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Phra Luang Pu Thuat, Wat Chang Hai (BE2125-2205)

Luang Pu Thuat was born 1582 in Suan Chan Village, Chumphol Dustrict, Sathing Phra in Songkla (Southern Thailand). His parent were Mr. Hu and Mdm. Chan, a poor couple living in the place of Shrentthi Pan, the wealthy landlord. His parents name their child as PU(meaning crab). One day his parent took PU (still a new born baby) out to the rice field and before going to the field the made a cradle by hanging a cloth between two trees for the child to sleep in. After sometime out in the field working, Chan turned around to check out her baby and to her surprise she saw a large snake curled up around the child cradle. Chan cried loudly in fright and those in the distance as well as Hu quickly rush to check out what was happening. They found out that a snake had curled up around their baby and was observed by others. To their surprise, the snake did not harm their child. With the old belief that this snake might be the Buddha created vision, they prayed to the snake and offered flowers and rice cake. The snake then uncurl itself, spit out a Crystal Translucent Gem and left the child. In astonishment, the baby was still asleep with a crystal gem that emits rainbow colors beside his neck. The crystal gem was properly kept and given back to PU when he was grown up. Even today, the crystal ball is still installed as Wat Phra Kho in Songkla with many stories of its miracles.When PU was seven years old, he was send to stay with Abbot Chuang, his Bikkhu uncle, at Wat Kudi Luang and further his primary school studies there. Then at 15 he was ordained as a novice monk and lived with Phra Khru Saddhammarangsi at Wat Sri Ku-Yang (at present in Ranod, Songkla). At the age of 20, he was ordained as a monk by same as his preceptor. Samiramo the Buddhist name (Chaya) was given to the new monk.
Three years of his monkhood under the guidance of Phra Khru Ka Derm, he studied Dhamma and Pali Language till its basic introductory is completed. Later on, he wanted to further his studies of Buddhist scriptures in Ayudhya. After obtaining permission to leave from his preceptor, accompanied by Mr. Inn the passenger ship owner and they left for Ayudhya. Three days after sailing off the open sea, suddenly storm and rough sea starts to rock the boat. The boat had to be anchored till the sea becomes calm before proceeding with their journey again. During this hard times, they had consumes all of the fresh water as well as foods. Out of anger and frustration, other passengers on board including the owner vented their anger by blaming and cursing Bikkhu PU and exclaimed that he had brought to them bad luck and wanted to expel him down from the ship. Then Bikkhu PU rose and others look on, he dipped his foot into the sea to draw a circle. Then he told the sailor to fetch fresh drinking water from the sea from where he had circled with his feet. The sailor then perform what was told and tasted the water himself, after satisfying his doubts and found to be drinkable like normal fresh water. Soon after sufficient fresh water were collected and stored for the rest of the journey, they proceed with their interrupted journey. After realizing the ability of Bikkhu PU, all on board kneeled down to beg their pardon from him, and the owner invited him to use the boat again on his next trip. When arrived to Ayudhya, Mr. In took Bikkhu PU to reside in Wat Khae and offered Nai Chan, his servant to follow Bikkhu PU as his close assistant. After business is done by Mr. In, he left and sailed back to where he had came from.
In Ayudhya while Bhikkhu PU had studied Buddhist scriptures at Wat Lumbalinavas. During that time the King of Sri Lanka are challenging with the King of Siam to translate all of the golden alphabets into the Buddhist Scriptures to the correct order within seven days. If all the requested be met and finished in time, the King of Sri Lanka would then give all of the treasures transported in seven boats to the King of Siam as prize. Otherwise the King of Siam will have to pay to the king of Sri Lanka he failed.
