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The Flower Ornament Scripture: A Translation of
The Flower Ornament Scripture: A Translation of

The Flower Ornament Scripture: A Translation of the Avatamsaka Sutra by Thomas Cleary

The Flower Ornament Scripture: A Translation of the Avatamsaka Sutra



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The Flower Ornament Sutra, (Avatamsaka in Sanskrit; Hua-yen in Chinese; and Hwaom-gyong in Korean) is one of the major Buddhist texts, perhaps the richest, most psychedelically grandiose of all Buddhist scriptures. The Flower Ornament Sutra The starting point for Huayan Buddhism is the extravagant, lengthy Flower Ornament Sutra, or Avatamsaka Sutra in Sanskrit, considered the most elevated scripture by the Huayan school. 2: Translation of the Avatamsaka Sutra. (Thomas Cleary, tr., The Flower Ornament Scripture {Avatamsaka Sutra), Vol. The first comprehensive translation of the Avatamsaka was done under the direction of the Indian monk, Buddhabhadra (359 – 429) and the second, was completed under the direction of the Khotanese monk, Shikshananda (652 – 710). Thomas Cleary's words, so I sincerely appreciate his wisdom and compassion from my deepest heart.] Cleary, Thomas (1993) The Flower Ornament Scripture, Boston & London. In the fourth century c.e., a new set of sutras were written, most significantly, the Flower ornament Sutra (Avatamsaka Sutra), the Descent into Lanka Sutra (Lankavatara Sutra), and the Resolution of Enigmas Sutra (Sandhinirmocana Sutra). Over 1,600 pages in Thomas Cleary's translation, the Flower Ornament Sutra is a samadhi text, designed to inspire luminous visions and exalted experiences of mind and reality through its use of lush, psychedelic, evocative imagery. The Eleventh Chapter “Purifying Practice” of the Avatamsaka Sutra. The Avatamsaka Sutra teaches the interpenetration of all dharmas -- the smallest dharma contains the largest and vice versa. [11] Sources: Cleary, Thomas, The Flower Ornament Scripture, a Translation of the Avatamsaka Sutra. Taking refuge in the Teaching, they should wish that all beings enter deeply into the scriptures, and their wisdom be deep as the sea. Boston: Shambhala, 1993; Cleary, Thomas, Entry Into the Inconceivable: An Introduction to Hua-yen Buddhism. The Flower Ornament Scripture: A Translation of the Avatamsaka Sutra. Thomas Cleary, trans., The Flower Ornament Scripture: A Translation of the Avatamsaka Sutra, Shambhala, 1993. The title is rendered in English as Flower Garland Sutra, Flower Adornment Sutra, or Flowers Ornament Scripture. This text describes a cosmos of infinite realms upon realms, mutually containing each Fragmentary translation probably began in the 2nd century CE, and the famous Ten Stages Sutra (十地經), often treated as an individual scripture, was first translated in the 3rd century. Thomas Cleary in his book of the translation of The Book of Balance and Harmony (1989) identifies that the Taoist movement called the Complete Reality movement was created to distinguish a practical understanding of Taoism as it Cleary writes that ” ironically, one of the most comprehensive descriptions of Taoism … can be found in a Buddhist text, the Avatamsaka-sutra or Flower Ornament Scripture,” which he said is “held to contain the totality of all religion:”. Sunyata, generally translated as "emptiness," is the central concept of the Madhyamika school of Buddhism, which in turn is based on the indian philosopher Nagaruna's teachings. [Notes: The English translation of this sutra has been quoted from Mr.

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