A Powerful Gurunussati Type Amulet, the Sacred Roop Tai Ad Grajok ‘mirror press’ version Olden Days Photograph of, the Great Guru Master Luang Por Opasi, Legendary Miracle Monk of of Asrom Bang Mot released in the year 2507 BE.

Roop Tai (Photos) were and still are one of the most direct ways in which a Devotee can connect with and revere to receive blessings from a chosen Guru master, and are a highly favored type of Sacred Amulet with Thai Buddhist People. Original Photos blessed by the olden days masters are of course also very rare and original. This photograph is double sided (Ad Grajok), and features the image of Luang Por Opasi standing on a pedestal with his hands raised in prayer, during the Ngan Piti Song Nam Luang Por Opasi bathing ceremony of 2507 BE at Asrom Bang Mot.

Roop Tai (Photos) were and still are one of the most direct ways in which a Devotee can connect with and revere to receive blessings from a chosen Guru master, and are a highly favored type of Sacred Amulet with Thai Buddhist People. Original Photos blessed by the olden days masters are of course also very rare and original.

Luang Por Opasi was born in 2441 BE, in Nakorn Sri Tammarat, but was taken and placed in charge of the Sangkaracha at the Royal Temple of Wat Bowornives in Bangkok, where he remained studying and was finally ordained as a full Bhikkhu, in 2461 BE at the age of 20, at Wat Bovornives.

He was ordained by the Sangkaracha Monk himself, as his Upachaya (Ordaining Officer). He studied Pali and Dhamma to reach the academic level of Prayoke 5, and then turned to study and practice Wicha Akom (Buddha Magic and Sorcery). He continued on there to attain his completion of Dhamma Studies and develop all facets of his practice, and finally, after 20 years serving at Wat Bowornives, he decided to begin Tudong Solitary Forest Wandering.

He spent the next 20 years wandering and learning Wicha with various Guru Masters throughout this time. One of the masters he spent the most time with to absorb the methods of empowerment and formulas, was Luang Por Gop, of Wat Khao Sariga in Nakorn Nayok. He spent a long time with this Master in order to develop the special abilities of Dtecho Kasin (Fire Kasina), and to stare at the flames and meditate to vanquish the restless mind, and to overcome material attachment.

Part of this practice, was to burn any possessions or material offerings given in the fire, and to watch them burn, until the Kilesa (selfish instinct and desires and attachments) cease to arise within the heart. After mastering his own heart, he returned to Wat Bowornives. But after some time, with his practice of burning all thing he was given, except the four requisites of food, medicine, clothing and lodging necessities, began to cause devotees to begin to travel from far and wide to pay reverence to Luang Por Opasi at Wat Bowornives, and this seemed unfitting to Luang Por Opasi, who did not wish to attract attention

Below; front cover of Amulets of LP Opasi Encyclopaedic Catalog

Amulets of LP Opasi Encyclopaedic Catalog

So he decided it was time to leave Wat Bowornives, and travel on Tudong to go stay at Bang Mot, but this was to no avail, because the devotees just followed after him to Bang Mot, and slowly but surely he was receiving many devotees again. The local folk of Bang Mot had also become very faifhtful devotees of Luang Por Opasi, and had built a small Samnak Songk (name of a Buddhist Forest Ashram before it becomes officially a registered temple) for Luang Por to reside in permanently.

From then on, Luang Por remained at Asrom Bang Mot, and developed it into a fully fledged temple, with his fold of devotees ranging from the poorest farmer, to the richest noble, all of whome came to give alms and watch those gifts which were not of the 4 requisites be burned in Luang Por Opasi’s fire. Everybody who came to have material possessions burned in the fire, would experience great wealthy fortunes thereafter, and the legend of Luang Por Opasi’s Powers began to circulate.

Luang Por Opasi was also very famous for his ability to appear in more than one place at the same time, and be seen by witnesses in both places. There is a Legend of a visit to India where Luang Por Opasi was supposed to appear, and he sent his two apprentice monks to travel ahead, saying he would appear there later.

In 2499 BE (1955), LP Opasi and two of his disciples where invited to a Buddhist gathering in India to be held from October 28. LP Opasi called to his two disciples to leave before him and that he would join them later. He also told them that he will not be on the spot before October 31 and to warn the organizers of his delay and the date of its arrival. October 31 many of his disciples went to the airport to wish LP Opasi a happy voyage, but it did not come, a few days later the death of LP Opasi was announced.

In fact, in the evening, LP Opasi warned his monks that he was going to remain in meditation several days and to not disturb him under any circumstance, then he went in his Kuti. He stayed there until a anxious monk decides to go and see whether LP Opasi were well or not, he enters the Kuti to find LP Opasi in a state having all the aspect of death.

During this time, in India, the two disciples of LP Opasi attended the Buddhist gathering in company of LP Opasi. Luang Por Opasi spoke with many other Buddhists dignitaries and gave even a state education in front of several hundreds of people, even photos of this occasion has being taken. LP Opasi said goodbye to its two disciples, and told them that he was going to return to Thailand only by separate means of transport.

Luang Por Opasi Mendicant Monk

When they arrived the disciples had a hard time believing the news of LP Opasis Passing Away, everyone believed that they had become insane when they said to have spent the last days in his company… Only the testimony of several other monks present and the photographs in India of LP Opasi proved the veracity of their incredible history.

 

Each year the coffin of LP Opasi is opened, his body has not decomposed and his finger nails and hair is cut. This is a common thing regarding monks that have become enlightened, The body will not decompose or if the body is burned the bones will turn to stone or diamond.

(extra info: The great master of Sak Yant Luang Por Phern (Wat Bang Pra) was a student of Luang Por Opasi)

Luang Por Opasi Kata for Chanting;

Ithisukhathoe Arahang Puttoe Namoe Puttaaya Bpatawee Kongkaa Phrapoom Taewaa Khamaamihang

Luang Por Opasi (Asrom Bang Mot)

Amulets by Luang Por Opasi (Asrom Bang Mot), and amulet which were blessed with his Presence or Attendance, in Buddha Abhiseka Ceremonies, which Luang Por attended at many Important Ceremonies around the country.

