Question: Hello Sunim, I’m very happy to be here and talk to you. I was actually in South Korea for seven years. I worked at Samsung Electronics, then I finally moved to America in Seattle, Washington. So the first time I watched your dharma talk was in 2014 when you gave a talk at Google. From then, because of you, I got interested in Buddhism and understanding Buddhist Principles. So my question today is about how to make good choices using Buddhist principles. Even today, in the introduction you’ve talked about taking responsibility for the choices so this might be repetitive. I recently had two choices and one choice was to work for company A and the other choice was to work for company B. Before committing to a choice, I want to understand how do we apply some of the Buddhist principles and evaluate which choice to make. This kind of making choices happened to me many times, like choosing Seattle versus California, or choosing America versus South Korea. So before we make a choice, what things we have to go through in our minds?. That’s my question, how do we make choices and evaluate choices?
The purpose of the Buddhadharma is to empower people to relieve their own individual suffering.