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1701. From : Mark PICKLES (Mark.Pickles@Police.govt.nz)
Url : http://
Date : 05:45 AM Friday 05 August, 2005

Hi, I am currently working for the New Zealand Police and in the couse of an enquiry I need to track down the origins of a Thai pendant. If anybody is able to help please email me. The pendant is brass with a monk in a sitting postion with his left hand holding his chin and on the rear there is a few thai symbols various thai writing and numbers. I was informed that the priest in the design is Phra Yarn-Vitayakom-Tean. Can anybody assist in locating the origin of this pendant ? Thanks


1702. From : Chris Tam (cktam@pd.jaring.my)
Url : http://
Date : 08:20 PM Thursday 04 August, 2005

Can anyone please tell me about Luang Por Pern amulet (monk seated on tiger)? Also, is there a mantra specifically for it? Thank you very much.


1703. From : Stan Thong (StanSLThong@yahoo.com)
Url : Tok Raja of Kelantan
Date : 09:47 AM Thursday 04 August, 2005

Namo Tassa Bhagavatu Arahato Samma Sambuddhasa (x3)
Dear Brother:
As promised, below is the detailed write-up on Tok Raja.
The Tok Raja picture with the Sacred Tongkat(Wand) by Raymond Goh I have explained below as to how it came about.
I would appreciate very much if you could include the following sentence in your website:

" The information on Tok Raja provided in memory of our beloved husband, father, grand-father and friends
of the late Mr. Khoo Hun Chong of Penang. Well known by many Tok Raja & Ah Kong devotees as Uncle Khoo. "
Thank you in advance.
Metta,
Stan Thong
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Tok Raja of Wat Uttamaram Pasir Mas Kelantan
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Khron Ratchanaren (known as Tok Raja) was born on Thursday December 1, BE2419 (1876). He was sent to Wat Uttamaram by his parents when he was 12 years old to learn Buddhism and Thai language. He stayed with Archan Lok who was the temple Chief Abbot at that time.

Tok had showed great interest in Buddhism and became a "Dek Jom" under the supervision of Bhikkhu (monks) in the temple. Besides, he also learned crafting and construction. He once told the devotees that even from an early age, he cherished the ambition of joining the monk hood and stay in the temple to learn Buddhism unlike his other kampung (village) boys of the same age who more preferred to stay in their homes in the kampung.

Ordination (Upasombot)
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Tok joined monkhood (Bhikkhu) on Jun 15, 2438 (1895) when he was 21 years old. The ordination took place at Wat Uttamaram and was ordained by the following monks:

1) Phra Upatcha Palad Chai from Wat Mai Suwankhiri
2) Phra Khru Ophart Phuthakhun from Wat Chon Prachumthart and
3) Phra Athikarn Phut from Wat Bangtakwa Silaloi who became Kammavacanusavanacarn
Tok was then given a Buddhist name known as Punnaksuwanno.

Seeking knowledge
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After becoming a monk, Tok stayed at Wat Uttamatam for two phansa after that Tok travelled to Southern Thailand to learn Pali language and at that time is known as the big book. Tok was resided at Wat huaphom Nai in Songkhla and learn Buddhism in greater depth.

He also learned "Phrakhatha vertmon" which consist of "Khamphi Mulkachai" and "Khamphi Thammadboth" in Wat Huaporm Nai as well as Vipassana Kammatharn technique in Songkhla for 15 years. In the year 2449 BE, Tok was appointed Chief Abbot of the Wat for 10 years.

Due to the fact that Tok needs to be back to Malaya, he stepped down as Chief Abbot of Wat Huaporm Nai. Once back from Thailand, he became the Chief Abbot of Wat Mai Suwankhiri for 6 years before been transferred back to Wat Uttamaram and became the Chief Abbot of the Wat in year 2468 BE. He taught Vippassana meditation and ubasok ubasika Buddhaborisat to the kampung folks Buddhist fundamentals as well as Vertmon Katha to his pupils.

