The Flower Adornment Sutra - Volume Three: An Annotated Translation of the Avataṃsaka Sutra with A Commentarial Synopsis of the Flower Adornment (Kalavinka Buddhist Classics #15) (Paperback)
The Flower Adornment Sutra is Bhikshu Dharmamitra's extensively annotated 3-volume original translation of the Maḥāvaipulya Buddha Avataṃsaka Sūtra or "The Great Expansive Buddha's Flower Adornment Sutra" rendered from Tripitaka Master Śikṣānanda's circa 699 ce Sanskrit-to-Chinese 80-fascicle translation as the "Da Fangguang Fo Huayan Jing" (大方廣佛華嚴經 / Taisho Vol. 10, no. 279). It consists of 39 chapters that introduce an interpenetrating, infinitely expansive, and majestically grand multiverse of countless buddha worlds while explaining in great detail the cultivation of the bodhisattva path to buddhahood, most notably the ten highest levels of bodhisattva practice known as "the ten bodhisattva grounds." To date, this is the first and only complete English translation of the Avataṃsaka Sutra.