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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University of Hawaii Press. The sutra also touches on the subject of the development of the “aspiration for Enlightenment” bodhicitta to attain supreme buddhahood. Dharma Realm Buddhist Association. In his body are all sorts of lands of sentient beings. Also, for the Avatamsaka, the historical Buddha Sakyamuni is simply a magical emanation of the cosmic Buddha Vairocana.

Endless action arises from the mind; from action arises the multifarious world. The flower ornament scripture: 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, Email Required, but never shown.

Given that, what is the best way to dig into this And what is the Avatamsaka Sutra prescribing its readers to do? Luis Gomez notes that there is an underlying order to the collection. Fragmentary translation 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. The sutra is also influential in Chan Buddhism. I’m not really expecting a short summary, but I’d be happy to get one.


I feel like somehow complete the reading of that part as a ritual. Merriam-Webster’s Encyclopedia of World Religions.

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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. 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.

Even in a single pore are countless vast oceans. Buddhism Stack Exchange works best with JavaScript enabled. By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyavahamsaka that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Sign up using Email and Password. At the same time, the panorama unfolds in infinite resonant variations in every atom of the universe, each containing infinite micro-universes, which contain infinite worlds where infinite living Sudhanas enter infinite Vairochana towers and behold infinite evolutionary panoramas of infinite espapl Maitreyas.

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The Weaving of Mantra: Hamar, Avatmsaka editorReflecting Mirrors: Scholars conclude that sutras were being added to the collection.

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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. According to a page on About.


The Doctrinal Foundations, page It is best known for its sumptuous descriptions of the inter-existence of all phenomena. Buddhist Text Translation Society. 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.

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The point of these teachings is to lead all beings through the ten bodhisattva levels to the goal of Buddhahood which is done for sake of all other beings. Retrieved from ” https: Chapter 39, Entering the Dharma Realm.

I thought you may enjoy this article. These stages of spiritual attainment are also widely discussed in various parts of the sutra book 15, book One source claims that it is “a very long text composed of a number of originally independent scriptures of diverse provenance, all of which were combined, probably in Central Asia, in the late third or the fourth century CE.

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The pilgrimage of Sudhana: