Avatamsaka Sutra

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Re: Avatamsaka Sutra

Postby Huifeng » Tue Jun 05, 2012 4:56 am

While Doug (Osto) is working on that, also keep an eye out for (Prof) Luis Gomez, who has been doing a lot of Avatamsaka work lately, along with his regular interest in translation. A very, very sharp mind, and a practicing Buddhist (he works with a couple of groups in Mexico City where he's based nowadays).

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Re: Avatamsaka Sutra

Postby plwk » Tue Jun 05, 2012 4:58 pm

I wonder if anyone here practices the 42 Avatamsaka Syllabary...

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Re: Avatamsaka Sutra

Postby Nicholas Weeks » Tue Jun 05, 2012 9:33 pm

A bodhisattva does not become weary of evil beings nor does he commit the error of bringing forth thoughts inclined to reject them and cast them aside. Avatamsaka Sutra, ch. 25

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Re: Avatamsaka Sutra

Postby greentreee » Tue Jun 05, 2012 11:29 pm

http://www.4shared.com/office/s4vxWvxr/ ... _tran.html

stumbled on it the other day, after noticing a few links in the thread were dead.

it's nice to find since i bought Cleary's Vol. 1 a couple years ago and haven't yet read it and it was a first edition, used with underline marks with a pen in the introduction.

just thought i'd share the link.
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Re: praise of the Avatamsaka Sutra

Postby Nicholas Weeks » Mon Jun 11, 2012 4:55 am

A bodhisattva does not become weary of evil beings nor does he commit the error of bringing forth thoughts inclined to reject them and cast them aside. Avatamsaka Sutra, ch. 25

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Re: Ten Grounds chapter of Avatamsaka Sutra

Postby Nicholas Weeks » Mon Nov 19, 2012 8:21 pm

Rulu has rendered another important sutra: http://www.sutrasmantras.info/sutra35a.html
A bodhisattva does not become weary of evil beings nor does he commit the error of bringing forth thoughts inclined to reject them and cast them aside. Avatamsaka Sutra, ch. 25

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Re: Avatamsaka Sutra

Postby JKhedrup » Tue Nov 20, 2012 10:13 pm

I have heard that there is a bit of a "Hua Yen Revival" going on in Taiwan. Could anyone tell me about this?

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Re: Avatamsaka Sutra

Postby Nicholas Weeks » Tue Nov 20, 2012 11:00 pm

This sangha is involved; maybe at the forefront: http://www.newhuayen.com/page33.html
A bodhisattva does not become weary of evil beings nor does he commit the error of bringing forth thoughts inclined to reject them and cast them aside. Avatamsaka Sutra, ch. 25

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Re: Avatamsaka Sutra

Postby Kaji » Wed Nov 21, 2012 7:35 am

Namas triya-dhvikānāṃ sarva tathāgatānām!

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Re: Avatamsaka Sutra

Postby Nicholas Weeks » Sat Jan 19, 2013 8:44 pm

A bodhisattva does not become weary of evil beings nor does he commit the error of bringing forth thoughts inclined to reject them and cast them aside. Avatamsaka Sutra, ch. 25

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Re: Ten Grounds chapter of Avatamsaka Sutra

Postby Nicholas Weeks » Tue Jan 29, 2013 6:40 pm

A bodhisattva does not become weary of evil beings nor does he commit the error of bringing forth thoughts inclined to reject them and cast them aside. Avatamsaka Sutra, ch. 25

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Re: Avatamsaka Sutra ch. 2

Postby Nicholas Weeks » Sun Feb 10, 2013 12:41 am

A bodhisattva does not become weary of evil beings nor does he commit the error of bringing forth thoughts inclined to reject them and cast them aside. Avatamsaka Sutra, ch. 25

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Re: Avatamsaka Sutra, ch. 4

Postby Nicholas Weeks » Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:53 pm

A bodhisattva does not become weary of evil beings nor does he commit the error of bringing forth thoughts inclined to reject them and cast them aside. Avatamsaka Sutra, ch. 25

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Re: Avatamsaka Sutra, ch. 6

Postby Nicholas Weeks » Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:48 pm

A bodhisattva does not become weary of evil beings nor does he commit the error of bringing forth thoughts inclined to reject them and cast them aside. Avatamsaka Sutra, ch. 25

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Re: Avatamsaka Sutra, ch 9

Postby Nicholas Weeks » Fri Mar 01, 2013 11:38 pm

A bodhisattva does not become weary of evil beings nor does he commit the error of bringing forth thoughts inclined to reject them and cast them aside. Avatamsaka Sutra, ch. 25

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Re: Avatamsaka Sutra, ch 10

Postby Nicholas Weeks » Thu Mar 07, 2013 6:47 pm

A bodhisattva does not become weary of evil beings nor does he commit the error of bringing forth thoughts inclined to reject them and cast them aside. Avatamsaka Sutra, ch. 25

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Re: Avatamsaka Sutra

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Re: Avatamsaka Sutra

Postby WuMing » Sat Mar 09, 2013 11:34 pm

please have a look here


It guess there are good reasons why the Venerable Master Heng Sure (disciple of the Very Venerable Master Hsuan Hua) is lecturing on this Sutra for years now (great lectures btw)
今以佛眼觀之佛與眾生同住解脫之床。無此無彼無二平等。
Now, observing with the eye of the Buddha, both the Buddha and ordinary beings are in the same liberated state. There is neither this nor that: there is only non-duality and identity.
- 空海 Kūkai in Unjigi 吽字義 The Meaning of the Letter Hūṃ
- Kūkai on the Philosophy of Language by Takagi Shingen and Dreitlein Eijō
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Śrī Singha said to Padmasambhava:
Since buddhas and sentient beings are inseparable and the same, it is necessary to respect all sentient beings as being on the same level with the buddhas. Can you?
- translated by Malcolm N. Smith

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Re: Avatamsaka Sutra

Postby Rakz » Sun Mar 10, 2013 2:16 am

Why does the last chapter in the last paragraph of this sutra say "may all beings return to the land of limitless light?" Is it saying all sentients were at one time already in Sukhavati or is this a translation glitch?

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Re: Avatamsaka Sutra

Postby Leo Rivers » Sun Mar 10, 2013 3:18 am

Re: Avatamsaka Sutra: Could we add another angle to the discussion of the Avatamsaka as interpreted as 'a single transmission of a singular philosophy and experience' a little. And yes, if you study the different schools in China and Japan, each will differ in their explanation of how The Buddha spoke all this material at a certain time and place and wither it was provisional or final explanation - but I was wondering if there is there any book or research just discussing each of the sutras in this collection one by one? I have read several of the "The Ten..." Sutras and notice that there is a format of five or six steps they follow in setting the scene and introducing the topics. This format isn't shared by all the others. Several sutras are anciently independently attested and famous, but who chose these as a bundle, where did the redactors of the Avatamsaka find them, how were the concerns of the people who composed them different and the same?


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