Questions & Answers Archive of New Direction

Table of Contents

(A collection of words from Sung. See: Archive for more.)

Can you recommend me a book to read?

Write down the words that you believe are wrong among words spoken to you by the people you met in your life. This is the book that will help you.

How do I know my mental level?

Your level is about the same as your friends or the people you associate with. Your level is about the same as your competitors or the people you have hostile relationship with.

How do I know my mental level? (2)

Your level is above the person who wants a recognition from you. Your level is below the person who you want a recognition from.

How do I know my mental level? (3)

Your level is above the person who learns truth from you. Your level is below the person who you learn truth from.

How do I know my mental level? (4)

The motivation for your eating tells your level.

How do I know my mental level? (5)

Things you like, things you dislike, things you cherish, the source of your pleasure or joy, what you are proud of, your motivations tell your level.

How do I know my mental level? (6)

If you are confined to beliefs, you are below beliefs. If you are liberated from beliefs, you are above beliefs.

If you work for money, you are below money. If you are above money, you work for something more important than money.

If you serve or fight desire, you are below desire. If you use desire well, you are above desire.

What is difference between what I think it is and what it truly is?

The one is a concept (mental construct) and the other is not.

How do I plan for my future if I am in the present moment all the time?

When you are thinking about the future, know that you are thinking.

Should I blame myself for my life problems?

No. Blame no one.

Am I responsible for my life problems?

You are partially responsible, not entirely. Your life problems are a collaborative work. You are not the sole cause of your life problems. For example, you can make a pizza because of help of others. Without the ingredients, farmers, water and the world, you cannot make a pizza alone.

How do I stop my anger towards someone?

If you see the good side of the person, anger will stop.

What can I learn from my pain?

Find which of your thoughts or actions caused you pain.

How do I know my real motivation?

Train your mind to see your mind.

How to develop capacity to be thankful?

Remember when you received a great benefit or kindness from someone, and let the feeling of gratitude towards the person arising in you. Repeat this exercise from time to time.

How do I find the cause of pain in my life?

Find causes in your actions, which also include what you did with your mind such as thinking and making decisions.

Why do Christianity and Islam claim they are the only truth?

That is to teach the world a great truth, which is important for all of us to live well.

What is the great truth? (a following-up question)

Christianity and Islam are both right. In other words, you and the people who you think are wrong are right.

Why are we less happy than our parents' generation while we are richer than them?

That is because of long stagnation of our life. It is difficult to be satisfied if our life is not improving for a long time. Our money helped us to improve our life in the past but no longer helping us to improve our life even though we have more money than ever before. Because money can improve our life up to a certain point, not indefinitely. Another problem is that we don’t know anything else that can substantially improve our life. As a result, our life is stagnated and unhappy.

How do I improve my life when money no longer can?

Learn to benefit from everything you already have including unhappiness and also learn to benefit from what you do not have.

Get a better computer or not

(Detail: I need a new faster computer. But I do not want to waste my old computer, which still works well but is too slow for me. What should I do?)

Get a faster computer and donate your old computer for others. Keep what helps you and do not keep what hinders you. This is also applicable to your thoughts and beliefs.

How do I have financial freedom?

Become helpful to others.

How do I get more money?

Become helpful to the world.

How do I change others in the way I want?

Find people who want to change themselves in the way you want.

What is the right direction in life?

The right life direction for those who do not want pain in their life is the direction towards freedom from pain.

How can I think positive?

(Detail: My life problem is thinking negative.)

Thinking positive allows you to temporarily escape your life problems but won’t solve your real life problems. Find and solve the cause of your life problem within you instead.

What is better than thinking positive?

Being unbiased instead of being biased to either side, positive or negative.

Is there a better way to deal with life problem?

(Detail: I have a problem in my life, so I’m thinking positive to deal with it. Is there any better way to deal with my life problem?) Yes, solve the cause of your life problem within you.

I was good at school and am successful at work but why am I not happy?

It is difficult to be happy when a human lives as a resource.

Why can not I get what I want?

Because it is not helpful for you.

What do I gain when I eat for others?

It raises your mental level. You get to know what you need to enrich your life.

Can you tell me words of wisdom?

Wisdom is realizing that the person you believe is wrong is not wrong.

What is New Direction?

New direction is a new way to see beyond the limits of conventional truth & wisdom, and a better way to live for the benefit of all. It can be a new direction for life and humanity.

