By Thomas Cleary
Identified in chinese language as Hua-yen and in eastern as Kegon-kyo, the Avatamsaka Sutra, or Flower decoration Scripture, is held within the maximum regard and studied by means of Buddhists of all traditions. via its constitution and symbolism, in addition to via its concisely acknowledged ideas, it conveys an unlimited diversity of Buddhist teachings.
This one-volume version includes Thomas Cleary's definitive translation of all thirty-nine books of the sutra, besides an advent, a word list, and Cleary's translation of Li Tongxuan's seventh-century consultant to the ultimate booklet, the Gandavyuha, "Entry into the world of Reality."
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