to our Original Teacher Sakyamuni Buddha
the compassionate attention of the Venerable Master Hsuan Hua:
has been a long time since I wrote inquiring after the High Master and I trust
that he is in good health. I am most grateful for the copies of Vajra Bodhi
Sea, which I have received on schedule. From reading them, I know that the
Master's writings are lofty and profound. They have influenced me greatly and
wonderfully illustrate the Buddhadharma. After reading the VBS, I have sent them
along to other Buddhist elders and they, too, greatly admire the Master's work
and praise the great service the Master is undertaking for the propagation of
members of the Sangha and other Buddhists in Vietnam have been requesting for
many years that I return to Vietnam to assist in Buddhist activities and
culture. I shall soon be leaving India and request that my copy of Vajra
Bodhi Sea be sent to me in Vietnam.
I hope that Buddhism will flourish even more greatly in the West. As the New
Year approaches, I extend my best wishes for blessings, peace, and good fortune
and adornment of the Dharma Assembly.
Huyen-Vi bows in respect.
An Quang Temple
December 27th, 1972
243 Su-Van-Hanh Sir.
10, S. Vietnam
--see article page 26
The Sino-American Buddhist Association,
Gold Mountain Dhyana Monastery, and the Vajra Bodhi Sea Publication Society will
sponsor the Buddha's Birthday celebrations this year, and cordially invite ail
Buddhist to attend the anniversary of the birth of our original teacher,
Sakyamuni Buddha. The holiday falls on May 10th this year, and the major
celebrations and ceremonies will take place on Sunday, May 6th. SET THIS DAY