Lucky Goat Pae Maha Lap Luang Por Am

When speaking of the Pae Maha Lap lucky goat amulet, there is one name which stands above all others, and that is the name of Luang Por Am, of Wat Nong Grabork, in Ban Kaay Rayong. Luang Por Am was, along with Masters like Luang Por Horm of Wat Sak Hmak, Luang Por Rerm of Wat Juk Gacher, and Luang Por Chaem, considered among the top Masters of the Province, long before even the Great Luang Phu Tim of Wat Laharn Rai acheived his fame. Luang Por Am was the Kroo Ba Ajarn of the Great Luang Por Lat (Wat Nong Grabork), who is famed in his own right for his powerful Pae Maha Lap Hand Carved Goat Amuletsม which he of course mastered under the tutelage of Luang Por Am.

Pae Maha Lap Lucky Goat amulets of LP Am

Pae Maha LapLucky Goat and other carved amulets of LP Am

The male Goat is known for the fact that it is able to keep a whole herd of dozens of females under his ownership, through merciful and protective influence. It is thus believed that who wears the Pae Maha Lap Khao Kwai Gae Sacred buffalo horn Goat amulets of Luang Por Am, will be an owner and controller of great possessions and wealth, with grand entourage.

Below; Luang Por Am, of  Wat Nong Grabork

Luang Por Am

Luang Por Am, or ‘Pra Kroo Taep Sittaa, was one of the Great Masters of the Central-Eastern Provinces during His Era, and the ex abbot of Wat Nong Grabork from 2431 – 2490 BE. He was rrespected and revered all around the Province, and had Great fame around the Nation for his Powerful Wicha. During his lifetime he became known as the top Master for carved Lucky Goat amulets. What is less known, and is of immense interest to investigate the lineage Wicha of the Pae Maha Lap, is the fact that Luang Por Am himself received this Wicha from Luang Por Dtaeng of Wat Ang Sila.

Luang Por Am was abbot of Wat Nong Grabork between the years 2431 to 2490 BE, being a Gaeji Ajarn of around 150 years ago, and was the Kroo Ba Ajarn teacher of many other great names of the time, such as Luang por Rerm of Wat Juk Gacher, and Luang Por Lat of Wat Nong Grabork (his successor and apprentice in magick). The Pae Maha Lap Nuea Khao Kwai Gae of Luang Por Am, is believed to possess the power to absorb Black Magick and protect the wearer/devotee from being affected.

It can be said that the Pae Maha Lap of Luang Por Am, Luang Por Lat, and now Pra Atigarn Surasit Akkawaro, the current abbot (written 2562 BE), are considered the ‘cream of the crop’, by serious devotees of the Pae Maha Lap, along with those other Great Chonburi Masters whose names carry fame for this Wicha such as Luang Phu Tim, uang Por Sakorn, Luang Phu Sin.

The Pae Maha Lap of Luang Por Am, was almost always made by carving a goat from ‘Khao Kwai Fa Pha Dtaay’, which is the horn of a buffalo which died struck by lightning in a field. It is an ancient magical belief that the horn of a lightning-struck bull or buffalo has the power of angelic beings in it, for indeed, the angelic beings of the elemental realms who control the weather, are who control these divine forces of Nature.

After the carving of the shape of the goat, Luang Por Am would then empower the Goats with incantations, and invocations of elemental powers and angelic beings, with Buddhist Blessings on top. Sometimes he would immerse them in aromatic sacred oils to consecrate them, mixed with herbal oils made from herbs and vines and flowers of the forest, with magical, healing, protective, and attraction powers. He would rebless them again and again until he felt the amulets were completely stuffed as full with magic as possible, and unable to insert any more. The magic within the amulets was hence always filled to the brim before distribution.

Luang Phu Yen Thanaradto (21/3/2445 BE - 12/52539 BE), was famous for his Dtua Por Pan Pitsadarn (wierd letter P) amulets, and was an Olden Days Master famed for his good humor, ability in teaching Dhamma in a fascinating way that is not boring, and most notably for having built the temple of Wat Sra Bprian and the Sathaani Anamai Health Building in Chainat, with funds raised from his faithful devotees who flocked to him in Faith for his Purity of Patipata and his Great Metta, and his Miraculous Letter P Amulets, which he received the secret of the Wicha from the Mysterious and Legendary Miracle Monk, Luang Phu Taep Loke Udorn.