Should I discern or not discern?

Discern what harms you as what harms you. Discern what benefits you as what benefits you. Discern what you know as what you know. Discern what you do not know as what you do not know.

How do I know he is right?

The easiest way is to just listen to him.

Do I have to find the cause of my life-pain in my previous life?

No. It is found in this life.

How to make pleasure follow me?

Eating for your pleasure is following pleasure. Eating for others is to make the pleasure follow you.

Is your teaching rooted in Buddhism?

No. The teaching is rooted in the nature, which also includes humans and universe.

Do I have to consider your words as scripture?

No. A useful scripture for your life is made of the words from the people you met in your life, especially the people who you believe are wrong.

How can I stop feeling guilty about wasting water by showering every day?

Do something worth more than the water you consumed.

Why do we practice?

We practice to benefit everyone including the past, current and future generations.

Why do I have to suppress my desire?

Suppressing desire is not our practice. You don’t have to suppress your desire. Instead learn to use it well.

Is life selfish?

Life is not selfish. A person can act and live his life with selfish motivation but can not live a selfish life.

How can a chicken escape from her cage?

Live for all the people and all chickens in the world.

What is life?

Life is learning.

What is death?

Death is a graduation from learning.

How do I love myself?

Living your life in a way that benefits everyone including past, current and future generations is loving yourself.

Feeling bad because someone talking behind my back

(Detail: I feel very bad because someone talked about me behind my back with a false and malicious story. What can I do?)

When you improve your mental level, his words can not disturb you much.

What should I learn from thieves?

First, their act of stealing is a join work. We contribute to what they do. Thieves can not come into existence without us.

Second, you can discover how laws of nature work by looking at thieves.

Third, you can learn life and the world from a different angle.

How do I get rid of my depression?

Make your mind healthy.

Why is your answer different for a same question?

An answer for a same question can be different when the questioner, the motivation of the questioner, the level of the questioner, the life direction of the question and/or listeners are different.

How can I correct my boss who refuses correct?

(Detail: I want to teach my boss but I am frustrated because I am powerless to do so.)

You are not there to teach your boss but to learn.

My boss is wrong but why am I the one who needs to learn? (follow-up question)

It is for your benefit. You are inviting a problem to your life when you insist you’re right and others are not. Learning will protect you from troubles in your life.

Why should I address cause in me? (follow-up question)

It is easier for you to address causes you have within you rather than causes in others.

Addressing causes within you is also the most effective and lasting way to solve your life problem.

Then who is going to correct my boss? (follow-up question)

That is responsibility of his boss or someone higher.

How can I get respect from my grown up children and friends?

(Detail: I want to spend my time with my grown up children and friends. But they are not interested in spending time with me and also do not respect me. How can I get respect from my grown up children and friends?)

Listen to them instead of telling them. If you have to speak, speak words that your children and friends truly need.

How do I overcome my depression?

Find the cause of the problem in your past actions and solve the cause.

How do I free myself from my traumatic memory?

(Detail: I had a traumatic experience when I was young. When I hear a loud sound, the traumatic memory comes back and I am frightened and my whole body becomes very tense. How do I free myself from the traumatic memory?)

  1. Recall the traumatic memory.

  2. When it comes, know that you are remembering it. (In other words, know that it is just a memory rather than it is a real event.)

  3. Notice tension in your body.

As you repeat the above steps once a day or week, the memory will gradually bother you less and less.

In addition, knowing the cause for the traumatic experience will help you.

How can I free myself from gambling addiction?

Change your life direction.

How can I change my life direction? (follow-up question)

When you have to gamble, do it to benefit the casino (the staff and the owners) instead of trying to get something from the casino.

How do I find the meaning of my life?

Know the true reason why you want to know the meaning of your life. When you know it, you will find the answer and you will also find something greater than the meaning of your life.

What do I gain from this learning and practice?

You gain power to live as a human instead of a human resource.

What is the point of solving a cause within myself?

(Detail: My life problem is because of another person. The cause is clearly outside of me.)

The problem occurred in your life because of causes not only in another person but also within you.

It is easier for you to solve causes you have within you rather than in another. The cause within you will continue to create problems in your life unless you solve it.

How can I stop feeling guilty about eating meat?

Eat meat for the animal and the world. Use the meat you eat for the energy to benefit others and the world. As a result, the death of the animal is not wasted but honorable.

