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Entry into the Realm of Reality: The Guide. A Commentary on the Gandavyuha, the final book of the Avatamsaka Sutra

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This is a classic Chinese commentary on an important Buddhist text: Entry into the Realm of Reality, also known as the final book of The Flower Ornament Scripture (Avatamsaka Sutra). Perhaps the grandest drama of the Buddhist canon, it encapsulates the complete teaching of Buddhism in a tale of a pilgrimage towards enlightenment. This commentary was written by a distinguished Chinese Buddhist of the eighth century, Li Tongxuan, who emphasised that the scripture was meant for the ordinary person, and his comments make it accessible and engaging to the non-specialist reader. Li clarifies the story of the pilgrimage with special sensitivity to its symbolism and shows how Buddhist awareness can be applied to the present moment in daily life. This commentary is thus a concise introduction to Buddhist thought on its own as well as a companion volume to Entry into the Realm of Reality: The Text. The translator provides an extensive introduction elucidating the background and content of the book.

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Author(s):
Li Tongxuan
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
1989
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0877734771
ISBN-13:
9780877734772
Number of pages:
85
Publisher:
Shambhala
Title:
Entry into the Realm of Reality: The Guide. A Commentary on the Gandavyuha, the final book of the Avatamsaka Sutra

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This is a classic Chinese commentary on an important Buddhist text: Entry into the Realm of Reality, also known as the final book of The Flower Ornament Scripture (Avatamsaka Sutra). Perhaps the grandest drama of the Buddhist canon, it encapsulates the complete teaching of Buddhism in a tale of a pilgrimage towards enlightenment. This commentary was written by a distinguished Chinese Buddhist of the eighth century, Li Tongxuan, who emphasised that the scripture was meant for the ordinary person, and his comments make it accessible and engaging to the non-specialist reader. Li clarifies the story of the pilgrimage with special sensitivity to its symbolism and shows how Buddhist awareness can be applied to the present moment in daily life. This commentary is thus a concise introduction to Buddhist thought on its own as well as a companion volume to Entry into the Realm of Reality: The Text. The translator provides an extensive introduction elucidating the background and content of the book.

Author(s):
Li Tongxuan
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
1989
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0877734771
ISBN-13:
9780877734772
Number of pages:
85
Publisher:
Shambhala
Title:
Entry into the Realm of Reality: The Guide. A Commentary on the Gandavyuha, the final book of the Avatamsaka Sutra

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