Buddha in Chinese script

Dan Lusthaus dlusthau at MAILER.FSU.EDU
Mon Aug 3 11:45:31 UTC 1998

>  Would Xuan Zang (Hsuan Tsang) around 640 A.D.write Buddha as
>  Pu-ta or Po-ta??

By the seventh century in China Buddha was commonly written as the
character fo (BUT by the old pronunciation; still Butsu in Japanese
pronunciation). Xuanzang used that character.

Dan Lusthaus
Florida State University

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