VAJRA BODHI SEA
April 1980, Mahayana 3004
Volume X - Series 24 - NO.119
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With contemplation, practice and cultivation worship the Dharma King. The adornments of blessings and wisdom make a wondrous Bodhimanda. If one can then certify to the profound Prajna, one will pass beyond suffering and distress to awaken to true permanence.
Issued in April, 1980. Copyright c by the Sino-American Buddhist Association. Mahayana 3004. Volume x series 24 number 119. Vajra Bodhi Sea (USPS 347-110) International Periodical # ISSN 007-6986.
English Table of Contents
|Bodhi Seal of the Patriarchs...Sixth T'ien Tai Master Hui Wei|
|Essays by Venerable Master Hua....Today, Yesterday|
|Dharma Flower Sutra...Third Chapter|
|Flower Adornment Prologue|
|The Noble Eightfold Path....by Bhikshu Heng K'ung|
|Ch'an Talks by the Venerable Master Lai Kuo|
|Three Steps and One Bow... letters to the Venerable Master from Bhikshus Heng Sure & Heng Ch'au|
|Prayer for Awakening......by Dharma Master Heng Shun|
|Pictorial Biography of the Venerable Master Hsu Yun|
|The Bodhi Mirror Presents.....Venerable Walpola Piyananda|
|Songs for Awakening|
|Gold Mountain Doctrine|
|The Bodhi Stand Presents.....Upasika Kuo Sse|
|White Universe......poem by Venerable Abbot Hua|
|Sanskrit Lesson............ Amitabha Sutra|
from the Dharma Realm
1979 Transmission of the Complete Precepts at the City of 10,000 Buddhas
Spring Sessions: Kuan Yin Recitation and Ch'an
Cover: Great Compassion Mantra Verse:
Composed by Venerable Master Hua
SERIES: The color green on this month's cover represents the arisal of wood out of water, whose color is black (represented on the cover by the violet color). Simply stated: because there is water, trees can grow. Hater is connected with winter, the north, cold, and in the body., the kidneys. Wood is connected with spring, the east, wind, and in the body, the liver.
CALENDAR OF BUDDHIST HOLIDAYS 1980.
March 24 Shakyamuni Buddha Left the Home-Life.
March 31 Shakyamuni Buddha's Nirvana, also fifteenth of lunar month
April 4 Kuan Yin Bodhisattva's birthday, (a weeklong session honors this occasion.)
April 6 Universal Worthy Bodhisattva's birthday.
April 15 First of lunar month.
April 29 Great Master Ch'ang Jen's birthday, also fifteenth of lunar
April 30 Birthday of Chundi Bodhisattva and of Venerable Master Hua.
May 1 Great Master Ch'ang Chih left the Home-Life.
May 14 First of lunar month.
May 17 Manjushri Bodhisattva's birthday.
May (18)&21 Shakyamuni Buddha's birthday. NOTE: This important holiday will be celebrated at the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas on May 18th and at Gold Mountain Monastery on May 21th. This is an opportunity to cleanse your self-nature as you participate in the efficacious ritual of bathing the image of the infant Buddha. Make plans now to set aside these days and join in the celebration.
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