Volume VIII - Series 18 - NO. 90

yi syi yi syi

      Mahesvara is brave and fearsome, Rewarding the good and punishing the evil, with merit equal and rare. He takes confused beings to the other shore. Teaching and helping them with no beginning or end.


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

Issued in July, 1977. Copyright c 1977 by the Sino-American Buddhist Association, Vajra Bodhi Sea Publication Society. ISSN 2434-2185

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Printed in the United States of America, 1977, issue no. 90

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Bodhi Seal of the Patriarchs..4th Patriarch, Upagupta
Wonderful Dharma Lotus Flower Sutra
Avatamsaka Sutra: 10 GROUNDS CHAPTER
Pictorial Biography of the Venerable Master Hsu Yun
Sanskrit Lesson.... by Bhikshuni Heng Hsien
The Bodhi Mirror..... Shramanerika Kuo-ching
The Bodhi Stand......Upasika Tseng Kuo-hsi
Responsibility in a troubled World..spoken upon visit by Chou Ching-wen
Three Steps, one Bow....letters
Index: VBS #60-#89

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Cover Verse:  Composed by the Venerable master Hsuan Hua

              Translated by Bhikshuni Heng Yin

              Calligraphy by Shramanerika Heng Ming

                             Shramanerika Heng Wen

Drawing of Patriarch by Upasika Kuo Ts'an