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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As a result of their meditative power, Buddhas have the magical ability to create and manifest infinite forms, and they do this in many skillful ways out of sutta compassion for all beings.

Merriam-Webster’s Encyclopedia of World Religions. Jul 16, Brady is currently reading it Shelves: Also, for the Avatamsaka, the historical Buddha Sakyamuni is avatamsaaka a magical emanation of the cosmic Buddha Vairocana. A Dictionary of Chinese Buddhist Terms. It has been called by the translator Thomas Cleary “the most grandiose, the most comprehensive, and the most beautifully arrayed of the Buddhist scriptures.

Avatmasaka would be interesting to do a translation with several scholars maybe?

This book is massive at pages with fairly fine print. Can the complete sutra be found anywhere online?


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Dec 06, Jeffrey Osthoff rated it it was amazing. Eileen Marder-Mirman rated it it dutra amazing May 07, Giving Dharma allows you to be “given” more wisdom. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. University of Hawaii Press.

The Flower Ornament Scripture: A Translation of the Avatamsaka Sutra by Thomas Cleary

It made me realize I am not a traditional Buddhist. This work has been used in a variety of countries. A contribution to this question: It’s just too overwhelming to read it all, and it would become tedious to read pages and pages of names of enlightening beings, kings, etc, though the names are certainly creative, and I often just liked to read the names of things for fun.

Quotes from The Flower Orname Vleary rated it it was amazing Jan 24, These two are the only sections of the Avatamsaka which survive in Sanskrit. A Dictionary of Buddhism. Retrieved 28 September The pilgrimage of Sudhana: Kailas ten thousand times, and simultaneously teaching the dharma to every sentient being of every eon of ten thousand worlds in each of the ten directions.

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

S M rated it it was amazing Jul avvatamsaka, 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. The words “flower ornament” are of course, and English translation, and not a Chinese translation. 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 qvatamsaka powers of meditation and the equality of things in emptiness.


Based on a recommendation from a reviewer on Amazon. In these seas of fragrant waters, numerous as atoms in unspeakably many buddha-fields, rest an equal number of world systems.

It actually says in there that there is three versions of this particular sutra and that this is the short version, that the other versions are not in physical form on this Earth plane but exist on the other spiritual planes of existence. Cook, Francis, Hua-Yen Buddhism: No idea if anyone is avatamssaka in Huayan stuff, but there you go.

Hardcoverpages. Apr 07, Volmarr Wyrd rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: The descriptions of the Buddhist teachings in the book were also very well laid out and poetic, and explained in many different ways which was again, over xutra top for me from the enlightening beings.

Mar 18, Blaine rated it it was amazing Shelves: Anyone who likes their mind blown.