Prakam 108 Met Nuea Mai Saksit Dtid Rian Kroo Ba Gaew 2520 BE – a Sacred wooden bead Blessėd Rosary with Guru Monk coin, from the great Lanna Monk, Kroo Ba Gaew Sutto, of Wat Doi Mokkhala, in Chiang Mai. Serm Duang (Good Karma) Maha Mongkol (Auspicious Blessings), Klaew Klaad (Evade Dangers), Maha Lap (Lucky Fortunes)

The rosary has a 2520 BE Rian Roop Muean Guru Monk Coin with the image of Kroo Ba Gaew gazing sideways on the front face, and a Sacred Nam Tao Yantra with Khom Agkhara on the rear face. A highly recommendable item for Buddhanussati and Gurunussati, Meditation, Prayer Counting, Protection and Mercy Charm. Wear as a necklace with amulet of the Guru. and use for counting your prayers and Kata Chants.

Luang Phu Kroo Ba Gaew was trained in his early ordination under the lineage of Luang Phu Mun Puritatto, and is one of the great Kroo Ba Ajarn of the Northern Lanna Region, who was a very close companion of the Great Luang Phu Hwaen Sujjino, of Wat Doi Mae Pang.

 

Luang Phu Kroo Ba Gaew has somewhat of a mysterious past, because his biography was never officially documented, and Kroo Ba Gaew himself was not prone to talk about himself very much. This of course common with High Arya Sangha who have practiced and attained inner peace, and is in itself a sign of great attainments. Sadly however, this results in little being known about his early life as a monk in the lineage of Luang Phu Mun, leaving us with only a partial knowledge of his Biography.

 

But the miracles of this Great Monk have been told and retold over many decades, and by word of mouth, Kroo Ba Gaew became a Great Kroo Ba Ajarn of the region, on the merits of Miracles made. It is said, that once during the time Kroo Ba Gaew was still living, a Naga Serpent came up from the underworld near the temple, and was run over by a truck as it slithered across the road, and was hurt. The Naga crawled up to the temple and called Luang Phu Kroo Ba Gaew to come out and heal him with holy water.

Another famous legend is the tale of the three Buddha images in the Mae Nam Ping river, which were embedded in the stream. Luang Phu Kroo Ba Gaew performed a ceremony to invite them to rise up from the waters to perform miracles for humanity, and come to reside at the temple.

 

The statues rose up from the depths and were able to be transported to the temple, where they reside to this day. It is said these Buddhas can make the rain fall in the proper season to make the crops grow, which is a matter of life and death from many farming communities in the region. The Buddhas are hence extremely sacred for the local devotees, and Kroo Ba Gaew’s miracle of calling them, is perhaps his most famous legend.

 

Luang Phu Kroo Ba Gaew’s amulets are extremely rare, because he never ever really focused on making amulets of many kinds. he would only release mainly Buddhist amulets such as his monk coins, and ‘Roop Tai’ blessėd monk photos, and items of reverence and practice such as the Prakam Saksit Blessėd Rosary. Devotees of Kroo Ba Gaew like to wear his rosaries with one of his coin amulets attached for prayer and protection of the Guru. HIs devotees are very reluctant to part with their amulets of Luang Phu Kroo Ba Gaew, for they believe them to possess very powerful protection, and bring auspicious blessings.

 

The Wongarn Pra Krueang Lanna Northern Amulet Appreciation Society have registered the pantheon of amulets of Kroo Ba Gaew as residing within the Dtamrap Pra Krueang Lanna Yord Niyom ‘Top List of Most Preferred Amulets of the Lanna Region’.

Use the Traditional Thai Buddhist Method for Bucha;

1. Chant Maha Namasakara (3 Times)

2. Chant the Trai Soranakom (3 Times)

3. Chant Kata Aaraatanaa Pra Krueang (3 Times)

Kata Maha Namasakara

Namo Dtat-Sa Pakawa-Dto Araha-Dto Sam-Maa Sam-Put-Dtat-Sa

Namo Dtat-Sa Pakawa-Dto Araha-Dto Sam-Maa Sam-Put-Dtat-Sa

Namo Dtat-Sa Pakawa-Dto Araha-Dto Sam-Maa Sam-Put-Dtat-Sa

 

Trai Soranakom

Puttang Cheewidtang Yaawa Nipaanang Saranang Kajchaami

Tammang Cheewidtang Yaawa Nipaanang Saranang Kajchaami

Sangkang Cheewidtang Yaawa Nipaanang Saranang Kajchaami

Tudtiyambpi Puttang Cheewidtang Yaawa Nipaanang Saranang Kajchaami

Tudtiyambpi Tammang Cheewidtang Yaawa Nipaanang Saranang Kajchaami

Tudtiyambpi Sangkang Cheewidtang Yaawa Nipaanang Saranang Kajchaami

Dtadtiyambpi Puttang Cheewidtang Yaawa Nipaanang Saranang Kajchaami

Dtadtiyambpi Tammang Cheewidtang Yaawa Nipaanang Saranang Kajchaami

Dtadtiyambpi Sangkang Cheewidtang Yaawa Nipaanang Saranang Kajchaami

 

Kata Aaraatana Pra Krueang

Puttang Aaraatanaanang

Tammang Aaraatanaanang

Sangkang Aaraatanaanang

Puttang Prasittimae

Tammang Prasittimae

Sangkang Prasittimae

 

 

Pra Somdej Bang Khun Prohm Pim Sen Daay Kru Gao 3rd Prizewinner Ancient BenjapakeeAmulet (38)

A 3rd Prize winning Competition Standard Master-Class amulet of the Benjapakee Immortal Classic Family, the Pra Somdej Wat Bang Khun Prohm Kru Gao (Chedi Yai), Pim Sen Daay Kru Gao. An Immortal Classic and one of the most famous Thai Buddhist Amulets of all time, as well as being amongst the top preferred amulets of the serious devotee and wealthy collector of the accepted amulets of Somdej Pra Puttajarn (Dto) Prohmrangsri, of Wat Rakang Kositaram.

