Luang Phor Narm

Luang Phor Narm

by Jun Wei

Luang Phor Narm Wat Noi Chomphu was born in BE 2464 in Supanburi Province. At BE 2485, at the age of 21, Luang Phor Narm was ordained as a monk at Wat Ban Krang. Shortly after his ordination, Luang Phor Narm started to study about monk discipline at Wat Ban Krang and would also dedicated as a disciple of Luang Phor Sawai who was his preceptor to study mantras together by studying about Pali, Khmer alphabets, Laotian alphabets and Thai ethnic called Thai Noi alphabets which allow Luang Phor Narm to have good knowledge of ancient alphabets.  

During his fourth year of monkhood, Luang Phor Narm went to stay at Wat Noi Chomphu (an old temple since Ayutthaya period combining 2 temples Wat Noi and Wat Chomphu). The temple was known to have famous guru monks who made holy water for the nobility in the past. 

Luang Phor Narm then stayed with Luang Phor Kham who at that point of time was the abbot of Wat Noi Chomphu. On top of that, Luang Phor Kham was also a disciple of Luang Phor Thao Wat Kang Kow and Luang Phor Im Wat Hua Khao. Luang Phor Narm also had the chance to study mantras with Luang Phor Muean who was a disciple of Luang Phor Niam Wat Noi and Luang Phor Boon Wat Klang Bang Kaew. 

It is known that Luang Phor Muean was an uncommon guru monk as he could make troops of wasps to expel the thieves, make plenty of rice to feed all the monks in the temple and make tamarind leaves into bees to drive out monkeys invading from destroying things in the temple. This allows Luang Phor Narm to receive magical knowledge from Luang Phor Muean. 

Even Luang Phor Mui Wat Don Rai who was also a well-known guru monk in Suphanburi Province was close to Luang Phor Narm and Luang Phor Narm would also visit Luang Phor Mui many times. On top of that, Luang Phor Chab Wat Klong Jan (well-known guru monk in Chainat Province) would recommend devotees to pay respect to Luang Phor Narm at Wat Noi Chomphu, Suphanburi Province.

In adolescence, Luang Phor Narm went to study at Wat Rakhang and continued the knowledge in the line of Somdej Toh. In fact, Luang Phor Narm is a friend of CK Phan and CK Tiang (current abbot of Wat Rakhang) and both CK Phan and CK Tiang would address Luang Phor Narm as Luang Phi which means elder brother. 

Luang Phor Narm would consecrate amulets to give out people yet he does not hold big ceremonies. One thing that is noticeably is that people who received Luang Phor Narm’s amulets have had amazing experiences. That is because Luang Phor Narm would bless the amulets until he feels that it is the right time to distribute it out. Luang Phor Narm even recalls that when he was young he blessed a batch of Nok Nam Oi, but was not sure about so he had Luang Phor Juan Way Kai Tia to bless the item again. Yet when Luang Phor Juan was about to bless the amulets, he said he did not need to bless it again as Luang Phor Narm had blessed it well enough. Yet Luang Phor Narm still felt that he was still unsure so he went to approach Luang Phor Dee Wat Pralop to help him bless the amulets . When Luang Phor Dee picked up the amulet, he also mentioned that it does not need to have any additional  blessing.

On top of that, Luang Phor Narm is a good guru monk as the proceeds collected from his amulets, he would use for beneficial purposes such as restoring the temple, contributing to monk and novice education and scholarships for smart-but-poor students.

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