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THE AVATAMSAKA SUTRA ENGLISH TRANSLATION The Venerable Master Hua said: “The Flower Adornment Sutra is the sutra of the Dharma-realm and. The Avatamsaka Sutra is a work of sumptuous imagery that presents The title of the sutra usually is translated into English as Flower Garland. The title is rendered in English as Flower Garland Sutra, Flower Adornment Sutra , or Flower Ornament Scripture. The Avataṃsaka Sūtra.

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Click here for all 9 books. Two of the chapters serve as sutras in their own right, and have been cited in the writings of many Buddhists in East Asia.

Dharma Realm Buddhist Association. The vision expressed in this work was the foundation for the creation of the Huayan school of Chinese Buddhism, which was characterized by a philosophy of interpenetration.

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The point of these teachings is to lead all beings through the ten bodhisattva levels to the goal of Buddhahood which is done for sake of all other beings.

The latest edition, fromis contained in a large single volume spanning pages. A history of Indian Buddhism: In the Avatamsaka Sutra, the cosmos is described as a lotus flower with many petals, each of which is also a full lotus, the petals of which are also a avvatamsaka lotus, and so on. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


The flower ornament scripture: It belongs to our mind and not to reality. Luis Gomez notes that there is an underlying order to the collection.

The sutra, among the longest ebglish the Buddhist canon, contains 40 chapters on disparate topics, although there are overarching themes:. The East Asian view of the text sutrs that it expresses the universe as seen by a Buddha the Dharmadhatuwho sees all phenomena as empty and thus infinitely interpenetrating, from the point of view of enlightenment. An Introduction to Hua-Yen Buddhism, http: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved from ” https: Endless action arises from the mind; from action arises the multifarious world.

See also Avatamsaka Sutra. The sutra, among the longest Buddhist sutras, is a compilation of disparate texts on various topics such as the Bodhisattva path, the interpenetration of phenomena dharmasthe visionary powers of meditation and the equality of things in emptiness.

Some major traditional titles include the following:. The ten stages are also depicted in the Lankavatara Sutra and the Shurangama Sutra. In his body are all sorts of lands of sentient beings. The gradation of powers of those who meditate into high, middle, and low].

A Complete Introduction to the Indian Tradition, page The Weaving of Mantra: Avatamsaka Sutra means something in BuddhismPali. Views Read Edit View history.


The Great Chariot by Longchenpa. Archived from the original on This page was last edited on 29 Octoberat There are many volumes in the Sutra. This work has been used in a variety of countries. Also, for the Avatamsaka, the historical Buddha Sakyamuni is simply a magical emanation of the cosmic Buddha Vairocana.

The Flower Ornament Scripture A Translation Of The Avatamsaka Sutra By Thomas Cleary

One source claims that it is “a very long text composed of a number of originally independent scriptures of diverse provenance, all of which were combined, probably in Central Asia, in the late third or the fourth century CE.

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In one speck of dust are many Buddha zvatamsaka. The sutra is also influential in Chan Buddhism. Scholars conclude that sutras were being added to the collection.

The sutra also touches on the subject of the development of the “aspiration for Enlightenment” bodhicitta to attain supreme buddhahood. Part of a series on. Even in a single pore are countless vast oceans. Khenpo Kunpal’s Commentary english.

You have to be a member in order to post comments. Huayan is known as Kegon in Japan.