Vol. 10  No. 1
Spring 2003
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[ CONTENTS ]

A BODHISATTVA DISGUISED AS A LEPER
By giving of themselves, patients in an ugly hell transformed themselves into bodhisattvas.
A LONER IN THE FOREST: THE FORMOSAN BLACK BEAR
The future of Taiwan's largest land animal is not promising.
WHAT MATTERS IS YOUR HEART
For Kuo Chuan-chiu, painting is a sort of spiritual cultivation.
A BRAVE AND KINDHEARTED MAN
Lin Chin-lon, superintendent of the Dalin Tzu Chi Hospital, was at the right place at the right time.
CHICKEN BLOOD STONE
This rare, semi-precious "Queen of Stones" was once the prerogative of emperors.
SMILES IN KOTDA
Tzu Chi volunteers in Malaysia and Singapore help an earthquake-ravaged village in India.
THE BAMBOO IN YEH YING-CHIN'S LIFE
At the age of 70, a Tzu Chi translation volunteer published a book to teach people about the grace and cultivation of bamboo.
TZU CHI TREASURY OF 2002
Master Cheng Yen reflects with gratitude on what the foundation accomplished last year.
SENG CHAO
Although he lived only 31 years, this great monk illuminated Chinese Buddhism with his energy.
YOUGH LEAD IN THE FIGHT AGAINST AIDS
TzuChi Collegiate Association members in Thailand work hard to teach HIV prevention.
BOTH PATIENT AND VOLUNTEER
A Malaysian dialysis patient decides to become a volunteer too.
A "TZU CHI GRANDMA" IN SILICON VALLEY
Unable to drive or speak English, an 85-year-old woman motivated elite high-tech workers in California to do charity.
THE AFRICAN VIOLET IN WARD 7A
Obstacles can inspire one's will to live, like the African Violet which suddenly blooms when its life is threatened.
THE PRACTITIONER AND THE KING
With love in his heart, he forgave those who had tried to kill him.
STILL THOUGHTS: THE CARTOON VERSION
Nothing is real, and nothing is unreal.
EVENTS IN THE TZU CHI WORLD
Tzu Chi briefs from around the world.