Gandavyuha Sutra

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Gandavyuha Sutra (Skt. Gaṇḍavyūhasūtra; Tib. སྡོང་པོ་བཀོད་པ་, do dong po kö pa, Wyl. mdo sdong po bkod pa) — the final part of the Avatamsaka Sutra.


  • The Tibetan translation of the Sanskrit text can be found in the Kangyur, Ornaments of the Buddhas section, Toh 44-45.

Translations of the Chinese Version


  • Thomas Cleary, tr., Entry into the Realm of Reality: The Gaṇḍavyūha (Boston: Shambhala, 1987)


  • Soûtra de l’Entrée dans la dimension absolue – Gandavyuhasutra avec le commentaire de Li Tongxuan, traduit par Patrick Carre (Padmakara, 2019)


There are no known commentaries in Sanskrit or Tibetan, only in Chinese.

Famous Quotations

རིགས་ཀྱི་བུ་ཁྱོད་ཀྱིས་བདག་ཉིད་ལ་ནད་པའི་འདུ་ཤེས་བསྐྱེད་པར་བྱའོ། །

ཆོས་ལ་སྨན་གྱི་འདུ་ཤེས་བསྐྱེད་པར་བྱའོ། །
དགེ་བའི་བཤེས་གཉེན་ལ་སྨན་པ་མཁས་པའི་འདུ་ཤེས་བསྐྱེད་པར་བྱའོ། །

ནན་ཏན་ཉམས་སུ་ལེན་པ་ནི་ནད་ཉེ་བར་འཚོ་བའི་འདུ་ཤེས་བསྐྱེད་པར་བྱའོ། །

Noble one, think of yourself as someone who is sick,
Of the Dharma as the remedy,
Of your spiritual teacher as a skilful doctor,
And of diligent practice as the way to recovery.

Buddha Shakyamuni, Gandavyuha Sutra

Further Reading

  • Osto, Douglas. The Gaṇḍavyūha-sūtra: a study of wealth, gender and power in an Indian Buddhist Narrative, 2004