Q: Master, how can we live down hatred?
A: No matter how much you love or hate a person, he or she will die finally.
Q: Master, how can I build a strong mind, so that I won’t feel painful when being hurt by others?
A: Develop kindness and wisdom in your mind by learning Buddhist teachings. So, you’ll be able to heal not only your own pains but also others'.
Q: Does the pain arise from the inner evil while other's harm is only a conditioned cause? Does the truth of suffering's cause lie in the greed, hatred and ignorance within one's heart and mind which accordingly leads to untrue views and conflicts? Is the moment when people feel pain also the very time for self-examination, finding problems and making progress? Master, I’m looking forward to your advice.
A: The cause of suffering is attachment; so you need to start with self-cultivation via understanding attachment.
Q: Master. We all believe that people can hurt you only when you are not strong enough. Then how should we understand the saying that getting the short end of the stick is a blessing?
A: Strong-willed man accepts any unfavorable environment calmly and is able to turn hindrances into driving forces for growth.