The King then summoned those learned monks and persons within the capital city a Ayudhya, no one could meet with this challenge. Six days of anxiety of the King had passed. At last it was known that a young Bhikkhu named PU or Samiramo with great abilities, and was summoned to translate all of the golden alphabets into the Buddhist Scriptures to the correct order. The young monk went to the assembly, paying his respect to Maha Sangha and King, then encountered with seven Brahmins from Sri Lanka.
Bhikkhu PU started to rearrange the golden seeds into the Dhamma according to Buddhist texts with no difficulties. The 84,000 units of the golden seeds were all used up except seven seeds left missing. They were Sarn (Dhamma-sangani), Vi (Vibhanga), Dha (Dhatukotha), Pu (PUggala-pannatti), Ka (Kathavatthu), Ya (Yamaka) and Pa (Patthana) which are the heart of the seven scriptures of Abhidhamma Pitako. The young monk turned to the seven Brahmins and asked if they had kept the missing golden seeds. When they were given, the complete rearrangement of golden seeds into Buddhist scripture of Abhidhamma was finished on the 7th day, the Brahmins as the Ambassadors of King Sri Lanka had then given all the treasures of 7 boats to the young monk but he turned everything away and gave them all to the King.
Being favorite to King Ekadasaroth of Ayudhya with his knowledge and wisdom, Bhikkhu PU had been bestowed upon the Sangha title of "Somdej Phra Rajamuni Samiramagunupamacarya" the most higher rank ever given to any other wondering monk before in the country.
Somdej Phra Rajamuni Samiramagunupamacarya or Luang Pu Thuat had stayed in Ayudhya to have advised to the King many ways till his old age and then asked for permission from the King to go back his home town. The King had permitted with a promise to give all the supports requested by Luang Pu Thuat in turns of his virtuous deeds. When Luang Pu Thuat was back to Wat Phra Khoh, he found the Wat mostly ruined and thus sent a message requesting the support to restore the temple to the King.
King Ekadasaroth was pleased to respond to Luang Pu Thuat needs, he gave all supports to the said monastery and graciously issued the Royal Degree on Dedication of Land and People of about 250 families nearby Wat Phra Khoh as beneficial temple. The Royal Decree was later successive to Wat Khian possession and given to prince Damrong Rajanubhab in 1913. At present the document was kept in the National Library in Bangkok.
Luang Pu Thuat had spent his life spreading the Dhamma for benefiting the people without impartiality. Lastly, he took leave from Wat Phra Khoh along with a young novice to preach Dhamma and helped people at various places in the South up to Malaysia, Singapore and Sri Lanka. His second permanent residence was at Wat Changhai, Pattani. His date of passing away was not certain.
Through his supernatural power and miraculous virtues, Luang Pu Thuat manifest through vision and dream seeking to produce the first amulet of him initiated in Wat Changhai 1954. Amulets of Luang Pu Thuat have shown many miracles to individuals carrying it. From there onwards, many batches of his amulet pendants were produced. The popular one’s have been documented in the book titled "Luang Pu Thuat: The Story of His Life and Amulets".
Another Miracle Write up.
Luong Pu Thuat became famous during the 16th century when he saved the people from draught. There was at that time, not enough drinking water, and the weather deteriorate day after day. According to an account related by villagers, a monk was sighted in a small boat which moving along the river. He was in deep meditation and prayer. After he’d finished chanting, he lowered one of his leg into the river, and within short while, the river is filled with clear, clean drinking water. A miracle had happened. This bit of good news spread throughout the province and to other parts of Thailand. The monk was no other than Luong Pu Thuat himself. The people highly respected and graciously revered him from then on.