How can I overcome with flashbacks of my car accident?

You can use flashbacks to grow wise for your benefit. For example, know that it is a mere memory, not an actual event happening when the past memory comes to you.

Angry at a tenant

(Detail: I am very angry at my tenant who wastes my electricity. How can I protect myself from my anger?)

See causes of your anger you have within you.

What are causes of my anger within me? (following-up question)

Your decision to rent out your basement. Your choice of the young man as your tenant. You believed that the young man wouldn’t waste your electricity. Your decision to add the condition in the tenant agreement that you will pay for the electricity. Looking at the basement suite through the window in this morning. Forgetting all the good things about your tenant except the thing that you dislike. Not knowing these causes you have within you.

How can I teach my tenant not to waste it? (following-up question)

(Detail: I tried to teach my tenant not to waste my electricity but it did not work.)

You can solve the problem without teaching or changing your tenant. When you solve some of the causes of your anger within you, your problems will be solved. This is easier and more effective way of solving the problem than trying to teach your tenant.

How do I know what I really like?

The answer is in the phenomena that you are currently experiencing.

How can I go to church without being trapped in a religion?

You go to church to benefit them (the members and the leaders), instead of trying to get something from them.

How can I avoid conflict with others?

Improve your mental level.

How can I block the unwanted memory?

(Detail: I had witnessed a car accident and the memory keeps coming back and makes me afraid and stressful. I do not want the memory to come back to me. How can I block out the unwanted memory?)

It is unwise to block it. Blocking the memory can harm you. Use it well to benefit from it.

How to make money follow me?

Working for money is following money. Working for your clients is to make money follow you.

How can I meet a useful person for my life?

When you improve your mental level, the people who you consider useless for you become useful for you.

When you further improve your mental level, even your enemy becomes useful for you.

How can I eat food for my friend?

Eating to gain energy which you intend to use for helping your friend is eating for your friend.

Is desire harmful?

The desire itself is not harmful. However desire can be harmful or beneficial depending how you use or deal with it.

How do I know whether I am having a desire?

You can observe desire in your mind and your body.

How do I know something without thinking?

For example, you know the in-breath while breathing in even though you are not thinking about it. Similarly, you can know red color by simply seeing it.

How can I change my spouse’s behavior?

When you change your behavior, your partner’s behavior will also change.

How do I know “not knowing” as not knowing?

After reading a book telling the earth is formed four billion years ago, realizing that you do not know whether the event stated in the book actually happened or not is knowing ‘not knowing’.

How does your teaching different from philosophy?

Philosophy broadens your thinking. This teaching let you to go beyond the limit of thinking.

How is your teaching different from the science of humanities?

You can get knowledge from humanities. But in this teaching, you can learn wisdom and the art of living as a human instead of a human resource.

Abusive husband

(Detail: I am about to divorce my husband because he is verbally abusive when we fight. I do not want divorce so I tried everything to change him but nothing worked. Do you have any advice for me?)

Add a secret ingredient every morning to your husband’s cup of coffee. The secret ingredient is your genuine wish for your husband to be healthy and happy.

Is reincarnation true?

Using the theory well for your benefit is more important than the truthfulness of the theory. It will benefit you if you use it well, otherwise it won’t benefit you regardless the truthfulness of the theory.

How do I end relationship with someone?

If you want to end the relationship, end it to benefit the person.

How do I change the world?

You don’t know how to change the world because it is not your job to change the world. Finding what you need to do in this world and doing it will help you more than trying to change the world.

How do I know the cause of my anxiety?

By observing your mind.

Lost my phone with cherished photos inside

(Detail: I lost my phone with my cherished photo inside and feel so bad for the loss. Any advise?)

When you learn an important lesson from this, the loss will become a gain.

Is red meat good or bad?

(Detail: Some people say red meat and milk are good for health while some other people say they are not. I am confused. How do I know who is right?)

They both are telling right.

How could they be both right? (a following-up question)

They see red meat from different angles and speak what they see from their own angles. One person says that red meat is good because he sees it from the angle that it appears to be good. The other person says that red meat is bad because he sees it from the opposite angle. You will also see what they see when you see from their angles.

Who should I believe? (a following-up question)

No need to believe or disbelieve them.

Then what do I do with what their claims or opinions? (a following-up question)

Learn from all their views instead of accepting one and rejecting the rest,

Should I eat red meat or not? (a following-up question)

You could eat if you choose to eat. You may not eat if you choose not to eat.

