Extracts from the February 2009 issue of Vajra Bodhi Sea
By the Venerable Master Hsuan Hua
The air in CTTB is much less toxic than outside—it is very cool and fresh. Since it is so fresh and cool, we can say it is first-rate air.
So, you shouldn’t consider living here to be no different from living outside, It differs—in the air. The air here is totally different from that outside. However, you all just don’t have the special sensitivity, nor do you know to investigate the quality of air, thus you don’t know the flavors of air. In brief, our CTTB has very fresh and cool air, first-rate air. This place has lots of pine, cedar, and other trees, flowers, and grasses; and you can breathe in this kind of fresh air…
In the early morning, a green light shines; in the afternoon there is a red light; in the evening a yellow glow often appears; also CTTB has a canopy of purple light over it. It has always been this way…