I first had mine back in late '80 (to be exact - it was my second amulet after the Nang Phaya), without going into details, I have enjoyed some personal experience which had me convinced this is truly a great image for businessman. Frankly, I had little knowledge in relation to its background until half a few years ago where I would assume many others who may also face the same dilemma in half-baked knowledge on this unique image form - probably this is the main reason which has prompted me to take advantage of a recent trip to Bangkok to allocate some spare time to take a visit to Wat Pak Nam so as to use the web to provide a visual journal for those who may has an inner desire to find out more with the Legendary Guru Monk, his creation in amulet form, his wisdom thinking as well as featuring this important Thai Buddhist landmark where it had all began with.
|Wat Pak Nam distributes two VCD collections which contain MP3 (recording of chanting) as well as a series of movie clips of the late Luang Phor. I have edited a few clips for you to take a view of the late Guru in "live" state while he was still acted as a living legend in Thailand. The purpose is more on educational merit where the movie conveys a realism of a legend which is tangible via a modern method in motion video clipping. Apple's Quick Time (544k) or AVI file (399k) for PC user. You can actually buy directly from the temple, I think (the link and address of Wat Pak Nam is published at the bottom of the first / fourth page.|
Recommended quality LINKs to understand the Great Thai Guru
as well as some good links on his teaching and influences around the Buddhist community:-
Official Site of Wat Pak Nam (in Thai)
- Should be very informative
if you can read Thai.
A biography of Luang Phor Sodh - Prepared by Mongkol Dharm Centre
Dhammakaya @ Yahoo Group
The Dhammakaya Buddhist Meditation Institute of Thailand
Dhamakaya form explained by different interpretation by Lek Watruak
Wat Paknam Bhasicharoen featured at wikipedia.org
Wat Phra Dhammaka - A temple built by a student with rich background of Luang Phor Sodh
A "branch" of Wat Pak Nam in Japan, I heard there are centres at London as well as in New Zealand too.
Amulets: A series of Wat Pak Nam amulets shown above, from early batches, like third, fourth, fifth, sixth and seven batches (all link to image Library)
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