By Robert Gimello
The amount approximately Avatamsaka Buddhism in East Asia is the results of a symposium geared up in France in 2008. 15 contributions replicate the methods of manifestation and of expression of Huayan doctrines in different nation-states and at diversified sessions. in comparison with earlier priceless experiences, the current quantity intends to open broader views, to provide the chance to strengthen opened problematics, in line with basic resources, textual and iconological. The Avatamsaka doctrines have built specific methods of expression and paradigms at the chinese language soil, as a sinized Buddhism, they are stated to have accomplished a philosophical revolution within the historical past of Mahayana: absolutely the isn't the target of the philosophical and soteriological inquiry, yet its aspect of departure. the realm is not just an phantasm to be transcended yet a manifestation of this very Absolute. The Avatamsaka might be visible 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 tune reports. The renewal of problematics on heritage of faith within the some distance East area, because the so-called mixed scheme at the same time philosophical (exoteric) and ritualist (esoteric), provides a intending to the strategy of Avatamsaka present as universal denominator associated from China until eventually the Qitan quarter to Korea and Japan.
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The folio number is preserved on the margin at the left of line r l 0 of the second fragment. The first two fragments contain the left hand margin and adj oin each other at line r7 and line vt. Bu has only the passages corresponding to lines rx, ry, rz and v I . 142. S . C . 1 00 (Or 1 5 0 1 01 1 1 9) : 72 142. S . c . 234 (Or 1 5 0 1 011 74) : 67 147. c. 275 (Or 1 50 1 01 1 9 1 ) : 74 x x x 1 06 mm; lines rl-7, vt-z; left comer 67 mm; lines r7-1 1 , vp-t; left; folio no. 26 74 mm; lines rv-z, v l-5 ; central Parallels : Bu 408a2 1 (rx)-b2 (rz), 408b 6-7 (v I ) ; Si 3 0b2_3 1 a 1 s (recto) , 3 1 a23_32as (verso) ; Tib .
The point is how to translate into practice this idea of mutual dependence in the actual world in which we live. The starting point of this is what I would call the awareness of the "self formed on the basis of mutual relations" (Jap . engi no jiko �f&,0) EI (3). I need hardly say that we live in a world based on relations of mutual dependence, where the lives of each of us constantly create new nexuses of dependence. We must realize that our lives are made possible by this infinite web of mutually dependent relations and try to actively create harmonious nexus which will bring about a world suited to this age of globalization, a world which will bring true and lasting spiritual sufficiency.
Lines vr, vs and vt are probably written in iiryii metre. Restore : (vi}puliim* ; Tib . 95a8 : yans pa. Restore: °s(a)[m](udra); Tib. 95a8 : rgya mtsho . 2 . s g . ipv. i n -hf (see BHSG 26: 2, 3 0 : 2, 7 ) . The fmal vowel -i i s lengthened for metrical reasons (see BHSG 3 : 1 2 , 1 6). Inst. pI. mase. in -ebhi/:z (see BHSG 8 : 1 1 0). %; Tib. 95b 3 : sans rgyas kun gyis. Lines vu-vz correspond to the prose text at the beginning of Chapter 4 of Si as well as of Tib. 1) . Restore: vyavalokayi[t](vii); compound absoI.