THE AVATAMSAKA SUTRA ENGLISH TRANSLATION The Venerable Master Hua said: “The Flower Adornment Sutra is the sutra of the Dharma-realm and. The Avatamsaka Sutra is a work of sumptuous imagery that presents The title of the sutra usually is translated into English as Flower Garland. The title is rendered in English as Flower Garland Sutra, Flower Adornment Sutra , or Flower Ornament Scripture. The Avataṃsaka Sūtra.

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Retrieved 12 June A Dictionary of Chinese Buddhist Terms. The body of [Vairocana] Buddha is inconceivable. Click here to login or eglish here to become a member.

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

Click here for all 9 books. The Weaving of Mantra: Chinese Wikisource has original text related to this article: Some major traditional titles include the following:. The point of these teachings is to lead all beings through the ten bodhisattva levels to the goal of Buddhahood avataksaka is done for sake of all other beings.

From Wikipedia, englixh free encyclopedia. These two are the only sections of the Avatamsaka which survive in Sanskrit. 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 great compassion for all beings.

Following the Chinese tradition, Gomez states that the major themes in each “assembly” are: 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. Khenpo Kunpal’s Commentary english. The Doctrinal Foundations, page When we stand enlgish the ocean, we engllsh feel small and insignificant compared with the ocean.


The view that realizes suchness]. You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article. 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 like a beautiful garland of flowers that adorns him.

Having understood that the world’s true nature is mind, you display bodies of your own in harmony with the world. In the Avatamsaka Sutra, the cosmos is described as a lotus flower with many petals, each of which is also a full lotus, avatamxaka petals of which are also a full lotus, and englisj on. The sutra also includes numerous Buddhas and their Buddhalands which are said to be infinite, representing a vast cosmic avatamsakz of reality, though it centers on a most important figure, the Buddha Vairocana great radiance.

Mahayana sutras Vaipulya sutras Yogacara. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:.

Avatamsaka Sutra, Avataṃsaka Sūtra, Avataṃsakasūtra: 5 definitions

Scholars conclude that sutras were being added to the collection. Chapter 39, Entering the Dharma Realm. Luis Gomez notes that there is an underlying order to the collection. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page.

An Introduction to Avatamsska Buddhism, http: In one speck of dust are many Buddha lands. Buddhacarita by Charles Willemen. Huayan is known as Kegon in Japan. This sutra was especially influential in East Asian Buddhism. A Complete Introduction to the Indian Tradition, page See also Avatamsaka Sutra.

Buddhist Avayamsaka Translation Society. A history of Indian Buddhism: A Translation of the Avatamsaka Sutra,page 2.


University of Hawaii Press. The sutrra of small and large do not exist here. The Practice of Huayan Buddhism, The latest edition, fromis contained in a large single volume spanning pages.

Avatamsaka Sutra – Wikipedia

Having realized that this world is like a dream, and that all Buddhas are like mere reflections, that all principles [dharma] are like an echo, you move unimpeded in the world Trans in Gomez, When we practice that kind of meditation, our ideas about small, large, one and many, will vanish.

The view that realizes suchness] A. Views Read Edit View history. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. A Dictionary of Buddhism. But the thought that the cosmos is big and we are small is just an idea.

Two of the chapters serve as sutras in their own right, and have been cited in the writings of many Buddhists in East Asia. The sutra also touches on the subject of the development of the “aspiration for Enlightenment” bodhicitta to attain supreme buddhahood. The single extant Tibetan version was translated from the original Sanskrit by Jinamitra et al.

The ten stages are also depicted in the Lankavatara Sutra and the Shurangama Sutra. You have to be a member in order to post comments. 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.