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October 1979, Mahayana 3004

Volume X - Series 23 - NO.113

      Eradicating disasters, quelling all the sickness demons. The marvelous use of the jewelled bowl can't be described in words, Granting one's wishes according to thought bestowing fearlessness. Gate, Gate, Svaha.

Issued in October, 1979. Copyright c by the Sino-American Buddhist  Association.
VAJRA BODHI SEA (USPS 347-110) International Periodical #ISSN 0507-6986

Table of Contents

Bodhi Seal of the Patriarchs Twenty-seventh Patriarch Prajnatara (note Patriarch Purnamitra in VBS #112 is the twenty-sixth-ed.)
Dharma Flower Sutra Chapter Three A Parable
Bodhi Mirror Ven. Dhammaratana Thera
Chinese Calligraphy by Venerable Master Hua in praise of SONGS FOR AWAKENING
Avatamsaka Sutra Prologue
Bodhi Stand Kuo Ling Pecaites
Sanskrit Lesson by Bhikshuni Heng Hsien
Excerpts from The Existence and Historical Value of the Pai Chang Ch'ing Kuei by Francis R.S. Lee
Prajna Paramita and Chinese Ch'an Bhikshun Shih Hui Wen

Front Cover: Verse by Venerable Master Hua; English Calligraphy by Jerry-Jo Idarius; Chinese Calligraphy by Upasaka Liu Kuo Chi

Back Cover: Calligraphy by Venerable Master Hua; photography by Upasaka Kuo Kuei Nicholson

Printed in the United States of America, 1979, issue no. 113

Second Class Postage Paid at San Francisco


Director of Publications: Venerable Master Hsuan Hua

Chairman of the Board of Trustees: Upasaka C.T. Shen

President: Upasika Phuong Kuo Wu

Vice President: Professor Hsing Tsun Lee

Advisors: Bhikshu Heng Kuan, Bhikshunis Heng Yin & Heng Hsien, 
Professors Yu Kuo K'ung, Wu-yi, and Kuo Jung Epstein

Distributor: Bhikshu Heng Shun

Editor-in-Chief: Bhikshuni Heng Ch'ih

Editors: Bhikshuni Heng Ch'ing, Shramanerika Heng Tao, Upasaka Liu Kuo Chi

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