BIOGRAPHY OF THE VENERABLE MASTER
continued from issue #69
composed by the Venerable Master Hua
Illustrated by a
translated by disciple
PAYS HOMAGE AT THE HOLY SITES IN HANGCHOU
The famous scenery at Hsi Hu in Hangchou is known throughout the world. It was here that the Seven Buddhas of Antiquity taught and lectured, and where the generational Patriarchs propagated their schools, hence, it is termed a "place of the Buddhas." Buddhist disciples should make pilgrimages to the sacred places here to pay their respects. The Venerable Masters Pao Chang of the Chin Dynasty, the founding Patriarch of San T'ien Chu mountain; Wu K'o of the T'ang Dynasty; Yung Ming of the Sung Dynasty; and Lien Ch'ih of the Ming Dynasty all visited here in the past.
The Gatha says:
At Hangchou the Buddhas teach
1A phrase from the Hsiao
Ching (Book of Filial Piety) Chapter 12.