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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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.

This sutra was especially influential in East Asian Buddhism. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article. One petal is the whole avatamssaka the flower and the whole of the universe.

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

The sutra, among avatamzaka longest in the Buddhist canon, contains 40 chapters on disparate topics, although there are overarching themes:. Also, for the Avatamsaka, the historical Buddha Sakyamuni is simply a magical emanation of the cosmic Buddha Vairocana.

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. These two are the only sections of the Avatamsaka which survive in Sutar.

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The sutra is also influential in Chan Avatamsa,a. Search found related definition s that might help you understand this better. Part of a series on. 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. Retrieved from ” https: The Great Chariot by Longchenpa. The view that realizes suchness].


A history of Indian Buddhism: The body of [Vairocana] Buddha is inconceivable. The Weaving of Mantra: In his body are all sorts of lands of sentient beings. According to Luis Gomez, this sutra can also be “regarded as emblematic of the whole collection. See also Avatamsaka Sutra.

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.

Luis Gomez notes that there is an underlying order to the collection. Whenever we see one thing in the Avatamsaka realm, we always find everything in the cosmos in it. Mahayana sutras Vaipulya sutras Yogacara. The sutra also touches on the subject of the development of the “aspiration for Enlightenment” bodhicitta to attain supreme buddhahood.

In one speck of dust are many Buddha lands. The latest edition, fromis contained in a large single volume spanning pages. When we contemplate a sky filled with stars, we may have the impression we are nothing at all.

Even in a single pore are countless vast oceans. Two of the chapters serve as sutras in their own right, and have been cited in the writings of many Buddhists in East Asia.

Hamar, Imre editorReflecting Mirrors: Currently over twenty volumes are available, and it is estimated that there may be volumes in the complete edition. 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 sutra also includes numerous Buddhas and their Buddhalands which are said to be infinite, representing a vast cosmic view of reality, though it centers on a most important figure, the Buddha Vairocana great radiance. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:.

The Avatamsaka Sutra project – Buddhist Text Translation Society

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. The sutra also touches on the subject of the development of eenglish “aspiration for Enlightenment” Bodhicitta to attain supreme Buddhahood. This work has been used in a variety of countries. Scholars conclude that sutras were being added to the collection.

Having realized that this world is like a dream, and that stra 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. When we practice that kind of meditation, our ideas about small, large, one and many, will vanish. 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. Endless action arises from the mind; from action arises the multifarious world.

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