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Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Temple Thieves Get Daring

Thieves have removed gold foil from two reclining Buddha images at Wat Bang plamaw in Ayutthata's Bang Ban District - the latest temple heist that shocked Buddhist society.

Temple thieves get daring

An increase in robberies of valuable artifacts from ancient temples in the former capital city are driving monk to despair.

One recent heist which shocked Buddhists the most was the removal of gold foil from two large reclining buddha images - Phra BuddhasaiyartMongkol Sanpetch and Phra Buddhasaiyart MongkolChinawat- at Bang Plamaw temple in tambonNamtao of Ayutthaya's Bang Ban district. The robbers also extracted gold from the gates of the temple 's ordination hall.

Temple abbot Phra Maha Prasert Jantawiro, 53, said losses were put at 15 million baht.

Temple robberies mostly invlove the thef of ancient Buddha images and valuables such as Dharma cabinets and brass accessories. Few Stolen goods are ever retrieved.

Four other robberies took place at Wat Choengtha, Wat Bamrungtham, Wat Kudilai, and Wat Bang Plamaw over a period of two months in Ayutthaya.

Phra Mali Thammathaso, the 51 year old acting abbot of Wat Cheongtha, said thieves stole eight sema- leaf like boundary stones - from around the temple's old ordination hall in the early hour of Jan 02 this year.

"The sema are priceless. They were with the temple for ages," the monk said.

Thieves also broke inot the ordination hall late last year but did not get anything, he said.

"Everything had been stolen over the past 10 years, so there was nothing else left in the hall to take," he said. Most temples possessing precious artifacts have to take care of their property themselves.

(A monk inspects the damages gate at Wat Bang Plamaw)

They resort to mundance tactics, such as replacing ancient artifacts with cheap objects. Many temple have placed coffee containers as a subsitute for brass vases, steel plates for gongs, and earthenware pots for joss-stick holders.

Phra Yanatrailok, secrety to chief of the Ayutthaya Sanga Office, has warned monks in more than 400 temples in Ayutthaya, to be alert for robberies. He advises monk to take photographs of all valuable objects and help police and villagers guard their compunds.

(Story and photos by Sunthorn Pongpao)

(Source: Bangkok post)

Sunday, February 17, 2008

The great King Chulalongkorn Rama V



Every night at the Royal Plaza in Bangkok, Thai people of all walks of life gather in groups large and small to offer their respects at the equestrian statue of Thailand's beloved and honored king, King Chulalongkorn (King Rama V) of the Chakri Dynasty. The mood is solemn as people tend to makeshift altars laden with votive offerings of flowers, candles and incense.



Thais revere the 19th century king as a symbol of progress who led his country’s entry into the modern world and who can now bring them luck, especially in business.
Every Tuesday – the day of Chulalongkorn’s birth – some of these devotees pay homage to the monarch in Bangkok’s Royal Plaza.

After dusk, and as late as midnight, individuals and small groups set up small makeshift shrines to the king, offering flowers and gifts like brandy and cigarettes.

As a nationalist symbol, Chulalongkorn has been around for decades but, over the past 10 years, he has transformed from a figure of royal reverence to an object of worship.

Many devotees say they began worshipping Chulalongkorn after experiencing supernatural phenomena.
“I had no opinion of him or thought of worshipping at the beginning. He was never in my thoughts partly because he had too many wives. Then I started dreaming about him several times,” said Opas Santimat, 56, a beauty salon owner.

One time he saw a portrait of the king, usually kept reclining against the base of the statue, move towards him at a fast speed.
“Nobody saw that except me. Since then, my life has changed,” he said.
Opas said he has lost count of the number of times the king has helped him out of financial and health crises. From being a cash-strapped worker, Opas now owns six beauty salons and traditional massage outlets in Bangkok.

Nongnapas Kraison, 37, was another person who claims to have received miraculous help from the king.
Sometimes, the situation looked hopeless but when I prayed to him something unbelievable would happen just in time,” she said.


