Vol. 8  No. 2
Summer 2001
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[ CONTENTS ]

EDITORIAL: THE POWER OF TRUST
It was the power of trust that led Master Cheng Yen to establish the Tzu Chi Foundation.
THE BUDDHAS OF BAMIYAN
These 1,500-year-old historical treasures, built to promote religion, were destroyed by religion.
SIXTY YEARS OF GREAT LOVE
A Catholic priest hopes to build a home for the mentally handicapped.
A HAPPY TRAVELER: PAINTER LIANG DAN-FONG
Always wearing a traditional cheongsam, she braves heat and cold for her art.
REACHING OUT TO THE DARK CORNERS OF THE WORLD
A young man who had everything now feels grateful whenever he has a bowl of rice.
HUMANISM: OUR PASSPORT TO THE FUTURE
The ultimate goal of Tzu Chi's complete education system is to illuminate humanity with mutual respect, appreciation, love and care.
STEPPING INTO THE NEW CENTURY
Photographer Juan I-jong continues his coverage of Tzu Chi's Project Hope.
"WE MISS YOUR DOUGHNUTS"
Dr. Lai Chi-wan illustrates the importance of mutual respect between patient and doctor.
A DIALOGUE OF COMPASSION
The Dalai Lama metts with Master Cheng Yen at the Dalin Tzu Chi Hospital.
WHOLEHEARTED DEVOTION FOR THIRTY-FIVE YEARS
Is it easy to be enthusiastic, but difficult to be persistent?
BEAUTIFUL WHITE-HAIRED FIGURES
Were it not for these senior commissioners, it would have been impossible for Tzu Chi to have achieved so much.
BRING LOVE TO THE SUFFERING
Master Cheng Yen expresses her gratitude for her parents, for all living beings, and for Tzu Chi volunteers around the world.
MASTER LIEN CHIH
Lin Sen-shou introduces the eighth patriarch of the Pure Land sect.
ANKUCHI'S PENGUIN DREAM
With the help of many kind-hearted people, a young cancer patient finally realizes his dream.
QUEEN OF THE OLD FOLKS' HOME
A pharmacology student in Malaysia shares some of the experiences she has had while volunteering in an old folks' home.
BEAUTY AND SORROW
Tzu Chi cooperates with CARE to provide for quake survivors in India.
THE OLD OX'S TEARS
We can take nothing with us when we die but our karma.
STILL THOUGHTS--THE CARTOON VERSION
"Having" something just means having more worries.
EVENTS IN THE TZU CHI WORLD
Tzu Chi briefs from around the world.