our mind and preserve our compassion.
Superstitions are beliefs resulting from ignorance and they exist in our everyday life.
Mindfulness is knowing how to make use of time and be able to seize the moment.
I have a friend who is happy to help others, but that friend thinks that witnessing too much of sadness could lead one into depression.
Someone asked Master Cheng Yen, “How do we cultivate while serving others and not regress?”
A visitor asked, “Under what circumstances do people feel lost in life?”
Someone asked Master Cheng Yen, “Master, what is your plan for your life?”
Someone asked, “Is there a shortcut to letting go in life?”
A Tzu Chi staff asked, “Due to my busy schedule as a nurse, I often listen to the Master’s Dharma teaching in recording during my lunch hour, and before sleep, is this disrespectful?”
Someone asked, “Does prayer do any good?”
Someone asked, “In today’s society, people seem to be rushing through life, they are busy and anxious all the time. What can we do to live a calmer and more relaxed life?”
A visiting journalist from Europe asked, “What is happiness? How do people achieve happiness?”
Someone asked Master Cheng Yen, “How to distinguish if our behaviour is correct?”
"How can we truly appreciate the joy of giving and not sink into the abyss of affliction as a result of conflicts and disputes?"
Someone asked Dharma Master Cheng Yen, “When we follow karmic conditions, are we clearing our bad karma or creating more negative karma?”