Mount Potalaka in Malaya mountains

N. Ganesan naga_ganesan at HOTMAIL.COM
Wed Feb 10 19:16:40 UTC 1999

>The whole chapter  in Xi Yu Ji, where Xuan Zang describes the
>Malaya Mountain is considered later forgery by all Chinese
>commentators I have seen.

 In what period, would this have been added? Any idea?

> >Buddhist texts clearly show that "potala" and
> >"potalaka" are simply alternate names of the same place in
> >potiyil/potiyam/potikai.

>What are the other texts?

 In GaNDavyUha sUtra, Potalaka occurs for the first time
as the abode of Avalokitezvara.

 Chinese like to shorten Potalaka (Pu-ta-lo-chia) as
P'u-t'o. (cf. Chun-fang Yu, Prof. of Religion); Likewise,
In Tibet, Potala is a short form of Potalaka.

N. Ganesan

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