Pra Somdej Bang Khun Prohm Pim Sen Daay Kru Gao 3rd Prizewinner Ancient Benjapakee Amulet - Somdej Pra Puttajarn (Dto) Prohmrangsri of Wat Rakang.

Pra Somdej Bang Khun Prohm Pim Sen Daay Kru Gao 3rd Prizewinner Ancient Benjapakee Amulet – Somdej Pra Puttajarn (Dto) Prohmrangsri of Wat Rakang.

The Pra Somdej of Somdej Dto are the number one amulets of all time, be they from Wat Rakang, Wat Bang Khun Prohm,or Wat Gaes Chaiyo. Made in the period between 2411 and 2413 BE, three years before the passing of Somdej Dto himself, and buried in the Stupa until their distribution in 2500 BE

Rear face view of Pra Somdej Bang Khun Prohm Pim Sen Daay Kru Gao 3rd Prizewinner

Rear face view of Pra Somdej Bang Khun Prohm Pim Sen Daay Kru Gao 3rd Prizewinner

This amulet comes with its third prize winning certificate micro-chipped certificate card of the Chomrom Pra Tae Mueang Siam Amulet Appreciation society and complimentary box with third prize ribbon sticker. We offer free Gold, Waterproof or Solid Silver Casing with this amulet. whichever you prefer. Free EMS Shipping is also included in the price

The rear face shows the presence of all the classic features and muan sarn ingredients of a true Pra Somdej Bang Khun Prohm of Somdej Dto, with Kraap Kru on the front face revealing it to have been placed within the larger Chedi Stupa of the 2500 BE Opening. The Kru Gao (Chedi Yai) amulets are more highly preferred than the Kru Hmai (small Chedis) amulets, which were found later within the nine smaller Chedi Stupas surrounding the main central Stupa.

Pra Somdej Bang Khun Prohm is one of the classic Pra Somdej amulets available and is along with Pra Somdej Wat Gaes Chaiyo perhaps the next in line to the Pra Somdej Wat Rakang amulet as far as popularity, beauty, sacredness of Puttapisek ceremony and price range.

 

 

Pra Somdej Bang Khun Prohm Kru Pra Chedi Yai (Large Chedi Kru amulets)
The Pra Somdej Bang Khun Prohm amulets classified as a Kru Pra Chedi Yai, have 9 different Pim Song, and were made in the period between 2411 and 2413 BE. Not all of the Pra Somdej Bang Khun Prohm were placed in the Kru, it took many years to create and press them and many would be in a receptacle in the Kuti and would be handed out by him during the time he created and empowered them.

 

This explains the absence of Kraap Kru in some exhibits, as well as being purely logical and the most probable chain of events to have occurred. The Thaan Saem is one of the 5 Pim Song of Pra Somdej, which exist in both the Kru Wat Rakang and Kru Bang Khun Prohm amulets. Pra Somdej Wat Rakang have Five major category of Pim Song, whereas the Pra Somdej has four more Pim Song, making it nine major Pim in all.

 

 

These 9 Pim are; Pim Yai, Pim Sangkati, Pim Song Chedi, Pim Prok Po, Pim Gaes Bua Dtum, Pim Thaan Koo, Pim Sen Dai, Pim Ok Krut.

History records that, in the year of the Dragon 2411 BE, Samian Tra Duang Tongoses made restoration work Wat Bang Khun Prohm Nai (Wat Mai Amataros), and renewed the temple along with the building of a new Chedi Stupa, in order to place Pra Somdej amulets, which Samian Tra Duang invited Jao Prakhun Somdej Pra Puttajarn (Toh) Prohmrangsri, of Wat Rakang Kositaram to place there, as well as to empower. The amulets were made in the Pra Somdej Traditional formula of 84,000 pieces (same as the number of suttas of the Pra Tammakhant).

 

After Somdej Dto had blessed and empowered them, Samian Tra Duang was allowed to place then in the Kru hiding place within the Chedi Stupa behind the Upopsadha shrine room. During the time from then, the Chedi was sometimes accessed and amulets were removed from time to time, and even some thieves dug holes and stole some.

 

This became so bothersome that the Kru had to be broken open officially on 24th November in 2500 BE.

 

The opening took all day, until at approximately 8 pm, the very last Pra Somdej amulets were removed. Many of them were very thickly coated with ‘Kraap Kru’ (residues and growths). The amulets were allowed to be rented out by devotees, until the year 2509. The total amount of money raised from the rental of these amulets amounted to about 4 Million Thai Baht.

 

This money was used to construct the new Uposadha shrineroom, and the renovate and restore the old Chedi Stupa, as well as making a bronze statue of Tan Jao Prakhun Somdej Toh, which was completed and celebrated in 2509 at the same time as celebrating the building of the Putta Sima (temple walls), and the burial of the ‘Look Nimit’ (all Uposadha shrine rooms must have a Look Nimit ball buried under it).

Micro Chipped Certificate of 3rd Prize Pra Somdej Bang Khun Prohm Pim Sen Daay Kru Gao

Micro Chipped Certificate of 3rd Prize Pra Somdej Bang Khun Prohm Pim Sen Daay Kru Gao

The depletion of this series led to the creation of yet another immortal legend of the Pra Somdej Niche in 2509, namely the Pra Somdej Wat Bang Khun Prohm 09 Edition, which is in itself one of the most highly collected amulets of serious collectors and devotees, and also carry relatively elevated prices.

This Classic edition of Somdej Bang Khun Prohm, are considered to have extremely powerful Buddha magic in them due to the richness of sacred powders and powerful blessings contained within from great master Somdej Dto.

