What follows is an excerpt from Entry into the Inconceivable: An Introduction to Hua-Yen Buddhism, the basis of which is the Avatamsaka or Flower Ornament. NATIONAL MUSEUM OF KOREA,The Avatamsaka Sutra (The Flower Garland Sutra) is a basic scripture of the Avatamsaka Sect of Buddhism. This sutra is. During the beginning of the 4th century CE, Buddhist scholars began composing a new series of SÅ«tras with the purpose of synthesizing and.

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This sutra was especially influential in East Asian Buddhism. Is that not unnecessary part? Retrieved 12 June The pilgrimage of Sudhana: Luis Gomez notes that there is an underlying order to the collection. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie PolicyPrivacy Policyand sufra Terms of Service.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Chinese Wikisource has original text related to this article: Dharma Realm Buddhist Association. Vairocana is a cosmic being who is the source of light and enlightenment of the ‘Lotus universe’, who is said to contain all world systems.

University of Hawaii Press. Mahayana sutras Vaipulya sutras Yogacara.

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The single extant Tibetan version was translated from the original Sanskrit by Jinamitra et ezpaol. Fragmentary sutea probably began in the 2nd century CE, and the famous Ten Stages Sutraoften treated as an individual scripture, was first translated in the 3rd century.

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I just came across it 10 minutes ago. Endless action arises from the mind; from action arises the multifarious world. It has been called by avstamsaka translator Thomas Cleary “the most grandiose, the most comprehensive, and the most beautifully arrayed of the Buddhist scriptures.

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. This work has been used in a variety of countries.

A Translation of avatamaka Avatamsaka Sutra,page 2. 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.

There Sudhana beholds the entire evolutionary history of Maitreya from a self-centered, unenlightened being to a functioning buddha. Part of a series on.

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According to a page on About. Archived from the original on The towers are arranged in the cardinal directions, intermediate quarters, and at the zenith and nadir in a classical mandala formation. The term “avatamsaka” means “a garland of flowers,” indicating that all the virtues that the Buddha has accumulated by the time he attains enlightenment are acatamsaka a beautiful garland of flowers that adorns him.


A history of Indian Buddhism: These two are the only suhra of the Avatamsaka which survive in Sanskrit. Chapter 39, Entering the Dharma Realm. Scholars conclude that sutras were being added to the collection.

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I’m not really expecting a short summary, but I’d be happy to get one. Views Read Avatamska View history. Sign up using Email and Password. The point of these teachings is to lead all beings through the ten bodhisattva sutrra to the goal of Buddhahood which is done for sake of all other beings. Retrieved from ” https: Hamar, Imre editorReflecting Mirrors: DharmaEater 1, 6 The cliff note version?

The sutra is also influential in Chan Buddhism. The second translation includes more sutras than the first, and the Tibetan translation, which is still later, includes many differences with the 80 scrolls version. I thought you may enjoy this article.