How do I know it benefits me or harms me? (a following-up question)

The first way is by having a direct experience. Second way is by observing others who ate. The third way is by listening to what others say.

How can I deal with fear of death?

Know why you fear death. Be prepared for your death.

Is there any way I can help my Christian friend suffering from panic attack?

“A Prayer of Thanks” in our learning material will help him.

What is the meaning of life?

Something that people look for when they are not satisfied with their life.

What is the meaning of life? (2)

It is an interpretation of life.

What is nonconceptual knowledge?

Nonconceptual knowledge is knowledge that is not a concept for example, when you see the red color in a Canadian flag, word ‘red’ is a concept while the natural phenomenon named as red is nonconceptual knowledge.

Why are there so many scammers?

Because we have made so many of them.

How can I avoid scammers? (follow-up question)

When you improve your mental level, it is difficult for you to meet someone who wants to scam. Although you meet such a person, it is hard for the person to deceive you when you improve your mental level.

Aren’t scammers evil? (follow-up question)

If you use scammers well, it improves your life and makes this world a better place.

Then is it better to have more scammers in this world? (follow-up question)

It is better to have more wise people than scammers.

How can we have less scammers in this world? (follow-up question)

When we learn what we should learn from scammers, our world can have less scammers.

What should we learn from them? (follow-up question)

We are the ones who make scammers and blame them.

How do we make scammers? (follow-up question)

We make them scammers by giving them money.

What are causes of my breath?

The causes of your breath are your parents, your ancestors, vegetables, animals, oxygen, plants, sunlight, rain, earth, sun, solar system, milkyway galaxy, the universe, the mind and more.

Can I get whatever I want if I imagine or believe as if I already have it?

That is not the case. You can easily test it to see if your mind becomes free from mental chatter by simply imaging that you are free from mental chatter.

Why does pain in life exist?

Pain in life exists to teach us wisdom and helps us to live better.

How do I reduce stress at work?

Work as a human instead of a human resource. It is difficult for humans to be happy when working as a resource.

Could you tell me more about it? (follow-up question)

If you work for money, you are below money. If you work for your customers, you are above money. Your life is better when you are above money.

How do I practice when meeting a person?

First, know why you are met with the person.

Second, listen to what the person says and know the person is right.

Third, know how you can help the person.

Why is a tree a tree?

Because your mind sees it as a tree.

How do I practice when I catch a cold?

Be glad to have the precious opportunity to learn and an opportunity to strength your immune system.

Intend to recover from the cold for the people you care about for example, your family, friends or everyone in the world.

Find the cause you have within you for catching the cold.

Could you advise me how to protect myself from coronavirus?

There are two ways to protect you. You protect yourself, for example, maintaining a good hygiene. The other way is to let others protect you. For example, the society protects you if you are needed in the society. The world protects you if you are needed in the world.

I am afraid that a powerful secret organization might reduce the world population. What should I do?

Become a person who the world needs. Suppose such an organization exists. If you are a person who the world needs, the world will protect you. However if you are a person who the world does not need, you life will be difficult in this world even though such secret organization does not exist.

How can I reduce stress when looking for a job?

If you look for a job to get money, you get stress. If you look for an opportunity to learn and grow wise while serving the employer, you will be empowered.

How do I minimize stress while living through the coronavirus pandemic?

Learn and grow wise to be helpful to others and the world.

I am often angry at others who misbehave, for example, getting angry at my neighbor who does not properly recycle stuff. The cause of my anger is not in me but in others. How do I get rid of my anger?

There are something about you that you do not know but people around you know. Knowing what you do not know but other know will help you to get rid of your anger permanently.

What do I need to learn and from where?

Learn from what you see, you hear, or you experience. Learn they are right. Also Learn why the they are right.

How can I stop eating when I am not hungry and I do not want to eat?

Identify your life problems and address your own inner causes that create the problems.

I am comfortably retired but lonely. What do I do?

Give something that people need. For example, give them words that help to solve the cause of their life problems.

Should I live in Germany or Canada?

(Detail: I am not sure whether I should live in Germany or Canada in order for me to have a good life. Could you advise me?)

If you can be helpful to people in Germany, you can have a good life in Germany. If you can be helpful to people in Canada, you can also have a good life in Canada.

