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VAJRA BODHI SEA

February, Mahayana 3002-Theravada 2518

Volume VI - Series 13 - NO. 71

Mo la Mo la,
Mo Hsi Mo Hsi, Li To Yun 

With constant mutual urging, and with constant vigor, Together practicing good dharmas, we continue the mind-seal. One day we shall accomplish the fruition of Bodhi: The Dragon Flower Assembly will see our joyous greetings.

VAJRA BODHI SEA. A monthly journal of the orthodox Buddhadharma.

Copyright 1976 by the Sino-American Buddhist Association, Vajra Bodhi Sea Publication Society.

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Printed in the United States of America. 1976.

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Table of Contents

Bodhi Seal of the Patriarchs Great Master Shao K'ang
The Wonderful Dharma Lotus Flower Sutra
Pictorial Biography of the Venerable Master Hsu Yun
Dharma Talks-- Ch'an Session 1973-74
Sanskrit Lesson-- by Bhikshuni Heng Hsien
The Bodhi Mirror-- Dharma Master I Yuan
The Bodhi Stand-- Upasaka Sun Ya Fu
Across the Sea of Suffering in a Boat of Vows-- Shramanera Heng Lai
The Birth of Gotama Buddha-- translation by Anthony W. Barber
News from the Dharma Realm
    Buddha's Birthday Celebration
    Bathe the Buddha of Your Self-Nature instruction by Venerable Master Hua
    Taiwanese Statesman Visits Gold Mountain

VAJRA BODHI SEA STAFF

Director of Publications: The Venerable Master Hua

Director of Translations: The Buddhist Text Translation Society

Director of Administrations: Bhikshu Heng Yo

Permanent Advisor: Professor Lewis Lancaster

President: Upasaka I Kuo Jung

Editorial Board: The Vajra Bodhi Sea Publication Society Editorial Committee.

Cover Gatha:  Composed by the Venerable Master Hua

              Translated by Shramanerika Heng Chen

              Calligraphy by Shramanerika Heng Ch'ing

              Layout by Shramanera Heng Lai