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 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 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
News 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
                                                                            Chinese Calligraphy by Upasaka Liu Kuo Chi
                                                                           English Calligraphy by Jerri Jo Idarius

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.


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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