Vol. 11  No. 4
Winter 2004
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[ CONTENTS ]

YOUNG BEYOND HER 107 YEARS
Her faith and long life are based on unconditional giving.
EITHER BLACK OR WHITE
The controversial town of Orania, South Africa, is a refuge for the Afrikaner culture after the end of apartheid.
CAPTURING THE BEAUTY OF TAIWAN
Artist Yang Hsing-sheng is determined to capture the natural beauty of Taiwan before it disappears under rapid development.
ONCE IN A BLUE MOON
He gave a little bit of blood marrow, but he received honor and an unforgettable experience.
I WANT TO LIVE
A marrow transplant recipient struggles to live for the sake of her two children and for the marrow donor.
A BRAVE YOUNG MAN
A young man and his grandmother hope to repay the kindness they have received by serving those in need.
A PERILOUS TRIAL
Instead of calculating how many years he might have left to live, he started thinking about what contributions he could still make.
CHI TSANG
During the Sui and early T'ang dynasties, this eminent monk established the Sanlun sect of Buddhism.
HEALING BODY AND MIND
Doctors can cure our physical illnesses, but only we can heal our agitated minds.
TEN CHILDREN, ONE FAMILY
The extraordinary love of an Indonesian couple created a modern fairy tale.
THE ROAD TO REBIRTH
A young Indonesian girl's life took a drastic turn because a kind-hearted Tzu Chi volunteer reached out to help.
MUSIC FROM HEAVEN
A Taiwanese high school teacher never dreamed that he would start a musical group in a shoe factory in South Africa.
WATER-FRIED BUNS
A couple in Taipei find value in a simple life.
KALEIDOSCOPE
An artistic young man was blinded by disease, but the Buddha's teachings have helped him view his illness with gratitude.
THE NINE-COLORED DEER
The man betrayed the deer who had saved his life.
STILL THOUGHTS: THE CARTOON VERSION
Accept cheerfully anything that happens to you.
TZU CHI EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
Tzu Chi briefs from around the world.