Vol. 8  No. 3
Fall 2001
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[ CONTENTS ]

EDITORIAL: THE ETERNAL WISDOM LIFE
A volunteer for the Tzu Chi Quarterly contributed what she could in the twilight of her life.
A DISAPPEARING ART FORM
Traditional clothes and costumes reflect the culture and identity of minority peoples.
EASTER ISLAND
Through its sad history, the "Navel of the World" became a teardrop of suffering in the middle of the ocean.
THE RAINBOW ABOVE THE STEPPE
A Tzu Chi relief team helps people suffering from drought and famine in Inner Mongolia.
UNFEELING STONE UNDER THE HANDS OF A SCULPTOR
Wang Hsiu-chi's stone sculptures carry a force that comes from the lively portrayal of the characters.
THE TREASURE IN THE GOURD
In earthquake-damaged schools rebuilt under Project Hope, students feel the warmth and love of Tzu Chi.
THE HEART LOTUS PALLIATIVE CARE WARD
Terminal patients pass their last days in peace and dignity.
SAVING LIFE IS THE MOST NOBLE THING
Blood marrow donors agree that it feels wonderful to save a life.
ONCE WE WERE INTERNS
The members of the first graduating class of the Tzu Chi medical school learned to treat patients as human beings.
MASTER HAN SHAN
This famous monk was one of the four major Buddhist figures of the Ming dynasty.
A TOUGH NAME
Her husband is millions of dollars in debt and she has cancer, but she accepts it all cheerfully.
DOLLY MOKOKA
An old woman in South Africa spends her retirement helping the blind.
THE TASK WILL NEVER END
Shen Hsun-tsung enthusiastically helped others, even though his own houses had been destroyed in the earthquake.
THE RED ANTS AND THE BLUE ANTS
People work much better when they work together.
STILL THOUGHTS--THE CARTOON VERSION
Lust and greed can never be satisfied.
EVENTS IN THE TZU CHI WORLD
Tzu Chi briefs from around the world.