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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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. Hua-yen Buddhism strongly resembles Whitehead’s process philosophy, and has strong implications for modern philosophy and religion. Trivia About Hua-Yen Buddhism Andrew rated it really liked it Oct 09, Just as one goes into one jewel and thus enters every other jewel while never leaving this one jewel, so too one enters any jewel while never leaving this particular jewel.

Hua-yen Buddhism explores the philosophical system of Hua-yen in greater detail than does Garma C. In Vermeer’s Hata history book written by Timothy Brookthe author uses the metaphor:. Francis Cook’s writing reflects this to some extent, which lends a somewhat dated quality to the discussion, especially early on. By that net, O Indra, pounce upon all the enemies so that none of the enemies may escape the arrest and punishment.

Books by Francis Harold Cook. The Indian Background of Huayen.

Hua-Yen Buddhism

This was a comprehensive book hua-yyen the philosophy of Hua-yen Buddhism. The progression is infinite, like the jewels of Celestial Lord Indra’s Net: In each of the lion’s eyes, in its ears, limbs, and so forth, down to each and every single hair, there is a golden lion. Steve Kennedy rated it really liked it Sep 17, This book is not yet featured on Listopia. If all jewels are present within each jewel, it is also the case that if you sit in one jewel you sit in all jewels at the same time.


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According to Rajiv Malhotra, the earliest reference to a net belonging to Indra is in the Atharva Veda c. It was very well written, and enjoyable to read. The Flower Ornament School was developed in China in the late 7th and early 8th centuries as an innovative thee of Indian Buddhist doctrines in the light of indigenous Chinese presuppositions, chiefly Taoist.

Keeney Limited preview – If we now turn to the southwest, we can pick one particular jewel and examine it closely. An additional value is the development of the questions of ethics and history. Ijdra love the Huayen vision, and hus-yen book is a lovely introduction to it. I won’t go into the details of the philosophy here, because I have a long entry on my blog going into the details: The Buddha in the Avatamsaka Sutra ‘s 30th book states a similar idea:.

Hua-Yen Buddhism: The Jewel Net of Indra by Francis Harold Cook

It is both a great introduction to this very important “school” of philosophy, as well as thee a wonderful treatment in general. For the book by Rajiv Malhotra, see Indra’s Net book. Refresh and try again. Mar 26, Seth rated it it was amazing. Howard rated it it was amazing Apr 15, Hua-yen is regarded as the highest form of Buddhism by most modern Japanese and Chinese scholars. Living in the Net of Indra. That being said, it’s not overly confusing and their oof some quite simple analogies which are easy to grasp.


Thus, Professor Cook presents a valuable sequel to Professor Chang’s pioneering work.

Subscribe to our mailing list and be notified about new titles, journals and catalogs. 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

Jim Williams rated it really liked it Jun 27, The concept of bbuddhism is also gone into in detail, and it makes so much more sense now in the context of Indra’s net and the relationships between everything in the jet. 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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References to this book Aesthetics of Change Bradford P. 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.

In accordance with the extravagant tastes of deities, the artificer has hung a single glittering jewel in each “eye” of the net, and since the net itself is infinite in dimension, the jewels are infinite in number.

Within each jewel, simultaneously, is reflected the whole net. Everything that exists in Indra’s web implies all else that exists.