Positions hold by Tok
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2470 BE (1927) - Tok was appointed by Phra Khru Ophatbudthakhoon as Phra Palas Thananukrom
2476 BE (1933) - Tok became Upatchaya
2484 BE (1941) - Tok was appointed as Phra Khru Vicarn
2488 BE (1945) - Tok became the Chief Abbot of Kelantan State known as Phra Vicaranayanmuni

Tok's role in the deployment of Dharma knowledge and spreading of Buddha's teachings
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When Tok came back from Songkhla Thailand, he stressed a lot on knowledge skill. He worked very hard in order to expand the knowledge skills to devotees in Kelantan but did not meet his expectation since the Society at that time did not realise the importance of education and as such, was unable to achieve his mission to the fullness.

In early year of BE2491 (1948), Thai Buddhism has spread out of the country especially to the neighbouring country like Malaya.Malaysia was formerly known as Malaya. In that year, the first Naktham school was established in the Kedah state of Malaya. Tok has waited for the opportunity to open up such school for long time and has establish the same Naktham school in the year BE2492 and the first school was established in Wat Uttamaram Bangsek itself.

It was a resounding success in establishing these schools and Tok later handed over the management of the school to Phra Maha Chan Kesaro who possessed "Parian Tham 6 Prakyok" as a teacher master. Even though there was a shortage in teaching resources, there was a huge demand from monks all over Kelantan to study at Wat Uttamaram to seek knowledge and learn Naktham where the expenses incurred were manageable.

It was not easy to go to Wat Uttamaram at that time where it took hours to reach by walking through the jungle. Such obstacles did not prevent these pupil monks from reaching the Wat and in the same year as it was established, the first Naktham examination was held at Wat Uttamaram in Kelantan.

The Miracles of Tok Raja (The Sacred Tongkat)
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Tok spent his non-meditation hours in research into ancient and forgotten manuscripts which revealed ceremonies and prayers for every occasion. He made searching enquiries into information gleaned from his readings.

He never considered unlikely or as far-fetched the stories he had read or heard of how and where priceless documents had been hidden in times of peril. He explored caves which others fear to enter and seldom found his mission unfruitful.

From these ancient writings he copied the prayers and chants which are the weapons he uses in his self-imposed war against Black Magic. He tried the effect of these prayers upon himself when sick, and at all times opportunity offered itself to test his Faith & Power.

One day, a novice brought to him a very aged document which he knew was something precious as it has been zealously guarded heirloom. Tok found that the documents described how a sacred tongkat (wand) should be constructed and the ingredients that went into its making. The tongkat was too powerful for the novice who made no use of it.

On his death-bed, the novice gifted the tongkat to Tok Raja. Since then, it has never been out of his sight for a fleeting moment. He carried it with him wherever he goes and when asleep, it rests beside him.

He has put the tongkat to good use in effecting cures both physical and mental. No ordinary man can touch the tongkat without feeling
its Power.

He has attained so high a standard of perfection and he was no mere mortal. By a few seconds of association with someone, or at a glance, he can say if the person seeking his help is clean in heart, a genuine sufferer or a fake if he has come to him convinced that only prayer can save life.

Tok had never refuse aid and preached Dharma to those fake instead. He won more and more followers to his philosophy of life. News spread widely from devotees and even strangers about the wonders he had performed for them. He certainly was a modern Miracle Worker who convinces you of the unbelievable stories from the recovery of a dying man to saving from been possessed of evil spirit and even non Buddhist experience similar wonders in resolving their problems.

Donations poured in to the temple from all corners of Malaya (including Singapore) and with adequate funds, Tok was able to built the Kelantan first Naktham school in Wat Uttamaram (2nd School in Malaya after Kedah) and constructed Ubosoth (Both) and Kutis surrounding the temple.

Aphart (Falled Sick) & Departure (Passing Away)
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Tok enjoyed good health and always fresh and active even at the age of over eighty years old. His health only started to deteriote from July 2505BE (1962) onwards.

Tok's health was deteriorating significantly after his trip to Singapore. The bad news about Tok's health was spread like wild fire and many people from all over Malaya (Malaysia) came to visit Tok, including the Royal Highness The Sultan of Kelantan.

