The Flower Ornament Scripture: A Translation of the Avatamsaka Sutra

The Flower Ornament Scripture: A Translation of the Avatamsaka Sutra

by Thomas Cleary

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The Flower Ornament Scripture: A Translation of the Avatamsaka Sutra by Thomas Cleary

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."

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ISBN-13: 9780877739401
Publisher: Shambhala
Publication date: 10/28/1993
Pages: 1560
Sales rank: 494,380
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 2.40(d)

About the Author

Thomas Cleary holds a PhD in East Asian Languages and Civilizations from Harvard University and a JD from the University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law. He is the translator of over fifty volumes of Buddhist, Taoist, Confucian, and Islamic texts from Sanskrit, Chinese, Japanese, Pali, and Arabic.

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