Patriarch Lu studied Confucianism in his early years and afterward went on to study both Taoism and Buddhism. Lu is honoured as an Immortal with various titles. In Confucianism, they respect him as one of the five Wen Chang Di Jun (Lords of Literature), named “Master Chunyang” or "Immortal Chunyang”. In Buddhism, they recognize him as a Bodhisattva and call him "True Buddha Wen Nee". Taoism regards him as one of “Eight Immortals” and respectfully named him Miao Dao Tian Zun (Heavenly Worthy of Wondrous Tao). As he was also the patriarch of Chunyang Sect, he also was given the title of “Emperor Chun Yang” and “Emperor Fu You” by many Chinese emperors. The local barbers honour him as their patron saint and immortal patriarch of their trade. There is a popular proverb in Fujian, China, saying “Lu Dong-Bin takes care of the mouth, not the body." People recognized Patriarch Lu as the "Deliverer from poverty”. Moreover, most people believed if they send a sick child to be a foster son or foster daughter of Lu Dong-Bin, the child will quickly recover from his illness. There are also devotees of Chin-Nan Temple who have sent their children to be the foster child of Patriarch Lu in order to help them have a peaceful and prosperous life.