Faru (638-689), born in Shangdang, his surname Wang, was a leader of Chan in North of the early Tang Dynasty. Faru was known as another the sixth master of Chan inherited from Hongren. Faru preached dharma in Shaolin Temple, playing a role in establishing the position of the ancestral monastery of Chan for Shaolin Temple. Faru passed away in Shaolin Temple in Yongchang one year of the Tang Dynasty (689), aged 52. Disciples built his pagoda in the west of the temple.