Due to old age, Tok passed away on November 19, 2505BE (1962), 15 days before the conferment of "Chao Khoon" title bestowed to him by the King of Thailand, his Highness King Phumibol Adulyadeth where Tok was invited to be present at the King Palace in Bangkok on December 5, 2505BE (1962).


1704. From : Purt Raksasab (purt@thailandamulets.com)
Url : http://www.thailandamulets.com
Date : 04:40 PM Wednesday 03 August, 2005

To all friends and brothers, the website is update. Thank you. Buddha bless you all. Regard, Purt


1705. From : Jan (spoofer@cox.net)
Url : http://
Date : 05:16 AM Wednesday 03 August, 2005

I just purchased from an antique store what they described as a "coiled prayer" amulet. I am unable to find any information on such an item. Is there another name for this amulet? Are there amulets made from the ashes of Buddhist monks? Thanks in advance!


1706. From : Jack (alfman882002@yahoo.com)
Url : http://
Date : 02:18 PM Saturday 30 July, 2005

Owning Tok Raja Piddtha is a dream. No body can confirm how many pieces and shape he has made. All are handcrafted. The ingredient used are also not recorded. The only people who close to him is the disciple and the people leaving around the temple. Alot people are making use of this to create a story saying that the piddtha is inherited by their father or grandfather to sell remake Piddtha of Luang Phor Krun. We have to verify the sources carefully. Why don;t everyone consider Luang Phor Dam, ( a disciple of Luang Phor Krun) Wat Mai, Sungai Golok. He has handcrafted the piddtha for the earlier batch. Also very good are the "tongkat" His Piddtha is good for Metta , relationship and business.


1707. From : Jack (alfman882002@yahoo.com)
Url : http://
Date : 10:28 PM Friday 29 July, 2005

Everybody is talking about Luang Phor Krun, Tok raja. A very displinary monk with high respect among the community of Kelantan. His piddta Amulet sometimes fetch up to Rm 60,000,- if confirm genuine. At this moment it is difficult to confirm the amulet buddha because alot of his is not born during the time of Luang Phor Krun. We have to confirm the source of the piddta and collector authencity.


1708. From : CK Tam (cktam@pd.jaring.my)
Url : http://
Date : 04:20 PM Friday 29 July, 2005

Greetings all. Would anyone have specific mantras for specific amulets? I understand that each amulet type has its own mantra. Thanks.


1709. From : Simon (talong1268@yahoo.co.uk)
Url : http://
Date : 01:42 PM Wednesday 27 July, 2005

Another famous guru from Malaysia known as Luang Phor Lindam (Oochi)Wat Nikrodharam, Alor Setar.Translated as Black Tongue Monk. He got the name after mistakenly drink a cup of oil given to him for chant that he thaught was tea. Miracle happened after the oil that mouthwash by LP used for massage had cured a sick patient. LP amulets were made as same period with Tok Raja and believed having effective power of metta mahaniyom & invulnerability. The yantra Na Mo Budh Da Ya inscribed at the rear amulet of Tok Raja are same on LP Oochi, Phor Than Lek and other Kedah & Kelantan gurus.Believed that all amulets made from gurus during Archan Tim period have miraculous power of metta mahaniyom & invulnerability.


1710. From : Simon (talong1268@yahoo.co.uk)
Url : http://
Date : 05:30 PM Tuesday 26 July, 2005

Tok Raja "Chau Khun Kruen wat Uttamaram Pasir Mas" late abbot was very famous with his Pidta(s)& amulet him self especially in malaysia & Singapore. His disciple the late Chau Khun Chan (Than Chan) also famous with his Pidta & amulet Chau Khun Tok Raja inherited from his guru. The Pidta believed worn by notorius Botak Chin (rumours)and have effective power of protection from weapon. My recent visit to Wat Machimaram, Pengkalan Kubur, Abbot Phor Than Thit in his 72 years old birthday had made 72 pcs of Pidta look a like Pidta Tok Raja. Beside these Phra(s), the late Phor Than Lek wat Aril,Bachok also famous with his Takrut (Tangkal), Tongkat and amulet. His disciple Phor Than Noon still making the Takrut & Tongkat that inherited from Phor Than Lek.


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