Look Om Maha Gan Luang Por Kong Wat Bang Gaporm

Look Om Maha Gan Nuea Pong Wised Luang Por Kong Wat Bang Gaporm circa 2480 BE

Presenting a Look Om of  ‘Benjapakee of Look Om’ Top 5 Status, the Look Om Maha Gan of Luang Por Kong, Wat Bang Gaporm

Sacred Look Om Maha Gan Luang Por Kong Wat Bang Gaporm

The Look Om of Luang Por Kong are famed amongst the top Look Om amulets of all Masters. The Look Om of Luang Por Kong, is classed as one of the five top Look om within the ‘Benjapakee’ of Top Look Om of the five Regions of Thailand. The five members of the Look Om Benjapakee are;

1. Look Om Maha Jinda Mani Montrakom of Pra Palad Parn, Wat Tukata (who was the Upachaya of Luang Phu Bun Wat Klang Bang Gaew) 2. Look Om Maha Gan of Luang Por Kong, Wat Bang Gapom 3. Look Om Grao Paetch of Luang Por Parn, Wat Bang Nom Ko 4. Look Paya Chang Sarn of Wat Bang Wua (Luang Por Ding), and 5. the Look Om of Luang Por Pring, Wat Bang Bakork. The Look Om of Luang Por Kong are found in white, black, gray, brown and pinkish colours, each of which have their points of recognition of the content of the Muan Sarn Sacred Powders in each respective colour.

Look Om Maha Gan Luang Por Kong

It is not every day that one can be lucky enough to encounter the Look Om Luang Por Kong, a Rare Classic Sacred Powder Wishing Ball from the World War Two Era, from a Gaeji Ajarn of Old whose Look Om carry the status of Niyom Category Benjapakee Top 5 Look Om, of Master-Class!

Luang Por Kong (3rd April 2407 – 6th February 2486 BE)

Luang Por Kong Wat Bang Gaporm is a name that devotees have been uttering for over a century now, and which is a name that resounds with fame for Patipata (Purity of Practice) as well as for Wityakom (Wicha Saiyasart Buddha Magic Sorcery).

Luang Por Kong was one of the abbots of Wat Bang Gaporm in Amphoe Ampawa in Samut Songkram, whose Rian Kanajarn Monk Coins are said to be the second most popular monk coins of that era, after Luang Por Gaew of Wat Puang Malai. His Rian Tong Daeng holds fourth position in the most popular coins of all time of the Benjapakee Coin Amulet Family (Most Popular Monk Coins of the Five Main regions of Thailand). His famous Run Badtr Dtan 2486 BE coin in silver with Rachawadee enamels, is very famed for the number of persons who had miraculous events occur whilst wearing the amulet.

Look Om Maha Gan amulet by Luang Por Kong Wat Bang Gaporm

Luang Por Kong was Ordained into the Sangha in 2427 BE in the month of August with Pra Ajarn  Duang as Upachaya Ordaining Officer, and Pra Ajarn  Jui as his Gammawajajarn Prompting Officer and Ajarn Tim of Wat Mueang Mai as his Anusawanajarn Witness. Plus 25 Ordained Monks of the temple attended as witnesses. He was given the ‘Chāyā’ Monk’s Name of ‘Tammachōdtō’, which means ‘He who Advances in Dhamma’

Once he had Ordained, Luang Por Kong began to study and master Pali Sanskrit Grammar, which he found himself to have a great affinity for. He spent 13 years studying and mastering the translation of many Kampira Grimoires with his Kroo Ba Ajarn, and developed immense ability and fluency in Khom Pali Sanskrit. He also took intense interest in the Wicha Prawaet Wityakom (Buddha Magic and Occult Sorcery). He began to practice Magic right from the very beginning of his ordination starting with Pra Ajarn  Duang, his Upachaya, who taught him to master the Wicha Tam Pong Lob Sacred Yantra Powder making ritual method. Luang Por Kong continued to gather Wicha from Luang Por Dtard of Wat Ban Wan Tong, who was a Master Adept of the Wicha Na Bad Dtalord. It was said that Luang Por Dtard was able to blow a Yantra spell through the crown of the head of a devotee sat on a blackboard, and make the Yantra pass through, and appear on the blackboard the devotee was sitting on.

This Wicha which Luang Por Kong Mastered, was the very same Wicha which the great Gaeji Ajarn Luang Por Tong Sukh had also learned from the very same Master. Luang Por Kong also was bestowed Wicha by Luang Por Hrun, of Wat Chang Phueak, who was a monk who possessed supernatural abilities, and who is famed for having passed away seated in meditation.

In his 21st Year of Ordination, the folk of the Municipality Invited Luang Por Kong to accept the position of Abbot of Wat Bang Gaporm, and perform the duty of caring for the temple and its development, and the faith of the devotees of the temple. Luang Por Kong built various edifices to improve the temple in his lifetime, as well as creating the Pra Pha Lelai Buddha statue, and perform many restorations within the temple enclave. His practice and teachings were a source of hope and inspiration to the local Thai Buddhist Folk, for he was always ready and willing to come to the aid of his congregation when asked for help.

Luang Por Kong became ill in the end because he never stopped doing his endless duties, be it building Buddha statues, restoration works on temple buildings, creating and blessing amulets, and attending to the calls of the congregation.  In the 4th Month of each year, he would take his Glod (Umbrella with Mosquito Net), and stay in the cemetery at the side of the temple. He would practice Tudong 13 there for a period of 1 Month each Year. He considered this a self purification practice after spending the whole year busy with the needs of the world, and a withdrawal from the world to reflect on his own practice.

Look Om Maha Gab Sacred Powder Ball Amulet Luang Por Kong

The Miraculous Passing of Luang Por Kong

On the 6th February 2485 BE, Luang Por Kong was seated performing the chanting of the instalment of a Buddha-Rupa image of a local shop in the township, when, just as he had finished blessing the Topknot of the Buddha statue after opening the eyes of the Buddha, he became dizzy and fell to be caught by other Bhikkhus. He was able to regain his awareness and asked to be helped into the meditation posture, where he sat then and entered meditation, and passed away silently.

His devotees remained seated in silence for a long time before they realised he had passed away, and even longer before they could bring themselves to bring Luang Por Kong’s body down from the shop premises.

And so it was that Luang Por Kong passed away in Meditation after blessing a Buddha-Rupa, on 6th February 2485 BE, at age 78, after 58 years of Ordained Life.

