A noteworthy feature of the smaller Buddhāvataṃsaka—and one of the elements that is still a living part of East Asian Buddhist practice today—is its detailed prescription for the thoughts that a bodhisattva should bring forth while carrying out ordinary daily activities. All of these thoughts are directed toward the welfare of others, and though well over one hundred such thoughts are described in each of the versions of this smaller sūtra, the format of all of them is the same: "When the bodhisattva is [carrying out a certain activity], he should wish that all living beings [will attain a certain benefit]." These activities range from the impure (enjoying himself in the harem, going to the toilet) to the sublime (being filial to his parents, putting on the monastic robe for the first time), underscoring the fact that, for the authors of this text, the bodhisattva path could be cultivated in the context of virtually every activity.
"Indian Antecedents of Huayan Thought: New Light from Chinese Sources" by Jan Nattier, pg 118
in Reflecting Mirrors: Perspectives on Huayan Buddhism by Imre Hamar (Editor)