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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Endless action arises from the mind; from action arises the multifarious world. The Doctrinal Foundations, page Can the complete sutra clearj found anywhere online? Although i am not a Buddhist practitioner but belong to The Sikh Dharma from my reading of this scripture i would say that the level of consciousness attained by the people who originally wrote this is very similar to the Gian Khand stage described by Guru Nanak Dev Ji in the Jap ji Sahib prayer, where the adept experiences seeing countless Buddhas countless Brahmas, countless Shivas and countless Gods and Goddesses, countless Demons and countless Jewel ocean worlds.

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Eileen Marder-Mirman rated it it was amazing May 07, Retrieved from ” https: May 12, Thjodbjorn rated it it was amazing. I think the best way to describe this book would be as a table full of cakes.

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

Quotes from The Flower Orname Sometimes though reading it you may feel like your head is going to explode. Mar 17, BonB rated it it was amazing Shelves: Part of a series on. Views Read Edit Avatqmsaka history. Master Hsuan Hua aka An Tz’u paid tribute to him: 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.

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Daniel Scharpenburg rated it liked it Jan 09, All the talk of buddhas bordered on magic and delusion. Darren rated it it was amazing Aug 09, The second translation includes more sutras than sutrq first, and the Tibetan translation, which is still later, includes many differences with the 80 scrolls version.

I was looking forward to this book but found it disappointing. Pennsylvania State University Press, Mahayana sutras Vaipulya sutras Yogacara. 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.


Retrieved 28 September The words “flower ornament” are of course, and English translation, and not a Chinese translation. The Weaving of Mantra: Of course a chapter summary of the Avatamsaka-sutra and some other basic information is in order too. Dec 06, Jeffrey Osthoff sutfa it it was amazing.

Last edited by Nicholas Weeks on Wed Apr 21, This translation covers the first four grounds: Based on a recommendation from a reviewer on Amazon. I’d say most cakes are on the smothered side, but they’re certainly still delicious.

I find doing these kind of projects helps me immensely in the learning process. Hence, “flower ornament” But originally, Avatamsaka means “Earrings”.

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How can Buddhas and Bodhisattvas achieve enlightenment for all in these infinitely intertwi Impressive in all ways! So, as you can tell this was quite the book. It covers the stages of a bodhisattvas growth toward buddhahood; the vows involved and the ten paramitas.