Pra Prajam Wan Amulet Luang Phu To Wat Pradoo Chimplee Traimas Edition Bailan Powders

Ancient Amulet Classics  amulet blog series presents The Pra Pim Pra Put Prajam Wan Hlang Yant Trinisinghae Birthday Buddha amulet for your study. The Pra Pong Pim pra Prajam Wan Hlang Yant Trinisinghaem is one more sacred and rare Pim of the pantheon of amulets of Luang Phu To (Wat Pradoo Chimplee), which is very seldom seen, and was part of the 2521 – 2523 BE three year Traimas empowerment ceremony, which came to be Luang Phu To’s most famous blessing ceremony, and which spurned some of the most preferred classic Pra Niyom category amulets within the scene.

The Pra Pim Pra Put Prajam Wan amulet was created by Luang Phu To in the shape of a Bodhi Leaf, inspired by the time he went to India and meditated under the Bodhi tree where the Buddha is said to have become enlightened. only 10,412 amulets were made in two different kinds of Muan Sarn Sacred Powders; Nuea Bailan, and Nuea Gesorn.

Pra Prajam Wan Luang Phu To Wat Pradoo Chimplee Traimas Nuea Bailan

Pra Prajam Wan Luang Phu To Wat Pradoo Chimplee Traimas Nuea Bailan

This amulet is shaped in the form of a Bodhi Leaf, and pressed from Black Bailan Powders, mixed with Gesorn Pollens, and has the image of a Buddha in Meditation on the front face (Thursday Buddha), with the sacred Yant Trinisinghae on the rear face, which is reputed to be one of the most powerful sacred Yantra spells in the Dtamra Yant 108.

Luang Por To, of Wat Pradoo Chimplee, was a Master who gained the respect and reverence of the Royal Family, and especially his Majesty King Bhumipol Adulyadej (Rama 9), and whose attaimnents both in the academic field of Pariyatti and of the on hands practice of Patipatā, were exceptional.

His powers and blessings were, and still are considered amongst the most powerful, along with the other greats such as Luang Phu Sukh ( Wat Pak Klong Makham Tao), Luang Por Vheun (Wat Mab Kha) Luang Por Parn (Wat Bang Nom Kho), Luang Phu Tim (Wat Laharn Rai), Luang Por Jong (Wat Na Tang Nork) and so many others.

The Amulets of Luang Phu To (Wat Pradoo Chimplee)

The Amulets of Luang Phu To (Wat Pradoo Chimplee)



The Amulets of Luang Por Chaeng Wat Bang Pang

Presenting a look at some of the most classic ancient amulets of the great Luang Por Chaeng, of Wat Bang Pang, beginning with the Pra Pong Nam Man series, which Thai Buddhist Folk of Olden days (and the present day), consider the best alternative choice to the incredibly expensive Pra Putta Jao pratap Sadtw Buddha Riding Animal Steeds amulets of the great Luang Por Parn, of Wat Bang Nom Kho; Namely the Pra Somdej Buddha Riding animals amulets of Luang Por Chaeng, of Wat Bang Pang in Nontaburi

Pra Somdej Khee Sadtw, is an ancient amulet of classic fame, released in the year 2484 BE, from one of the Great Guru Masters of the World War II and Indo-China Wartime Era, Luang Por Chaeng (2428 – 2500 BE), of Wat Bang Pang. The Pra Somdej Khee Sadtw amulets consisted of  a range of different Buddha images, seated on different animal steeds made by Luang Por Chaeng.

Pra Somdej Khee Singh - Buddha Riding a Singha Rachasri Himapant Lion

Pra Somdej Khee Graisorn – Buddha Riding a Singha Graisorn Himapant Lion-Eagle

The Buddha riding animals series are considered to be his most popular amulets in present times, followed by the Pra Kring, and his famous Pra Sivali, and the Ganha Chali, which are also only rarely to find in the public auctions, as devotees and collectors have gathered most of the last remaining amulets in circulation..

Roop Lor Pra Sivali Loi Ongk Statuette Luang Por Chaeng

Roop Lor Pra Sivali Loi Ongk Statuette Luang Por Chaeng

The Pra Somdej Khee Sadtw Buddha Riding Animals amulets of Luang Por Chaeng are considered to be the perfect alternative to the much more expensive Pra Putta Jao Pratab Sadtw amulets of Luang Por Parn (Wat Bang Nom Kho), and are indeed seen to be equally powerful, but much less expensive.

 

Pra Somdej Song Suea – Buddha Riding a Tiger

The front face of the amulet below features an image of a Buddha seated in the Samadhi posture meditating on the branch of a tree, above a tiger, who is prowling around in the forest below the Buddha. The amulet is made from Nue Pong Nam Man Oily Herbal Pollens, with Pong Lob Yantra Powders.

Pra Somdej Song Suea Buddha Riding Tiger Amulet in Nuea Pong Nam Man

Pra Somdej Song Suea Buddha Riding Tiger Amulet in Nuea Pong Nam Man

Biography of Luang Por Chaeng Sīlapanyā, of Wat Bang Pang

Luang Por Chaeng, Silapanya was born on a Friday on the 18th December 2428 BE. He was ordained in 2440 at the age of 12 as a Samanera Novice Monk, and remained ordained until the age of 20, when he was then ordained up one level to the status of a fully fledged adult Bhikkhu Monk. Luang Por Chaeng was a Pra Gaeji Ajarn Master Monk of the second World Wartime, of great importance in Thai History. He was highly reputed Master of Vipassana Kammathana practice, whose Mastery was heard of far and wide.

Luang Por Chaeng was the second abbot of Wat Bang Pang, in Nontaburi, Bangkok, after his predecessor Luang Por Pra Atigarn Jaroen. His powerful psychic abilities to empower amulets was highly reputed within the Sangha on a National Level, and he was always an invited member of the greatest and most important ‘Putta Pisek’ (Buddha Abhiseka) blessing ceremonies in History, including the Great HIstorical Ceremony of empowerment of Magical Protective Yantra cloths and ‘Suea Yant’ Yantra shirts for the Thai Military.

