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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A history of Indian Buddhism: Buddhist Text Translation Society. See also Avatamsaka Sutra. This sutra was especially influential in East Asian Buddhism. Chinese Wikisource has original text related to this article: These stages of spiritual attainment are also widely discussed in various parts of the sutra book 15, book The avvatamsaka, among the longest in the Buddhist canon, contains 40 chapters on disparate topics, although there are overarching themes:.

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A Dictionary of Chinese Buddhist Terms. Buddhacarita by Charles Willemen. In one speck of dust are many Buddha lands. You avatamxaka to be a member in order to post comments. The latest edition, fromis contained in a large single volume spanning pages. Having realized that this world is like a dream, and that all Buddhas are like mere reflections, that wvatamsaka principles [dharma] are like an echo, you move unimpeded in the world Trans in Gomez, The sutra is also influential in Chan Buddhism.


When we practice that kind of meditation, our ideas about small, large, one and many, will vanish. The gradation of powers of those who meditate into high, middle, and low]. It belongs to our mind and not to reality. One of the most important sutra in Buddhism, particularly Mahayana Buddhism.

Endless action arises from the mind; from action arises the multifarious world.

A Complete Introduction to the Indian Tradition, page Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:. The East Asian view of the text is 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. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. In the Avatamsaka Sutra, the cosmos is described dutra a lotus flower with many petals, each of which is also a full lotus, the petals of which are also a full lotus, and so on.

The sutra also touches on the subject of the development of the “aspiration for Enlightenment” bodhicitta to attain supreme buddhahood. University of Hawaii Press. These two are the only sections of the Avatamsaka which survive in Sanskrit. Even in a single pore are countless vast oceans. The second translation includes more sutras than the first, and the Tibetan translation, which is still later, includes many differences with the 80 scrolls version.


The ten stages are also depicted in sugra Lankavatara Sutra and the Shurangama Sutra. Whenever we see one thing in surra Avatamsaka realm, we always find everything in the cosmos in it.

Chapter 39, Entering the Dharma Realm. The Doctrinal Foundations, page Some major traditional titles include the following:.

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

An Introduction to Hua-Yen Buddhism, http: It describes the entire Buddha Realm which is, of course, acatamsaka easy to visualize. The Weaving of Mantra: Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article. The Practice of Huayan Buddhism, The body of [Vairocana] Buddha is inconceivable. A Dictionary of Buddhism.

Bodhisattvacharyavatara by Andreas Kretschmar. Vairocana is a cosmic being who is the source of light and enlightenment of the ‘Lotus universe’, who is said to contain all world systems.

When we stand facing the ocean, we may feel small and insignificant compared with the ocean.