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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Master Hsuan Hua aka An Tz’u paid tribute to him: 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. Retrieved 28 September Following the Chinese tradition, Gomez states that the major themes in each “assembly” are: This translation covers the first four grounds: 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, Buddhist Text Translation Society.
You may need a lot of coffee to get through this voluminous sutra, but it is well worth it! A Dictionary of Chinese Buddhist Terms. This book is basically written from the mind state consciousness of Bodhisattvas and so reading it is very like how some sort of acid trip must feel since I never done acid I can only guess on this point thoughbut reading this book will certainly put you into an altered state of consciousness and make you trip out hard, but in a good way.
Hardcoverpages. Nov 08, Rajvinder Singh rated it it was amazing. No idea if anyone is interested in Huayan stuff, but there you go.
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. But there was enough great stuff in it that I’m glad I persisted. Hamar, Imre editorReflecting Mirrors: Translated by Upasaka Ronald Epstein. 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.
Avatamaska single extant Tibetan version was translated from the original Sanskrit by Jinamitra et al. My regret is extreme. People looking to trip hard without drugs. It is the ultimate mind-tripping read that will take you into a multi-dimensional mind-space that you never knew existed, wheeling you around the infinity of consciousness from the smallest most insignificant spec in the universe to boundless worlds-within-worlds-upon-worlds In fact, just thinking that you WANT to read this sutra will instantly enlighten you.
Maybe even a pun or play on words in the original title? Susan rated it really liked it Jul 03, This book is basically written from the mind state consciousness of Bodhisattvas and so readin This book is massive at pages with fairly fine print.
Can the complete sutra be found anywhere online? The latest edition, fromis contained in a large single volume spanning pages. Now there are 13, with Master Hsuan Hua’s commentary: Through its structure and symbolism, as well as through its concisely stated principles, it conveys a vast range of Buddhist teachings.
Dharma Realm Buddhist Association. Return to Book Page. I think the best way to describe this book would be as a table full of cakes.
Seriously, this prodigious text is clsary of the most fantastic reads that humans have ever created but clearly isn’t for the light-hearted or simple-minded. As a result of their meditative power, Buddhas have the magical ability to create and manifest infinite forms, and they do this in many skillful ways out of great compassion for all beings. It was enormous, and I actually only read the first book out of three of them.
But in the Chinese they changed it to “Flower Ornament”, or Hua-yen Possibly because avata could be taken for avatara i. I’m also compiling some notes into reasonably short essays and uploading them as individual pages.
The descriptions of the Buddhist teachings in the book were also very well laid out and poetic, and explained in many different ways which was again, over the top for me from the enlightening beings.
Cook, Francis, Hua-Yen Buddhism: In fact, I know nothing at all. 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.
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This one-volume edition contains Thomas Cleary’s definitive translation of all thirty-nine books of the sutra and is outrageously expensive but worth the cost. I was looking forward to this book but found it disappointing. Even in a single pore are countless vast oceans.