 

Phra Acharn Mun,Wat Pa Suthawas, Sakonnakorn (2413-2492)

Ajahn Mun Bhuridatta Thera (Thai: มั่น ภูริทตฺโต), 1870-1949, was a Thai Buddhist monk who is credited, along with his mentor, Phra Ajahn Sao Kantasilo Mahathera, with establishing the Thai Forest Tradition (the Kammatthana tradition) that subsequently spread throughout Thailand and to several countries abroad.

Ajahn Mun was born on Thursday, January 20, 1870, in a farming village named Baan Kham Bong, Khong Jiam, on the western bank of the Mekong River, in present day Si Mueang Mai District, Ubon Ratchathani Province of northeastern Thailand (Isan). Khong Jiam is located in a triangle of land where the Mun River flows into the Mekong River, as the Mekong turns east and flows into Laos. He was born into the Lao-speaking family of Kanhaew with Nai Kamduang as his father and Nang Jan as his mother. He was the eldest of nine children: eight boys and one girl.

Mun was first ordained as a novice monk at age 16, in the local village monastery of Khambong. As a youth, he studied Buddhist teachings, history and folk legends in Khom, Khmer and Tham scripts from fragile palm leaf texts stored in the monastery library. He remained a novice for two years, until 1888, when it was necessary for him to leave the monastery, at his father's request.

Ajahn Mun was fully ordained as a monk at age 22, on June 12, 1893, at Wat Liap monastery in the provincial city of Ubon Ratchatani. Venerable Phra Ariyakavi was his preceptor. His announcing teacher was Venerable Phra Kru Prajak Ubolguna. Mun was given the Buddhist name "Bhuridatta" (meaning "blessed with wisdom") at his ordination.

After ordination, Mun went to practice meditation with Ajahn Sao of Wat Liap in Ubon, where he learned to practice the monastic traditions of Laos. Ajahn Sao taught Mun a meditation method to calm the mind, the mental repetition of the word, "Buddho." Ajahn Sao often took Ajahn Mun wandering and camping in the dense forests along the Mekong River, where they would practice meditation together. This is known as "thudong" in Thai, a name derived from the term "dhutanga", which describes a number of specialized ascetic practices. One of the first long distance thudong was a pilgrimage to Wat Aranyawaksi in Thabor district, Nong Khai Province. At the time, Wat Aranyawaksi was a ruin, an abandoned, overgrown temple in the jungle. Ajahn Mun spent a year in "illumination" in the teak forest around the temple at this early part of his monastic life.

In 1899, Ajahn Mun was re-ordained in the Thammayut Nikaya, a reformed Thai sect which emphasized monastic disciple and scripture study. Having practiced under the guidance of his teacher for several years, and with his teachers blessings, Ajahn Mun went out on his own to search for advanced meditation teachers. During the next several years, he wandered extensively throughout Laos, Thailand and Burma, practicing meditation in secluded forests. Ajahn Mun and Ajahn Sao went on pilgrimage together in 1905 and venerated the Phra That Phanom shrine, a center of Theravada Buddhism for centuries, most sacred to the Lao people.

Ajaan Mun's mode of practice was solitary and strict. He followed the Vinaya (monastic discipline) faithfully, and also observed many of what are known as the 13 classic dhutanga (ascetic) practices, such as living off alms, wearing robes made of cast-off rags, dwelling in the forest and eating only one meal a day. Searching out secluded places in the wilds of Thailand and Laos, he avoided the responsibilities of settled monastic life and spent long hours of the day and night in meditation. In spite of his reclusive nature, he attracted a large following of students willing to endure the hardships of forest life in order to study with him.

 

Somdej Phra Puttajarn Toh, Wat Rakang, Bangkok (2319-2415)

"Somdej Toh" or His Majesty "SOM-DEJ-PUT-TA-JARN TOH", and His nickname is "Phrom-ma-rung-sri". Somdej Toh is a Abbot(owner) Of "Wat Ra-kang Ko-si-ta-ram" Temple. When Somdej Toh was young, he was so small that his parents name him “Toh” , the opposite of small, to make him Strong and Successful. He was entered the monkshood since he was young. Somdej Toh had never involved in any material world. When Somdej Toh grew up, he was ordained. Many people paid high respect to him even the Thailand's King RAMA. Somdej Toh wandered around with one objective of nourishing and spreading the Buddhism until he was passed away on 85 years old (Around 130 years ago). Somdej Toh's amulets were recognized as the best of Thai amulets since there are uncountable, miraculous events, regarding to the amulets. The amulets are believed to ward off dangers, bring luck and success in life. Some says that Somdej Toh's Amulet is the world emperor of Thai amulets.

 

Luang Pu Toh, Wat Pradoochimplee, Bangkok (BE2430-2524)

 

Pra Raht SangWaLahPiMon or Luang Pu Toh ITatSuWanNon was born on 27th March BE2430 at Bahn Klorng Nahng Noi, Jangwat SaMutSongKrahm (near Bangkok).

