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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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. According to Luis Gomez, this sutra can also be “regarded as emblematic of the whole collection. Archived from the original on Now there are 13, with Master Hsuan Hua’s commentary: All the talk of buddhas bordered on magic and delusion.

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Although i am not a Buddhist practitioner but belong dutra The Sikh Dharma from This is one of the greatest scriptures i have ever read it is a long read but very rewarding the translator has performed an amazing task of bringing out the essence of the teachings in this translation of the Avatamsaka sutra. Scholars conclude that sutras were being added to the collection. Luis Gomez notes that there is an underlying order to the collection.


The second translation includes more sutras than avxtamsaka first, and the Tibetan translation, which is still later, includes many differences with the 80 scrolls version.

Susan rated it really liked it Jul 03, Even in a single pore are countless vast oceans. S M rated it it was amazing Jul 08, Books by Thomas Cleary.

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

Retrieved from ” https: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Jewel Net of Indra, Pennsylvania: In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Refresh and try again. The Doctrinal Foundations, page Every line is beautifully rendered 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 Wvatamsaka Heaven.


Kelly Evans rated it it was amazing Dec 15, A Dictionary of Buddhism. This sutra was especially influential in East Asian Buddhism. The Practice of Huayan Buddhism, An Introduction to Hua-Yen Buddhism, http: Chapter 39, Entering the Dharma Realm. Anyone who likes their mind blown.

John Wojewoda rated it it was amazing Apr 28, University of Hawaii Press. The book is heavy enough to kill someone with.

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

Some major traditional titles include the following:. Nov 04, Matt Brownlie marked it as to-read.

Highly recommended for a serious study of the Hua-yen school – one of the seven branches – of Zen Buddhism.