Lingbao Tianzun

Lingbao Tianzun, also known in English as the Heavenly Lord of Spiritual Treasures,[1] is a Taoist god. Also known as Shangqing, he is numbered among the Three Pure Ones who head some forms of the Taoist pantheon.

Lingbao Tianzun
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Traditional Chinese靈寶天尊
Simplified Chinese灵宝天尊
Literal meaningHeavenly Lord of Spiritual Treasure(s)
Shangqing
Chinese上清
Literal meaningThe High-&-Clear [One]

TemplesEdit

The Dongxuan Palace in the Zhujia'ao Valley beside Mt Mian in Shanxi is dedicated to the Lord of Lingbao. His statue in its main hall is covered by a ring of light; his eyes are thought to "contain the mysteries of the universe".[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b CIIC (2010), p. 4.

BibliographyEdit

  • "Must-See on Mianshan Mountain", Official site, Beijing: China Internet Information Center, 27 July 2010.