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Religious Thai Amulets are immensely popular among many Thai locals or even the Chinese that residing in South East Asia - probably most followers never have the chance to worship the religion and hopefully with the little image that we wear on the body can provide some form of relief. As I mentioned in the site, probably it takes a Thai to create such a high quality website features specifically on these lovely collective pendants. As I can never be claimed knowledgeable in this strong thai traditions but since I am a web developer in nature, I create this solely for personal consumption and hope to provide a linkage among all passionate collectors. Some of the opinion presented within the site was entirely personal and I do not wish to influence any decision prior to any potential purchases or disposal. So, this forum is intended to provide a channel for all to make use of it to present your own individual views. Enjoy.

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401. From : Kakaman (mail_will_bounce@mir.com.my)
Url : http://www.MIRnet.com.my/contact
Date : 02:11 PM Sunday 10 February, 2008

As presented earlier and with a little help from a friend (RWong) who has helped to translate the content in Thai, the page has been uploaded at:

http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography/leofoo/Thai-amulets/Collectibles/WRK2008/index.htm

to cater for similar/other possibilities in the future of same nature, I have created another folder as :-

http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography/leofoo/Thai-amulets/Collectibles/index.htm

Good stuffs not necessarily has to be expensive. Anyway, that was not the intention of the temple by producing amulets. Enjoy.


402. From : kakaman (mail_will_bounce@mir.com.my)
Url : http://www.MIRnet.com.my/contact
Date : 04:23 PM Saturday 09 February, 2008

Site Progress update 9th Feb 2008: Christopher Jones has volunteered to come forward by taking over as Editor for the LINK section. His email / contact will be available at the link section. Next, I will be publishing a set of commemorative set of Soomdej images produced by Wat Rahkang recently.


403. From : normasniece (normasniece61@aol.com)
Url : http://
Date : 03:49 PM Friday 08 February, 2008

I have a jewelry set that is stamped 'Siam' from an estate. I have pictures if anyone would be able to help identify what or who they represent or if there is any significance to them. The figure looks to be a priestess or possibly something along those lines. Reminds me of possibly a fertility goddess? I will send pics if you can help. Thanks!


404. From : Y.K.T (yappice@nospam.com)
Url : http://
Date : 11:08 AM Thursday 07 February, 2008

恭喜发财 万事如意!


405. From : hoon2 (hoon2304@hotmail.com)
Url : http://
Date : 01:53 PM Tuesday 05 February, 2008

Bang Kakaman, does that mean you have a copy of Ajanh Brahm's book? If not, email me your address and I try to get a copy from Buddhist Fellowship here and mail you the copy.

Metta, Hoon2

Note:- THANKs Dear Mr Hoon2, you are most kind, yes, I do have one copy, given by a special friend. By the way, HAPPY NEW YEAR to EVERYONE on board; may the new lunar year be most prosperous, peaceful and healthy to all of you as well as all your loved ones at home. . 新的一年, 祝各位万事称心, 身心自在。 


406. From : Miss Lim (ming88___REMOVETHIS___@hotmail.com)
Url : http://
Date : 11:37 AM Tuesday 05 February, 2008

i find you site informative n happy for the info. I would like to know is there a takrut sapakun mai 9 yang by kruba pak yun and where can get a reasonable pricing in malaysia.


407. From : kakaman (mail_will_bounce@mir.com.my)
Url : http://www.MIRnet.com.my/contact
Date : 02:33 PM Sunday 03 February, 2008

Repost from a mail that sent to me (JL, Australia):- This is the monk who wrote the book I gave you. Please read the following mail and if you are free try go for the talks, esp the ones on 16th and 23rd Feb or even any of the others, if permissible. I have been to a couple of his talks before and he IS really good.

Date: Sat, 2 Feb 2008 09:05:20 -0800
From: xxxx@yahoo.com
Subject: Re: Ajahn Brahmavamso's camps & talks (fr. B yen)
To: xxxxx@yahoo.com

Dear Friends, Ajahn Brahmavamso, a renowned British monk is in Malaysia again to conduct mindfulness camps and share his humorous stories. He is so popular that the CEO’s of multi-national companies in London invited him to speak on how to be happy and successful. He heads a monastery in Perth. You are cordially invited to his public talks. Below is info about him and the itinerary during his stay here.

Background of Venerable Ajahn Brahmavamso
Ajahn Brahmavamso is an outstanding teacher and public speaker. He is able to make the Buddha's teachings easy to understand, inspiring and even entertaining. He is born in London in 1951 and regarded himself a Buddhist at the age of 17. His interest in Buddhism and meditation developed while studying Theoretical Physics at Cambridge University, UK. After completing his degree and teaching for a year, he was ordained as a monk in Thailand at the age of 23 by the Abbot of Wat Saket. He subsequently spent nine years studying and training in the forest meditation tradition of the late Ajahn Chah.
In 1983 he assisted in the establishment of a forest monastery, Bodhinyana Monastery in Serpertine, Perth, Western Australia and is currently the abbot there. He is also the Spiritual Director of the Buddhist Society of Western Australia, teaching and training monks and the lay people. Waiting list for monkhood training is about five years.
Warmest regards,

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16th - 24th FEBRUARY 2008

SATURDAY FEB 16, 2008
11.30 am Lunch dana at Nalanda Buddhist Society
1.00 pm Talk at Nalanda Buddhist Society
8.00 pm Public talk at Kolej Damansara Utama, PJ
Topic: One Who Sees the Buddha, Sees the Dhamma

