Thursday, July 26, 2018

Rian Med Taeng Jatukam, Nur Ngern (silver), Roon Channaman, Mass Chanted, Wat Phra Mahathat Woramahawihan, Nakhon Si Thammarat (B.E.2547)

The Legend of Jatukam Ramathep

Once upon a time, many centuries ago (about 1700 years ago), it was a time of war and trouble. There lived a king and his princes in Central Siam. The elder prince named Jatukam and the other named Ramathep. After many years of war, the King finally conquered and managed to secure Sri Lanka into part of his Kingdom. There was a saying that the King possessed a sacred treasure, this was none other than the holy relics of Lord Buddha. Before the King began his journey to the newly conquered land, he tasked the protection of the relics to his two princes, & ordered them to guard it with their lives.

Some time later, the princes received information of plan by their enemies to capture the relics. They immediately informed the King in Sri Lanka. The King instruction was to quickly take the relics away by sea and head to Sri Lanka. Halfway through the journey, a thunderstorm struck and their ships were sunken. Except the two princes, the rest of the crew did not survive.

The two princes were washed ashore, but well. Without the sea transport, they could no longer bring the relics to Sri Lanka. They started praying sincerely to the relics, saying: “Dear Enlightened One! If this land we step upon is a holy piece of land, then please guide us let us live a new life here. With our people, we shall guard and protected your relics forever.”

Later the two princes built a temple on this holy land and with much hard work, they also establish a wealthy and strong city. They brought new hope and peace to all the people. In remembrance of the great deeds by the two princes, they named this place Nakhon Si Thammarat in their honour. This is now located in Southern Thailand at the present time. The temple that the two princes built for the relics is called Wat Mahathat - as it is known now.

Ever since then, after a few centuries, many people had travelled to Wat Mahathat to locate the relics that were buried by the princes. Finally, they found a stone carving and the relics buried at the Wat. The stories of the two princes were found engraved on this stone.

The two princes had done many great deeds and the greatest is by erecting the temple to house the relics. And they promised to guard the Relics with their lives. They had earned respect from both the heavenly and earthly beings. Later, the people combined the two princes into one and named him Tao Jatukam Ramathep when praying to him. Tao Jatukam Ramathep becomes one of the most respected and popular deities in the South of Thailand. In olden days, Tao was used to address noble ones. It is believed that those that pray to Tao Jatukam Ramathep will be blessed with fulfilling life and better in all aspects in everyday work. 


Wat Phra Mahathat

The temple is located on Ratchadamnoen Road in Tambon Nai Muang, Amphue Meuang of Nakhon Si Thammarat province. This is one of the most important historical sites in Southern Thailand. The stupa, 55.78m high, has a distinctive Sri Lankan style. The top of the spire is entirely covered in pure gold. Inside the temple are many buildings of importance, especially the royal building which has beautiful architecture from the Ayutthaya period and the Sam Chom building, where the Buddha image garbed in royal attire - Phra Si Thamma Sokarat is housed. There are also the Phra Maha Phinetkrom (the equestrian image) building and the Thap Kaset building; while the Khian and Pho Lanka buildings are used to display artifacts donated to the temple by Buddhists from the whole region.

Over the doorway at the entrance of Wat Phra Mahathat in Nakhon Si Thammarat, there are the statutes of Tao Kadtukam and Tao Ramathep, the guardian deities of holy relics of the Buddha. The name of one deity is Tao Kadtukam, which later people understand that he is none other than Jatukam.

There are many stories on how the City Pillar (Lak Meuang) and the first Jatukam amulets were made. One story tells of Police Maj Gen Sanpetch Thammikun, the provincial police chief during the 1980s, going to Wat Nang Phraya during a shamanistic ritual. The medium, a woman, told the policeman to come back. When he did come back later the woman wasn't there, but had been replaced by a new medium claiming to be the spirit of the military leader for the B.E. 17th century Nakhon Si Thammarat king.

Luang Pu Thuad, Nur Wahn (mixture of 108 types of sacred herbal powder), Fang Pet-na-tang & Jeevorn (monk robe), Luang Phor Daeng, Wat SriMahapho, Pattani (B.E.253x)

Pet-na-tang = Pyrite, believed to have power of protection of all danger and warding off poisonous animals, bad omens, spells.

*Luang Phor Daeng was one of the old geji ajarn who blessed Luang Pu Tuad Nur Wahn of Wat Changhai in B.E.2497.

