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Han-kuang

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<poem> Han-kuang 含光 (n.d.) (PY Hanguang; Jpn Ganko)

   A priest of Esoteric Buddhism who lived in China in the eighth century. 

According to one account, Han-kuang was a native of India.

A senior disciple of Pu-k'ung (Skt Amoghavajra), a patriarch of Esoteric Buddhism, he traveled to India and Sri Lanka with his teacher.

After returning to China, he lived at Pao-shou-ssu temple in Ch'ang-an, the capital, and assisted Pu-k'ung in various activities including the translation of Sanskrit Buddhist scriptures into Chinese.

He was regarded as foremost among the forty-nine most virtuous priests of Ta-hsing-shan-ssu temple, the largest of the temples in Ch'ang-an.

With Pu-k'ung, he built Chin-ko-ssu, or Gold Pavilion Temple, on Mount Wu-t'ai and made it a center of Esoteric Buddhism. <poem>

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