Someone asked Master Cheng Yen, “How do you accept your fate? How do you change your destiny?
The Master answers:
It is my religious beliefs that we stay detached to everything in life, when encountering setback in life we accept it with pleasure and try our best to solve the problem. In our daily lives, we give with no expectation of repayment, we give unconditionally and happily, this is what we call “the joy of giving”. If we are free from attachment, we will be able to give unconditionally and happily, the mind will become clear and we feel joyful. We do not need to care about whether my life is determined by fate or whether I can change my destiny. All I have to do is to keep to my duty in life.