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Upon the death of Mian, there apparently was little question that a member of the founding three abbots would succeed Luang Por Yai to the abbotship.
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.
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.