Ven. Nun Longlian Passed Away on November 9, 2006
07-24-2018    news.fjnet.com
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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><SPAN lang=EN-US><A href="http://news.fjnet.com">news.fjnet.com</A>, November 9, 2006</SPAN></P>

<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on"><SPAN lang=EN-US>Chengdu</SPAN></st1:City><SPAN lang=EN-US>, <st1:country-region w:st="on">China</st1:country-region></SPAN></st1:place><SPAN lang=EN-US> -- At AM 6:45, November 9, 2006, Ven. Nun Longlian passed away at Love Dharma Nunnery, aged 97. She was vice-president of Buddhist Association of China, president of Sichuan Nuns Buddhist Institute.</SPAN></P>

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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><SPAN lang=EN-US>Ven. Nun Longlian was born in Leshan (in <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Sichuan</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">Province</st1:PlaceType></st1:place>) in 1909, her mundane name was You Yongkang. She learnt maths, physics, literature, history and philosophy all by herself. Be brought up in an intellectual Chinese family, You Yongkang acquired deep foundation of classic literature, and had profound attainments in poem and calligraphy. Besides, she learnt English from an American teacher, and learnt Tibetan Language from Ven. Fazun. Later, she learnt Traditional Chinese Medicine to heal patients.</SPAN></P>

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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><SPAN lang=EN-US>In 1921, You Yongkang took refuge under Three Gems (Buddha, Dharma and monk). In 1941, she became a nun (Bhikshuni) at Love Dharma Nunnery, at the same year, she received Full Precepts. In 1942, she served as dean of <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Sichuan</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Lotus</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">School</st1:PlaceType> (<st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Pure</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">Land</st1:PlaceType> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">School</st1:PlaceType></st1:place>) Nunnery.</SPAN></P>

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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><SPAN lang=EN-US>Her high academic achievements were known far and near. She served as researcher of Buddhist Art Institute of China and many other academic positions. In 1984, the first National-class nunnery in <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">China</st1:place></st1:country-region> which cultivates Buddhist nun -- Sichuan Nuns Buddhist Institute was founded. Ven. Nun Longlian served as president.</SPAN></P>

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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt"><SPAN lang=EN-US>Ven. Nun Longlian was an exalted Buddhist scholar, she once engaged in the editorial work of <I style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal">Chinese Buddhism</I> and <I style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal">Tibetan &amp; Han Dictionary</I>. She also translated most part of Dharma lineage writings of Ven. Nenghai. She devoted herself to the education of Buddhist nun for many years, her devotion to Buddhist Dharma is great, and we will remember her forever.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp;&nbsp; </SPAN>[Translator: Wang Xinyu<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp;&nbsp; </SPAN><A href="http://news.fjnet.com/jjdt/jjdtnr/t20061109_40776.htm">News in Chinese</A>]</SPAN></P>
Translator: Wang Xinyu
   
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