 


Luang Por Chaeng Wat Bang Pang

In the times of the second world and Indo-China wars, there were a few great Monks who stood out above all others for their Kong Grapan Chadtri, Klaew Klaad and Maha Ud Magic, whom the Thai Buddhist Folk of all Provinces knew and revered, no matter how remote the village. These great wartime Era Monks of great Magical Power were of course, Luang Por Jong, of Wat Na Tang Nork in Ayuttaya, Luang Por Jad of Wat Bang Grabao Luang Por and the great Luang Por Chaeng, of Wat Bang Pang, Luang Por Juan, and Luang Por Opasi

During the Indochina War, the Thai Military was ordered into battle, and a great ceremony to make Pha Prajiad Sipsee Pan Tong of Luang Por Chaeng, and Yantra Shirts of Luang Por Jad to protect them in the War, was held with a great blessing ritual, empowered by four of thee great monks, Luang Por Jong, Luang Por Chaeng, Luang Por Jad, and Luang Por Chuan.

The famous Pha Yant Prajiad were given to some soldiers to test with three point blank range shots, all of which failed. these Yantra cloths of Luang Por Chaeng, and the Yantra Shirts of Luang Por jad (Wat Bang Grabao) were worn into battle, and became the famous story of the French Military seeing Thai soldiers shot with bullets, who were knocked to the ground by the bullets, and immediately stood up again and went back into battle as if nothing had hit them. The French Military then called the Thai Military ‘Taharn Phi’ (Ghost Soldiers).

Below; Rian Luang Por Chaeng 2493 BE


Luang Por Chaeng held the Wicha of a number of Kroo Ba Ajarn, who bestowed him with their lineage secrets, including the Great Luang Por Parn of Wat bang Hia (Wat Klong Dan), ;ph Khai of Wat Cherng Lane, Luang Phu Chay of Wat Panan Cherng,, Pra Kanajarn Say (Luang Por Say), Luang Phu Sukh, of Wat Pak Klong Makham Tao, Luang Por Parn of Wat Bang Nom Kho, and the Great Luang Por Jong of Wat Na Tang Nork.

As Luang Por Chaeng was alive and abbot of Wat Bang Pang, he would receive many devotees each day with numerous requests, none of whom he would refuse. Some would come for Blessings, some for Amulets, and others to heal their Illnesses, and some devotees who had heard of his Magical Prowess, came to beseech the secrets of his Wicha, to become Sorcerors themselves, and help those in their hometowns.

Somdej Song Gai Nuea Pong Luang Por Chaeng Wat Bang Pang 2484 BE

Somdej Song Gai Nuea Pong Luang Por Chaeng Wat Bang Pang 2484 BE

Luang Por Chaeng would bless, distribute amulets, and heal his devotees without exception. As to those devotees who beseeched apprenticeship to learn to cast spells with Kata Akom Incantations, Luang Por Chaeng would always first make the Looksit learn to develop their meditative skill, and to allow them to develop moral fibre and the five precepts. Only then, when they had risen above the base temptations, would he allow them the secrets of the Incantations, their sequences and methods. He would teach his students how to cure ailments and banish curses, and expunge ghosts and spirits from possessed souls.

 


Luang Por Chaeng had a great respect for Luang Por Parn of Wat Bang Nom Kho, and had received a lot of influence from him in the art of amulet making. So when he would make his amulets, he would often make models which resembled and paid reverence to the famous Pra Pim Pra Putta Jao Pratap Sadtw Buddha riding Animals amulets. He made original designs which resembled those of Wat Bang Nom Kho, with differences in design to distinguish them. This caused his amulets to become very popular, as this was the preferred type of amulet at the time in Central Thailand.

Below; Rian Pim Sam Chai 2497 BE – Luang Por Chaeng (Wat Bang Pang)

Rian Pim Sam Chay 2497 BE Luang Por Chaeng Wat Bang Pang

Rian Pim Sam Chay 2497 BE Luang Por Chaeng Wat Bang Pang

Luang Por Chaeng made a large number of different amulets, ranging from the Buddha riding animals, and other sacred powder amulets in many forms, in small (Pim Lek), medium (Pim Klang) and large (Pim Yai), Monk Coins, the world famous Pha Yant Tong Yantra Flags, Sai Sek blessed sandgrains, the highly preferred and now rare Pra Kring, and Pra Chaiyawat Loi Ongk Statuettes, Pra Prajam Wan (Birthday Buddha amulets), Nang Kwak beckoning lady, Pra Putta Kwak beckoning Buddha, Pra Sam Lia, (triangular amulet), and of course, his famous and extremely popular Pra Sivali metallic Loi Ongk Statuette amulets, which were made in ancient casting methods, in various forms and sizes, for Bucha on the altar as well as for wear as amulets.

Below; Rian Lor Pra Mokkhallana Maugdalyayana Arahant Coin Amulet 2485 BE

Rian Lor Pra Mokkhallana Saribut

Rian Lor Pra Mokkhallana Saributr Buddha-Maugdalyayana-Sariputra Arahant Coin, from the year 2485 BE

His sacred powder amulets were made from a number of different Muan Sarn substance clays, including Puttakun (Yantra Powders), Nuea Din (Earthen Clay), and Pong Nam Man (Oily Herbal Powders). The amulet appreciation society and the aficionados tend to prefer the Pong Nam Man Oily powder models above the other Muan Sarn Sacred Powders, but there is not a very large difference in their price compared to the difference in their rarity.

In the year 2484 BE, Many devotees gathered to officially ask Luang Por Chaeng to make some powerful amulets to protect them during the War. So Luang Por Por Chaeng made a very large release of amulets of different types, with extreme power and effort after many years of preparation.

Luang Por Chaeng Wat Bang Pang

 

He empowered them for Kong Grapan Chadtri Klaew Klaad and Maha Ud to protect the Thai Buddhist people, in that time of Wars around South East Asia and the whole World. None of the multitudes of amulets blessed in the ceremony were rented out for money, instead, all were handed out for free to the devotees at the ceremony.

The Buddha riding animal amulets of Luang Por Chaeng are used as a second choice for those who do not possess the funds to obtain a Luang Por Parn Wat Bang Nom Kho model, and are said to be equally powerful protective amulets.

