Monday, April 13, 2009
Luang Phor Chong (Wat NaTangNok) - Looplor 247x-248x
Luang Phor Chong (Wat NaTangNok) - Looplor 247x-248x
One of the top 10 great Guru monks of Thailand was undoubtedly Luang Phor Chong of Wat NaTangNok Temple, BangSai district, Ayuthaya province.
He passed away on the Buddhist important MaKhaBuCha day of February 17th, B.E.2508, at the age of 93.
Luang Phor Chong and Luang Phor Parn of Wat BangNomKho were close friends and respected each others high Dhamma pratice.. They had the same teachers viz LP Soon of Wat BangPlaMoh and LP Paan of Wat PikulSokant.
Even though Luang Phor Parn reached extremely high miraculous knowledges of "Apinya" and "Wipassana", he still admired Luang Phor Chong and recognised him as a great monk.
Once in the evening Luang Phor Chong was taking a rest at the pier in front of his temple, a small group of men rowed across the canal. After tying a boat robe to a pier hook, one said unrespectably to Luang Phor Chong,"Luang Phor, would you guard my boat because I was told that tjhere are many thieves around here."
The old Luang Phor Chong said slowly and mercifully to that man," Alright, I'll guard your boat as mine...don't worry." The group of men came back to the pier at around midnight, they saw Luang Phor Chong still sat alone at the pier. "Wow, how great it is, you're still sitting here for so many hours, I thank you for guarding my boat," said a man. "You ordered me to guard your boat, I did as you said," Luang Phor Chong said slowly to the man.
But at the evening of the next day, the men came to Luang Phor Chong's Kuti(monk's house) with flowers, incenses and candles on their hands. They had paid obeisance to Luang Phor Chong and said " I come here to apologize for ordering you to guard my boat, I have been told that the you are Luang Phor Chong, so please apologize all of us for doing a great sin, please grant us your apology." " Huh,huh...alright...you ordered me and I did it for you ...it's no sin .....from now on remind yourself do not order any monk as your servant," said Luang Phor Chong.
He also taught them a short brief of Buddha's Dhamma. All the men listened quietly and wept, then they pay obeisance with full respect to Luang Phor Chong's legs.
Luang Phor Chong was a great donor. Any temple troubled with lacking of Kutis, he would order his monk disciples dismantle them and brought to the lacking temple. Even thiefs came into his temple to steal some thing that's difficult to get, Luang Phor Chong knew that and called them to get it.Yes, he gave stuffs to thiefs but never forgot to taught them that stealing monk's stuffs was a great sin.
Many thiefs gave up stealing by his teachings. Luang Phor Parn of Wat BangNomKho admired Luang Phor Chong to all his disciples that he was like a gold monk statue, and that a monk of this kind one should never beg anything from him because he would give everything that was begged for.
Whenever Laung Phor Parn performed any religious ritual at his temple, he would invite Luang Phor Chong to join. Once Luang Phor Parn urged his close monk disciple to go by a motor boat to invite Luang Phor Chong to join a ritual , but Luang Phor Chong told the monk to go back in advance and he would go by himself later. As soon as the monk had come back and reported to Luang Phor Parn that Luang Phor Chong would come later, Luang Phor Parn laughed mildly and pointed to Luang Phor Chong who was sitting right there!! How did he come with a short time? It's many miles distance between the two temples, if going by walking it would take a few hours.
It was recorded that Luang Phor Chong reached the highest knowledge of "PatiSamPhiThaYan" which covered highest ability to perform miracle of all kinds. Whoever reaches this state will have comprehensive knowledges over all Tri Pitaka automatically and could rush to anywhere in a short time.
Luang Phor Chong created many kinds of amulets since the WW II, such as medals, small statues, ivory-tusk Rajasihas, metal Ta Pian fish , sacred jackets, etc. His amulets are very good for warding off dangers of all kinds, while his Ta Pian fish is good for fortune fetching.
Ayudhaya, an ancient city of Thailand was established around 700 years ago, and just like other provinces of the country experienced the devastation of World War II that destroyed the lives and property of countless people.
Anyway, Ayudhaya seemed luckier than many provinces because it was said that some senior holy monks used their magic power as protectin against the bombs.
It was well known amongst the locals of Ayudhaya that during World War II, Luang Phor Chong had tried to protect the province and the lives of the innocent by sprinkling his sacred sand from a plane onto the land below. After which many miracles were recorded particularly the unusually high proportion of unexploded bombs.
Luang Phor Chong was a senior monk at Wat Natangnok who was quite prominent in creating various kinds of sacred things, apart from the sacred sands, he also created Takruts, Prapong, clothed amulets, etc., and all of his amulets were famous for protecting people from bullets, bombs, accidents and other kinds of danger.
Though Luang Phor Chong has passed away for several years many locals of Ayudhaya still recall his virtues and dedication to the province during the war. It is for this reason that his amulets attract premium prices which continually rise.
Mr.Berm Bangsai, an amulet expert of Ayudhaya province said that although Luang Por Jong was an expert in supernatural power, he had never told any one else
"Everyday he would peacefully remain in his temple and scarcely talk to others, but people knew of his great power after wearing his scared amulets for protection. His amulet were in great demand by experts and worshippers alike especially for protection from bullets.
Many of Luang Por Jong's amulets have become very famous such as Rian Na Yai amulets which are currently priced around 100,000 baht /each.
The last series of his amulets was called Rian Mangklayu which Luang Phor Chong had accumulated all of his magic power for the last time to create before he passed away, and nowadays they also priced at around 100,000 baht.
About the series of Rian Mangklayu amulets, Mr.Berm had reiterated that he believed that this series was the best of Luang Por Jong's amulets.
"Because he took so long time to recite his magic spells in order to transfer all of his magic power into the amulets.", he said.
Apart from that Luang Phor Chong also created this series when he was quite old and had amassed a great wealth of experiences in creating sacred amulets.