Gandavyuha Sutra

Gandavyuha SutraThe Gandhavyuha Sutra is the last chapter of the Avatamsaka Sutra and details the journey of the youth Sudhana, who undertakes a pilgrimage at the behest of the bodhisattva Manjushri.

Gandavyuha depicts one of the world’s most celebrated spiritual pilgrimages, and comprises the 39th chapter of the Avatamsaka Sutra, or Flower Ornament Scripture. In Buddhabhadra’s Chinese translation of the Avatamsaka, this 39th chapter is entitled «Entrance into the Dharma Realm». The Sutra is described as the «Sudhana’s quest for the ultimate truth», as the sutra chronicles the journey of a disciple, Sudhana, as he encounters various teachings and Bodhisattvas until his journey reaches full circle and he awakens to teachings of the Buddha.

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