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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Views Read Edit View history. These stages of spiritual attainment are also widely discussed in various parts of the sutra book 15, book Bodhisattvacharyavatara by Andreas Kretschmar. These two are the only sections of the Avatamsaka which survive in Englisn. When we stand facing the ocean, we may feel small and insignificant compared with the ocean.

In one speck of dust are many Buddha lands. The gradation of powers of those who meditate into high, middle, and low].

avatamsaa Buddhist Text Translation Society. Dharma Realm Buddhist Association. The sutra, among the longest in the Buddhist canon, contains 40 chapters on disparate topics, although there are overarching themes:.

Buddhacarita by Charles Willemen. Archived from the shtra on Even in a single pore are countless vast oceans. It describes the entire Buddha Realm which is, of course, not easy to visualize.


The single extant Tibetan version was translated from the original Sanskrit by Jinamitra et al.

The Avatamsaka Sutra project – Buddhist Text Translation Society

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.

The latest edition, fromis contained in a large single volume spanning pages. Having understood that the world’s true nature is mind, you display bodies of your own in harmony with the world. An Introduction to Hua-Yen Buddhism, http: Avatamsaka Sutra means something in BuddhismPali.

Avatamsaka Sutra – Wikipedia

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Khenpo Kunpal’s Commentary english. When we look deeply at a flower, we can see the whole cosmos contained in it.

A Translation of the Avatamsaka Sutra,page 2. A Dictionary of Buddhism.

The Doctrinal Foundations, page 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. In the Avatamsaka Sutra, the cosmos is described as a lotus flower englush many petals, avatamdaka of which is also a full lotus, the petals of which are also a full lotus, and so on.


There are many volumes in the Sutra. Also, for the Avatamsaka, the historical Buddha Sakyamuni is simply a magical emanation of the cosmic Buddha Vairocana. See also Avatamsaka Sutra.

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

In his entlish are all sorts of lands of sentient beings. This work has been used in a variety of countries. 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. It has been called by the translator Thomas Cleary “the most grandiose, the englksh comprehensive, and the most beautifully arrayed of the Buddhist scriptures.

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