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Sudhana would converse with 52 masters in his quest for enlightenment. In the same way Sudhana The penultimate master that Sudhana visits is the Manjusri Bodhisattva , the bodhisattva of great wisdom. Thus, one of the grandest of pilgrimages approaches its conclusion by revisiting where it began.

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Title[ edit ] This work has been used in a variety of countries. This title is identical to Chinese above, just in Shinjitai characters. One source claims that it is "a very long text composed of a number of originally independent scriptures of diverse provenance, all of which were combined, probably in Central Asia, in the late third or the fourth century CE. Fragmentary translation probably began in the 2nd century CE, and the famous Ten Stages Sutra, often treated as an individual scripture, was first translated in the 3rd century.

The second translation includes more sutras than the first, and the Tibetan translation, which is still later, includes many differences with the 80 scrolls version. Scholars conclude that sutras were being added to the collection.

The single extant Tibetan version was translated from the original Sanskrit by Jinamitra et al. The sutra, among the longest Buddhist sutras, is a compilation of disparate texts on various topics such as the Bodhisattva path, the interpenetration of phenomena dharmas , the visionary powers of meditation and the equality of things in emptiness.

Having realized that this world is like a dream, and that all Buddhas are like mere reflections, that all principles [dharma] are like an echo, you move unimpeded in the world Trans in Gomez, lxxxi [18] As a result of their meditative power, Buddhas have the magical ability to create and manifest infinite forms, and they do this in many skillful ways out of great compassion for all beings.

In each atom the Buddhas of all times Appear, according to inclinations; While their essential nature neither comes nor goes, By their vow power they pervade the worlds. Cleary —7: I, Bk 4 The point of these teachings is to lead all beings through the ten bodhisattva levels to the goal of Buddhahood which is done for sake of all other beings.

These stages of spiritual attainment are also widely discussed in various parts of the sutra book 15, book The sutra also includes numerous Buddhas and their Buddhalands which are said to be infinite, representing a vast cosmic view of reality, though it centers on a most important figure, the Buddha Vairocana great radiance.

In his body are all sorts of lands of sentient beings. Even in a single pore are countless vast oceans. The discourses in the sutra version with 39 chapters are delivered to eight different audiences or "assemblies" in seven locations such as Bodh Gaya and the Tusita Heaven.

These two are the only sections of the Avatamsaka which survive in Sanskrit. The sutra also touches on the subject of the development of the "aspiration for Enlightenment" bodhicitta to attain supreme buddhahood. Main article: Gandavyuha Sudhana learning from one of the fifty-two teachers along his journey toward enlightenment. Sanskrit manuscript, th century. According to Luis Gomez, this sutra can also be "regarded as emblematic of the whole collection.

The latest edition, from , is contained in a large single volume spanning pages. Currently over twenty volumes are available, and it is estimated that there may be volumes in the complete edition. The publisher Bukkyo Dendo Kyokai is also editing a full multi-volume translation which should be available around

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Title[ edit ] This work has been used in a variety of countries. This title is identical to Chinese above, just in Shinjitai characters. One source claims that it is "a very long text composed of a number of originally independent scriptures of diverse provenance, all of which were combined, probably in Central Asia, in the late third or the fourth century CE. Fragmentary translation probably began in the 2nd century CE, and the famous Ten Stages Sutra, often treated as an individual scripture, was first translated in the 3rd century. The second translation includes more sutras than the first, and the Tibetan translation, which is still later, includes many differences with the 80 scrolls version.

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Die undenkbaren Dharmas der Buddhas Die Auftritte der Tathagatas Transzendieren der Welt Eintritt in das Reich des Dharma Gandavyuha Es existierte bereits vorher in Indien, und es wird angenommen, dass es von der Lokattaravadin-Schule der Mahasanghikas stammt. Die sehr Freudige Skt. Vimala , auf der man von jeder Befleckung frei ist Licht - Macher.

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