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Ling-bao tian-zong

by Micha F. Lindemans
The Heavenly Venerable of the Magic Jewel, ruler of the second Taoist heaven Shang-qing. He is sometimes called Dao-Jun, Lord of the Tao, and Tian-shang dao-jun, Supreme Master of the Tao. He is considered to be the guardian of magical writings (Ling-bao jing). He has existed since the beginning of the world and it his task to calculate time, allocate it to the various epochs, and to regulate yin and yan. Ling-bao tian-zong is one of the so-called San-qing.

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  • Also known as:
    Ling-pao t'ien-tsun

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