衲赴巴西，途次巴拿馬逗留數日後，再往巴西。謝徐二居士在寺用功修 道情行如何？須好好照顧，助其道心增長。凡是吾之信函，等待吾有巴西地址時即轉來，英文信亦應轉來。果寧病好了吧？ 祝
信箱地址 CX. Postal No. 6017, São Paulo, Brazil
佛歷三千年六月二十日HOTEL IPOA AZARA 1161 TEL：23-276
To Kuo Ning and other disciples, and to be shared with all Dharma-protecting laypeople:
On the way to Brazil I stayed a few days in Panama before reaching Brazil. How are Upasika Xie and Xu doing in their cultivation at in the monastery? Take good care of them and help their resolve for the Way grow. As to my mail, wait until I have an address in Brazil before you forward it to me. Letters written in English should also be forwarded to me. Is Kuo Ning’s illness better?
Vigor in your progress in the Way
March 23, l973
P.S. I have met many Chinese people who help me with everything!
To Kuo Ning, Kuo Chan, and others, and to be shared with the Dharma-protecting laypeople and disciples:
I arrived in São Paulo, Brazil yesterday. Temporarily, I am living in a hotel to rest for a few days before I meet Buddhists here. After doing that, I will write again. Disciples, you should all continue to work hard, to be courageously vigorous, and to forget yourselves for the sake of the Dharma, so that you can become the first ones in the West to become enlightened. In that way you will become vessels to rescue living beings throughout the Dharma Realm. By bringing forth a great resolve for Bodhi you can quickly realize the Unsurpassed Way. Don’t let precious time go by in vain. Be mindful of how swiftly Impermanence arrives. Urge each other on! Are Upasika Xie and Xu working hard to develop their skill? Are they still living at the Monastery? Is there any other news? Write and let me know.
Diligence and joy in the Dharma
2 pm on March 27, l973
mailing address: CX. Postal No. 6017
São Paulo, Brazil
To all disciples:
How tall has the Bodhi tree behind the monastery grown? Does someone water it every day? Are your Bodhi minds also growing larger? These matters are always on my mind.
By now you must have received the letter I sent you on June 14th. I will probably stay a few more days in Paraguay to observe more of the customs. Around July 10th I will go to Argentina. Therefore, after receiving this letter, if there are letters to forward to me, you can mail them to this hotel address in Paraguay. In addition, let’s set either Sunday or Wednesday at 2:30 pm San Francisco time as a time when you can call me so we can communicate from the main phone in the hotel. All three Bhikshunis can call me.
written by To
Enclosed are two red packets.
June 20th, 3000th year of the Buddha
HOTEL ÎPOA AZARA 1161