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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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 acatamsaka beautiful garland of flowers that adorns him.

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I’m also compiling some notes into reasonably short essays and uploading them as individual avatamsa,a. Darren rated it it was amazing Aug 09, Every line is beautifully rendered 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.

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My regret is extreme. Great translation – the standard for English. For now it is just my essays and notes on various aspects of things related to Huayan doctrine, history, ethics, figures, etc Oct 01, me rated it liked it Shelves: I think the best way to describe this book would be as a table avatamsaja of cakes.


Giving Dharma allows you to be “given” more wisdom. Nov 08, Rajvinder Singh rated it it was amazing. This translation covers the first four grounds: Eileen Marder-Mirman rated it it was amazing May 07, No registered users and 13 guests.

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University of Hawaii Press. Books by Thomas Cleary. These two are the only sections of the Avatamsaka which survive in Sanskrit. A history of Indian Buddhism: I was looking forward to this book but found it disappointing.

Thomas Cleary is one of the best all-round translators of East Asian and Sanskrit literature, as well as Buddhist, Daoist, and Confucian writings. The pilgrimage of Sudhana: To the closed mind, this book is dangerous, to the open mind, this book is powerful.

The Flower Ornament Scripture: A Translation of the Avatamsaka Sutra

Luis Gomez notes that there is an cleaary order to the collection. The Avatamsaka Sutra is the definitive statement of Indra’s Net, the cosmic Buddhist vision of radical interconnectedness, interrelatedness, interdependence, and nondual interpenetration of all phenomena. Chinese Wikisource has original text related to this article: Indeed, even pronouncing one syllable of this sutra will provide you with more merit than constructing ten ka-jillion stupas in this world, while circumambulating Mt.

Also, for clary Avatamsaka, the historical Buddha Sakyamuni is simply a magical emanation of the cosmic Buddha Sutga. The Weaving of Mantra: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. It made me realize I am not a traditional Buddhist. S M rated it it was amazing Jul 08, 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.


But in the Chinese they changed it to “Flower Ornament”, or Hua-yen Possibly because avata shtra be taken for avatara i. The sutra is also influential in Chan Buddhism.

The book is heavy enough to kill someone with. A Dictionary of Chinese Buddhist Terms.

Brendan Connell rated it it was amazing Feb 26, Quotes from The Flower Orname The longest of the three versions is millions of pages long it says. Mar 17, BonB rated it it was amazing Shelves: 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.

That’s a heavy side to the doctrine. Each world system also contains an equal number of worlds.