Should I give beggar money or not?

(Detail: A beggar lies and asks for money. If I give money, she might use it to buy drug. Should I give her money or not?)

When giving money harms her, not giving is better.

What is the right way to give money to beggar or poor people?

Give her money as a scholarship. In other words, give both money and education. The education is to let her to learn and solve the cause of her poverty in her.

Unsure whether I did an action by my choice

(Detail: I believed that I did an action by my choice but now I am not sure. How do I know whether I did the action by my choice or not?)

Believing, not knowing or uncertainty is an indicator that you did not choose the action.

Do you practice daily what you just taught us?


Why you do not practice daily what you just taught us? (follow-up question)

It is like an elementary teacher who teaches ABC does not practice reading and writing ABC daily.

Why can’t I sleep?

Because you have a more important thing to do than sleeping.

Your life is telling you that a trouble is on the way in your life so take a wise action to avoid it.

I am super busy at work. I can not afford time to learn and practice. Any advise?

Working is learning and practicing.

How do I overcome my fear and nervousness during public speaking?

Speak truly for audience. In other word, speak to benefit the audience rather than trying to gain from them.

What is something that you can not know by thinking?

Non-thoughts, for example, red color, the mind.

What can I know from eating?

You can know who you are, for example, your past, your mental level and your characters. Furthermore you can also know causes of your life problems.

How can I eat for others?

You eat food with an intention to help others, for example, a mother eats food to breastfeed her baby.

How do I deal with difficult people?

Knowing that he is also right just like the way you are right.

Drinking to relieve my stress, could it be a problem?

Suppose you silence a fire alarm each time it rings and letting the fire continue to burn. What will the fire do?

Is there a better way of dealing with stress than drinking?

Address the cause of your stress within you.

What can I do better than AI?

You can know about your mind and what you want better than AI. AI and machine can copy you, but you can be a genuine human. Furthermore, you can live a respected life.

How do I get rid of my anger at a person who is lying to me?

You can not hear his lying if you do not have the cause of the lying within you. When you know the cause within you, you will no longer be angry.

Should I do prostration practice?

Prostration practice is an ancient practice. It is suitable for people who lived in ancient time. For modern people, it is better to practice that are suitable for the modern time.

Worrying about this deteriorating world

(Detail: I worry about this deteriorating world but I am powerless to do anything for the world. Do you have any advice for me?)

You can do many things for the world. Each time you breathe, each time you speak, each time you eat, each time you buy, each time you vote you can do for the world.

How can I help this world?

Live as a human rather than a human resource.

Overcoming the grief of losing a dog

(Detail: How do I get over the grief of losing my dog? My dog died years ago but I am still so sad.)

Address the cause of your sadness within you.

The cause of sadness is not within me but the death of my beloved pet, how can I solve the irreversible? (follow-up question)

You met many people in your life but they all left you. If they had not left you, you wouldn’t have to bond with your dog.

When you find and solve the cause why they all left you, you will have people to share your life with. When you have people to share your life with, you will no longer depend on a dog and you will be freed from your attachment to the dog of the past.

How can I help others? (2)

Improve your mental level.

How do I see my breath from another angle?

For example, you could see your breath as the world providing you what you need and taking away what you do not need. Alternatively you could see breathing as being united with the world.

Who is your teacher?

This universe and this world are my teachers. So are stars in the sky and grasses in the field.

How do I find the cause of my life problems in me?

You can find it in your past actions.

How do I deal with my loneliness?

Be with yourself instead of being separated from yourself. If you wish to be with others, first learn to be with yourself before trying to be with others. When you are with others, be there for them. If you wish to end your loneliness instead of just dealing with it, solve the cause of your loneliness within you.

How do I help others?

Solve your life problems by solving the cause of the problems within you and then share your solution with others or help people who have same or similar problems.

How do I enjoy my life?

Live a respected life.

My life does not improve no matter how hard I try, what should I do?

Solve the cause of your life problems within you.

Should I get a dog to deal with my loneliness?

It is better to solve the cause of your loneliness within you than trying to get rid of only the symptom.

Should I go back to London or stay in Vancouver?

(Detail: I moved to Vancouver because I was not happy living in London. After years of living in Vancouver, I am not happy. I am not sure whether I should go back to London or stay in Vancouver. Any advise?)

