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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The Flower Ornament Scripture: A Translation of the Avatamsaka Sutra
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I now use this unkempt gatha to extend my dumb sincerity. Lists with This Book. Susan rated it really liked it Jul 03, A contribution to this question: Later, because of my Dharma duties connected with the opening of the Summer Vacation Lecture and Cultivation Session, I have been too busy and it has been difficult to pull myself away.
Merriam-Webster’s Encyclopedia of World Religions. I’m also writing right now an essay about the vision of causality in Huayan and how it relates to certain passages in the Huayan Sutra. The words “flower ornament” are of course, and English translation, and not a Chinese translation. Also, for the Avatamsaka, the historical Buddha Sakyamuni is simply a magical emanation of the cosmic Buddha Vairocana.
The Flower Ornament Scripture A Translation Of The Avatamsaka Sutra By Thomas Cleary
The sutra also touches on the subject of the development of the “aspiration for Enlightenment” bodhicitta to attain supreme buddhahood. In these seas of fragrant waters, numerous as atoms in unspeakably many buddha-fields, rest an equal number of world systems. Translated by Upasaka Ronald Epstein. Mahayana sutras Vaipulya sutras Yogacara.
I was looking forward to this book but found it disappointing. Thomas Cleary is one of the best all-round translators of East Asian and Sanskrit literature, as well as Buddhist, Daoist, and Confucian writings.
However, if you ate them all, you would quickly get I think the best way to describe this book would be as a table full of cakes. Breathing this wind breath by breath, we are part of The Jewel Net of Indra and hereby we are completely interconnected with the infinitely intertwined universes in the past, now and in the future. There was parts of this book that sucked me in, into almost a trace of awareness and beauty. The Avatamsaka Sutra is the definitive statement of Indra’s Net, the cosmic Buddhist vision of radical interconnectedness, interrelatedness, interdependence, and nondual interpenetration of all phenomena.
Quotes from The Flower Orname Nov 08, Rajvinder Singh rated it it was amazing. Personally, I’m spending about minutes a day reading I’m only beginning to dig my way into this text, but would like to mention that the introduction is a masterful piece of writing in and of itself, comparing the teachings found in the Avatamsaka Sutra to those of other significant Mahayana sutras. I pulled a few things off my blog. I find doing these kind of projects helps me immensely in the learning process.
This book is massive at pages with fairly fine print.
I personally would recommend a course of meditation which would compliment this reading and also Buddhist yoga a short book about Buddhist meditation which is also translated by Thomas Cleary.
Although i am not a Buddhist practitioner but belong to The Sikh Dharma from This is one of the greatest scriptures sutraa have ever read it is avatajsaka long read but very rewarding the translator has performed an amazing task of bringing out the essence of the teachings in this sutda of the Avatamsaka sutra. Eileen Marder-Mirman rated it it was amazing May 07, But there was enough great stuff in it that I’m glad I persisted. How can Buddhas and Bodhisattvas achieve enlightenment for all in these infinitely intertwined universes in the past, now and in the future?
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Christopher rated it it avaamsaka amazing Aug 03, May 12, Thjodbjorn rated it it was amazing. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. So I would suggest this book to anyone interested in Buddhism, however, don’t try to read it cover to cover or you will go insane with names and descriptions!
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