Thank you for your continuing support in viewing the third issue of our Internet Magazine "The Buddhist Door".

The feature section of this issue is the "Buddhism in A Nut Shell". As we promised in the last issue, we are starting to present to you some fundamentals in Buddhist Teaching. We begin with brief descriptions on some characteristics of Buddhism and on the attitude of learning Buddhism. We hope that this section could present some insight to you in connection with the study of Buddhism.

The "Heart Sutra" commentary series continues into Part 2. It is anticipated that the series will take one more issue to complete.

Our sections on "Buddha's Life" and "Buddhist Art" continue. Do not miss our images of the famous Dunhuang frescoes on stories from the various sutras as well as the famous flying Apsaras.

Acknowledgement for the sources of some text and images : The images, titles as well as the text in the section of "Buddha's Life" are taken from "The Illustrated History of Buddhism" by The Young Men's Buddhist Association, Rangoon, reprinted by The Thervada Buddhist Society of America.

The sections on "Heart Sutra" and "Buddhism in A Nut Shell" represent our effort to present the fundamentals of Buddhism to the readers. In the next issue, we will present "A Glimpse in the Scope of Buddhism", touching on topics on the Five Vehicles, the Three Vehicles and the One Vehicle, and other guidelines for Buddhists to follow.

We hope that you enjoy this issue. If you have any comments or suggestions, please let us know. We look forward to seeing you again in March.