May 1980, Mahayana 3004

Volume X - Series 24 - NO.120

swo pe mwo he e syi two ye

      Ever according with living beings, saving the saha world, transforming demon hordes in five turbid, evil realms, refining gold from sand, seeking council from the worthy ones, reaching for the moon in the water, without weariness.

A Monthly Journal of Orthodox Buddhism

Issued in May, 1980. Copyright c by the Sino-American Buddhist Association. Mahayana 3004. Volume x series 24 number 120. Vajra Bodhi Sea (USPS 347-110) International Periodical # ISSN 0507-6986.

English Table of Contents

Bodhi Seal of the Patriarchs....Seventh T'ien T'ai, Venerable Tso Hsi
Dharma Flower Sutra................ Chapter Three
A General Discussion of Money.....Master Hua
The Proper Dharma Dwells in the World.....Master Hua
Flower Adornment Prologue
Noble Eightfold Path..... Dharma Master Heng K'ung
Three Steps One Bow... letter to the Venerable Master from Bhikshus Heng Sure
Pictorial Biography of the Venerable Master Hsu Yun
The Bodhi Mirror .....Thera Madavala Seelawimala
The Role of Religion in Promoting World Peace....Ven. K.S. Dhammananda
Inconceivable and Mysterious, But Not Ultimate....Shramanera Kuo Erh
Sanskrit Lesson............ Amitabha Sutra
The Bodhi Stand ....Kuo P'an Penners
News from the Dharma Realm
        The Buddha's Birthday
        Dharma Realm Buddhist University: Important dates and selected courses

Cover: Great Compassion Mantra Verse: Composed by Venerable Master Hua
                                                                            Translation by Bhikshuni Heng Yin
                                      Chinese Calligraphy by Upasaka Liu Kuo Chi
                                                                           English Calligraphy by Jerri Jo Idarius

SERIES: Wood creates Fire. The red color on this month's cover represents fire arising out of wood, shown as green on the cover. Wood belongs to spring; from spring comes summer. Fire belongs to summer and is connected with the south and heat. The Nei Ching says: "Summer is called the period of luxurious growth. The breaths of heaven and earth intermingle and are beneficial. Everything is in bloom and begins to bear fruit." Therefore, fire is connected with laughter and joy--with the heart.


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Chairperson of the Board: Upasaka C.T. Shen

President: Upasika Phuong Kuo Wu

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Editor: Bhikshuni Heng Ch'ih

Layout and Graphics: Jerri Jo Idarius
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