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By Robert Gimello

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The quantity approximately Avatamsaka Buddhism in East Asia is the results of a symposium geared up in France in 2008. 15 contributions mirror the methods of manifestation and of expression of Huayan doctrines in numerous realms and at assorted sessions. in comparison with earlier invaluable stories, the current quantity intends to open broader views, to provide the chance to strengthen opened problematics, in response to fundamental resources, textual and iconological. The Avatamsaka doctrines have constructed specific methods of expression and paradigms at the chinese language soil, as a sinized Buddhism, they're stated to have accomplished a philosophical revolution within the historical past of Mahayana: absolutely the isn't the aim of the philosophical and soteriological inquiry, yet its aspect of departure. the area is not just an phantasm to be transcended yet a manifestation of this very Absolute. The Avatamsaka should 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 music stories. The renewal of problematics on historical past of faith within the a long way East quarter, because the so-called mixed scheme at the same time philosophical (exoteric) and ritualist (esoteric), supplies a desiring to the procedure of Avatamsaka present as universal denominator associated from China until eventually the Qitan area to Korea and Japan.

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22 1-222). See also Hori 2002. SHT I 414 (p. 1 87). 18 HORI SHIN'reHIRO were found in the ruins of Sorcuq, near Qarasahr, on the Northern route of the Silk Road. Judging from the folio numbers, the two Gv fragments from Sorcuq appear to belong to manuscripts of Gv conceived as an independent text rather than being part of a larger manuscript containing the entire BA. 1 7 In the summer of 2002, I began my investigation of the Hoernle and Stein Col­ lections in the British Library 1 8 on the assumption that at least some fragments of Gv could be traced.

The precise find-spots are fortunately known because many fragments bear site marks. Most of the fragments of our manuscript in this collection bear the site mark "Kha. i . " This site mark indicates that the fragments concerned were excavated from the ruined temple "Kha. " at Khadaliq in S eptember 1 906 during Stein ' s second 17 Hori 2002 : 1 1 5 ( 1 1 6). 18 I am grateful to Mr. Michael O 'Keefe and Mr. Burkhard Quessel for arranging for me to inves­ tigate the original. 1 9 Hoemle 1 9 1 6 : 85, 1 3 9 .

94 Restore : (sa)rvbabodhisatvasamantabhadra[pj(rmJidhi) or O[pj(rmJidhiina) . Si 33b 1 2 -W 1f Wl ttNJJi#l;i supports this restoration, while Tib. 92b 7 bymi chub sems dpa ' 'das pa dan ma '01is pa dan da ltar byun ba rnams kyi kun tu bzan po 'i smon lam has no equivalent for sarva-. 95 Restore: (i)ha; Tib. 93a 1 : 'dir. 96 triya[ddhvj(a) : a form with an epenthetic vowel -i- in prose (see BHSG 3 : 1 02, 1 04) . 97 Restore: di(gvidik1;u) ; Tib. 93a5--{; : phyogs mtshams thams cad duo 98 Restore: (a)tha.

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