Vol. 14  No. 1
Spring 2007
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[ CONTENTS ]

THE VIMALAKIRTI SUTRA
This famous Buddhist scripture defines the most fundamental essence of Mahayana Buddhism.
MARVELLOUS MELBOURNE
Built on gold, the city is home to many immigrants seeking the great Australian dream.
DRAWING WITH SCRAPS OF CLOTH
Ling Yu-in is a predecessor in the mission of turning garbage into gold.
A PRODUCTION LINE OF LOVE
Some Taiwanese businesspeople in Shanghai do not succumb to the glamor and glitz, but find time to help the sick and needy in remote areas.
RISING FROM THE DEBRIS
Half a year after a devastating earthquake, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, is rising again.
MINDS DENTAL VISIT
A group of intellectually disabled children make an unforgettable visit to the dentist.
NEW BUDS ARE GROWING
Two years after the horrific Indian Ocean tsunami, victims now have the courage to dream about the future.
RECYCLING MADE EASIER
Two recycling volunteers set out to provide relief to their own comrades.
XI QIAN
This eighth century ch'an monk taught that all creatures, whether living beings or anything else, equally share the buddha nature.
SPREAD GREAT LOVE
More and more people need to open their hearts to the suffering of others and lend a hand to the needy.
STILL THOUGHTS: THE CARTOON VERSION
Attachments to things in this world bring a lot of pain.
TAKE IN THE GOOD THINGS AND THROW AWAY THE BAD
Moving his hands in a dance helped a terminal patient to open up.
TZU CHI EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD
Tzu Chi briefs from around the world.