BEST FOR : Kongkraphan (helps make you invulnerable to all weapon attack), Maha-Utt (stops gun from shooting at you), Kaew Klaad Plodpai (helps push you away from all danger), Metta Maha Niyom (makes people around you love you, and be kind to you), and Maha Larp (brings lucky wealth).

In Thailand, Luang Pu Thuad amulet is believed to be a “Phra Nirantarai” means Luang Pu Tuad will push you away from all danger.

*It was certified by Por Tek Tung Charitable Foundation who help the injured and to collect the dead bodies at the scenes of road accident in Bangkok that they NEVER find people who were killed by road accident have LP Thuad amulets.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Phra Sivali, Luang Phor Pha, Wat Kok Dok Mai, Chainat (B.E.2559)

At the time of the Buddha Gotama there reigned a righteous King and Queen named Koliya and Suppavasa. After some time Queen Suppavasa conceived a child. The unborn child brought great fortune to the kingdom. Not only did the queen receive many gifts from friends and relatives, the whole kingdom became prosperous. Crops grew in abundance and everyone was well-fed and healthy.  The queen grew heavy with child but when the natural time for the birth arrived, she failed to deliver the baby. She grew uneasy as time passed by with still no signs of the birth, and asked the King to invite the Buddha and His retinue of monks for a meal. After the meal the Buddha blessed the queen by saying:  

"May Suppavasa, daughter of the Koliya clan,
Be happy and healthy and give birth to a healthy son."
 
After the Buddha left, the queen gave birth to a beautiful, healthy son. As a mark of respect for the Buddha, who had eased the queen’s heavy burden with His blessings, invited the Buddha and his retinue to receive alms at the palace for seven days. They named the prince Sivali, as from the time of his conception; the people’s hardships were alleviated through an abundance of rich crops.  

  One day when Phra Sariputta was on his alms round he visited the prince and informed him of the suffering that he and his mother had undergone because of the delayed pregnancy. Phra Sariputta then went on to explain to the prince the unwholesome action that his mother and he had performed and the resulting effects of their actions.  

In a previous birth Phra Phra Sivali had been born as the King of Benares and had waged war on a neighboring kingdom. He had surrounded the kingdom and told the citizens to surrender or fight back. When they refused to surrender, in collaboration with his consort, his present mother, he had decided to surround the city and hold them hostage until they did so. The citizens, who did not want to fight back or live under the rule of such a king, had not surrendered. As a result, they had suffered greatly without food for a very long period. Many of the sick and the elderly had died but the arrogant king and his queen had not given in. Many months later the King had withdrawn his troops and released his hostages but he had paid dearly for the suffering he had caused. At death he was reborn in Avichi hell. The delayed pregnancy and the suffering he and his mother had undergone resulting from the delay were the residual effects of this action. 
 
After illustrating the Noble Truth of suffering, Phra Sariputta asked the prince if he would like to join the Noble Order so that he could seek the path to end all suffering. The prince was overjoyed at this invitation and agreed to join the order with his mother’s permission. 
 The queen, who was a devoted follower of the Buddha, agreed. She escorted Prince Sivali in procession to the monastery to be ordained. On the day of ordination when they shave his hair, Phra Sariputta advised Phra Sivali to meditate on the impurities of the body. Phra Sivali, who was spiritually advanced resulting from previous wholesome actions, focused his mind as instructed. Before the completion of the shaving of his hair, Phra Sivali attained the supreme wisdom of Nibbána. 

The monks soon noticed a strange phenomenon when they were with Phra Sivali as Phra Sivali always seemed to have an abundance of rich, fragrant food and the other requisites (robes, shelter and medicine). Monks who were with him also had the opportunity to share in the bounty. Wherever Phra Sivali went, people flocked around to prepare food for him. Donors offered Phra Sivali with all the requisites of a monk every time he went on his alms round. 

Therefore, it was that wherever Phra Sivali travelled both people and devas supported him. He and his retinue of 500 monks were in an uninhabited forest for seven days, but they were not short of food. The Devas made sure that they fulfil all his requirements. Similarly, when Phra Sivali was travelling through the desert he was well provided with requisites. The Buddha, seeing that Phra Sivali was fulfilling a previous aspiration in His reign, declared that he was foremost among the monks in obtaining requisites. He also instructed monks who were travelling on long, tedious journeys through uninhabited terrain be accompanied by Phra Sivali, as with him by their side they would be ensured of the requisites. In fact, on one occasion when the Buddha and His retinue of 30,000 monks were travelling to visit Phra Khadhiravaniya Revata (Phra Sariputta’s younger brother) they had to cross an uninhabited forest.  Phra Ánanda, fearing that they would not be able to obtain food in the jungle for such a large number of monks, questioned the Buddha about the logistics of the journey. The Buddha assured Phra Ánanda that they had nothing to worry about as Phra Sivali was with them. With Phra Sivali present, there would be no shortage of food because even the Devas reveled in taking care of his requirements.
 
