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

"Buddhism in a Nutshell" Part XVII covers topics on "Interpreting the Historical Buddha", "Buddha as a 'god' and a 'mystic'". The contents are based on the book "What Buddhists Believe" by K. Sri Dhammananada.

"Zen Story" continues with the eighth story, "Rainy and Sunny Days". In the section on "Diamond Sutra", we present the commentaries on Chapters 27, 28 and 29. "What is Buddhism ?" is the eighth topic in the series "Good Question, Good Answer" by Ven. S. Dhammika. In the section "Dharma Dew", Reverend Eshin contributes an article on "Shakyamuni Buddha and the Enlightenment".

Acknowledgement for the sources of some contents: 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 "Whai is Buddhism" is taken from the book "Good Question, Good Answer" by Ven. S. Dhammika.

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