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5 Outline of the Avataṃsaka Sūtra (Kegonkyō)


 
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1. Title Title of document 5 Outline of the Avataṃsaka Sūtra (Kegonkyō) - Lay Buddhism and Spirituality
 
2. Creator Author's name, affiliation, country Beatrice Lane Suzuki; Otani University; Japan
 
3. Subject Discipline(s) Buddhism; Religion
 
4. Subject Keyword(s) Buddhism; sacred texts; Buddhist traditions; religion
 
5. Subject Subject classification BQ1-9800 Buddhism; BQ1001-1045 Buddhist literature; BQ4600-4610 Relation to other religious and philosophical systems
 
6. Description Abstract In this chapter, the author discusses the Avataṃsaka Sūtra. Of Mahāyāna sūtras, the Kegon, the Hokke (Saddharma-Puṇḍarīka) and the Nehan (Nirvāṇa) sūtras are the most outstanding, and among these the Kegon is important because it is considered to be the teaching given out by the Buddha Śākyamuni just after his enlightenment, and in consequence his enlightenment is made the centre or pivot of the sūtra’s substance.
 
7. Publisher Organizing agency, location Equinox Publishing Ltd
 
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9. Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 01-Jul-2014
 
10. Type Status & genre Peer-reviewed Article
 
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12. Format File format PDF
 
13. Identifier Uniform Resource Identifier https://journals.equinoxpub.com/books/article/view/22089
 
14. Identifier Digital Object Identifier 10.1558/equinox.22089
 
15. Source Journal/conference title; vol., no. (year) Equinox eBooks Publishing; Lay Buddhism and Spirituality
 
16. Language English=en en
 
18. Coverage Geo-spatial location, chronological period, research sample (gender, age, etc.) global
 
19. Rights Copyright and permissions Copyright 2014 Equinox Publishing Ltd