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abbot

the superior of an abbey of monks
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What does it mean when you dream about an abbot?

Dreaming of the superior of a monastery may relate to authority, either secular or spiritual. It is sometimes a symbol of a spiritual guide.

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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,
Given that Myang chos 'byung (p.142 lines 4-5) attributes six years of abbotship to A mo gha and Thar pa Nyi ma rgyal mtshan cumulatively, the former held the gdan sa of Bodhgaya for a similar term of three years.
The chapter on the Church outlines Henry's donations to ecclesiastical institutions in considerable detail, as well as stressing the use which he made of the distribution of bishoprics and abbotships to his favourites.