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  Budismo Hua-yen
Según muchos autores, la culminación del pensamiento budista la alcanzó la escuela Avatamsaka, basada en el sutra del mismo nombre.
Sutra Avatamsaka (fragmento y comentarios de D.T. Suzuki en la sección "de revolutionibus")
El Sutra Avatamsaka forma parte del Budismo Mahayana.
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  Hear Sutra - Prologue by Grand Master T'an Hsu
Avatamsaka is the analog, the ground of buddhahood.
Consequently, the characteristic of the voidness of all dharmas" is the substance of this sutra.
The third profundity is focused on the clarification of the purpose of the sutra.
www.buddhanet.net /e-learning/hartpro.htm   (2876 words)

 Reading Sutras as a Spiritual Practice - Dharma Talk by Chan Master Sheng-yen   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Sutras are particularly concerned with the mind, and their function is the cultivation of samadhi and wisdom.
The Lotus Sutra (the Saddharma- pundarika Sutra) is composed of twenty-eight fascicles, of which eighteen recommend the practice of Sutra recitation and 'adorning', or purifying, the six sense organs through scriptural recitation.
You recite the Sutra character by character, and after each word you perform a prostration and recite a phrase of homage to the Bodhisattvas who were in the assembly when the Sutra was delivered.
www.westernchanfellowship.org /reading-sutras.html   (3266 words)

 Avatamsaka - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Avatamsaka, Mahayana Buddhist sect, important in China (where it is known as the Huayan school), Korea, and Japan (as the Kegon school).
Avatamsaka Sutra, in full, the Mahavaipulya-Buddhaavatamsaka Sutra (“The Great and Vast Buddha Garland Sutra”), also known as the Garland Sutra,...
Several of the Buddhist schools that flourished in China from the 6th to the 9th centuries were direct or indirect importations of Indian schools....
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 Buddhist Scriptures: Guide to Mahayana Sutras
One of the three sutras that form the doctrinal basis of the Pureland School - the two others are Meditation Sutra and Longer Amitabha Sutra.
One of the smallest sutras, and with the Diamond Sutra, one of the most popular of the 40 sutras, in the vast Prajnaparamita literature.
This sutra is the 26th chapter of Avatamsaka Sutra, and is also an independent sutra.
www.buddhanet.net /e-learning/history/s_mahasutras.htm   (345 words)

 The Flower Ornament Scripture : A Translation of the Avatamsaka Sutra - Book
The Avatamsaka Sutra (The Sutra of the Garland of Flowers) is among the largest and greatest of the scriptures of Mahayana Buddhism.
The Avatamsaka Sutra became very influential in Chinese Buddhism, and was responsible for the creation of the Hua-Yen school.
It includes not only his translation of the Avatamsaka Sutra, but also a book subsequently pinned onto it (the 400-page Gandhavyuha, or "Entry into the Realm of Reality"), the Chinese mystic Li Tongxuan's seventh-century commentary on the Gandhavyuha, a glossary of difficult Mahayana concepts, and an incredibly helpful translator's introduction.
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 Wihara.com - Forum Diskusi Agama Buddha - View Single Post - Avatamsaka Sutra
Pada waktu retret yang lalu, ada sedikit membahas sedikit mengenai avatamsaka sutra.
Avatamsaka Sutra pada bagian akhir membahas mengenai kisah seorang pemuda Sudhana yang mencari pencerahan.
Aku baru mendengarkan Avatamsaka Sutra dari kulit luarnya, mengenai Avatamsaka Sutra selengkapnya, aku juga masih belum begitu jelas...
www.wihara.com /forum/showpost.php?p=8717&postcount=4   (117 words)

 The Flower Ornament Scripture: A Translation of the Avatamsaka Sutra by Thomas Cleary : Book
The Avatamsaka Sutra, or the Flower Garland (Flower Ornament) Sutra is the earliest sutra spoken by the Buddha.
Kegon) School (Huayan/Kegon: Avatamsaka), one of the most prominent and influential schools in the history of Chinese and Japanese Buddhism, is based on this scripture, which emphasizes the mutually unobstructed interpenetration the Dharma realm, the interactions between principle and phenomenal worlds.
The Avatamsaka Sutra is one of the Vaipulya Sutras, meaning that it is, in effect, an incredibly large sutra comprised of several smaller sutras (other Vaipulya Sutras include: the Perfection of Wisdom Sutra, the Jewel Heap Sutra, and the Nirvana Sutra).
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 The Phenomenal Universe of the Flower Ornament Sutra
The Huayan, or Flower Ornament Sutra, with its vivid metaphors and extravagant visions, is not widely known in the West, yet it has had a profound and lasting impact on the way Zen and Chan Buddhism are practiced.
This sutra is sometimes described as Shakyamuni Buddha’s very first awareness upon his great enlightenment, which was too lofty for anyone else at that time to hear.
The heroic bodhisattva most prominently featured in the sutra is Samantabhadra (Puxian in Chinese; Fugen in Japanese), whose name means “universal virtue.” Often depicted riding an elephant, Samantabhadra, with his calm dignity, specializes in performing devotional observances and in artistic, aesthetic expressions of the sacred.
www.thebuddhadharma.com /issues/2006/fall/phenomenal.html   (3323 words)

