Kun Mae Chee Bun Ruean was a Buddhist Nun whose purity of practice was so exemplary that she became a Buddhist master in her own right in Thailands Theravada tradition.
This is highly unusual and a difficult task to achieve, in a Tradition where women are not permitted to ordain as a Bhikkhuni, and must remain in white as a Karavasa Holder of Precepts. Despite these disadvantages, her great practice, Metta (Compassion) and her teachings, and Charitable Works for Buddhism, brought her to become the most highly beloved Buddhist Nun in the History of Thai Buddhism. She was known to practice and listen to the Dhamma mostly at Wat Sampant Wongs in Bangkok.
Her most famous amulet is of course the ‘Pra Putto Noi‘ amulet, which was made in various kinds of sacred powder clay, in Pim Lek (small), and Pim Yai (large). The most popular model being the large size model, in its white powder version. The Pra Putto Noi was created in the year 2494 BE, with the Mae Chee Bun Ruean as the Organiser of the raising of the funds for their making and the Charitable Acts which were planned from the funds.
The Pra Putto Noi amulet in its Pim Niyom model, if in pristine state, can fetch tens of thousands of dollars in the high end auction rooms of the Sian Pra Niyom. Luckily there were many models, and some are still affordable in this time, but they are very far and few to discover for collection. The devotees who wear her amulets walk confidently in faith of the Metta Maha Niyom and Serm Duang Klaew Klaad Powers, and healing effects of the amulets of Kun Mae Chee Bun Ruean. Devotees would rub the powders as an ointment, rubbing it on giant centipede stings, snake bites, and infected wounds, to heal them.
Her amulets are said to heal illnesses and to improve Karma. They are believed to be full of Puttakun Power to bring auspicious blessings and prosperity, because of Mae Chee Bun Ruean’s life of charitable acts, and her practice of great generosity. They are full of Metta Maha Niyom from Mae Chee Bun Ruean’s Equal treatment and Loving Compassion for all of her devotees regardless of their social or financial status. All were treated with the same Metta.
Her purity is believed to have made the amulets she created to be so powerful, and caused her Pra Putto Noi and other amulets to be extremely sought after amulets. She blessed the Famous Pra Putto Noi amulets in 2494 BE, with a ceremonial prayer for the Welfare of the Temple of Wat Awut, in Thonburi. The aim of the funds raised from the edition was to construct the Pra Putto Paas Chinarat Jom Muni, as the ‘Pra Pratan’ Main presiding Buddha Image of the Uposatha Shrineroom at Wat Sarnath Dhammaram temple, in Rayong.
Below; Khaw Dtok Pra Ruang Kaya Siddhi Substance, empowered during the 2497 BE Blessing Ceremony.
She bestowed permission to Pra Ajarn Sanguan Kosago, the Abbot of Wat Awut Wikasitaram, who had already collaborated in the making of the Pra Putto Noi Amulets which were previously distributed during the Tord Pha Pha robe donation ceremony. Ma Chee Bun ruean also made extra batches to donate to the Monks at Wat Sampant Wongs, for them to give to their devotees who came to make merits.
Apart from the Pra Putto Noi amulet, Kun Mae Chee Bun Ruean made various other amulets which are also in extremely high regard for their Sacredness, such as the Pra Chaiyawat Putto Brass Votive Tablet of 2499 BE, and the Rian Pra Putto Jom Muni coin of the Pra Putto Yai Statue Installation Ceremony of 2499 BE.
Another very popular ‘Krueang Rang’ Talismanic Charm of Mae Chee Bun Ruean was the ‘Thung Hniaw Sap” treasure glue purse (lucky purse to attract treasures and money like glue sticks to paper), made in 2497 BE. The treasure purse was made in various colours; white, blue, yellow, pink, red, black, and with various styles and designs. Som were made from sack cloth, others from fine cloths, some were large others small purses. The closures of the purses were also varied, ranging from zip to string closures.
Some purses would have an amulet, or a coin, or a Bia Gae shell, and some Khaw Dtok Pra Ruang Kaya Siddhi Substance, reputed for its Maha Pokasap Wealth Increasing and ‘Raksa Roke Pai Khai Jeb’ healing Powers. Devotees would use the Purse to place on a Bucha Tray (Pan Kroo) and pray to, for Healing and Prosperity.
Mae Chee Bun Ruean empowered the Thung Khiaw Hniaw Sap treasure attractor purses at the temple of the Buddha Footprint at Wat Pra Puttabat, in Sra Buri, where they were blessed in a large Buddha Abhiseka ceremony and released in early 2488 BE. Some purses actually had something inside of them, and others didn’t. The Thung Hniaw Sap purses are reputed for their Maha Pokasap power to increase wealth and professional success, but have also gained a reputation for powerful healing and protection powers too.
It is a Universally known fact, that the amulets and Sacred Kaya Siddhi Elements of the Buddhist Nun Kun Mae Chee Bun Ruean, are amongst the most highly revered Buddhist Amulets in Thailand, and are as rare as they are sacred.