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Hua-Yen Buddhism: the jewel net of Indra – Download as PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or view presentation slides online. Cook, Francis H. Published Hua-Yen Buddhism has 41 ratings and 8 reviews. Mike said: I love the Huayen vision, and this book is a lovely introduction to s Cook, now an ad. And yet the many things do not hinder each other. In his book Hua-yen Buddhism : The Jewel Net of Indra (Pennsylvania State University Press.

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Views Read Edit View history. Arianna rated it it was amazing Aug 15, The Retreat of the Elephants: This page was last edited on 29 Augustat IndraAvatamsaka Sutraand Huayan school.

Hua-Yen Buddhism: The Jewel Net of Indra

To ask other readers questions about Hua-Yen Buddhismplease sign up. Feb 17, Mary-Jean Harris rated it it was amazing Shelves: An additional value is the development of the questions ner ethics and history.

Want to Read saving…. Hua-yen Buddhism explores the philosophical system of Ne in greater detail than does Garma C. If all jewels are present within each jewel, it is also the case that if you sit in one jewel you sit in all jewels at the same time.

Contents The Jewel Net of Indra. Wirunwan rated it it was amazing Mar 31, Despite some limitations, highly recommended! Connor rated it really liked it Jan 27, I really enjoyed it, and even though the philosophy can be confusing, it was explained clearly and in many different ways.

Lists with This Book. Not only that, but each of the jewels reflected in this one jewel is also reflecting all the other jewels, so that there is an infinite reflecting process occurring. I love the Huayen vision, and this book is a lovely introduction to it. When one sits within one jewel, one is simultaneously sitting in all the infinite jewels in all ten directions. This book is a description and analysis of the Chinese form of Buddhism called Hua-yen or Hwa-yeaFlower Ornament, based largely on one of the more systematic treatises of its third patriarch.


The Indian Background of Huayen. This great world is the power net of mighty Indra, greater than the great.

Thus, Professor Cook presents a valuable sequel to Professor Chang’s pioneering work. Hua-yen is regarded as the highest form of Buddhism by most modern Japanese and Chinese scholars. There are–unfortunately– very few English language books accessible to the general reader devoted to Huayan philosophy, and even ov book is hard to obtain.

Not only is every pearl tied to every other pearl by virtue of the web on which they hang, but on the surface of every pearl is reflected every other jewel on the net. The concept of emptiness is also gone into This was a comprehensive book about the philosophy of Hua-yen Buddhism. Aug 29, Jan van Leent rated it it was amazing Shelves: For the book by Rajiv Malhotra, see Indra’s Net book.

My rating might be unfair because I couldn’t make heads or tails of most of the Buddhist theory in this book–there was always a feeling that it could be very profound indeed, but I could never quite figure it out This individual jewel can immediately reflect the image of every other jewel. I would definitely recommend this book for learning about Indra’s net and the view of the universe that it entails, as well as how we can live in accordance with it.


Indra’s net

Jim Williams rated it really liked it Jun 27, Other editions – View all Hua-yen Buddhism: Open Preview See a Problem? The Part and the Whole. Brandon Lott rated it liked it Sep 15, In accordance with the extravagant tastes of deities, the artificer has hung a single glittering jewel in each “eye” of the net, and since the net itself is infinite in dimension, the jewels are infinite in number.

Hua-yen is a cosmic ecology, which views all existence as an organic unity, so it has an obvious appeal to the modern individual, both students and layman. Charlotte rated it really liked it Mar 19, The publication date means that the author was writing at a time when Western converts to Buddhism were still quite rare and Buddhism would have been considered a bit of exotica by many readers. The Mainstreaming of Dharma Practice in Society.

The Buddha in the Avatamsaka Sutra ‘s 30th book states a similar idea:. MercuryPitchforks rated it really liked it Aug 12, No trivia or quizzes yet.

Indra’s net – Wikipedia

There hang the jewels, glittering “like” stars in the first magnitude, a wonderful sight to behold. The manner in hua-yem all dharmas interpenetrate is like an imperial net of celestial jewels extending in all directions infinitely, without limit.

By that net, O Indra, pounce upon all the enemies so that none of the enemies may escape the arrest and punishment.