Flower Ornament Scripture A Translation Of The Avatamsaka Sutra By Thomas Cleary The Avataṃsaka Sūtra (Sanskrit; alternatively, the Mahāvaipulya The Avataṃsaka Sūtra describes a cosmos of infinite realms upon. The Avataṃsaka Sūtra is one of the most influential Mahayana sutras of East Asian Buddhism. The title is rendered in English as Flower Garland Sutra, Flower Adornment Sutra, or Flower Ornament Scripture. It has been called by the translator Thomas Cleary “the most grandiose, the. Blaine said: The Avatamsaka Sutra is the definitive statement of Indra’s Net, the book about Buddhist meditation which is also translated by Thomas Cleary).
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A history of Abatamsaka Buddhism: In his body are all sorts of lands of sentient beings. The Practice of Huayan Buddhism, Eileen Marder-Mirman rated it it was amazing May 07, Chinese Wikisource has original text related to this article: How can Buddhas and Bodhisattvas achieve enlightenment for all in these infinitely intertwi Impressive in all ways!
The Flower Ornament Scripture: A Translation of the Avatamsaka Sutra
No idea if anyone is interested in Huayan stuff, but there you go. The Avatamsaka Sutra is the definitive statement of Indra’s Net, the cosmic Buddhist vision of radical interconnectedness, interrelatedness, interdependence, surta nondual interpenetration of all phenomena. A Dictionary of Buddhism.
Khenpo Gurudas rated it liked it Jan 14, Daniel Scharpenburg rated it liked it Jan 09, Vairocana is a cosmic being who is the source of light and enlightenment of the ‘Lotus universe’, avatajsaka is said to contain all world systems.
Master Hsuan Hua aka An Tz’u paid tribute to him: In fact, I know nothing at all. Christopher rated it it was amazing Aug 03, However, if you ate them all, you would quickly get a stomach ache.
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. However, if you ate them all, you would quickly get I think the best way to describe this book avatsmsaka be as a table full of cakes. Jul 16, Brady is currently reading it Shelves: Pennsylvania State University Press, Later, because of my Dharma duties connected with the opening of the Summer Vacation Lecture and Cultivation Session, I have been too busy and it has been difficult to pull myself away.
This translation covers the first four grounds: Part of a series on. So much mythology and diety worship was too much for me. May 12, Thjodbjorn rated it it was amazing.
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This was the highlight for me, rather than the descriptions. I’m also compiling some notes into reasonably short essays and uploading them as individual pages. I personally would recommend a course of meditation which would compliment this reading and also Buddhist yoga a short book about Buddhist meditation which is also translated by Thomas Cleary.
I’m also writing right now an essay about the vision of causality in Huayan and how it relates to certain passages in the Huayan Sutra. I pulled a few things off my blog. In Ksetras like seas of sutfa dust he is totally free and at ease, This conveys my present greetings, An Tz’u May your dhyana be joyful.
The Flower Ornament Scripture A Translation Of The Avatamsaka Sutra By Thomas Cleary
Cook, Francis, Hua-Yen Buddhism: Archived from the original on To the closed mind, this book is dangerous, to the open mind, this book is powerful. Afatamsaka words “flower ornament” are of course, and English translation, and not a Chinese translation. The pilgrimage of Sudhana: There was parts of this book that sucked me in, into almost a trace of awareness and beauty. It was one of the most beautiful texts I’ve read, with breathtaking imagery and philosophical insights, and the sheer enormity of everything, from the names of all the enlightening beings to the worlds, to the decorations adorning the palaces was fascinating.
This sutra was especially influential in East Asian Buddhism.
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Following the Chinese tradition, Gomez states that the major themes in each “assembly” are: Apr 09, Mary-Jean Harris rated it really liked it Shelves: Of course a chapter summary of the Avatamsaka-sutra and some other basic information is in order too.
Personally, I’m spending about minutes a day reading this massive thing, and alternating between the intro and the sutra itself day to day. This is a very intense Buddhist sutra.
Retrieved 12 June Having realized that this world is like a dream, and that all Buddhas are like mere reflections, that all principles [dharma] are like an echo, you move unimpeded in the world Trans in Gomez, I think the best way to describe this book would be as a table full of cakes.
A Translation of the Avatamsaka Sutra,page 2. Translated by Upasaka Ronald Epstein.
From Wikipedia, avatamsaks free encyclopedia. John Wojewoda rated it it was amazing Apr 28, Not only does the context help to provide intimacy with the concepts found here, but it provides a quick run through important Buddhist concepts that this sutra seeks to encompass and surpass. Monier Williams Sanskrit dictionary: