Phor Than Mui

Phor Than Mui

by Jun Wei

Amongst all of the sacred amulets consecrated and blessed by Phor Than Mui, his Phra Pidta Nam Mon Kwai amulets are by far the most well-known. This batch of amulets were personally blessed by him for years and Phor Than Mui never asked for other guru monks to bless the holy item together.    

The amulets were made of two particularly auspicious materials known as Pong Patamang and uniquely buffaloes’ milk. Phor Tan Mui used the milk as a binding for the various sacred powders. In fact in preference to cows milk which he had stated would not provide the durability for the amulet.

Pong Patamang is a well-known powder of Phor Than Mui just in the same way Luang Phor Tim Wat Lahanrai is famous for his Pong Prai Guman powder. However Pong Patamang is also a very difficult and complicated powder to make as there are numerous spells that must be written with Dinsorpong (Thai chalks) onto a black board, which are then erased and the chalk dust collected.

This was a widely known technique used by Luang Pu Toh Wat Pradoochimplee. It would also take up a considerable amount of time to collect sufficient powder with which to consecrate amulets. There are numerous spells that must be chanted to create this powder including Napagung Pintu, Namo Buddhaya, Mahadum, Ongkarn Uthai, Maha Wai, Maha Mek.

Phor Tan Mui is known to have chanted numerous spells to consecrate his amulets.

Phor Than Mui would also include spells such as “Ongkarn Prapatamung”.

“Ohm Ongkarn Prapatamung Tung Tair Gumnerd

Mi Sukda Dechochai Yomtoklong Ti Nai Bunlai Nun

Dut Duang Pra Suriyun Lair Mekfon

Dai Sangote Asongkai

Yom Wun Wai Tung Loka”

This sacred spell is highly respected for the multiple blessings that it would bestow upon the wearer such as protection from danger, charm and fortune.

The actual documentation notes that this spell in particular when used by a guru monk can provide the power of invisibility and the power to conquer evil. Having said that this power can only be realized effectively by those that practice strict Dharma.

Something interesting is that Phra Pidta Nam Mon Kwai was distributed out to the male only and for the female they would be given another amulet known as Phra Pratarnporn which Phor Than Mui say would increase one’s fortune and charm.

These amulets are now hard to be seen and found. As those that have it will treasure it.

Phor Than Mui is without question one of the well-known guru monks to have originated from Nakhon Sri Thammarat. Phor Than Mui is highly respected for his dedication and Dharma. Even former prime minister, Marshal lak Pibulsongkram is known to have held him in high regard. He would assign Phor Than Mui a special role within the society to teach Dharma to those incarcerated, hoping that through this religious education it can help and assist in the rehabilitation process.

Phor Tan Mui was born on 4th April BE 2442 in Pakpanung District, Nakon Sri Thamarat Province. At the age of 20, Phor Than Mui was ordained as a monk at Wat Paragam Nua on 5th July BE 2462.

Phor Tan Mui would spend an extensive amount of time on Tudong in deep jungle to meditate and learn Wicha from other monks. Amongst his many teachers,  Ajarn Jerd and Ajarn Sak, the two guru monks of Wat Tum Khaoplu, Chumporn Province, both specialized in high level meditation have taught him before. Phor Than Mui is also known to have accompanied Luang Phor Song Wat Jaofa Salaloi to go Tudong to several other provinces including Prachap Kiri Khan, Petchburi and Rachburi for several years.

Moreover Phor Than Mui also learnt sacred Thai traditional medicine and became highly knowledgeable about ancient Thai medicinal plants. Attested by many people as he is known to have cured from a multitude of ailments.

Phor Tan Mui never accepts cash donations or indeed any other form of payment. Many of the precious items donated were always immediately donated to charitable causes and those in need.

As a monk, Phor Than Mui observed the moral precepts devoutly, made merit and practiced generosity at every opportunity.

With such standards of discipline and a pure soul, attention quickly followed. It was obvious to almost anyone that had the opportunity to meet this guru monk that he had no worldly desires, only an insatiable determination to help others. It was also clear that what he had learnt as a monk was being applied and practiced to the fullest extent of his ability.

Even today, although Phor Than Mui passed away decades ago, he is still sought and praised by many devotees to the temple where his body is held on display.

Phor Tan Mui had consecrated many amulets such as Phra Pitda, Loop Om,Phayant and many others. He consecrated his amulets from two temples namely: Wat Paragam Nua and Wat Bang Bucha as he divided his time between the two temples.

Phor Tan Mui passed away on 22nd May BE 2535 at the age of 93 having spend 73 years in monkhood.

 

 

 

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