Luang Pu Toh became a novice since he was young at Wat PraDooChimPlee. At that time, Pra ATitGahnKum was the abbot of Wat PraDooChimPlee. Luang Pu Toh studied dhamma under Pra Ah Jahn Prom from Wat PraDooChimPlee. When Luang Pu Toh was 20 years of age, he was ordained as a monk on 16th July BE2450 by PraKru SamMaNaTamSaMahTahn (Saeng) from Wat PakNam. PraKru ArGatRahNuSit (Porng) Wat NuaNooRaDit and PraKru TamMaWiRat (Chei) Wat GumPaeng were the receptors.

After Pra Ah Jahn Prom passed away, Luang Pu Toh went to study dhamma under Luang Por Rong Wat TahGraBeua at SaMuSahKon Province. Sometime later, he went Tudong to many forested places in Northern Thailand, spending many rain retreats there.

Luang Pu Toh returned to Bangkok and became the abbot of Wat PraDooChimPlee. He got to know Luang Por Sod, Wat PakNam and they became close friends. Some time later, Luang Por Sod accompanied Luang Pu Toh to learn under the very famous Pra Ah Jahn Nohng at SuPhanBuri Province. After studying under Ah Jahn Nohng for many years, Luang Pu Toh returned to Bangkok.

Luang Pu Toh was very popular and highly respected in Bangkok. Whenever there were any ceremony such chanting of amulets, celebration, fund raising etc, Luang Pu Toh would always be invited, because when people heard about Luang Poo Toh's name, they would come to support the ceremony as well.

As such, Luang Pu Toh was involved in many mass chanting of amulets such as Pra Somdej Luang Por Pae Roon Rahk chanting at Wat Suthat in BE2494, 25 Puttawat chanting in BE2500, Pra Luang Poo Thuat chanting at Wat Prasat in BE2506B, Pra Somdej 09 chanting at Wat Bahn Koon Prom in BE2509, Pra Somdej Roy Pee chanting at Wat Rakang in BE2515 etc.

Beside the lay people, the 9th or the present King of Thailand and the royal family respected Luang Pu Toh very much too. One can see from many photographs of the royal family had taken with Luang Pu Toh.

In BE2463, Luang Pu chanted the first batch of powder (Neua Phong ) amulets. The most popular Pim from this batch is the Pra Somdej KaToh , which is very rare and expensive now. Since that time, Luang Pu Toh continue to chant many batches of amulets of many types, such as Pra Pidta, Somdej, Roop Meuan and Rians etc. All Luang Pu Toh's amulets are very well-proven to be able to protect people from accidents and hardship.

Luang Pu Toh passed away on 5th April BE2524 at the age of 93 years old.

 

Luang Phor Ngern, Wat Bang Klan, Pichit (BE2353-2462)

Luang Phor Ngern was name "NGERN" or meaning Money. He was born on Friday 16-sep-1810 at Pi-Jit province,Thailand.
He was entered the monk priesthood since age is 12 years. Until years 1837 he want to built new temple in his village and on next years he starting to build "Wat Bang Klan" temple for spreading the Buddhism.
He die on years 1919 when he is 109 years Old.
Luang Phor Ngern is in a top 5 famous monk of thailand. All of his amulet was have many good experience!!! His amulet was started build on he 60 years old . All items was bless long time by himself. The famous Amulet of Luang Phor Ngern is "Loop Lor" or meaning small Bronze figure , "Jobe" or meaning Bronze Coin, some of his amulet was put in stupa of many temples until now.
His amulet "Loop Lor" have 2 series called "Pim Ni-Yom" and "Pim Ki-Ta" , "Jobe Coin " also have 2 series that is "Pim Yai (Big size)" and "Pim Lak (small size)
And after he die every years this "Wat Bang Klan" temple will replica his amulet and invite famous monk around thailand that time to blessed an amulet. now that have famous replica is series 2515(build on year 1972), series2525(build on year 1982) ,series2535(build on year 1992), series "Fa-Kum-Lon"(build on year 1983) and series "Peen Tak"(build on year 1985)

 

Luang Phor Derm, Wat Nongpo, Nakhon Sawan (BE2403-2494)

Meed Mor is a knife that was made famous by one of the great guru Luang Phor Derm of Wat NongPo and Wat NongBua in Nakhon Sawan.  Meed in Thai language means knife, and Mor could mean doctor, healer or specialist.  It was also called Mit Prab Pairee, meaning knife that conquers the enemy.  In this case, it means a knife that possesses special magical power.  Hence, it is appropriate to prefer to Meedmor as a victorious, conquering knife or healing knife.  

