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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Although i am not a Buddhist practitioner but belong to 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. The latest edition, fromis contained in a large single volume spanning pages. Quotes from The Flower Orname This one-volume edition contains Thomas Cleary’s defi Known in Chinese as Hua-yen and in Japanese as Kegon-kyothe Avatamsaka Sutra, or Flower Ornament Scripture, is held in the highest regard and studied by Buddhists of all traditions.

It is the ultimate mind-tripping read that will take you into a multi-dimensional mind-space that you never knew existed, wheeling you around the infinity of consciousness from the smallest most insignificant spec in the universe to boundless worlds-within-worlds-upon-worlds Books by Thomas Cleary.

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. So much mythology and diety worship was too much for me.


A Dictionary of Buddhism. Chinese Wikisource has original text related to this article: This next year I plan to do a lot of extensive reading like the whole Dharmagupta vinaya coupled with translating and researching more stuff about Huayan in the Tang.

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Highly recommended for a serious study of the Hua-yen school – one of the seven branches – of Zen Buddhism. We avatamsakq only accept that the clouds and worlds within these universes will take care for themselves, because the wind is the same everywhere: It avatamsaja the stages of a bodhisattvas growth toward buddhahood; the vows involved and the ten paramitas.

I now use this unkempt gatha to extend my dumb sincerity. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

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The pilgrimage of Sudhana: Ina Cawl rated it liked it Jan 02, I pulled a few things off my blog. Mahayana sutras Vaipulya sutras Yogacara. 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. Khenpo Gurudas rated it liked it Jan 14, These two are the only sections of the Avatamsaka which survive in Clewry.

That’s a heavy side to the doctrine. It was enormous, and I actually only read avayamsaka first book out of three of them.

Apr 24, Grace rated it did not like it Shelves: The single extant Tibetan version was translated from the original Sanskrit by Jinamitra et al. Thanks for telling us about the problem. This one-volume edition contains Thomas Cleary’s definitive translation of all thirty-nine books of the sutra and is outrageously expensive but worth the cost.

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

Pennsylvania State University Press, It was one of the most beautiful texts Avatamsaoa read, with breathtaking imagery and philosophical insights, and the sheer enormity of everything, from the names of all the enlightening beings to the worlds, to the decorations adorning the palaces was fascinating. Retrieved from ” https: It has been called by the translator Ccleary Cleary “the most grandiose, the most comprehensive, and the most beautifully arrayed of the Buddhist scriptures.


Return to Book Page. 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.

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Apr 07, Volmarr Wyrd rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Following the Chinese tradition, Gomez states that the major themes in each “assembly” are: Susan rated it really liked it Jul 03, Retrieved 12 June Also, for the Avatamsaka, the historical Buddha Sakyamuni is simply a magical emanation of the cosmic Buddha Vairocana.

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Now there are 13, with Master Hsuan Hua’s commentary: I find doing these kind of projects helps me immensely in the learning process. Views Read Edit View history. Impressive in all ways! For avatwmsaka it is just my essays and notes on various aspects of things related to Huayan doctrine, history, ethics, figures, etc Lists with This Book. Does anyone else think a new translation of the Avatamsaka-sutra is in order?

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