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Putuo Shan
The Four Sacred Mountains of Chinese Buddhism
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The Putuo Shan is an island southeast of Shanghai in the Zhejiang Province.

 The Putuo Shan is one "The Four Sacred Mountains of Chinese Buddhism". The name Putuo derives from "Potalaka" the mountain residence of Guanyin in the Avatamsaka Sutra.

 

www.mountainstamp.com Pantuo Rock of Putuoshan postage stamp Korea North 1996

Korea North 1996, Pantuo Rock. 

The Pantuo Rock 's name means literally a huge stone on a mountain. It looks like a cone, standing on the top of another rock . The rock appears to be hanging in the air and seems ready to fall. However, it has stationed there for thousands of years and has never shaken. The three Chinese characters "Pan Tuo Shi" were autographed by Hou Jigao (Ming Dynasty 1368 - 1644). 

 



China 1999, Putuo Shan.

Titles:
Nantian Gate, Fanyin Cave
Puji Temple, 100 Step Sand
Pantuo Rock, Fayu Temple.

 

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