If you are need in London, you should go back to London. If you are needed in Vancouver, you should stay in Vancouver. If you are really needed in both cities, you will be happy regardless of staying or going back. If you are needed in neither cities, it is unlikely you will be happy regardless of staying or going back.

How do I overcome sadness of losing my mother?

Focus your efforts not to waste your mother’s love to you and to make your mother honorable.

Should I go travel for my vacation during pandemic?

If you don’t have to go now, it is better not to go. There are better things to do than leisure travel while people are much suffering and dying in mass scale. You can go your leisure travel in a better time in the future. If you have to go during this time, travel for learning and growing wise to contribute to the world.

How do I help my friend who does not listen to me?

Just listen to your friend for him or her instead of trying to teach or change your friend.

How do you live without pleasure?

There are some things greater and better than pleasure.

What is relation between my body and mind?

Your mind drives your body. Your body also affects your mind. The relation is somewhat similar to the relation between computer and the software.

Would the world be a better place without religion?

Neither having religion nor not having will make the world better but how we use will. If we use religion well, the world will be better. If we misuse religion, the world will be worse.

How can I get what I want?

Make good use of what you already have.

Why do I repeat the same toxic relationship?

If you do not learn from your toxic relationship, it can reoccur.

What should I learn from my friend who was a medical doctor in his 40s ate healthy and exercised well but died of an illness?

We are more than just body. Taking care of only body is not enough. Mind can cause illness and even death.

How do I help someone who has no one to talk to and is lonely?

Addressing the cause of loneliness will help him end his loneliness, for example, why all the people that the world provided him such as his family, his friends, his co-workers, his neighbors, left him.

How can I be in charge of my life and my mind?

(Detail: I discovered that I am living like an automatic robot. My mind is automatically acting and so is my body.) Improve your mental level.

What should I do with a person who continues to assert only his opinions and beliefs but refuses to listen?

Help him if you can. He needs help.

How do I help him? (follow-up question)

If you listen carefully to what he has to say, you can find what kind of help he needs.

How can I deal with my anger towards someone whom I helped for many years but never does anything for me in return?

If you just help the person without expecting any return from him, you will get joy instead of anger.

Who should I believe between pro vaxxers and anti vaxxers?

It is unwise to believe something you do not know. It is better to know instead of believing either side. If you know, you do not need to believe or disbelieve either side.

How do I know who is right between pro and anti vaxxers?

See from their angles. The pro vaxxers see the vaccine from the angle the vaccine appears to be good while the opponent sees from the other angle. When you see from their angles, you will know who is right.

Why is my life stuck?

That happens when you are not able to learn from your life.

How can I sleep well? I am struggling not to wake up early but I always wake up early morning. I don’t need to wake up early as I am retired.

Benefit from your morning time. Early morning is good time to start your day and also good time for meditation and inner growth.

I lost money to someone who scammed me. What lesson can I learn from this?

If you do not give him your money, he can not scam you.

Who do you work for?

I work for the people I meet in my life.

Why don’t you take my side?

(Detail: I am right and the other person is clearly wrong. This is an obvious fact.)

That is because it does not help you.

Then why do you take his side? (following up question)

That is not true. I do not take his side. Not taking your side does not mean I take his side. I take neither side to help you.

Is there anything I can do for a deceased loved one?

Let her life not to wasted and make her honorable. Contribute to make this world a better place to live so that she could have a better life if she ever comes back.

Should I think positive about my life problem?

If you just want a temporary relief from your life problem, thinking positive will do. If you want lasting relief, solve the cause of the problem.

What does it take us to live better?

We need to upgrade our software.

What can I do for this deteriorating world?

Solve your life problem by solving the cause of your life problem within you and then help those who have the same or similar problems.

How can I help my friend who needs help but wants neither advice nor help?

You prepare to help your friend by learning and growing for now. You can help your friend later when he asks for your help or advise. You will be able to help your friend better because you prepared.

How do I live during Covid pandemic?

(Detail: I can not socialize and am frustrated because of Covid. ) Use this pandemic period to learn and grow as a preparation for your better future. So you have a better life when the pandemic is over.

How do I spend time alone during Covid lockdown?

The ability to be alone is as beneficial as the ability to be with others. If you use this opportunity to learn how to be alone, you will become a happier, wiser, stronger and more likeable person by others.

How can I have a better Christmas?

Have time for finding to see if there are ways to give back what you received from the world.

Isn’t that life problems have no solutions?

