Luang Phor Thongsuk Wat Tanod Luang

Luang Phor Thongsuk Wat Tanod Luang

by Jun Wei

The birthname of Luang Phor Thongsuk Wat Tanod Luang is Suk while his family name is Deelerd. He was born on 19th May BE 2420 in Barn TubDtai, Tambon Hin Lekfai, Kweang Muang Phetchaburi during the reign of King Rama V. His father’s name was Mr Joo while his mother’s name was Mrs Tim. His family consists of 6 children. While he was at the age of 9 years old, his parents moved to stay at the area around Wat Potahwad, Ampur Barn Lad as they had relatives over there. Luang Phor Thongsuk would then go to Wat Potahwad where he would study martial arts and Katha Arkhom. As a young boy, he would hang around the temple, assisting monks, bringing them food and help to clean the temple. The monks doted on him, and taught him everything they knew. However he was more interested in other less academic pursuits such as martial arts and the esoteric knowledge of Katha. However, his family would once again relocate to Ampur Wat Pleng, Changwat Rachaburi . By this time, he was a teenager and like most of the people around that age would often get into trouble. Unfortunately, he became a street thug and because of his bravado he soon became a gang chief with a substantial following. Not long after, he found himself wanted by the Police and went on the lam. He escaped to a forest in Phetchaburi. After three excruciating days, and suffering from extreme hunger pangs, he emerged from the forest looking for food. Upon entering the town, he saw people making Khaw Lam (sticky rice mixed with coconut milk and black bean cooked inside bamboo). He asked for the food from the hawker, who promptly fainted at the sight of him. Young Suk’s forest ordeal had perhaps left him more than a little disheveled. He then regretted the state of his life and started to reflect on all the trouble that he had caused and the consequences that his action has yet to bear. In his heart, he knew that the gang life would only get worse and require lots of hardship and suffering.

His status as a fugitive began to die down after several years and he decided to abandon his old ways so he was ordained as a monk. He went to seek the help of his brother, Phra Kaen of Wat Pramot, at Ampur Wat Pleng, Changwat, Rachaburi. At the age of 32, he was ordained as a monk at Wat Pramot. There were 3 senior monks present at his ordination ceremony. Luang Phor Tad Wat Bang Wanthong was his Preceptor, Luang Phor Tui Wat Pramot was his Announcing Teacher/ First Ordination Teacher) and Luang Phor Khong Wat Keaw Charoen was his 2nd Announcing Teacher/ 2nd Ordination Teacher. He resided at Wat Pramot for some time but later on decided that he should travel to Wat Bang Wanthong to learn Vipassana from Luang Phor Tad, Luang Phor Khong Wat Bangkraprom , Luang Phor Piam Wat Kohluk , Luang Phor Nak Wat Hua Hin , Luang Phor Jai Wat Sadej , Luang Phor Toh Wat Koothamsathit. Luang Phor Thongsuk had acquired a large amount of knowledge of the skills and practices, and spent years honing his proficiency in them. He then embarked on Tudong with 2 young Sammanen. He had some amazing and unexplained experiences during his travels.  Eventually he arrived at Barn Bangkow, Ampur, Cha-am. The villagers welcomed and respected him and beseech him to remain at Wat Tanod Laung.

At the age of 38, Luang Phor Thongsuk took over from Luang Phor Tian as the abbot. Later he was promoted and given the title of “Phra Kru PhiNid Suttakhun ”. Luang Phor Thongsuk was known to have an aversion to having his photograph taken and would often close his eyes in  the pictures. Luang Phor Thongsuk was proficient in Katha and Wicha. It was well known that he was able to help deranged or mentally unsound people to regain their senses. As a result, he had gained many respect from people. There were even stories reported about Luang Phor Thongsuk. One incident occurred when Luang Phor Thongsuk was travelling to officiate the opening ceremony of an Ubosot at Wat Chang TangkraJad . He stopped by a creek to rest at night. Being thirsty from his travel, he decided to drink from the creek. A hunter saw his brown robes in the darkness, and mistook him as a tiger. He panicked and fired two shots but strangely, the gun jammed and was unable to fire any bullets, merely misfiring into an empty chamber. Luang Phor Thongsuk heard the commotion and emerged from the shadows. Only then did the hunter realize his mistake and apologize profusely to him. Another incident occurred at his temple. The relatives of a possessed woman brought her to the temple to seek his help. Upon reaching the temple, one of the relatives hurried ahead to speak to Luang Phor, Thongsuk while the rest remained at the Sala. Upon hearing of what had transpired, Luang Phor Thongsuk closed his eyes and recited some Katha. According to the account, Luang Phor Thongsuk entered a state of intense mental focus (samadhi), where he conversed with the spirit who had possessed the lady. He recited Katha to enable the spirit to end its anguish and turmoil, and pass over into the afterlife, and the possession was instantly lifted. Years later, there was a man named Phon Aek Phraya Phahon Phon Payu Ha Sena (Phot Phahon Yothin ) the second Prime Minister of Siam. He simultaneously held several other posts in the ministry as well. In the BE 2495, he requested Luang Phor Thongsuk to be his teacher and participate in a ceremony to consecrate some amulets together with 108 guru monks of that era. The ceremony was to be held at Phra Ubosot, Wat Rachabophit . Khun Phot also requested Luang Phor Thongsuk to use holy water to bless his guns and knives (Khun Phot was also Commander in Chief of the Royal Thai Army), as well as bless his troops, who were headed into the Indochine War. In BE  2500, Luang Phor Thongsuk  attended his last consecration ceremony called Phithi Puttapisek Phra Kreung Ngan Chalong 25 Puttasattawat . It was held to commemorate the end of a Buddhist century from BE 2400 to BE 2500. On February BE 2500, not long after, Luang Phor Thongsuk fell ill and passed away on 13th December BE 2500 at the age of 80.

Luang Phor Thongsuk was famous for Wicha Bpow Kramom (the “blowing spells” of Maha Ut and Kongkrapan Nang Neow, that render a user invulnerable to attacks from weapons, after being “blown” onto their heads. He is also known for Sak Yant around one’s nipple, making the invulnerability permanent. He was also renowned for Wicha Napad Talod. Wicha Napad Talod is practiced through the forceful exhalation of 3 breaths onto devotees, in order cleanse inauspiciousness, and bestow upon them baramee in work and luck, and Metta Mahaniyom. There were 2 incidents where Luang Phor exhibited his prowess with Wicha. On one occasion, he inscribed “Na” on the trunk of a tree, and announced to his devotees that anyone able to retrieve the letter from the tree would be presented with a special prize. All who were present tried fervently, some even resorting to using an axe to cut off the bark with the letter on it. However, after hacking away for some time and even causing the tree to fall, they were unable to cut off the exact piece of bark with the letter written on it. In another incident, a Sammanen was tasked by Luang Phor Thongsuk to inscribe yant on a stack of leaves. The Sammanen was young, inexperienced and was slow in his task. Luang Phor Thongsuk then  proceeds to take the stack of leaves, inscribe the desired yant upon the topmost leaf, before blowing hard onto the entire stack. When the Sammanen checked the leaves, he found that the yant had miraculously been copied onto each and every leaf. He has the heavenly eye for unobstructed seeing (Dibbacakkhu), as well as knowing the future (Anagatamsanana). Some of his most famous amulets are: Loop Om – It was said that when the wearer put his Loop Om into their mouth, they became invulnerable to weapons such as knives and guns. Rian – for general blessing and protection. Takrut Sarika is known to be his most famous amulets. It was said that when Luang Phor Thongsuk consecrated his Takrut Sarika, he would throw them into a pail of water and recite his Katha. Only the takrut that floated to the top would be distributed out.

LP Thongsuk 出生名“Suk”來表示,這意味著幸福”. 師父出生 BE 2420519. 他的父親的名字是Nai Joo,他母親的名字是Naam. 出生在Hin Lek Fai的南部地區在Petchaburi省在Rama國王王朝五. 他有6個其他兄弟姐妹.

9歲時, Luang Phor ThongsukBaan Laat區的一個寺廟Wat Potahwad 報名參加學習. 可惜當年師父的興趣在泰拳拳擊和防禦泰國劍戲劇.

15歲時, Luang Phor Thongsuk的家人搬到了Ratchaburi省,他經常和朋友一起出去參加泰國傳統民間戲劇和音樂劇. 隨著時間的推移, Luang Phor Thongsuk 也變得厭倦了這些表演,並開始與他的朋友無情地遊蕩,直到他陷入了流氓世界. 由於他開始犯罪,成為一個臭名昭著的匪徒. 曾經,他犯了一個非常嚴重的刑事罪行,被警方通緝. 為了逃避逮捕,他逃跑並藏在Samutsongkram的叢林中,處於一個非常可悲的狀態. 在這段時間,他反思了他過去的錯誤,意識到他的身體和心靈受到之前主持的影響. 他在32歲時發誓要轉過一片新葉,以悔改他過去的行動和他所命定的一年.

BE 2452712日,Luang Phor Thongsuk 被任命為在Samutsongkram省的Wat Pramoht的一個僧人,他的監護人是Luang Phor Dat Wat Bang Wang Thong. Luang Phor ThongsukWat Pramoht停留4個雨季,然後在Wat RatchburiWat Keaw停留2個雨季,然後離開1個雨季. 他漫游到Ampher Cha Am的老區,那時, Wat Tanod Luang 被拋棄了. 為了幫助村民和自己建立優點,他住在 Wat Tanod Luang應村民的要求,並接受了住所,幫助重建的寺廟.

Luang Phor Thongsuk非常渴望恢復寺廟以前的榮耀,並且同時幫助恢復其他寺廟,甚至通過捐贈者的幫助和同情為人民建立學校. 他也被邀請教貧窮的村子裡的孩子,他作為一個老師的角色大大受益於許多人.

Luang Phor Thongsuk經常被邀請到Wat Prai Yop制造聖物,以籌集資金為修建學校和寺廟修復.Luang Phor Thongsuk非常幽默,喜歡娛樂人們. 有一次,在 BE 2498的禮節儀式後,他向會眾說,當他發言,不要相信我,我瘋了.” 整個會眾在Luang Phor Thongsuk 的幽默笑聲中爆發,他們尊重他的謙卑和謙遜的本性.

Luang Phor Thongsuk在許多做法非常有見地,除了是一個傳統醫生,他非常精通煉金術和Saiyasat法術. 他的法術及修為受到廣泛地認同,許多人拜訪師父求幫助,甚至皇家宮殿的人和高級高級官員尋求他的祝福和幫助曾經他被軍隊的一位總將邀請參加在Wat Ratchborphit的一個奉獻儀式在一起,17其他著名的僧侶一起加光聖物藥師佛,他們在印度支那戰爭前被分配給軍隊,軍隊都節卯勝利. Luang Phor Thongsuk也是參加BE 2500菩薩Sattawas偉大法會之一的師父.另成為108位高僧之一.

泰國當地都有很多新聞關於車禍上但帶了Luang Phor Thongsuk的聖物而化解.







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