Luang Phor Thongsuk, Wat Tanodluang, Petchaburi
When the name
Luang Phor Thongsuk, Wat Tanodluang, Changwat Petchaburi is mentioned, almost
everyone has heard of this guru monk who was famous for his knowledge of Visha.
Even city dwellers and neighbouring provinces has heard of or witnessed his
miracles in their lifetime.
Luang Phor Thongsuk, or Sook, is always referred to by his birthname "Sook" which means "Happiness". He was born on Friday 19th of May, B.E.2420, Year of the Ox, 9pm in the evening. He was named after the day that he was born which is "Wan Sook" (Friday). His father's name was Nai Joo and his mother's name was Naam. Sook was born in his home cottage which was the southern district of Hin Lek Fai in the
At the age of 9, Sook was enrolled for his studies at in a
At the age of 15, Sook's family moved to the
Once, he committed a very serious criminal offence and was wanted by the police. To evade arrest, he fled and hid in the jungles of Samutsongkram and was in a very pathetic state. During the time, he reflected on his past wrongdoings and realised that his body and mind was under the influence of "Mara". He vowed to ordain and to turn over a new leaf to repent for his past actions and the year he ordained, he was at the age of 32 years old.
On the 12th of July B.E.2452, Sook was ordained as a monk in Wat Pramoht in the
Rian Luang Phor Thong Sook Roon Song, Nur Thong Daeng, B.E.2498
Thongsuk was very keen to restore the temple to its former glory and also at
the same time, helped to restore other temples and even built schools for the
people through the help and compassion of donors. He was also invited to teach
the poor village children and his role as a teacher benefitted many people
Luang Phor Thongsuk was often invited to Wat Prai Yop to bless amulets for distribution so as to raise funds for building schools and for temple restorations. Luang Phor Thongsuk's physical appearance was plump and loved to amuse people with his jokes. On one occasion after a consecration ceremony in B.E.2498, he said out to the congregation when it was turn to speak, "Do not ever believe in me, I am crazy!". The whole congregation broke out in laughter at Luang Phor's humour and they respected his humility and humble nature.
Luang Phor Thongsuk was very knowledgable in many practices and besides being a traditional doctor, he was very well-versed in the art of alchemy and Saiyasat (magic). His magical abilities were so famous and widespread that many people visited him for his help, even people from the
Some of the amulets and practices of Luang Phor Thongsuk are:
1. Sakyant above the chest around the body for Kongkrapan Chatri so that knives and bullets will not penetrate the body.
3. Rian of Luang Phor Thongsuk for Kongkrapan that has a sealing wax behind to protect the wearer and his group from being bitten by poisonous animals.
4. Waen which protects the wearer from venemous snakes and fierce animals.
5. Thakrud covered with herbs and lacquered for Kongkrapan and Kleaw Klaad which was distributed to children due to the small size.
Thakrud Pok Krang, Nur Thong Daeng
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