Below; Roop Lor Luang Por Chaeng Loi Ongk statuette released sometime around 2494 BE

Roop Lor Luang Por Chaeng Loi Ongk

Roop Lor Luang Por Chaeng Loi Ongk

Luang Por Chaeng did not bake the clay in his edition, preferring to make them from an admixture which contained Poon Plueak Hoi (ground seashell), which results in a smoother and lighter colour and texture than Luang Por Parn’s clay models. Otherwise, his powder amulets contain the same 5 Sacred Yantra Powders Pong Bpathamang, Pong Puttakun, Pong Ittijae (sometimes called ‘Ittajae’), Pong Trinisinghae, and Pong Maharach. Luang Por Chaeng’s formula also included Gesorn flower pollens, Sai Sek enchanted sand, Khaw Suk cooked rice (from monks almsbowls)

Below; Luang Por Chaeng’s immensely rare and highly sought after ‘Khan Nam Mont Mongkol Gao’ Prayer Water Bowl

Khan Nam Mont Mongkol Gao Holy Water Receptacle Luang Por Chaeng

Khan Nam Mont Mongkol Gao Holy Water Receptacle Luang Por Chaeng


Luang Por Chaeng passed away peacefully on 26th July 2500 BE at the age of 72 years old, after 52 years in the ordained Sangha. His body was cremated in the year 2501 BE after being moved to Wat Makut Kasatriyaram. A series of ‘Rian Khaw Hlaam’ four sided Monk coins with the image of Luang Por Chaeng were handed out to the devotees during the cremation ceremony as a sacred memento of Luang Por Chaeng.

His amulets have become a classic preferred sacred religious artifact of the pre 2500 BE Era, and a guaranteed auspicious Buddhist Votive Tablet that can be treasured and revered for generations to come. A truly sacred ancient amulet from one of the most powerful masters of the World War II Era.

Pra Kring Prajam Krob Nam Mont Mongkol Gao Luang Por Chaeng

Pra Kring Prajam Krob Nam Mont Mongkol Gao Luang Por Chaeng – used to place within the Khan Nam Mont Mongkol Gao Holy Water Receptacle

Luang Por Chaeng was an important monk present called for the empowerment of amulets in many great ceremonies, particularly notable the Wat Rachabopit Indojin Ceremony of 2481 BE, considered to be the largest Blessing Ceremony of all History., the 25 Centuries of Buddhism Ceremony of 2500 BE (second of three largest ceremonies in History) and his presence was beseeched to assist in empowering the world famous historical edition of Pra Kring Wat Sutat.


Pra Wanta Sema Luang Phu To 2463 BE Wat Pradoo Chimplee

A closer look, with Macro Photography at the features of the famous classic ancient amulet Pra Wanta Sema 2463 BE, of Luang Phu To (Wat Pradoo Chimplee).

This Pra Wanta Sema, is a truly rare and beautiful ancient amulet, of the pantheon of early era amulets of the great Luang Phu To, of Wat Pradoo Chimplee, the Pra Pim Wanta Sema Nuea Pong Wat Plab. Made from broken pieces of the original Ancient Wat Plab amulets (from which the original Wanta Sema design was taken).

Wanta Sema 2463 BE Amulet Luang Phu To Side View

This edition was released in 2463 BE. Classed within the classic pantheon of the first ever 13 Somdej Type amulets of Luang Phu To, which is one of his Great Pantheons of Millionaire Class Amulets of Ultimate Esteem and International Fame.

The amulet is seen by some as the Sayasana Buddha (Reclining), and others pray to it as an image of King Rama 1 praying to the temple wall at the Royal palace, with Lotus flower in hands (part of ritual ordination), as he was ordained for the traditional practice of Thai Males to become a Buddhist Monk for a time.

Pra Wanta Sema

 

In those days, the Strategic Infantry Command Regiment were the main sponsors of the amulets created for Luang Phu To to bless, and this design was commissioned for Luang Phu To to press and bless, in the 2463 Edition.

Rear face of Pra Wanta Sema Luang Phu To Wat Pradoo Chimplee

The amulet is reminiscent of the original Pra Wanta Sema Wat Plab by Somdej Pra Sangkarach (Suk). Pra Wanta Sema Wat Plab by Somdej Pra Sangkarach (Suk) has some discussion about the image and what or who it represents. The most common legends say, that it depicts a sleeping Buddha in the Saiyasana posture.

Pra Wanta Sema 2463 BE - Nuea Pong Wat Plab Luang Phu To Wat Pradoo Chimplee

But those who are more well studied believe the image to be a depiction of His Majesty the King Rama 1, holding the lotus of ordination, as a Monk and praying to the temple wall, before ordaining into the Sangha for the traditional period which Kings must ordain for. This is most likely the true meaning of the image.

Rear face Pra Wanta Sema 2463 BE - Nuea Pong Wat Plab Luang Phu To

Wat Plab is one of the 10 official temples of the Dtamra Pra Somdej for its Muan Sarn Sacred Powders which belong within the Dtamra of Pra Somdej of Somdej Pra Puttajarn (Dto) Prohmrangsri Wat Rakang Kositaram.

Macro Close up of the features and visual aspects of front face of Pra Wanta Sema 2463 BE Luang Phu To

Above and below Pics;

Macro Close up of the features and visual aspects of front face of Pra Wanta Sema 2463 BE Luang Phu To. A clear visual close up of the Muan Sarn Sacred Powders can serve the student well to examine and take note of the many different ingredients, and the appearance of the surface, its dryness, porosity, and the secrets of the interior content (where cracks reveal the inner substance).

The close up Macro reveals the authenticity of the Muan Sarn Sacred Powders

Above Pic; The aged surface is both hardened, dry and dense, and reveals the true characteristics of natural aging process over time, making it easy to authenticate.

Macro closeup of Muan Sarn Sacred Powders Pra Wanta Sema

This type of clear-to-recognise features make the amulet a ‘Pra Tae Doo Ngaay’ (Easy to see as Real). The surface of the amulet has a crinkled effect to it, where the Muan Sarn Sacred Powders have dried, and shrink inwards closing the gaps between the particles of powder, and tiny cracks have formed all over the surface as the amulet has shrunk from within over time, as it dries and hardens.