 Heart Sutra Commentary
The Heart Sutra is a very important chant in Mahayana Buddhism, chanted by millions of people, but only parts of it come from the original Pali sutras.
In the Heart Sutra the protagonist in the setting of this major Mahayana discourse is Avalokitesvara, the bodhisattva of compassion, also known as 'the white Buddha'.
In the Heart Sutra venerable Sariputra asks Avalokitesvara a question and this deity of compassion does the talking so this indicates how high up Avalokitesvara is, in their view.
www.theravada.ca /Pages/heart_sutra_commentary.html   (1497 words)

 Avatamsaka Sutra
This sutra is very highly respected by all Mahayana Buddhist schools, particularly in the Far East, where it gave birth in China to an important 'syncretistic' school named after it, and where it also inspired the influential Chan (Zen) schools of meditation.
The emphasis on unity in the Avatamsaka is
In the Prajnaparamita Sutras, the immediate 'suchness' of phenomena, is equivalent to the 'emptiness' of all phenomena.
www.sunyaprajna.com /Buddhism/Avatamsaka.html   (9380 words)

 Ida B. Wells Memorial Sutra Library
These Sutras and Suttas are a gift of Dharma to the entire planet, and can be copied and distributed both electronically and physically, free of charge regardless of the translator and without prior notification to the Ida B. Wells Memorial Sutra Library.
Dharani Sutra Of The Buddha On Longevity, the Extinction of Offences, and The Protection of Young Children Children
Sutra on Praise of the Pure Land and Protection by The Buddha
www.buddhistinformation.com /ida_b_wells_memorial_sutra_library   (673 words)

 Dharma Podcast - This weekly Podcast includes the Wednesday evening “Dharma Talks” from Upaya Zen Center ...
DP 8 Avatamsaka Sutra - Great Bodhisattva »;
The scholar Kazuaki Tanahashi introduces us to the Avatamsaka Sutra, the great Mahayana Sutra bringing forth the Buddha’s enlightenment.
She speaks of the Avatamsaka world as a world of unselfishness.
www.dharmapodcast.org /dp-7-the-avatamsaka-sutra-opening-the-avatamsaka-world   (251 words)

 Introducing the Avatamsaka Sutra - Acknowledgement
He bowed to the Avatamsaka Sutra, meditated, ate one meal a day, did not lie down to sleep at night and cultivated very vigorously.
Just as in the Avatamsaka Sutra, the very moving sections that describe the inconceivable selflessness and great compassion of a Great Sage, the Tripitaka Master is also that way.
I may highlight a principle mentioned in the Sutra or attempt to connect it to a basic Teaching.
www.buddhistbooks.info /avatam/acknowledge.html   (919 words)

The entire Avatamsaka cycle is preserved in Tibetan and also in several translations in the Chinese Canon.
From Avatamsaka-thought in convergence with themes from the Lotus Sutra and Nirvana Sutra emerged the synchretistical view of the T’ien-t’ai school characterized by its strong mystical imprint.
This is the shi-shi-wu-ai: phenomena are mutually unhindered and interfused.
www.akshin.net /philosophy/budphilavatamsaka.htm   (2229 words)

 Avatamsaka Sutra - Article from FactBug.org - the fast Wikipedia mirror site   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The sutra is also well known for its detailed description of the course of the bodhisattva's practice through fifty-two stages.
Fragmentary translation probably began in the second century CE, and the famous Ten Stages Sutra (十地經), often treated as an individual scripture, was first translated in the third century.
Practices and Vows of the Bodhisattva Samantabhadra from the Avatamsaka Sutra.
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 Manjushri - Chinese Hua-yen School Teaching
The third translation of the Sutra was done by Prajna not too long after the second translation.
As one of the longest texts in the Buddhist canon, the Avatamsaka is one of the most comprehensive compendiums of the Buddhist teaching.
The main subject of this sutra is the description of the Buddha's enlightenment.
manjushri.acumaestro.com /TEACH/cHuayen.htm   (1205 words)

 The key difference between our consciousness and that of God is that ours is finite and his is infinite
As I felt that Avatamsaka (Kegon in Japanese) might provide a way to see the world and develop connection in conducting our life, if I were to find some one who can understand such a viewpoint, he should be that person.
Avatamsaka sutra is a voluminous Mahayana sutra, which is known as something people did not understand since it talks directly about the state of enlightenment – so the story goes.
Little I knew about the entire sutra, I had the intuitive sense of allusion to the 'all in all', to the interpenetration of all things, to the fundamental unity and harmony of all things.
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 Avatamsaka Sutra Term Papers, Essay Research Paper Help, Essays on Avatamsaka Sutra
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 The Religion of the Samurai: Chapter III: The Universe is the Scripture of Zen
It is in this sutra that most of Shakya's eminent disciples, known as the adherents of Hinayanism, are astonished with the profound wisdom, the eloquent speech, and the supernatural power of Vimalakirtti, a Bodhisattva, and confess the inferiority of their faith.
Sutras used by Zen Masters.--Ten Dai failed to explain away the discrepancies and contradictions of which the Canon is full, and often contradicted himself by the ignoring of historical[1] facts.
As there were, however, no written sutras to disprove their assertion, the elders, such as Yaça, Revata, and others, who opposed the Indulgences, had to convoke the second council of 700 monks, in which they succeeded in getting the Indulgences condemned, and rehearsed the Buddha's instruction for the second time.
www.sacred-texts.com /bud/rosa/rosa05.htm   (6602 words)

