Preface to the Avatamsaka Sutra

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Preface to the Avatamsaka Sutra

Post by Nicholas Weeks » Sat May 04, 2013 6:39 pm

This is the Preface to the Sutra by the Tang dynasty Avatamsaka bodhisattva. Master Hua comments on it.

http://www.cttbusa.org/preface/faspreface_contents.asp
It is not a matter of achieving Bodhi or attaining Buddhahood. Rather, you yourself become aware that your own mind has always been fully enlightened.

Li Tungxuan

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Re: Preface to the Avatamsaka Sutra

Post by Nicholas Weeks » Wed Mar 01, 2017 8:46 pm

Here is how it begins:
Going and returning with no border,
Movement and stillness have one source;
Embracing multitudes of wonders, more remains;
Overstepping words and thought by far:
This can only be the Dharma Realm.

Opening and disclosing the mysterious and subtle,
Understanding and expanding the mind and its states;
Exhausting the principle and fathoming the nature,
Penetrating the result which includes the cause;
Deep and wide and interfused,
Vast and great and totally complete,
Surely this must be:
The Great Means Expansive Buddha Flower Adornment Sutra!


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It is not a matter of achieving Bodhi or attaining Buddhahood. Rather, you yourself become aware that your own mind has always been fully enlightened.

Li Tungxuan

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