The Flower Ornament Scripture: A Translation of the Avatamsaka Sutra : Entry into the Realm of Reality

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1987 Hardcover First Edition Fine in Very Good jacket On the dust jacket flaps each individual word has been carefully pink highlighted. Top edge of spine panel is slightly ... wrinkled. Backcover panel is lightly rubbed. 1/2" closed tear near flap fold. Lightly sunned, it is now protected by Brodart cover. Burgundy cloth boards with gilt print and colophon on spine. 404 pages. Read more Show Less

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780877733003
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/1/1987
  • Pages: 404

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 The Wonderful Adornments of the Leaders of the Worlds 55
2 Appearance of the Buddha 150
3 The Meditation of the Enlightening Being Universally Good 176
4 The Formation of the Worlds 182
5 The Flower Bank World 202
6 Vairocana 254
7 Names of the Buddha 270
8 The Four Holy Truths 276
9 Awakening by Light 282
10 An Enlightening Being Asks for Clarification 298
11 Purifying Practice 312
12 Chief in Goodness 330
13 Ascent to the Peak of Mount Sumeru 368
14 Eulogies on Mount Sumeru 371
15 Ten Abodes 384
16 Religious Practice 401
17 The Merit of the Initial Determination for Enlightenment 404
18 Clarifying Method 425
19 Ascent to the Palace of the Suyama Heaven 438
20 Eulogies in the Palace of the Suyama Heaven 441
21 Ten Practices 454
22 Ten Inexhaustible Treasuries 485
23 Ascent to the Palace of the Tushita Heaven 497
24 Eulogies in the Tushita Palace 516
25 Ten Dedications 530
26 The Ten Stages 695
27 The Ten Concentrations 812
28 The Ten Superknowledges 863
29 The Ten Acceptances 870
30 The Incalculable 889
31 Life Span 905
32 Dwelling Places of Enlightening Beings 906
33 Inconceivable Qualities of Buddhas 908
34 The Ocean of Physical Marks of the Ten Bodies of Buddha 933
35 The Qualities of the Buddha's Embellishments and Lights 946
36 The Practice of Universal Good 952
37 Manifestation of Buddha 970
38 Detachment from the World 1022
39 Entry into the Realm of Reality 1135
Appendix 1: Technical Terminology and Symbolism in The Flower Ornament Scripture 1521
Appendix 2: Amplifications of Book 39 1535
Appendix 3: Commentary on Book 39 1545
Glossary 1631
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