The Avatamsaka Sutra, also known as "Flower Garland Sutra" or "Flower Ornament Sutra", is more like a complete corpus of scripture than a single teachng discourse. @Beautiful previously posted a pdf translation of the sutra here, and there was some discussion of its first chapter (in Biblical terms, it would have been more like a complete book than a chapter). Here is the original post, with the download link (click the little blue upward pointing arrow in the title of the box to be taken to the post): Chapter 26 of the sutra is a treatise of meditation-related spiritual progress, or a spiritual "map", maybe similar to "maps" found in other religions, like the "Cloud of Unknowing" from medieval Christianity. The Ten Grounds, or Ten Bhumis, represent various milestones on the Bodhisattva path of Mahayana Buddism. An online translation (City of 10000 Buddhas translation) of the Ten Grounds chapter can be found here: http://www.cttbusa.org/avatamsaka/avatamsaka26.asp In the PDF posted by Beautiful (the Cleary translation), the chapter starts on page 695 (642 in terms of how a pdf reader will number the pages) I tend to get drawn into technical aspects, extracting detailed descriptions from texts such as this one. It would be a welcome counterpoint for someone to provide a more overarching view of the chapter, as I suspect it to have many levels of meaning and many ways to approach it. So, if you do not want to watch me go into nerd overdrive, please chime in! I think the 3-page portions of the previous reading was a good pace. This would bring us to the end of 697 in the pdf (644 in pdf reader terms), or on the online version, up until the first occurrence of the phrase, "what are the ten?". Onward and upward, then!