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Buddhāvataṃsakasūtra
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The Buddhāvataṃsakasūtra (Flower-Ornament Scripture; usually but incorrectly referred to as Avataṃsakasūtra), one of the most voluminous Mahāyāna sūtras, remains little studied in the West. However, in East Asia the Buddhāvataṃsaka plays an essential role, being regarded in some systems as the direct revelation of the highest truth that the B…

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Imre Hamar, “Buddhāvataṃsakasūtra”, in: Encyclopedia of Buddhism Online, Editor-in-Chief: Consulting Editors: Jonathan A. Silk, Oskar von Hinüber, Vincent Eltschinger. Consulted online on 03 June 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2467-9666_enbo_COM_0012>
First published online: 2020
First print edition: 20151231



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