The Bodhi Mirror
THE EMINENT DHARMA MASTER
Bhiksu Kuo Chen’s family name is Lo and his personal name is Ts’an-ch’in.
He was born with a sturdy frame and handsome appearance in Taoyuan,
Taiwan, Republic of China, at the end of the Second World War.
He is an eloquent
speaker whose conversation is clear and elegant. With more that a penchant
for writing articles and literary pieces, he has a natural literary
talent; whenever he has a pen in hand he is happy and writes a lot,
rapidly and without faltering, and his prose is unlabored, smooth, and
A diligent student, he
frequents libraries and reads avidly, and yet in easier moments he can lie
on the grass and speak in verses, spontaneously composing and reciting
poems with great expression and satisfaction. With the style of a
gentleman and scholar, he is distinctively creative--artistic by
nature—and whatever he does contains beauty. A vivid imagination and an
able pen make him an extraordinarily productive writer among his peers.
Master Kuo Chen graduated from the Eastern Buddhist Academy at Buddha's
Light Mountain, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Republic of China, in June 1971.
He received the complete precepts of the bhiksu in the autumn of 1971 from
the Elder Master Pai Sheng at Compassionate Good Temple.
--THE RECORD OF WATER AND
MIRROR TURNING BACK HEAVEN Heng