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ཕལ་པོ་ཆེ། | Glossary of Terms


    phal po che


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Translation by Robert A. F. Thurman
  • Avataṃsaka
  • ཕལ་པོ་ཆེ།
  • phal po che
  • Avataṃsaka

This vast Mahāyāna sūtra (also called the Buddhāvataṃsaka) deals with the miraculous side of the Mahāyāna. It is important in relation to the Vimalakīrtinirdeśa, since the latter’s fifth chapter, “The Inconceivable Liberation,” is a highly abbreviated version of the essential teaching of the former.