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The Ten Bodhisattva Grounds: The Avatamsaka Sutra, Chapter 26 (Trilingual Edition)

The Ten Bodhisattva Grounds: The Avatamsaka Sutra, Chapter 26 (Trilingual Edition)

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"The Ten Bodhisattva Grounds" is an annotated English Translation by Bhikshu Dharmamitra of Tripitaka Master Śikṣānanda's circa 699 ce Sanskrit-to-Chinese translation of the Avataṃsaka Sūtra, Chapter 26. This text describes in great detail the ten highest levels of bodhisattva practice on the path to buddhahood as taught in that sutra.


trilingual edition (English / Chinese / Sanskrit) includes the facing-page simplified and traditional Chinese texts along with the entire appended P. L. Vaidya Sanskrit text. The Sanskrit section headings are inset in all three languages for easy mutual correlation between the three texts.

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ISBN-13: 9781935413134
Publisher: Kalavinka Press
Publication date: 10/30/2019
Series: Kalavinka Buddhist Classics
Edition description: 10th Chinese / English / Sanskrit_paper ed.
Pages: 620
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.37(d)

About the Author

Tripitaka Master Śikṣānanda (652-710 ce) was a major translator of Buddhist texts into Chinese during the Tang Dynasty. This monk from Khotan is most remembered for his 699 ce translation of the 80-fascicle edition of the Avataṃsaka Sūtra.

Bhikshu Dharmamitra (ordination name "Heng Shou" - 釋恆授) is a Chinese-tradition translator-monk and one of the earliest American disciples (since 1968) of the late Guiyang Ch'an patriarch, Dharma teacher, and pioneer of Buddhism in the West, the Venerable Master Hsuan Hua (宣化上人). He has a total of 34 years in robes during two periods as a monastic (1969‒1975 & 1991 to the present). Dharmamitra's principal educational foundations as a translator of Sino-Buddhist Classical Chinese lie in four years of intensive monastic training and Chinese-language study of classic Mahāyāna texts in a small-group setting under Master Hsuan Hua (1968-1972), undergraduate Chinese language study at Portland State University, a year of intensive one-on-one Classical Chinese study at the Fu Jen University Language Center near Taipei, two years of course work at the University of Washington's Department of Asian Languages and Literature (1988-90), and an additional three years of auditing graduate courses and seminars in Classical Chinese readings, again at UW's Department of Asian Languages and Literature.Since taking robes again under Master Hua in 1991, Dharmamitra has devoted his energies primarily to study and translation of classic Mahāyāna texts with a special interest in works by Ārya Nāgārjuna and related authors. To date, he has translated more than fifteen important texts comprising approximately 150 fascicles, including most recently the 80-fascicle Avataṃsaka Sūtra (the "Flower Adornment Sutra"), Nāgārjuna's 17-fascicle Daśabhūmika Vibhāśa ("Treatise on the Ten Grounds"), and the Daśabhūmika Sūtra (the "Ten Grounds Sutra"), all of which are current or upcoming Kalavinka Press publications.

Table of Contents

General Table of Contents

About the Chinese Text 6

About the Sanskrit Text 6

Outlining in This Work 6

Acknowledgements 7

List of Abbreviations 8

Directory to Chapter Subsections 11

The Translator’s Introduction 21

The Translation: The Ten Bodhisattva Grounds 29

Part 1 : The Joyfulness Ground 59

Part 2 : The Stainlessness Ground 107

Part 3 : The Shining Light Ground 135

Part 4 : The Blazing Brilliance Ground 163

Part 5 : The Difficult-to-Conquer Ground 185

Part 6 : The Direct Presence Ground 213

Part 7 : The Far-Reaching Ground 245

Part 8 : The Immovability Ground 277

Part 9 : The Excellent Intelligence Ground 351

Part 10: The Dharma Cloud Ground 355

Translation Endnotes 427

Variant Readings from Other Chinese Editions 451

Bibliography 455

Appendix: The P. L. Vaidya Sanskrit Text 457

About the Translator 615

Kalavinka Buddhist Classics: Current Title List 617

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