THE BODHI MIRROR
THE EMINENT DHARMA
Chu Yun was born on February 23, 1919 in Ju Kuo County, Chiangsu Province in
China, His Dharma and monastic names are Shih Ch'uan, Chu Yun, and Hsing Shin.
From early childhood his good roots and predilection for Buddhism were apparent,
and at the age of twenty he left home under the Venerable Master Ts'an Ming at
Hui Min Monastery in Ju Kuo County. Three years thereafter he took the complete
precepts at Ch'i Hsia Monastery in Nanking. He then pursued Buddhist studies in
depth at the Vinaya Academy of Ch'i Hsia Monastery, Chiao Shan Buddhist College
in Ch'en Chiang, and the Leng Yen (Shurangama) College of Buddhism in Shanghai. During his student years he
acquired the foundation of solid scholarship which underlies his writings.
Throughout his life, Dharma Master Chu Yun has been a diligent practitioner of Dhyana meditation, and is renowned for the vigor of the meditation sessions, which he conducts in Taiwan.
A prolific author and journalist dedicated to propagating the Dharma, Dharma Master Chu Yun is the editor of Life ().
He is a writer for the bi-weekly
publication Awakening the World () and the publisher of the magazine Today's Buddhism ().
He has also written many books which are well read both in Taiwan and abroad,
including The Extraordinary Occurrences at P'u T'o Mountain
In 1960 Dharma Master Chu Yun toured many countries and areas, including Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, and Hong Kong, as the member of the Chinese Buddhist Delegation. Most recently he accompanied Great Master Hsing Yun (whose biography appears in VBS #72) and other members of the Chinese Buddhist Delegation on a tour which included Gold Mountain Monastery and The City of Ten Thousand Buddhas in its itinerary.
TO BE PUBLISHED: THE
SUTRA IN FORTY-TWO SECTIONS
The BUDDHA SAID; "THOSE WHO FOLLOW THE WAY ARE LIKE PIECES OF WOOD IN THE WATER WHICH ARE BORNE ON THE CURRENT, NOT TOUCHING EITHER SHORE, AND WHICH ARE NOT PICKED UP BY PEOPLE/ ARE NOT INTERCEPTED BY GHOSTS OR SPIRITS/ ARE NOT CAUGHT IN WHIRLPOOLS/AND WHICH DO NOT ROT. I GUARANTEE THAT THESE PIECES OF WOOD WILL CERTAINLY REACH THE SEA.
"I GUARANTEE THAT STUDENTS OF THE way WHO ARE NOT DELUDED BY EMOTIONAL DESIRE/ NOR BOTHERED BY MYRIAD PERVERSITIES/ BUT WHO ARE VIGOROUS IN THEIR CULTIVATION OF THE UNCONDITIONED/ WILL CERTAINLY ATTAIN THE WAY."
The above is Section 27 of the Sutra in Forty-two sections. Each section is accompanied by an instructive commentary by the Venerable Master Hua. Watch for an announcement of this important Buddhist text. To order in advance contact Gold Mountain Monastery.