It’s not that life problems have no solutions, it’s that you can’t find them.

How do I detox my mind?

When you work, work for the customers instead of for your gain. When you speak, speak for people who are listening instead of for your gain. When you eat, eat for others. When you breathe, breathe for the world.

Isn’t it OK as long as I am happy, no matter how I lived my life?

If you brought happiness to the world and are happy with your life, then your happiness is likely to last. However if you brought misery to the world and you are happy with your life, your happiness is unlikely to last long.

How do I make use of quarantine days?

You could do silent meditation retreat during your quarantine days or weeks.

How can I work wise?

Work in a way that working allows you grow wise, solve your life problems, and improve your life. So you get not only salary but also get something more valuable than your salary from your work. When you benefit others by sharing the result, the value will become greater. The value will become even greater if you started the whole process for the public benefit.

I can neither correct my dishonest boss nor find a better job. What can I do with my frustration?

Improving yourself will lead you to a better job. Also improving yourself is easier than correcting your boss.

How do I stop argue with anti vaxxers? I tend to argue with those who refuse Covid vaccination even though it is fruitless.

I did not make the Covid vaccine and do not know the vaccine. I know some information about vaccine, not the vaccine itself. Although I know some information about human body, I did not create your body and do not know your body. I do not know if the vaccine enters your body, it will benefit or harm your body. Likewise, when you know what you do not know, you won’t be trapped in beliefs of either side pro or anti vaccine. As a result, you will no longer argue with either side.

Should I get a dog for companionship?

If you need a companion, a human is better than a dog. If you want to form a relationship, it is better with a human than an animal.

Is taking my friend’s side helping my friend who is blaming someone for his problems?

No. Taking your friend’s side can do more harm than good to your friend in a long term. It is better help your friend without taking either side.

How do I sleep well?

(Detail: I have tried so many things to help sleep, such as exercises, special diets, prayers, meditation and sleep gadgets, but nothing really works well except temporarily.)

Make your mind healthy.

How do I conquer my mental disorder?

What you have is not something to fight against. It is a gift for making your life better. If you use it well, your life and health will improve.

How can I make my mind healthy?

Ask yourself every morning and evening the following questions: “What will I do for the people I will meet today?”, “What have I done for them?”

How do I get rid of my life problems? I can not get rid of my life problems which I am really unhappy with.

You should benefit from what you already have instead of trying to get rid of what you can not get rid of.

What you are having is the best you can have at the moment. If you are grateful and use it well, your life will improve in the future.

I regret not having a happy time with my children in the past and it bothers me. What should I do?

Do something more valuable and greater than what you regret did not do.

How can I be happy? I am so unhappy after getting everything what I wanted.

Learn to benefit from what you have including your unhappiness. Also learn to benefit from what you do not have.

I could not find any better job and I am stuck at a job that I do not like. What should I do?

Improving yourself will help you find a better job.

How do I stop my co-worker from bullying me?

(Detail: My co-worker is bullying me. I did nothing wrong. It’s frustrating and unfair. I’ve tried everything I can, but nothing can stop my co-worker from bullying me.)

Improving yourself will lead you to a better job. The co-worker will no longer be your co-worker and can not bully you any more.

What do I do when nothing works in my life?

(Detail: Nothing in my life seems to work out for me, and I’m sick of trying.) Your life can hinder you when you do not know how to benefit from your life. Learn to benefit from your own life. Your life will work for you instead of hindering you.

Why do I need insight from my own life?

The insight from your own life gives you wisdom. The insight and wisdom gained from your life are needed in order for you to live better. It is difficult to improve your life without them.

What do you recommend me about taking notes while listening to your talk?

Writing a note is beneficial if you do it wisely. But the most beneficial thing when you are listening is just listening.

How do I just listen when I listen?

(Detail: I can not just listen when I listen to a talk but I have to do something such as writing a note or something else.) Just listen one moment at a time. You have an innate capability to just listen when you listen.

How can I just be?

(Detail: I must always do something. How can I just be?) Just be. Just be one moment at a time. Just be in awareness or realization. It is your in born capability.

Why is it difficult for me to just be?

Because you do not see the value of just be. What hinder you the most is your belief that ‘just be’ has no value. Another hindrance is your unrealistic expectation that you must be perfect at ‘just be’ without practicing the art.

How do I make ‘just be’ easier?

Just be to benefit others or the world.