Luang Phor Derm was a very compassionate monk.  he had helped built a lot of temples not only in Nakhon Sawan but also in nearby provinces.  His great work had gained the hearts and respect from people throughout Thailand.

His Meed Mor and ivory carved "Xing" or "Singh", the auspicious unicorn, were the top talismans sought after by collectors around the world.

The blade of Meed Mor by Luang Phor Derm consist of metal that has been made of nails taken from coffin.  The shield and handle could be made of ivory, wood or a mixture of both.  They come in many sizes, ranging from 3 inches to more than a foot long.  The stripes or braces that hold the shield are mostly made of silver, sometimes it is mixed with copper.  Very few are occasionally mixed with gold and therefore command a higher prices.  The decorations on the braces are very beautifully done. Those decorated with gold, silver and copper are the most expensive, they are called Sankasak.

During Luang Phor Derm's time,  there were very few roads and people had to walk through thick woods or forests to go from one place to another.  They were not only afraid of the wild animals living in the forest, but also the unknown, such as evil spirits and black magic which were more fearsome than anything else.  So bigger Meedmors were specially made for this purpose and these were very popular.   But now times have changed and people would prefer to carry a smaller one as it could be kept in the pocket or worn like a pen (see picture below).  Never the less, the big ones are still very popular among the exorcist monks and shamans or witch doctors. 

Luang Phor Parn, Wat Bangnomkho, Ayuthaya (BE2418-2481)

Luang Phor Parn ordain name was "Soh-nan-toh" was the 3rd abbot of "Wat BangnomKho" temple. He was borned on 16th July BE2418 in Ayuttayah province, Thailand And was die on 26 July 1938 at the age of 63 years old.

After he became a monk, LP Parn also learned from "LP Niem" of Wat Noi and "LP Nong" from Wat Kongmahdan. Both these teachers were very skillful in MAGIC and Meditation skills especially the skills to cure people from illness and black magic (during that period, there were very few doctors, so some monks learned this skill of curing the sick). After finish learn LP Parn also cured many people in the village of sickness and black magic. Anyone who went to his temple would not be disappointed and would be quickly cured of their illness or from black magic spells. LP Parn will made and used holy water and herbs gathered from mountains, together with his magic power to cure the people.

The valuable magic of him still inside his amulet forever. If you know the story of Luang Por Pahn, you will know that Luang Phor Parn was a monk that many people respected because he was able to re-build 41 temples and many chanting halls without asking any help from the government. The money were from the making of amulets and donations from devotees.

 

Luang Phor Sod, Wak Paknam, Bangkok (BE2427-2502)

Luang Phor Sod was knowed as "The Master of Tham-ma-kay Approach" , The Venerable Luang Phor Sod or his monk name "Phra Mongkol-Thepmuni" is fondly known and revere of Wat Paknam temple

Luang Phor Sod was born October 10, 1884 at Supanburi Province, After his ordination, Luang Phor Sod began meditation practice and study of magic from Old scriptures. In search of deeper and wider knowledge, he moved to Bangkok. There, he frequented the centers of meditation practice and Pali magic study. Soon, Luang Phor Sod was recognized by his teachers as an accomplished meditation instructor.

After ten years,Luang Phor Sod set aside his informal study of Pali Scriptures, having reached sufficiency to read the Maha Satipatthana Sutta. Thereafter he devoted himself totally to meditation practice. Now his magic or called " Tham-ma-kay Approach" is the revelation of the Dhamma as attained by Luang Phor Sod, was the heart of his teaching.

His decease at the age of seventy-five, on February 3,1959 was just a pause for the immortal master. His life should serve to remind other mortals to pursue their own obligations to the Noble Path carefully. monk teachings live on, manifesting the Ultimate Righteous Truth.

 

Luang Poo Sook, Wat Makham Tao, Chainat (BE2390-2466)

Pra Kru WiMonKuNaGon or Luang Poo Suk GeSaRoh was borned at Moo Bahn Pahk Klorng MaKhamTow, Ampher WatSing, Jangwat ChaaiNaht. His father was named Nuam and mother was Torng Dee. He was borned on 14th October BE2390 during the 4th King Regime.

