Who are the “北七真 Bei-Qi-Zhen”?
“Bei-Qi-Zhen”, or the “The Northern Seven Taoist Masters”. They are all disciples of Grand Master Chong-Yang. Their names are Grand Master Qiu Chang Chun, Grand Master Liu Chang Shen, Grand Master Tan Chang Zhen, Grand Master Ma Dan Yang, Grand Master Hao Guang Nin, Grand Master Wang Yu Yang and Grand Master Sun Bu Er (Female).
“The Northern Seven Taoist Masters” had successfully brought Quan-Zhen Taoism to its peak, and each of the seven had also founded their own branches of Taoism within the structure of Quan-Zhen Taoism.
– Qiu Chang Chun Zhen-Ren
Zhen-Ren is a title for the enlightened male Taoist Master; it literally means a person of truth. Qiu Chang Chun is the youngest of the “North Seven” but the most successful student of Grand Master Wang Chong-Yang. Qiu Chang Chun had founded the Dragon Gate Branch of the Quan-Zhen Taoism. He went through extreme hardship before reaching enlightenment
Grand Master Qiu Chang Chun was greatly patronised and supported by the ruler Genghis Khan. Genghis Khan had honored Qiu Chang Chun with the title “Shen Xian” (Immortal) and “Da-Zong-Shi” (Great Master). Grand Master Qiu was also bestowed with the position as the highest leader of Daoism organizations for the whole nation.
– Liu Chang Sheng Zhen-Ren
Liu Chang Sheng (1147 – 1203), also know as Liu Chu Xuan, is one of the ” Northern Seven” Taoist Masters, a student of Grand Master Wang Chong Yang. Liu Chang Sheng is the founder of the “Sui Shan Taoism Branch” under the Quan-Zhen Taoism.
In year 1269 Liu Chang Sheng was conferred with his first holy title by the Emperor.
– Tan Chang Zhen Zhen-Ren
Tan Chang Zhen (1123 – 1185), also known by the name Tan Chu Duan, is one of the “Northern Seven”, and a student of Grand Master Wang Chong Yang. When Tan was still a young boy, he had once fallen into a well, instead of being scared he just sit there in the water calmly until being rescued.
At the age of fifteen, Grand Master Tan Chang Zhen made up his mind to be educated, but the hard work cost his health. The illness lasted a long time until he met his master Wang Chong Yang in year 1167. Wang cured his illness and taught him the way of Golden Elixir for enlightenment.
Tan Chang Zhen was conferred with holy title in 1269. He is the founder of the “Nan-Wu Taoism Branch” under the Quan-Zheng Taoism Sect.
– Ma Dan Yang Zhen-Ren
Ma Dan Yang (1123 – 1183), also by his other name Ma Yu, is one of the ” Northern Seven “, and a student of Grand Master Wang Chong Yang. His wife, Sun Bu Er, is also a student of Wang Chong Yang and one of the “Northern Seven”.
Ma is the first disciple Wang Chong Yang had initiated. In the backyard of Ma’s house, Wang Chong Yang had build many huts to house his students. Wang called these Huts “Quan-Zhen Huts”, called his students “Quan-Zhen Taoists”, and hence created Quan-Zhen Taoism Sect.
Ma Dan Yang was conferred with holy title in year 1269. He is the founder of the “Yu-Shan Daoism Branch” under the Quan-Zhen Taoism Sect.
– Hao Guang Ning Zhen-Ren
Hao Guang Ning (1140 – 1212), also known by his other name Hao Da Tong, is one of the “Northern Seven”, and a disciple of Grand Master Wang Chong Yang.
Hao Guang Ning is an expert in Taoist astrology. He has a very strong interest to become a Taoist ever since he was a very young boy. The encounter with Wang Chong Yang had helped Hao to make the ultimate decision to become a priest. So after the death of his mother, and after completing his duty of piety, Hao became a Taoist priest.
Hao Guang Ning was conferred his first holy title in year 1269.
– Wang Yu Yang Zhen-Ren
Wang Yu Yang (1142 – 1217), also known by his other name Wang Chu Yi, is one of the “Northern Seven”, and a disciple of Grand Master Wang Chong Yang.
Wang Yu Yang had experienced his own near death at the tender age of seven, which had gave him an unique insight into life early on. He became a Taoist priest after he met Wang Chong Yang.
Wang Yu Yang was conferred his first holy title in year 1269.
– Sun Qing Jing Xian-gu
Sun Qing Jing (1119 – 1182), also known by her other name Sun Bu Er. She was the wife of Ma Dan Yang. Both of them are students of Wang Chong Yang, and they both are members of the “Northern Seven”. It was at their house that Grand Master Wang Chong Yang had established the “Quan-Zhen Taoist Sect”.
Sun Qing Jing was conferred with holy title in year 1269.
Written by XuanMenJun玄門君