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

In his body are all sorts of lands of sentient beings. The term “avatamsaka” means “a garland of flowers,” indicating that all the virtues that the Buddha has accumulated by the time he attains enlightenment are like a beautiful garland of flowers that adorns him.

Hamar, Imre editorReflecting Mirrors: A Complete Introduction to the Indian Tradition, enylish It belongs to our mind and not to reality. 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.

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. Huayan is known as Kegon in Japan. Click here for all 9 books. Archived from the original on But the thought that the cosmos is big avatamsa,a we are small is just an idea. Views Read Edit View history.


The sutra also includes numerous Buddhas and their Buddhalands which are said to be infinite, representing a englksh cosmic view of reality, though it centers on a most important figure, the Buddha Vairocana great radiance. The point of these egnlish is to lead all beings through the ten bodhisattva levels to the goal of Buddhahood which is done for sake of all other beings.

Even in a single pore are countless vast oceans. A Translation of the Avatamsaka Sutra,page 2. The pilgrimage of Sudhana: This page was last edited on 29 Octoberat Following the Chinese tradition, Gomez states that the major themes in each “assembly” are: Guide to Tipitaka by U Ko Lay.

The gradation of powers of those who meditate into high, middle, and low]. By using this site, dnglish agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

A history of Indian Buddhism: Retrieved 28 September The body of [Vairocana] Buddha is inconceivable. A Dictionary of Buddhism. Mahayana sutras Vaipulya sutras Yogacara. The sutra, among the longest in the Buddhist canon, contains 40 chapters on disparate topics, although there are overarching themes:. Below are avataksaka links for the most relevant articles:. Currently over twenty volumes are available, and it is estimated that there may be volumes in the complete edition.


The Weaving of Mantra: These stages of spiritual attainment are also widely discussed in various parts of the sutra book 15, book It describes the entire Buddha Realm which is, of course, not easy to visualize. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page.

Avatamsaka Sutra, Avataṃsaka Sūtra, Avataṃsakasūtra: 5 definitions

The Doctrinal Foundations, page Some major traditional titles include the following:. Also, for the Avatamsaka, the historical Buddha Sakyamuni is simply a magical emanation of the cosmic Buddha Vairocana.

The Practice of Huayan Buddhism, In one speck of dust are many Buddha lands. There are many volumes in the Sutra. The sutra also touches on the subject of the development of the “aspiration for Enlightenment” Bodhicitta to attain supreme Buddhahood.

The ten stages are also depicted in the Lankavatara Sutra and the Shurangama Sutra. These two are the only sections of the Avatamsaka which survive in Sanskrit.