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

"Buddhism in a Nutshell" Part XIII covers topics about comparing different cultivations and stages in awareness during cultivation. We should point out that this is meant to be a simple introduction to relatively advanced topics. Our intention is to arouse the readers' interest rather than to provide answers to such profound topics.

"Zen Story" continues with the fourth story, "A waving Flag". In the section on "Diamond Sutra", we present the commentaries on Chapters 14 and 15. "The Five Precepts" is the fourth topic in the series "Good Questions, Good Answer" by Ven. S. Dhammika. In the section "Dharma Dew", Reverend Yin Tak continues her contribution with another article "Buddhism and Science".

Acknowledgement for the sources of some contents: The contents in "Buddhism In A Nutshell" are based on the book "What Is Buddhism?" by Hsu Heng Chi, translated by P.H.Wei, and published by the Buddhist Association of San Francisco. The English translation of the Diamond Sutra is taken from "A General Explanation of the Vajra Prajna Paramita Sutra by Dhyana Master Hsuan Hua", published by the Dharma Realm Buddhas Association, Incorporated, San Francisco, California. The section on "The Five Precepts" is taken from the book "Good Question, Good Answer" by Ven. S. Dhammika.

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