In general, only the doer reaps the effects of one’s wholesome and unwholesome intentional actions. However, there are instances, as with Phra Sivali, that others too benefit from unusually strong actions of another. This overflow of the results of the effect of a persons strong kamma on others is known as nissandha pala (overflowing results of kamma). While vipaka pala, results of kamma are reaped only by the doer nissandha pala are experienced by others who happen to be with you. Nissandha pala could be both wholesome and unwholesome in accordance with the deed performed. For instance, Phra Sariputta did not obtain alms in one instance resulting from the nissandha pala of Losaka’s strong unwholesome deeds. 

To seek the cause of this strange phenomenon we need to go back many aeons to the time of the Buddha Padumuttara. Phra Sivali, who had been born as a poor man, had the opportunity to see the Buddha Padumuttara confer on another monk the honor of being foremost among monks who obtain the requisites. Fascinated by the way, everyone desired to provide alms and robes to this monk; Phra Sivali had decided that he too would like to hold a similar position in a future birth. He had then performed many acts of generosity to the Buddha Padumuttara and His retinue and made an aspiration. 
 
The Buddha Padumuttara, foreseeing that Phra Sivali’s aspiration would be fulfilled had prophesied that at the time of the Gotama Buddha he would be foremost among the monks who obtained requisites. From this point onwards, Phra Sivali had started in earnest to work toward his aspiration. At death, he was reborn in a heavenly realm where he enjoyed many years of heavenly bliss. 

Sivali is worshiped by Thai people as the greatest fortune-fetching monk. Sivali was an important disciple of Lord Buddha. He was praised by the Lord as the most miraculous monk for fortune. Some say that Thai Bhikkhu’s pay reverence to Sivali Thera that brought prosperity to Thailand, a Theravada Buddhist country. Sivali thera was also known as the deity who brought in good luck and wealth in abundance.

Phra Sivali that made by Luang Phor Pha good for increasing good luck and attracting wealth in abundance.

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Rian Hang Kang, Nur Kalaithong (gold-plated), Luang Phor Pha, Wat Kok Dok Mai, Chainat (B.E.2558)

No. : 3616

- No.1 Pra Geji Ajarn in Chainat Province. 
- the ONLY disciple in the lineage of LP Kuay, Wat Kositaram. 
- Student of LP Doem, Wat Nong Pho. 
- Upacha of LP Yen, Wat Saparian, Chainat Province (the famous "Po" maker).
- Age 94 years old (2017) and still going strong. 
- One of a most respected and revered Geji in Chainat Province.

LP Pha followed LP Doem, Wat Nong Pho for 16 years and most of the Meed Mor (magical knife) was co-chanted by LP Pha when LP Doem in the old age. LP Pha was introduce to his other master LP Kuay, Wat Kositaram, Chainat Province by LP Doem. LP Pha became the chow- a-wat (head of the temple) of Wat Kok Dok Mai at a very young age. Today LP Pha is as famous as LP Koon in central and northern Thailand. But unfortunately not much Malaysians heard about the name of LP Pha before.
LP Pha

Takrut + Mai Pai Dtan (实心竹), Chao Khun Nu-Inn, Wat Ba Phuttha MongKhun, Kalasin.

*Inside of the takrut have a piece of Mai Pai Dtan (实心竹). Come with silver casing. 100% handwritten yant by Ck Nu-Inn. This piece of takrut continuously chanted and consecrated for 1 phansa (3 months). 

别于其它空心竹,实心竹的每一 竹节都是札实的。 节节实心, 让你事事称心。

Effect : Very good for Kaew Klaad (prevent danger), change back luck to good, repel black magic and evil spirit. 

功能:避险,转运,提高运气,除障挡煞。隐敝邪术追踪,镇宅避邪。驱魔赶邪,处处通畅无。
*Inside of the takrut have a piece of Mai Pai Dtan (实心竹).
Chao Khun Nu-Inn

Roop Muern Kruba Ariyachart, Wat Sangkeow Photiyan, Chiang Rai.

*with Jeevorn (monk robe) & Gesa (hairs).

Listing for the materials that used inside this amulet.