This red carnation
Symbolizes your love for me.
Its petals are made red by your heart’s blood.
Its green leaves are formed from your sweat.
Taking bitterness and suffering as you raised me,
You fretted and worried about me day after day.
Each strand of gray hair, every deeply creased wrinkle
Is the result of going without sleep or rest to take care of me.
I have tried to understand the hardship and toil you endured.
Whatever you said, I would faithfully listen to,
Yet every time I ended up disappointing and hurting you.
Long before I was born,
You and my noble father
Had already made arrangements for my future.
Oh! Mother! I shall turn my grateful heart
Into the freshest red carnation
To give to you, my dearest Mom.
Study English in a Buddhist nvironment
Dharma Realm Buddhist University at the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas will be conducting a six-week Summer ESL (English as a Second Language) Session. Women eighteen years and older may apply. The session is from June 22- July 30. Boarding students are required to attend the daily ceremonies at the City.
Application fee: US $20 Registration fee: US $30 Room and board: US $100/week, including three vegetarian meals a day. The English classes are tuition—free. Students are required to follow the rules of the City. For more information, please contact: Dharma Realm Buddhist University, 2001 Talmage Road, Talmage CA 95481-0217. Tel/Fax: (707) 468-9112 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.