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the superior of an abbey of monks

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After Chamroon's passing in 1999, his younger brother Charoen succeeded to the abbotship.
On the one hand, characters--Esquire Wen, White Fox, Gold Lock, General Wang, and Commander Zhang--work themselves into a fever, in order to possess Tripitaka's hand-written "Mahayana Scroll"; on the other, the three disciples of the Abbot are at loggerheads with one another over succession to the abbotship, The main action of these two groups starts with the theft of the scroll, rivalry over the abbotship, and terminated respectively in failure and death,
The casting of such a statue was very likely inspired by Zhongzong's edict resuming the Baisima construction project, which had been instigated by Huifan and which resulted in the installation of an immense Buddha-statue at the Shengshansi, and the assigning of its abbotship to Huifan.
Yet there are no records of any sexual irregularities at the time (1528) at either institution: the Visitations of Godstow in 1517 and 1520, prior to Burton's abbotship of Osney (1524-1537), make no mention of any,(10) and in 1535 John Tregonwell reported to Cromwell:
Byams pa kun dga' 'byung gnas in his gSang phu gdan rabs even relates a 35-year period of abbotship.