The rear face is always the most important surface area for study once the front face features (Pim) have been confirmed to one's satisfaction

The rear face is always the most important surface area for study once the front face features (Pim) have been confirmed to one’s satisfaction, and authenticated.

Examination of the Muan Sarn Sacred Powders and surface features of the rear face, allows a much more accurate and detailed study of the content of the Muan Sarn, without obstruction of any design to obscure sight of the uniform raw surface features.

Muan Sarn Sacred Powders of rear face of amulet

The rear face surface shows a fine gossamer layer of mildew formation, which ranges in tonality from black, to brown, to light gray.

This is also an important aspect of examining the ‘Kraap’ mildew on the surface of ancient amulets; Namely, that most authentic amulets will have a non-uniform surface tonality to the Kraap Kru Mildew, and that Fake amulets, tend to have a Uniform colour and tonality to the surface mildew.

This is because it is almost impossible to spray a fake mildew onto an amulet, and make it have hundreds of different colours and tones to it, which is something that only happens with natural aging and atmospheric weather changes over many years of time.

Macro closeup of Muan Sarn Sacred Powders of amulet (rear face)

Fake mildew is more uniform, and the true authentic mildew is far more complex in its appearance. Please take note of this when examining amulets, and use the ‘Kraap Kru’ mildew as one of your authentication reference tools.

Once one has examined front and rear face of an amulet, one should then continue on to peruse and examine the edges of the amulet, which will reveal its aging.

One should peruse the cracks arisen through contraction, one is able to determine if the front and rear face surface appearance fits with what the edges reveal, as far as atmospheric changes, and under which conditions the amulet has been worn or kept over the years.

For example, if the edges reveal that the amulet has contracted over a long time of constant dryness, but the surface of the front and rear reveal moisture exposure, then something would be amiss wouldn’t it?

If the front face and rear face say the amulet has experienced multiple changes of moist to dry atmospheres, then the edges should also state the same. Of course, this is not an easy art to train the eye in, and you need to examine many amulets over many years to be able to see what the expert sees.

Wat Plab has always been a temple that Luang Phu To was afilliated with and whose Muan Sarn Sacred Powders he always used in the making of his famously priceless amulets. The Muan Sarn Sacred Powders for the Pra Wanta Sema Luang Phu To, are indeed also composed of mainly broken pieces of original Wat Plab amulets, along with the other Sacred Ingredients which Luang Phu To would ubiquitously mix into the Muan Sarn, for all his amulets.

Wat Plab amulets are a sacred powder type amulet using a mixture of ground sea shells, pollens and flowers, incense powders, temple wall bricks. The mixture used by Somdej Pra Sangkarach (Suk) was the basic formula of Pra Somdej made before any other ever, and is thus the keystone of Pra Somdej amulet making, and the origin of the Pra Somdej Wat Rakang.

The Pim Wanta Sema 2463 Luang Phu To was released in the classic famous 13 Pra Somdej First Edition. The 13 Famous Pim, were made by Luang Phu To with the greatest passion and Highest Effort through Pure Intention, and had the intention to make them as Truly powerful as was possible.

He spent a long time with much effort to find the rarest, most powerful and sacred herbs, woods and relic ingredients for the Muan Sarn used in the making of the Sacred Powders used for his Amulet.

Most Pim were pressed by Luang Phu himself with his own hand, but he had help in assembling the Muan Sarn and many menial tasks from the Samaneras and the Lay Masters of Wat Plab temple. This is of course part of the reason that the Amulets of Luang Phu To possess Sacred Powders of Wat Plab in them too.

The Great Masters of Wat Plab in Bangkok Yai revealed their secrets to Luang Phu, about the mixing of Muan Sarn. It is a hardly known inner secret, that, all of the Great Masters with great Wicha, passed through Wat Plab, to receive the Wicha and secrets of the Mastery of the Pra Piti Haa (5 Piti Jhana Control).

They revealed to him the secrets of making ‘Pong Lob’ Sacred Powders, according to the Dtamra Pra Somdej of Ajarn Saeng, who is reputed to have taught the Dtamra of Pra Somdej making to Somdej Pra Puttajarn (Dto_ Prohmrangsri (Wat Rakang Kositaram).

It is Pra Ajarn Saeng, who some groups believe is the True Discoverer of the Hin Sila stone with the Dtamra Somdej hidden within it. The debate on this issue may continue forever, for proof is unfound.

One other major base ingredient of the Muan sarn used in this first edition of Luang Phu To’s Amulet Trajectory, was a type of ‘Pong Wised’ (Special powder) or ‘Pong Puttakun), which was colected over many years by Luang Phu To, as he wandered on Forest Tudong. Often he would travel together with Luang Por Sodh (Wat Pak Nam Pasi Jaroen), and another Famous Monk of that time whose name has been lost from all documentation.

Luang Phu To of Wat Pradoo Chimplee was one of the greatest Masters of the Last Century, and a Highly revered Monk around the whole Kingdom of Thailand. he was Respected and revered by His Majesty Our great King, who was a close friend and companion.

Luang Phu To Wat Pradoo Chimplee with His Majesty the King Bhumipol Adulyadej

This Great Monk achieved his status through his Great deeds and his great Diligence in his Patipatā (Practice of Purity and Renunciation), and in his Great Attainments in Dhamma Pariyatti and Dhamma Patipatā.

Pra Wanta Sema 2463 BE

His Blessings are believed to possess the most powerful protective power, and to increase success and prosperity. His amulets are both highly revered for their sacred Power of Protection and Prosperity, but also as a connection and Buddhanissati reminder of the Great Guru master, to beseech his blessings through the amulet.

 

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Takrut Hua Jai Maha Burut Bpaed Jam Puak (Takrut of the Heart of 8 kinds of Great Man)
Ajarn Chum Chai Kiree

The Takrut Hua Jai Maha Burut 8 Jam Puak is derived from the sacred and ancient Dtamra reference manual Phra Ajarn Pu Tao that has succeeded from and era nearly 1000 years ago and has continued to prove its power until now. Many Phra Ajarn from all over Southeast Asia have inherited the Wicha but none have mastered it to such an extent as Ajarn Chum Chai Kiree.

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