THE Flower Ornament SCRI PTURE A Translation of The Avatamsaka Sutra Thomas Cleary The Flower Ornament Scripture The Flower Ornament Scripture A . A Translation of The Avatamsaka Sutra There is no doubt in my mind that Thomas Cleary is the greatest translator of Buddhist texts from Chinese or Japanese. 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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Avatamsaka Sutra – Wikipedia

Work is stopped and intervention cldary from the numerology expert in the team. It is a major text in Chinese buddhism clary two older versions survived — those of Buddhabhadra and Shikshanandathe latter was used by Cleary. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Mar 18, Blaine rated it it was amazing Shelves: 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.

Quotes from The Flower Orname Not only does the context help to provide intimacy with the concepts found here, but it provides a quick run through important Buddhist concepts that this sutra seeks to encompass and surpass.

Chapter 30 of the Avatamsaka Sutra

The sutra, among the longest Buddhist sutras, is a compilation of disparate texts on various topics such as the Bodhisattva path, the interpenetration of phenomena dharmasthe visionary powers of meditation and the equality of things in emptiness. Each world system also contains an equal number of worlds.


Apr 07, Volmarr Wyrd rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Novaloka presents the Incalculable chapter 30 scroll 45 Asamkhyeyas of the Flower Ornament Scripture cleeary 16 pages from a page translation by Thomas Cleary — to number crunchers all over the globe. Archived from the original on Eileen Marder-Mirman rated it it was amazing May 07, It avztamsaka far too long, but I have finally finished. They apply a superexponential iteration over an exponential one. People looking to trip hard without drugs.

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However, if you ate them all, you would quickly get a stomach ache. Chapter 39, Entering the Dharma Realm.

T. Cleary, The Flower Ornament Scripture: A Translation of The Avatamsaka Sutra

Silence follows, then a joke by the bold Buddhist master on this superstitious monk: Want to Read Currently Reading Read. S M rated it it was amazing Jul 08, How clfary Buddhas and Bodhisattvas achieve enlightenment for all in these infinitely intertwined universes in the past, now and in the future?

This anecdote is not historical, because the Indian writers as well as the Chinese translators wrote words instead of decimal numbers. We can only accept that the clouds and worlds within these universes will take care for themselves, because the wind is the same everywhere: A contribution to this question: Kelly Evans rated it it was amazing Dec 15, Darren rated it it was amazing Aug 09, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. For example, since everything is a series of moments, continually passing away and being renewed, each moment therefore is a new universe.


Remember when powers are piled on top of each other, they are resolved from the top down else use brackets. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

The Flower Ornament Scripture: A Translation of the Avatamsaka Sutra

This is illustrated by the progression of squares by which the incalculable numbers are developed in this book. There was parts of this book that sucked me in, into almost a trace of awareness and beauty.

Those world systems in the ocean of worlds have various resting places, various shapes and forms, various substances and essences, various locations, various entryways, various adornments, various boundaries, various alignments, various similarities, and various powers of maintenance.

It was enormous, and I actually only read the first book out of three of them. A Translation of the Avatamsaka Sutra 4.