磬观 Qing Guan: I believed that it is to empower yourself with positive affirmations to overcome negative thoughts and influences in your life. For example, Masaru Emoto's water crystal experiments proves positive thinking works. Reciting Master JinBodhi’s “Golden Words” encourages a positive mindset. As a parent, I often praise my daughter, telling her she's doing well in studies so as to motivate her to try harder.
Question : A person with or without employment feels troubled. How do we liberate from troubles?
Tan Gui Lin: Some employees felt that they are underpaid, undervalued and underutilized hence felt troubled. You can try to think positively to elevate your mood. For the unemployed, it is best to come to Bodhi Meditation to do volunteer work and participate in the activities here.
Question : Is happiness determined by having a partner, scoring high marks and earning more money?
荃雪 Quan Xue: Relationships are viewed as an impermanent phenomenon. Pressure for good grades often leads to high stress for a student. Chasing for money can be a never-ending cycle. I believed that one should be contented as health is the most important. Hence having good health should be one of the criteria to be incorporated into the definition of happiness.