The Flower Ornament Scripture: A Translation of the Avatamsaka Sutra

ISBN-13: 9780877739401

ISBN-10: 0877739404

Author: Thomas Cleary

Edition: New edition

Publication date:
1993
Publisher:
Shambhala
Format:
Hardcover 1643 pages
Category:
Religion
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Acknowledged author Thomas Cleary wrote The Flower Ornament Scripture: A Translation of the Avatamsaka Sutra comprising 1643 pages back in 1993. Textbook and etextbook are published under ISBN 0877739404 and 9780877739401. Since then The Flower Ornament Scripture: A Translation of the Avatamsaka Sutra textbook received total rating of 3.5 stars and was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $4.96 or rent at the marketplace.


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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. Through its structure and symbolism, as well as through its concisely stated principles, it conveys a vast range of Buddhist teachings.

This one-volume edition contains Thomas Cleary's definitive translation of all thirty-nine books of the sutra, along with an introduction, a glossary, and Cleary's translation of Li Tongxuan's seventh-century guide to the final book, the Gandavyuha, "Entry into the Realm of Reality."