When Luang Poo Suk was 10 years old, his mother sent him to GrungTep(Bangkok) to be raised by his uncle. Luang Poo Suk remained in GrungTep until he got married to a very beautiful woman who bored him a son. When Luang Poo Suk reached the age for ordain, he went to Wat PohTorngLahng and was ordained as a monk. His preceptor was Pra UPaChaYaCui JanNaTaSiRi. His ordain's name was called GeSaRoh.

Luang Poo Suk studied Dhamma and Sammahdti at Wat PohTorngLahng until he was ready to go Tudung. He met many teachers during his Tudung and he learned Wichah(magic) from them. One of the teachers who taught him Wichah was Pra Ah Jahn ThumWuaDaeng. Pra Ah Jahn ThumWuaDaeng was also the teacher who has ever taught Luang Por Ngern Wat Bahng Klahn Jangwat PiJit, who was famous for his Pra Pidtah Pim Khee Dtah.

Luang Poo Suk went back to his hometown after many years in Tudung. His parents who has waited many years for his return, asked Luang Poo Suk to remain at Pahk Klorng MaKhamTow. Luang Poo Suk obeyed his parents and stayed at Pahk Klorng MaKhamTow until he became the abbot of the village's temple; Wat Pahk Klorng MaKhamTow. Luang Poo Suk rebuilt Wat Pahk Klorng MaKhamTow, from a small village temple to a large and beautiful temple.

Luang Poo Suk has many disciples, both ordained and lay disciples. One of his lay disciple who was very close to Luang Poo Suk was GromLuangChumPron KhetUDomSak who was the son of the 4th King. Luang Poo Suk taught him everything he knew about Dhamma and Wichah.

Luang Poo Suk was very famous for his Wichah. One of his abilties was that he could change the sizes and shapes of an object. There was one day, an large group of merchants, stopped by at Wat Pahk Klorng MaKhamTow to rest. During those days, merchants used elephants as a mean of transport as well as to carry their goods.

While the merchants wanted to cook their meals at the temple, but realised that they did not bring along enough meat. Some of the villagers, jokingly asked them why don't they use their rifles to shoot at the pigeons at the temple, so that they could have pigeon meat for their dinner. One of the merchants took the joke seriously, and started to fire his rifle at the pigeon, but the rifle failed to fire. The villagers stopped him, and told him that Luang Poo Suk prohibit anyone to kill living things in the temple. That merchant refused to listen and seeing that the rifle failed to fire, he raised his cross-bow and fire the arrow at the pigeon. The arrow flied off, but dropped at a short distance, without hitting the pigeon. This merchant became very angry and started to shout: "The abbot of this temple has what great power?"

Luang Poo Suk as if he could hear the merchant from his KuTi(hut) far away, he came out from his kuti with hands carrying an empty coconut husk. Luang Poo Suk went to the gazing field. He chanted a certain kathah on to the coconut husk, and then point towards the direction where the merchants' elephants were gazing. Miraculously, the elephants were reduced into houseflies and Luang Poo Suk covered the houseflies with the empty coconut husk.

The next morning, when the merchants were to set off their journey, they could not find their elephants. They quckly went to Luang Poo Suk and told him that their elephants have been stolen. Luang Poo Suk preached them precept of not killing of living beings: "If you kill a living being, the living being will feel pain. This is similar to the pain of losing your elephants." Luang Poo Suk taught them the Dhamma and asked them to practise good deeds instead of bad deeds. The merchant then realised that it was Luang Poo Suk who was behind the strange happenings the previous day.

Luang Poo Suk led them out from his Kuti and went to the gazing field. Luang Poo Suk chanted a kathah and removed the coconut husk and the houseflies turned into elephant one more time.

This ability to change objects into different sizes and shapes was one of Luang Poo Suk Wichah. He has never taught any person this Wichah, except GromLuangChumPron, his favourite lay disciple and GromLuangChumPron has never taught anyone until he passed away on the same year as Luang Poo Suk.

Luang Poo Suk Gesaroh Wat Makhamtow passed away on 21st January BE2466 at the age of 76.