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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I just came across it 10 minutes ago. I feel like somehow complete the reading of that part as a ritual. The Weaving of Mantra: Sign up or log in Sign up using Google.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. MatthewMartin 5, 1 16 Part of a series on. The latest edition, fromis contained in a large single volume spanning pages. Given that, what is the best way to dig into this One source claims that it is “a very long text composed of a number of originally independent epaol of diverse provenance, all of which were combined, probably in Central Asia, in the late third or the espaok century CE.

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By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie PolicyPrivacy Policyand our Terms of Service. In his body are all sorts of lands of sentient beings. Having understood that the world’s true nature is mind, you display bodies of your own in harmony with the world. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. During the teaching, Shakyamuni Buddha now and then transforms himself into the sapphire-blue Vairochana, radiating magic light rays from his forehead that temporarily bestow on each member of the audience the intensely accelerated vision of all their past life experiences and all their future life attainments, up to and including attainment of perfect buddhahood in a future universe and performance of buddha deeds for the sake of all beings.


I’m not really expecting a short summary, but I’d be happy to get one. The discourses in the sutra version with 39 chapters espaoll delivered to eight different audiences or “assemblies” in seven locations such as Bodh Gaya and the Tusita Heaven.

The sutra also touches on the subject of the development of the “aspiration for Enlightenment” bodhicitta to attain sutr buddhahood. I thought you may enjoy this article. What is the Avatamsaka Sutra about? The single extant Tibetan version was translated from the original Sanskrit by Jinamitra et al.

Merriam-Webster’s Encyclopedia of World Religions. University of Hawaii Press. According to Luis Gomez, this sutra can also be “regarded as emblematic of the whole collection. And what is the Avatamsaka Sutra prescribing its readers to do? The pilgrimage of Sudhana: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. A Dictionary of Chinese Buddhist Terms. The cliff note version? The body of [Vairocana] Buddha is inconceivable.

It is best known for its sumptuous descriptions of the inter-existence of all phenomena. 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.

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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 avatamsakka a beautiful garland of flowers that adorns him.

Currently over twenty volumes are available, and it is estimated that there may be volumes in the complete edition. Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. Some chapters are not linked to. Even in a single pore are countless vast oceans. Following the Chinese tradition, Gomez states that the major themes in each “assembly” are: Is that not unnecessary part? Also, for the Avatamsaka, the historical Buddha Sakyamuni is espwol a magical emanation of the cosmic Buddha Vairocana.


Views Read Edit View history. 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.

Retrieved 12 June The flower ornament scripture: Whenever I read such texts with diamond trees and so many other celestial beings I wonder what is sought to be conveyed. Endless action arises from the mind; from action arises the multifarious world.

This page was last edited on 29 Octoberat Retrieved from ” https: Chapter avatamaska, Entering the Dharma Realm. Mahayana sutras Vaipulya sutras Yogacara. 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 living Maitreyas.

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 avattamsaka important figure, the Buddha Vairocana great radiance.

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