The king’s image is found on the walls of shops and offices. Miniature pictures hang from the rear view mirrors of taxis. His likeness is etched on coins and adorns amulets worn by many.

Thai scholars speak of the worship of Chulalongkorn developing into a cult during the heyday of the economic boom in the 1990s. Many upper class merchants and self-employed businessmen adopted him as a patron saint.



I went to pray at the statue of Thailand’s late King Chulalongkorn, also known as Rama V, in Bangkok, near the Royal Plaza. For many Thais, the late king is a virtual deity whose spirit is capable of bringing metta, chairsma, good luck, especially in business.

BiographyOf His Majesty King Chulalongkorn Rama V



Also known as Phra Chula Chomklao Chaoyuhua, and the eldest son of King Rama IV, he was born in Bangkok on September 20, 1853 and was crowned King on October 1, 1868, following the death of his father. The first few years of his reign were under a regency. King Chulalongkorn is perhaps the most revered of all the Chakri Kings--during his long reign of 42 years 23 days great advances were achieved for the country.

The King actively pursued a policy of "modernizing" the country and had a number of Europeans in his service to oversee such projects as the building of the first railway in Thailand . He himself made two visits to Europe, one in 1897 and another in 1907, during which he became acquainted with most of the rulers of Europe. Bonds of friendship between himself and the various European royal families were formed which exist to the present day. Not only was he the first Thai king to travel abroad [ he made several visits to the Straits Settlements, the Malay States and the Dutch East Indies ] but he also sent his sons to study in Europe [ to school in England and later for military training to Denmark, Germany and Russia ].


His Royal Highness is perhaps most popularly noted for his abolition of slavery in 1905, and lessening the subservient position of the common people such as the practice of prostration in public and at ceremonial events, which was discarded. But his reforms also included the expansion of mobility and communication with the construction of railways and the establishment of postal and telegraph services. Provincial administration was brought under centralized direction and augmented by specialized functional ministries. Fiscal administration was centralized and modern accounting, budgeting and auditing procedures were adopted. Modern law codes and other judicial reforms were decreed, which went a long way toward pacifying the European power's discontent with the legal system. He created a ministerial system in 1892, established a variety of public institutions, particularly in the fields of health and education. Roads, bridges, railways, telegraph lines, irrigation canals and water gates were constructed. Mining projects were launched. Mapping was introduced. The military forces were upgraded through conscription and the founding of a military academy.

He successfully managed to cultivate the idea of Siam as a buffer state between the colonial possessions of the European powers in South-East Asia. The price he paid of losing certain border territories was amply rewarded, for Siam was never colonized - the only country in the region to maintain its sovereignty throughout the period of colonial expansionism.

The insight, direction and impact of King Chulalongkorn's reforms were startling. He restored the monarchy as an absolute power and ushered in a new order. He sought power as a means to effect progressive change and advancement for Siamese society. It was due to the reforms of King Chulalongkorn that Siam's independence and sovereignty was preserved. Through his leadership and vision Thailand stands in contrast to other Asian countries. King Chulalongkorn was indeed a symbol of an enlightened age in Siamese history.



On October 23 1910, Somdej Phra Piyamaharaj, one of Thailand's most beloved and honored kings, died. The 42 year reign of King Rama V was marked with change as Thailand moved into a modern age. King Rama V was considered such a great benefactor to Thailand that Thai people donated their own money to erect the King Rama V equestrian statue at the Royal Plaza to honor and commemorate the advancements he made for his country and people. Thai people believe that the King has the miraculous power of bringing good luck and prosperity to any person who pays respects to him. For this reason the King's picture is found in almost every house and business.

KING RAMA V Amulets



Kruba Noi King Rama V Amulet

This King Rama V amulet coin is specially made and blessed by kruba noi from wat si dong moon.

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2) Enhance great personal Charisma.
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4) Clear all great obstacles in life.
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6) Having the ability to be liked, trusted, respected and admired by everyone!
7) Achievce and attract great fortune and wealth.
8) Magnetically attract the right people into your life, and easily gain rapport with anyone.

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Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Daily Deva or Heaven Deity

Besides the Daily buddha in life, there are also the daily devas or heaven deities.


Sunday: Phra Athit (also Aditaya or Suriya), the Sun, the god of light, is seated on his chariot of seven skyhorses driven by his rider, Phra Arun. If you have visited Wat Arun in Bangkok you might already know that the translation for this temple is Temple of Dawn.



Monday: Phra Chan (or Chandra), the Moon, is a male deity who rides a chariot drawn by ten horses. His nature is suave and gentle.



Tuesday: Phra Angkhan (Angaraka) rides a water buffalo. He is Mars, the god of war, hard-work and conflict.

Wednesday: Budha is an Indian equivalent of Mercury and Woden. He rides an elephant. He is the deity of wisdom, communication and books.


Thursday: Pharutsabodi (Brihaspati) is the heavenly seer who carries a slate and rides a deer. He corresponds to Jupiter, tutor of the gods. Thursday, his day, is dedicated to teachers.

Friday: Sukra, the god who presides over Friday, rides a bull. He is considered one of the heavenly seers as well as a tutor of the gods. He is the diety of wealth and fine art.



Saturday: Phra Sao (Sani), equivalent to Saturn, with bow and trident in his hands, is considered the god of difficulty. The people who are born under the influence of Saturn are believed to fall easily into grief, despair, and difficulties. He is seated on his vehicle, a tiger.

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Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Forgive and Forget



Forgive and Forget

To take revenge on trouble-makers is only to create more problems and disturbances. You must realise that negative feelings and hostile actions could only bring harm and suffering to both you and the trouble-maker. In order to take retaliatory action, you have to harbour intense hatred in your heart. This hatred is like a poison. Since the poison is initially in you, surely it will harm you before it can harm anyone else. Before you can throw a blazing iron at another, you can burned first. Your action merely goes to show that there is no basic difference between you and your opponent.

By hating others, you only give them power over you. You do not solve the problem. If you become angry with a person who simply smiles back at you, then you will feel defeated and miserable. Since he did not co-operate with you to fulfil your wish, it is he who is victorious.
The Buddha teaches us how to live happily when we are faced with disturbances.
(Ah happily do we live without hate amongst the hateful. Amidst hateful men, we live without hate.)

We can live happily without fanning the fires of hatred. Perhaps you may not be strong enough to extend compassionate love to your enemies, but for the sake of your own health and happiness and that of everyone else, you must at least learn how to forgive and forget.

By not hating or crushing your trouble-maker, you act like a gentleman. To act in this manner, you must understand that the other people has been misled by anger, jealousy and ignorance. He is therefore no different from all other human beings who have also at one time or another been misled by the same negative states of mind.
The Buddha says:
"Evil -doers are not wicked by nature. They do evil because they are ignorant. Therefore they need guidance"

We should not curse them. It is not justifiable for us to say that they should be condemned to everlasting suffering as it is still not too late to correct them. We should try to explain to them in a very convincing way that they are in fact in the wrong. With this understanding, you can treat the evil-doers as you would a patient who is suffering from a sickness and in need of treatment. When the sickness is cured the ex-patient and everyone else will be well and happy. The ignorant must be guided by the wise.
Good life is inspired by love and guided by knowledge.

If a man does something wrong to you out of ignorance or misunderstanding. then that is the time to radiate your compassionate love towards the evil-doer. Oneday, he will realise his folly and relent on his evil habits. So it is better to give him a chance to be good. Repentance of his past misdeeds will change him into a better person and in the end he will truly appreciate your kind thoughts. The most compassionate Buddha's advice is:
"Hatred does not cease by hatred, by love alone it cease. This is eternal law."

If you can radiate compassionate love, no harm will come to you. This will help you to achieve both physical and mental health. Life has it own rhythm. When you lose on the swing, you gain on the roundabout. Those who do not understand this principle often get into trouble and face difficulties in life.

If a man does something wrong to you again and again, you must act wisely in correcting him each time he make the mistake. Although it is not so easy to do that, you should nevertheless try your best to follow the example set by Buddha. Then you will come to know that it is after all not impossible. The attitude of the Buddha in such a situation could be summarised thus:
" The more evil that comes to me, the more good will radiate from me."

Some people think that it is not practicable to return good for evil. Try it and see for yourself. If you find it too difficult to return good for evil, then you can still do a great service to yourself and to others by not returning evil for evil.
"Sympatheic consideration is needed for less-understanding people who make mistakes."

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Saturday, February 2, 2008

kruba Noi kar sa tong special takrut



Kruba Noi of Wat Si Dong Moon is highly respected and revered for his powerful mind developed from meditation and mantra. He is now 55 years old. His Visha is widespread both locally and in ternationally because he regular make vipassana medidation (stay alone, not eat not drink water, not speak for 7 day) once a year.

Kruba Noi is an exceptionally well known master in Chiangmai, know particularly for his Takrut kar sa tong special takrut.

(Kruba Noi takrut kar sa tong)


Takrut Kar Sa Tong is specially made by Kruba Noi using one kind of special black wood.
Kruba noi blesssed this takrut with Special ancient mantra, magic incantation with intended deep meditation for 7 days.
This Takrut Kar Sa tong is well-known for it's great protection, prevent danger and against all bad negative energy.

Some miracles of Takrut Kar Sar tong, extracted from the newspaper and internet news reports.

Unable to Do needle injection
Mr.ThongKam JaiTon is 65 years old. He lives in Chiangmai province. He said that he went to see a doctor to check up his body. A doctor tried to put hypodermic syringe into his stomach.

But it was broken. A doctor tried many times but he can’t complete this process.
Mr.Thongkam recalled that he saw that he hanged takrut Kar sa tong of Kruba Noi. Then, he took it off. After that a doctor could put hypodermic syringe into his stomach.
Mr.Thongkam believed that this takrut is so powerful.
Source : KhaoSod newspaper 2 September 2007

Escape from bullets

One miracle about takrut kar sa tong happened on 19 September 2007.

Mr.Tavorn NaJak was 59 years old who was a member of SaiNoi Local Administration. He lived in Phrae province. He was shot by criminal. A criminal used a short gun shoot 5 times to him. A bullet shaved his head. His hair slipped off disarranged. But he was not wounded from this event.
He reveled that he got this takrut kar sa tong in B.E.2532. He hanged this takrut all the time.
He believed that this was the blessing of takrut kar sa tong of Kruba Noi. After that, he met Kruba Noi immediately. He mentioned this miralces event to kruba noi, which he then chanted mantra and blow at his head.

Escape from Accident

This accident happen to one of my friend Mr Roy Sim. He was wearing Kruba noi kar sa tong takrut and riding his motorbike along Tuas road( heavy Industrial area and Traffic).

He was riding at a fast speed and did not saw an oil patch in front of the road. His motorbike came across the oil batch which it went out of control and ski along the road. He was then flee out of this bike and fell hard on the middle of the road, rowing a few meters.

At that point of time one car behind him was also driving at a fast speed approaching him, but Miraculously it managed to drive out of the way, barely and nearly avoid knocking him down.

Roy told me that after that, he immediately pick himself up and realised that surprisingly he was not hurt or suffered from any bone fractured despite the bad fall. He did not even went to the hospital for further check up as he was feeling perfectly fine.

He strongly believed that Kruba Noi takrut Kar sar tong had saved his life.

Such is the power of the miraclous Kruba Noi kar sar tong takrut.

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