Luang Phu Yen learned Wicha Akom with Luang Phu Sri of Wat Pra Prang, and Luang Por Im, of Wat Hua Khao. He was also famous not only for the P Pan, but also for a special Wicha he learned from his Masters, called 'Wicha Mer Yaw' (Long Arm Magic). He was a great friend and companion, of the great Luang Por Guay of Wat Kositaram.
Luang Phu Yen was older than Luang Por Guay, but strangely would call him 'Luang Pi' (used for older brother age group - 'Luang or, is for father age group, and Luang Phu is for grandfather age group). This was one of his Idiosyncrasies, and shows his lack of arrogance, and great Humility. He would call him by that name, because he said that he was younger as an ordained monk, for indeed, Luang Por Guay ordained first, despite his younger age.
Once upon a time, Luang Phu yen was staying for rainy retreat at Wat Rakang Kositaram temple. One day, Luang Phu Yen saw a young Monk walk past his Kuti hut, and Luang Phu Yen invited him to drink some tea with him. As they partook of tea, they conversed about ordination and learning the Buddha Dhamma. The monk told Luang Phu yen that he had lots of experience, and should go wandering on Tudong (Ascetic Solitary forest wandering). But Luang Phu yen said that he preferred to build a temple as his work for this lifetime, but that he didn't have a clue how he should achieve such a thing.

Luang Phu Yen

The monk replied, that Luang Phu Yen should go fetch some incense sticks, and he would show him how it is done. Then Luang Phu Yen brought the mysterious monk some incense sticks, and the monk took them, and made them into the form of a Thai letter P. He then took some white Sincana Cord thread, and bound it around the Por Pan Letter P. As the Monk bound the Siincana Cord thread around the letter P made from incense sticks, he chanted Incantations, and blew spells into it.
He then performed a final spell at the end and blew it over the Por Pan Pitsadarn Letter P. He then taught the whole formula of making and empowerment of the Dtua Por Pan Pitsadarn, to Luang Phu Yen, in all its facets and subtle depths as to how the secret method of empowerment is performed. Luang Phu Yen then bowed down to the Monk in thanks and respect, but as he looked up again, the Monk had mysteriously disappeared into thin air! But Luang Phu Yen remembered he appearance of the monk very well in his memory.
Later, after this time at Wat Rakang Kositaram, Luang Phu yen travelled to visit Luang Phu Buddha, who at that time was staying at Wat Awut. Luang Phu Yen told the tale of the strange monk and the Wicha Dtua Por Pan Pitsadarn which he had received from the Monk. As he was telling the story, Luang Phu Yen gazed over at the Bucha Altar in Luang Phu Buddha's Kuti, and got a surprise, because it was the same Monk who had taught him the Wicha Dtua Por Pan Pitsadarn!
He pointed at the Picture, and asked Luang Phu Buddha who the Monk was in the Picture frame on the Altar. Luang Phu Buddha then replied, saying that it was the Picture of Luang Phu Taep Loke Udorn. The Miracle then became evident, because Luang Phu Taep Loke Udorn is a Legendary Mystery Monk, who is never found, but who appears from time to time to perform Miracles or bestow Wicha to Adept Monks and Practitioners, and to Protect the Buddha Dhamma - it is said that Luang Phu Taep Loke Udorn Luang Phu Taep Loke Udorn is believed by some Thai People to be the still living Miracle Buddha 'Kassapa', who appeared as Luang Phu Taep Loke Udorn.

Luang Phu Taep Loke Udorn

Above; Painting of a Nimitta Vision of Luang Phu Taep Loke Udorn

After this, Luang Phu Yen began to make the Dtua Por Pan Pitsadarn, empowering them with the Wicha he was taught, and developing and discovering the secret methods in his practice. He managed to fund and build the temple of Wat Sra Bprian with the merits made from Devotees receiving the Dtua Por Pan, and with the ever increasing Faith of the People of Chjainat, he received the support necessary from the Folk, to acheive the Meritorious Deed of building a Buddhist temple. He also managed to build a Sanitary Station and Offices for the Ministry of Health and the Local Folk to have Higher health Standards, called the 'Sathani Anamai Hua Den'.

Luang Phu Yen

Luang Phu Yen Thanaradto passed away in the Year 2539 BE at the age of 94