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QUERY> Sanskrit Names in the Puṇyabala Avadāna

I'm working on a translation of the Puṇyabala Avadāna and have come across some names for which I can't find reliable Sanskrit equivalents. I've done tentative reconstructions using Negi's dictionary and other sources, but if anyone has more certain equivalents, I'd appreciate hearing them. The names are:


Gsal stobs (Dyūtibala? Prakāśabala? Prabhābala?)

’Byor ba mchog (Vibhavottama?)

Snang byed (Varchas?)


And is there a Sanskrit version of this text?


Thanks in advance,


John Powers

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Re: H-Buddhism: QUERY> Pagpa and Kubilai Khan

Dear Joseph,

Earliest indication of Pagpa's conferral of Hevajra Tantra to Qubilai appear among Pagpa's own collected works (Sa skya bka' 'bum). There is no explicit mention of him conferring the initiation to Qubilai but among the teachings that Pagpa exclusively composed for Qubilai including Path of the Third Empowerment (Dbang gsum pa’i lam) are teachings that must be preceded by Hevajra initiation according to Sakya tradition.