Trulshik Rinpoche Senge Gyab

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Previously redirected back to Lapchi. It doesn't really help much to indiscriminately link stuff together if one doesn't really know about them in the first place! TSD

Moved the personal comments over to the talk section: --- With the transplantation of Vajrayana Buddhism to Tibet, many sacred places there were eventually identified as similar or identical with the Indian sites. A practice that the great Sakya Pandita greatly criticised. The sacred place of Lapchi for instance, one of the main practice spots of Jetsun Milarepa, was said to be the same as the Indian Godāvarī. Tsari was equated with Devīkoṭṭa or Devīkoṭi, Mount Kailash with Himāvat or Himālaya. In most sources, Oḍḍiyāna is said to be situated in the Swat valley in present-day Pakistan. However, in the biography of the Indian Siddha Buddhagupta-natha, we read of him travelling there and clearly situating it in the Gazhni region of present-day Afghanistan. Kāmarūpa corresponds to most of present-day Assam and Sindhu is said to be situated in the Sindh region of Pakistan. These are however to be taken with a pinch of salt. Neither early Indian masters nor Tibetan ones, either of the past or the present, seem ever to have completely agreed upon those locations. ---