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How to find joy despite misery?

How to find joy despite misery?

Someone asked,” As a cancer patient, I feel miserable every day, how do I minimize my suffering?”

Is the world really that nice and wonderful?

Is the world really that nice and wonderful?

Someone asked, “How should we perceive the world?”

How do you accept your fate and change your destiny?

How do you accept your fate and change your destiny?

Someone asked Master Cheng Yen, “How do you accept your fate? How do you change your destiny?

How to be free from worries?

How to be free from worries?

Someone asked Dharma Master Cheng Yen, “Master, aren’t you disturbed by the heaps of matters you have to deal with every day? How do you resolve your worries and troubles?”

How do we eradicate afflictions and gain enlightenment?

How do we eradicate afflictions and gain enlightenment?

Someone asked, “How do we eradicate afflictions and become enlightened?”

Why do people have different opinions?

Why do people have different opinions?

Why is there pollution of the mind? Why is there biasness? Why is there misconception?

Shall we be blunt and direct in speaking?

Shall we be blunt and direct in speaking?

Shall we express our thought in a straightforward way? Does having a straightforward mind mean saying what is in our mind directly?

True Giving

True Giving

Someone asked Master Cheng Yen, “What is true giving?”

Do we go vegetarian to show that we love animals?

Do we go vegetarian to show that we love animals?

Adopting a vegetarian diet helps us purify our mind and preserve our compassion.

What does superstition based on personal judgment mean?

What does superstition based on personal judgment mean?

Superstitions are beliefs resulting from ignorance and they exist in our everyday life.

How to achieve mindfulness?

How to achieve mindfulness?

Mindfulness is knowing how to make use of time and be able to seize the moment.

How to avoid sinking into depression after witnessing so much of sadness in this world?

How to avoid sinking into depression after witnessing so much of sadness in this world?

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.