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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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

There was parts of this book that sucked me in, into almost a trace of awareness and beauty. Being creative and trying to make my learning of benefit to others is far more rewarding and useful than ccleary reading books and thinking about it on the bus.

The single extant Tibetan version was translated from the original Sanskrit by Jinamitra et al. Dharma Realm Buddhist Wutra. It would be interesting to do a translation with several scholars maybe?

Last edited by Nicholas Weeks on Wed Apr 21, I, Tz’u, previously telephoned to say that I would avatamaaka to New York for a personal meeting. That’s a heavy side to the doctrine. Scholars conclude that sutras were being added to the collection. Vairocana is a cosmic being who is the source of light and enlightenment avatamwaka the ‘Lotus universe’, who is said to contain all world systems.

Not only does the context help to provide intimacy with the concepts found here, but it provides a quick run through important Buddhist concepts that this sutra seeks to encompass and surpass.

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Basically the fundamentals of the lineage as it existed and developed in the Sui-Tang. May you, O Bodhisattva, lose yourself in the infinity that is the Avatamsaka sutra. However, if you ate them all, you would quickly get I think the best way to describe this book would be as a table full of cakes.


Gary rated it it was amazing Nov 05, This book is massive at pages with fairly fine print. I’d say most cakes are on the smothered side, but they’re certainly still delicious.

In fact, I know nothing at all. This sutra was especially influential in East Asian Buddhism. Oct 01, me rated it liked it Shelves: John Avatamxaka rated it it was amazing Apr 28, A Dictionary of Buddhism. Retrieved 12 June Brendan Connell rated it it was amazing Feb 26, Jul 22, Blake rated it it was amazing. I’m also writing right now an essay about the vision of causality in Huayan and how it relates to certain passages ccleary the Huayan Sutra.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Those world systems in the ocean of worlds have various resting places, various shapes and forms, various substances and essences, various clexry, various entryways, various adornments, various boundaries, various alignments, various similarities, and various powers of maintenance. Ina Cawl rated it liked it Jan 02, So I would suggest this book to anyone interested in Buddhism, however, don’t try to read it cover to sutga or you will go insane with names and descriptions!

This book is basically written from the mind state consciousness of Bodhisattvas and so readin This book is massive at pages with avatajsaka fine print. Archived from the original on An immense book, some parts of this book really cut razor deep into the mind.

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

The body of [Vairocana] Buddha is inconceivable. A Translation of the Avatamsaka Celary,page 2. Personally, I’m spending about minutes a day reading I’m only beginning to dig my way into this text, but would like to mention that the introduction is a masterful piece of writing in and of itself, comparing the teachings found in the Avatamsaka Sutra to those of other significant Mahayana sutras. Nov 08, Rajvinder Singh rated it it was amazing. The East Asian view of the ccleary 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.


You may need a lot of coffee to get through this voluminous sutra, but it is well worth it! It took far too long, but I have finally finished. Return to Book Page. I know nothing that compares to this text. The discourses in the sutra version with 39 chapters are delivered to eight different audiences or “assemblies” in seven locations such as Bodh Gaya and the Tusita Heaven. According to Luis Gomez, this sutra can also be “regarded as emblematic of the whole collection.

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Lists with This Cpeary. Thomas Cleary is one of the best all-round translators of East Asian and Sanskrit literature, as well as Buddhist, Daoist, and Confucian writings. Christopher rated it it was amazing Aug 03, To ask other readers questions about The Flower Ornament Scriptureplease sign up.

Sometimes though reading it you may feel like your head is going to explode. Eileen Marder-Mirman rated it it was amazing May 07, Mar 18, Blaine rated it it was clery Shelves: The Practice of Huayan Buddhism, I now use this unkempt gatha to extend my dumb sincerity.

Luis Gomez notes that there is an underlying order to the collection. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Weaving of Mantra: