Luang Phor Hoon

Luang Phor Hoon

by Jun Wei

Luang Phor Hoon is the abbot of Wat Bang Phueng, Chaocheongsao Province. Not only that, Luang Phor Hoon is known to be a good monk and is well-known within Chaocheongsao Province.

Luang Phor Hoon has been in monkhood ever since he was ordained as a novice. At the age of 20, he was ordained as a monk. After his ordination, he went on to study under the guidance of several guru monks.  In fact, the first teacher that Luang Phor Hoon learned Wicha and Dharma from is Luang Phor Jard, Wat Bang Krabao, Prachinburi Province.

Luang Phor Jard was a well-known guru monk during the wartime in BE 2483. Even Marshal Por Phiboon Songkhram, the prime minister at that time, sought help from Luang Phor Jard by asking him to consecrate a batch of Takrut for the Thai soldiers. The Takrut consecrated by Luang Phor Jard is believed to have helped the soldiers remain safe and sound despite having bombs dropped. During the consecration, it was Luang Phor Hoon who helped Luang Phor Jard roll the Takrut before distributing it out to the soldiers. In fact,It is known that Luang Phor Hoon was diligent and humble. As he managed to study Wicha very well under the guidance of Luang Phor Jard. Luang Phor Jard  also loved Luang Phor Hoon just like how a father would have loved his own son and taught Luang Phor Hoon all of his knowledge regarding protection and invulnerability. However, one day Luang Phor Jard wanted to “test” the ability of Luang Phor Hoon so he told Luang Phor Hoon to bless the amulet together. Once the blessing ceremony was finished, Luang Phor Jard mentioned to Luang Phor Hoon that he was not disappointed as Luang Phor Hoon did very well.     

After studying with Luang Phor Jard for a period of time, Luang Phor Hoon went to learn Vipassana from Luang Phor Thong Wat Kon Kaew Prachinburi Province. Luang Phor Thong is known to be an expert on Vipassana. This time round, it took Luang Phor Hoon 7 years to learn from Luang Phor Thong before seeking more knowledge from Luang Phor Kampan after listening to the advice given by Luang Phor Thong.  

Luang Phor Kampan was an expert on Khmer magic. It is known that Luang Phor Kampan could transform things by using magic. During his Tudong in the woods, Luang Phor Hoon managed to meet Luang Phor Kampan and started to learn from Luang Phor Kampan until he could fully understand.

On one night, Luang Phor Hoon was tested by Luang Phor Kampan. Luang Phor Kampan tested him by transforming the firewood that was used to burn a corpse into hundreds of centipedes. But when Luang Phor Hoon saw it , he spelt and touched centipedes and soon the centipedes all came back as firewood. But the test did not stop there, Luang Phor Kampan still used to test Luang Phor Hoon so this time round he transformed the charcoal into bees. And once Luang Phor Hoon saw it and he picked up a handful of soil, spelt and threw up to the bees and they transformed back to the charcoal.

Nowadays, Luang Phor Hoon resides at Wat Bang Phueng, Chachoengsao Province. Luang Phor Hoon remains to help as many people as possible with the knowledge that he had studied. And one thing that is noticeable is that the people that have been helped by Luang Phor Hoon have been reported to have a better life.

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