August 1980, Mahayana 3005

Volume XI - Series 25 - No.123

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      Cultivators of the way, do not cheat yourselves. It won't work to stop up your ears and try to steal the bell! The flowers may bloom, but hard it will be to reap fruit of any kind. What a great pity indeed and a terrible waste of your time!

A Monthly Journal of Orthodox Buddhism

Issued in August, 1980. Copyright c by the Sino-American Buddhist Association. Mahayana 3005. Volume xi series 25 number 123. Vajra Bodhi Sea (USPS 347-110) International Periodical # ISSN 0507-6986.

English Table of Contents

Bodhi Seal of the Patriarchs....10th T'ien T'ai Master Kuang Hsiu
Dharma Flower Sutra
Flower Adornment SUTRA Prologue
Bodhi Mirror presents....Seon Master Ku San
Three Steps One Bow... letters to the Venerable Master from Bhikshus Heng Sure and Heng Ch'au
The Bodhi Stand presents....Upasika Ch'en Kuan Man
Awaking by Bhikshuni Heng Yin, an interview
Sanskrit Bhikshuni Heng Hsien
News from the Dharma Realm
        Help Heal the Earth
        Honorable Chancellor of DRBU President Sadat

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

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Series: Metal gives rise to water: As the Shurangama Sutra explains it, "The brightness
of metal produces moisture," that is when metal is 
heated it wi11 sweat; water drops
wi11 appear in
its glossy surface.

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Director of Publications: Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua

Chairperson of the Board: Upasaka C.T. Shen

President: Upasika Phuong Kuo Wu

Vice President: Professor Hsing Tsun Lee

Advisors: Bhikshu Heng Kuan, Bhikshunis Heng Yin & Heng Hsien, Professor Kuo Jung (R.B.) Epstein

Distributor: Bhikshu Heng Shun

Editor: Bhikshuni Heng Ch'ih

Graphics & Layout: Jerri Jo Idarius
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