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Avatamsaka Buddhism in East Asia: Origins and Adaptation of by Robert Gimello

By Robert Gimello

The quantity approximately Avatamsaka Buddhism in East Asia is the results of a symposium equipped in France in 2008. 15 contributions replicate the methods of manifestation and of expression of Huayan doctrines in different nation-states and at diverse sessions. in comparison with prior worthwhile reviews, the current quantity intends to open broader views, to offer the chance to improve opened problematics, in response to basic assets, textual and iconological. The Avatamsaka doctrines have constructed specific methods of expression and paradigms at the chinese language soil, as a sinized Buddhism, they're acknowledged to have accomplished a philosophical revolution within the historical past of Mahayana: absolutely the isn't the objective of the philosophical and soteriological inquiry, yet its aspect of departure. the realm isn't just an phantasm to be transcended yet a manifestation of this very Absolute. The Avatamsaka should be obvious because the spine of influencial currents, the Chan or Zen, the Tiantai or Tendai, the Ritualistic Buddhism, the natural Land teachings, in addition to the track stories. The renewal of problematics on heritage of faith within the a ways East sector, because the so-called mixed scheme concurrently philosophical (exoteric) and ritualist (esoteric), supplies a aspiring to the strategy of Avatamsaka present as universal denominator associated from China until eventually the Qitan zone to Korea and Japan.

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Tib. 1 7 1 a4 chu klun gi chu 'dus dW1 fie ba zig na corresponds to the Nepalese version. 1 54 Restore: [su](dhanaf:i) . $)[th](i)darak[o]. Jbhedabhyasas. SANSKRIT FRAGMENTS OF THE B UDDHAVA TA¥SAKA FROM CENTRAL ASIA vz 31 III atha khalu sudhanal;t sre�thida[ra] III [ndr]iyesvara[n] . 1 5 7 III + [ra] sa 1 5 8 vanditva1 59 . anekasata 3. 6. Folio No. 382: GafJifavyiiha, "Chapter on Maitreya " The fragment in the Hoernle Collection no . 1 44. S . C . 203 (Or 1 5 0 1 0/ 1 5 5 ) belongs to folio no.

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149 + + + + + III + + . s[r] e$[th] idarako yena r5 III + + + + + . [a] samyak[s]arp [bo] + r6 III + + + + + + . [0] + + + verso vv vw vx vy 111 + + + + + + ra[ma] + + + III sarama1)o . . + + + + + + III + + + + + . 1)0 ' na[y] . I S 0 + III [ma]1)\lale j anapad[ e] na[d] . + + + + III + . + + + III . svaran 1 S 1 =darakarp parimar[gati] I S 2 III sambhedamadhye 1 S 3 . atha [khalu SU] I S 4 + III . [th] . darak[o] I SS . + III . $oS cankramyamaflasya" (SuI 1 2 S : 1 2- 1 3 ) . Tib. corresponds to the Nepalese version.

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