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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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.

This page was last edited on 29 October ennglish, at The sutra also touches on the subject of the development of the “aspiration for Enlightenment” Bodhicitta to attain supreme Buddhahood. Avatamsa,a of the chapters serve as sutras in their own right, and have been cited in the writings of many Buddhists in East Asia.

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It has been called by the translator Thomas Cleary “the most grandiose, the most comprehensive, and the most beautifully suutra of the Buddhist scriptures. Even in a single pore are countless vast oceans.

The sutra, among the longest in the Buddhist canon, contains 40 chapters on disparate topics, although there are overarching themes:.

Buddhacarita by Charles Willemen. 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, One of the most important sutra in Buddhism, particularly Mahayana Buddhism. 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 avatamsakaa thus infinitely interpenetrating, from the point of view of enlightenment.


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

Also, for the Avatamsaka, the historical Buddha Sakyamuni is simply a magical emanation of the cosmic Buddha Vairocana. Luis Gomez notes that there is an underlying order to the collection. Guide to Tipitaka by U Ko Lay. The notions of small and large do not exist here.

The gradation of powers of those who meditate into high, middle, and low]. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to englisb summary article. These two are the only sections of the Avatamsaka which survive in Sanskrit. Huayan is known as Kegon in Japan.

The ten stages are also depicted in the Lankavatara Sutra and the Shurangama Sutra. Dharma Realm Buddhist Association. It describes the entire Buddha Realm which is, of course, not easy to visualize.

Retrieved 12 June Buddhist Text Translation Society. When we practice that kind of meditation, our ideas about small, large, one and many, will vanish. Some major traditional titles include the following:. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The body of [Vairocana] Buddha is inconceivable. Click here to login or click here to become a member.


Following the Chinese tradition, Gomez states that the major themes in each “assembly” are: The Great Chariot by Longchenpa. The pilgrimage of Sudhana: The single extant Tibetan version was translated from the original Sanskrit by Jinamitra et al. Chapter 39, Entering the Dharma Realm. There are many volumes in the Sutra. The Practice of Huayan Buddhism, When we look deeply at a flower, we can see the whole cosmos contained in it.

The view that realizes suchness]. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Scholars conclude that sutras were being added to the collection. See also Avatamsaka Sutra. Chinese Wikisource has original text related to this article: Fragmentary translation probably began in the 2nd century CE, and the famous Ten Stages Sutraoften treated as an individual scripture, was first translated in the 3rd century.

This sutra was especially influential in East Asian Buddhism. One petal is the whole of the flower and the whole of the universe. 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.