 Amazon.de: Flower Ornament Scripture: Translation of the Avatamsaka Sutra: 2: English Books: Thomas Cleary   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This is the Buddha's Big TOE (Theory of Everything); but this is an ornament to Buddha's little toe (and this little piggy went all the way home), The famous sutra when the buddha held up a flower and only one of his hearers got the trick of it.
The Avatamsaka Sutra is a powerful and profound piece of work worth the investment of time to ponder, and meditate upon.
When he came out of his meditation, he wrote the sutra from memory, which became more or less the Avatamsaka sutra translated here.
www.amazon.de /Flower-Ornament-Scripture-Translation-Avatamsaka/dp/0394552520   (627 words)

 E-sangha, Buddhist Forum and Buddhism Forum -> Avatamsaka Sutra And The Vajrayana
It is my favorite of all sutras, and it is the sutra that sets out in the clearest fashion how to practice the Mahayana path.
Ranking sutras is of some importance, if we are, as the Ratnakuta sutra states, to follow sutras of definitive meaning rather than those of provisional meaning.
Hua-Yen Avatamsaka Sutra is consisted to be the Largest Book of Infinite Life Sutra in Pureland School.
www.lioncity.net /buddhism/index.php?showtopic=6298   (1372 words)

 the Gandavyuha - Part II
In countries such as Japan this sutra continues to be regarded as the apogee of Buddhist thought, sentiment, and experience.
Some modern physicists have also been attracted to the Avatamsaka Sutra’s unique vision of the fundamental nature of reality because the text's cosmological view finds its reflection in the interaction of particles at the sub-atomic level, according to the laws of quantum physics.
The sutra’s exploration of parallel universes may also be relevant with regards to the multiple universe, or "multiverse," theory of quantum computing.
www.borobudur.tv /gandavyuha_2.htm   (2090 words)

 pamphlets 28   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Early patriarchs of the school took the teachings of the sutra and together with their personal insights formulated an accessible approach to the understanding of conditionality and dharma nature.
Legend has it that the sutra was later hidden in the royal palace of the king of a serpent-worshipping clan in India.
With his extraordinary wisdom, he managed to memorize the last third of the sutra before he was discovered by the royal guards of the palace and expelled.
www.hsilai.org /english/e_hsilai/reading_room/reading_room_phamphlets28.htm   (7512 words)

 Manifestation of the Tathagata, translated by Cheng Chien Bhikshu
The spiritual journey, described in the sutra in minute detail with great beauty, which culminates in the realization of the highest awareness accessible to humanity, starts in the simple act of awakening of faith.
It is its practical usefulness in providing inspiration and guidance to all those who have the maturity and wisdom to see beyond their self-imposed limitations and dedicate their lives to the highest good that makes the sutra truly meaningful.
The Buddha of the Avatamsaka, glorious and inconceivable as he may appear to be, is truly very close to each of us.
www.mro.org /mr/archive/24-3/articles/maniferstationoftathagatha.html   (1235 words)

 Buddhist Glossary
It is said in the Vimalakirti Nirdesha Sutra that Vimalakirti came from this realm.
In the Lotus Sutra, chapter eight, it is predicted that he will become a Buddha called Universal Brightness.
He recited the collection of sutra teachings at the first council held in Rajagriha.
www.namsebangdzo.com /Buddhist_Glossary_s/2436.htm   (1603 words)

 The Rangjung Yeshe Glossary of Vajrayana Buddhist terminology
The 'Collection of Abhidharma Teachings.' Teachings compiled from the sutras that analyze the nature of what is; one of the the collections of the Tripitaka.
In the Sutra system, conceptual ignorance means superimposed or 'learned' wrong views; gross general beliefs that obscure the nature of things.
There are various descriptions but in the sutras the most general is: devas, nagas, yakshas, gandharvas, asuras, garudas, kinnaras, and mahoragas.
www.rangjung.com /rootfiles/ryp-glossary.htm   (9680 words)

 Amazon.com: The Flower Ornament Scripture: A Translation of the Avatamsaka Sutra: Books: Thomas Cleary   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Known in Chinese as Hua-yen and in Japanese as Kegon-kyo, the Avatamsaka Sutra, or Flower Ornament Scripture, is held in the highest regard and studied by Buddhists of all traditions.
The Avatamsaka Sutra (The Sutra of the Garland of Flowers) is among the largest and greatest of the scriptures of Mahayana Buddhism.
The Avatamsaka Sutra became very influential in Chinese Buddhism, and was responsible for the creation of the Hua-Yen school.
www.amazon.com /Flower-Ornament-Scripture-Translation-Avatamsaka/dp/0877739404   (948 words)

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