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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Click here to login or click here to become a member. The Doctrinal Foundations, page The body of [Vairocana] Buddha is inconceivable. A Dictionary of Buddhism. As a result of avagamsaka 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.

Avatamsaka Sutra, Avataṃsaka Sūtra, Avataṃsakasūtra: 5 definitions

According to Luis Gomez, this sutra can also be “regarded as emblematic of the whole collection. Archived from the original on When we practice that kind of meditation, our ideas about small, large, one and many, will vanish. Chapter 39, Entering the Dharma Realm.

A history of Indian Buddhism: Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:. The second translation includes surta sutras than the first, and the Tibetan translation, which is still later, includes many differences with the 80 scrolls version.

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.


Englih, Imre editorReflecting Mirrors: Also, for the Avatamsaka, the historical Buddha Sakyamuni is simply a magical emanation of the cosmic Buddha Vairocana. The view that realizes suchness] A. 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.

Having realized that this world is like a dream, and qvatamsaka all Buddhas are like mere reflections, that all principles [dharma] are like an echo, you move unimpeded in the world Trans in Gomez, In other projects Wikimedia Commons. A Complete Introduction to the Indian Tradition, page If you want avatamsakw know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page.

The notions of small and large do not exist here. The sutra also touches on the subject of the development of the “aspiration for Enlightenment” Bodhicitta to attain supreme Buddhahood.

In his body are all sorts of lands of sentient beings. The view that realizes suchness]. The Weaving of Mantra: The Practice of Huayan Buddhism, The gradation of powers of those who meditate into high, middle, and low].

The single extant Tibetan version was translated from the original Sanskrit by Jinamitra et al.

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

Mahayana sutras Vaipulya sutras Yogacara. 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.

These stages of spiritual attainment are also widely discussed in various parts of the sutra book 15, book By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The sutra also touches on the subject of the development of the “aspiration for Enlightenment” bodhicitta to attain supreme buddhahood.


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 ebglish of enlightenment.

Whenever we see one thing in the Avatamsaka realm, we always find everything in the cosmos in it.

But the thought that the cosmos is big and we are small is just an idea. Retrieved 28 September Dharma Realm Buddhist Association. In one speck of dust are many Buddha lands. The sutra, among the longest in the Buddhist canon, contains 40 chapters on disparate topics, although there are overarching themes:. These two are the only sections of the Avatamsaka which survive in Sanskrit. It has been called by the translator Thomas Cleary “the most grandiose, the most comprehensive, and the most beautifully arrayed of the Buddhist scriptures.

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. When we look deeply at a flower, we can see the whole cosmos contained in it. The sutra is also influential in Chan Buddhism. Below you will find the 15 most relevant articles:.