Vajra Bodhi Sea

December 1979, Mahayana 3004

Volume X - Series 23 - NO.115

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      Planting causes and reaping the fruit, nurturing good roots, Ending birth and death you must try your best. Courageous vigor, this paramita. The Way of Great Enlightenment and profound wonderful practices.

Issued in December, 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.. Venerable Hui Sse, 2nd Patriarch of the T'ien T'ai School
Dharma Flower Sutra... Chapter 3, A Parable
Flower Adornment Sutra Prologue
With One Heart Bowing... Letters to the Venerable Abbot from the Monks
Ch'an Cultivation... by Upasaka Yu Kuo K'ung Ph.D
Prajna Paramita and Chinese Ch'an... Bhikshuni Hui Wen
Fasting and a Dharma Door... by Bhikshu Heng K'ung
The Bodhi Mirror... Venerable Dhammananda Nayaka Thera
The Bodhi Stand.... Upasaka Ng Hung Pao
Sanskrit Lesson... by Bhikshuni Heng Hsien
News from the Dharma Realm...... Opening at City of Ten Thousand Buddhas

Cover: Great Compassion Mantra Verse: Chinese Calligraphy by Upasaka Liu Kuo Chi
English Calligraphy by Jerri-jo Idarius
Written by Venerable Master Hui; Translated by Bhikshuni Heng Tao

Printed in the United States of America, 1979, issue no. 115
Second Class Postage Paid at San Francisco

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