Hua-Yen Buddhism: the jewel net of Indra – Download as PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or view presentation slides online. Cook, Francis H. Published Hua-Yen Buddhism has 41 ratings and 8 reviews. Mike said: I love the Huayen vision, and this book is a lovely introduction to s Cook, now an ad. And yet the many things do not hinder each other. In his book Hua-yen Buddhism : The Jewel Net of Indra (Pennsylvania State University Press.

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Other editions – View all Hua-yen Buddhism: Like all Buddhist emptiness books – quite technical, so will require repeated readings on my part in order to fully understand hua-hen absorb. Books by Francis Harold Cook. Joshua rated it it was amazing Sep 04, Return to Book Page. Vast indeed is the tactical net of great Indra, mighty of action and tempestuous of great speed.

Living in the Net of Indra. As is the case with this jewel, this is furthermore the case with all the rest of the jewels—each and every jewel simultaneously and immediately reflects each and every other jewel, ad infinitum. Howard rated it it was amazing Apr 15, Hua-yen is a cosmic ecology, which views all existence as an organic unity, so it has an obvious appeal to the modern individual, both students and layman.

Indra’s net

This article is about the philosophical concept. This stretched my brain and opened my heart – what more could I ask for? I would definitely recommend this book for learning about Indra’s net and the view of the universe that it entails, as well as how we can live in accordance with it. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Despite some limitations, highly indrq


Buddhism uses a similar image to describe the interconnectedness of all phenomena. This great world is the power net of mighty Indra, greater than the nrt.

None of the other jewels interfere with this. The Flower Ornament School was developed in China in the late 7th and early 8th centuries as an innovative interpretation of Indian Buddhist doctrines in the light of indigenous Chinese presuppositions, chiefly Taoist.

When one sits within one jewel, one is simultaneously sitting in all the infinite jewels in all ten directions. Authentic English TranslationAgniveer, pp.

Want to Read saving…. It is called Indra’s Net. This book is a description and analysis of the Chinese form of Buddhism called Hua-yen or Hwa-yeaFlower Ornament, based largely on one of the more systematic treatises of its third patriarch.

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With this net Indra conquered all his enemies. Hua-yen Buddhism explores the philosophical system of Hua-yen in greater detail than does Garma C.

The metaphor was developed by the Mahayana school in the 3rd century Avatamsaka Sutra and later by the Huayan school between the 6th and 8th centuries. The Psychology of Awakening: Oct 14, Jennifer rated it it was ok.

An additional value is the development of the questions of ethics and history. Andrew rated it really liked it Oct 09, Prakash mackay rated it it was amazing Jan 13, No trivia or quizzes yet.


It was very well written, and enjoyable to read. Arianna rated it it was amazing Aug 15, This world was the net of the great Sakra Indraof mighty size; by means of this net of Indra I inrda all those people with darkness.

This book is not yet featured on Tue. Everything that exists, or has ever existed, every idea that can be thought about, every datum that is true—every dharma, in the language of Indian philosophy—is a pearl in Indra’s net. Within each jewel, simultaneously, is reflected the whole net.

Hua-Yen Buddhism: The Jewel Net of Indra By Francis H. Cook

Brandon Lott rated it liked it Sep 15, An additional value is the development of the questions of ethics and history. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Charlotte rated it really liked it Mar 19, The author also goes into the history of Hua-yen Buddhism and how it relates to Indian Buddhism, and also the ethical aspects of how a Bodhisattva should act in accordance with this view, as well as other people.

That being said, it’s not overly confusing and their are some quite simple analogies which are easy to grasp. Nua-yen rated it it was amazing May 22,