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Wutai Shan

(wo͞o-tī shän), mountain range, extending c.150 mi (240 km) across NE Shanxi and NW Hebei prov., NE China. The mountains, rising to c.10,035 ft (3,058 m), are sacred to Buddhists and contain monasteries frequented by pilgrims.

Wut’ai Shan


a mountain range in East China, in Shansi Province. The range is approximately 170 km long, and the maximum elevation is 2,894 m. Wut’ai Shan is composed primarily of sedimentary limestones and sandstones and igneous rocks. The tops of its peaks are flat, and the slopes are steep. The broad-leaved and pine forests of the range have been almost entirely cleared away. There are numerous Buddhist monasteries on the summits of Wut’ai Shan.

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25) and it was Fudeng who left Mount Wutai to collect donations for the Dharma assembly.
Third, in contrast, Cisheng dispatched eunuchs to Mount Wutai to obtain help from Buddhist monks, for the benefit of Lady Wang.
In addition to the considerable merits that a Great Equal Assembly was generally believed to create, holding such an assembly at Mount Wutai had additional meaning for Deqing.
Even before the prayer service, she already intended to construct a monastery for the Buddha's relic at Mount Wutai to pray for Wanli's heir.
The Fonguozhongxin temple and the ironically-named Temple of the God of Wealth have had their business licenses revoked and are currently being investigated by the Mount Wutai Administration Bureau.
Some may say cheating tourists out of a few extra dollars is not a big deal, and may even be common in especially tourist-heavy areas like Mount Wutai, but the problem of the fake monks is also thay they have turned physically dangerous in the past.
We will continue to regulate temples and shops on Mount Wutai to display a good image to tourists," the director of the Mount Wutai Administration Bureau said to Xinhua.
Mount Wutai, located in Shanxi Province, is the highest mountain in northern China and is remarkable for its morphology characterized by precipitous sides with five open treeless peaks.
The theory of the three periods of the Buddha's teachings, particularly the belief that the period of the Final Dharma had begun, lent an urgency to the medieval Chinese pilgrims' wish to experience the transformation and manifestation of the bodhisattva Manjusri on Mount Wutai.
Therefore it is not surprising that the Buddhist concept of the pure lands or buddha lands also occurs as a theme in the Mount Wutai poems.
The poetry of Mount Wutai is more closely associated with pilgrimage and sutra literature than with secular literature.
Another Song dynasty work was written by the lay Buddhist Zhang Shangying [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] (1043-1122), the Xu qingliang zhuan [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] (Further Record of Clear and Cold) around the time of his visit to Mount Wutai in 1088.