Posted by: Eddie | February 14, 2011

An excerpt from the Avatamsaka Sutra

Here’s a few paragraphs from the Avatamsaka Sutra, also known as the Flower Ornament Scripture, as translated by Thomas Cleary. This is from the section titled “Eulogies on Mount Sumeru”:

Knowing there are many because one
And one because many,
Realize all things have no basis
And only arise from compounding.

There is no creator or created:
They only arise from habitual conceptions.
How can we know this is so?
Because other than this naught is.

All things have no abode:
No definitive locus can be found;
The Buddhas abide in this,
Ultimately unwavering.

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