SUNDAY FEB 17, 2008
9.00 am One day Dhamma Enrichment Camp at BGF Centre
5.00 pm End of Dhamma Camp

MONDAY FEB 18, 2008
7.30 am Breakfast dana at BGF Centre
8.30 am Leave for Seck Kia Eenh Buddhist Temple, Malacca
10.30 am Arrive Seck Kia Eenh
11.30 am Lunch dana
12.30 pm Group Counselling Sessions for various Buddhist Associations
4.00 pm Visit to Alokarama and Forest Breeze, Asahan
7.00 pm Back to Seck Kia Eenh
8.00 pm Dhamma Talk

TUESDAY FEB 19, 2008 (at SKE, Malacca)
7.30 am Breakfast dana
8.00 am Meditation Workshop
11.30 am Lunch dana
1.00 pm Continuation of Meditation Workshop
4.00 pm End of Meditation Workshop
4.30 pm Dhamma Sharing Session
8.00 pm Dhamma Talk

WEDNESDAY FEB 20, 2008
5.00 am Leave for KLIA from SKE
7.00 am Breakfast dana at KLIA
10.05 am Arrive Kuching
11.30 am Lunch dana at Kuching Buddhist Society
8.00 pm Dhamma talk
Topic: Making Peace in Modern Times

THURSDAY FEB 21, 2008
All day in Kuching, evening talk in Kuching, organized by Kuching Buddhist Society
8.00 pm Dhamma talk
Topic: Cool Heart In Time of Global Warming

FRIDAY FEB 22, 2008
7.30 am Breakfast dana
11.30 am Lunch dana
2.00 pm Leave for Kuching airport to KL
8.00 pm Dhamma talk at Buddhist Maha Vihara
Topic: Buddhist Tales of the Supernatural

SATURDAY FEB 23, 2008 (Buddhist Maha Vihara)
5.30 am Meditation Workshop commence
7.30 am Breakfast dana
6.00 pm End of Meditation Workshop
7.30 pm Dhamma talk at One World Hotel, PJ
Topic: Find the Path to Peace and Happiness

SUNDAY FEB 24, 2008
6.45 am Leave from BGF to KLIA
7.30 am Breakfast dana at KLIA airport
8.55 am Depart from KL SQ 103 to Singapore (Buddhist Fellowship, Singapore)
Below are the details of some of Venerable Ajahn Brahm’s talks and camps:

1. Public Dhamma Talk

Topic: One Who Sees the Buddha Sees The Dhamma
Date: Saturday, February 16, 2008
Time: 8.00 pm to 10.30 pm
Venue: Auditorium, Kolej Damansara Utama, Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Free Admission. No Registration Required. Capacity 1,000 paxs. Note:
KDU is located in a housing estate and parking inside and outside of KDU are limited. Please car pool and observe all the traffic rules. DO NOT double park, block entrances and exits. Follow instructions from RELA members at all times. Be Mindful.

2. Dhamma Enrichment Camp For The Modern Age
Sunday, February 17, 2008 at BGF Centre, 60A, Jalan 19/3, 46300 Petaling Jaya from 9.15 am to 5.00 pm.
Participation is by registration and donation. (Full house)

3. Dhamma Talk
Venerable K. Sri Dhammaratana Nayaka Thera, Sangha Nayaka of Malaysia invites all to a Dhamma talk by Venerable Ajahn Brahmavamso.

Title: FINDING THE PATH TO PEACE AND HAPPINESS
Date: Saturday, 23 February Time: 7.00 pm sharp
Venue: Citrine & Ruby Ballroom, One World Hotel, First Avenue off Dataran Bandar Utama, 47800 Petaling Jaya.
Capacity: 1000 pax only.
Admission: Free. Pre-registration required.
Light refreshment will be served. (Full house)

4. Dhamma Camp
Date: Sunday, 24 Feb,
Time: 6.00 am to 6pm
Venue: Buddhist Maha Vihara, Brickfields
Capacity: 200 pax only
Admission: Free. Donation welcomed (Full House)

* PUBLIC TALKS ARE FOR NON MUSLIMS ONLY *


Bangkok Post, Oct 29, 2006

‘Tales of Happiness’

What to do when ‘bad’ things happen?
How to stay positive when darkness is all around?
How to open our hearts to others?
Here are some tips from UK-born Buddhist monk Ajahn Brahm

Bangkok, Thailand
The UK-born monk is known internationally as Ajahn Brahm. His
accessible and practical teachings, delivered with a humorous touch, have won him an international following. Following are excerpts from his book ‘Opening the Door of Your Heart’ and other Buddhist Tales of Happiness, which has been translated into eight languages, including Thai.
‘A Truck-Load of Dung’

Unpleasant things happen in life. They happen to everyone. The only difference between a happy person and one who gets depressed is how they respond to disasters. A traumatic experience in life is like a truck-load of dung dumped in front of our house when we're not looking. There are three things to know about it:
1. We did not order it. So we say, "Why me?"
2. We're stuck with it. No one, not even our best friends, can take it away (though they may try).
3. It is so awful, such a destroyer of our happiness, and its pain fills our whole life. It is almost impossible to endure.

There are two ways of responding to being stuck with a truck-load of dung.
The first is to carry the dung around with us. We put some in our pockets, in our bags and up our shirts. We find that when we carry dung around, we lose a lot of friends! Even best friends don't seem to hang around so often. Moreover, the pile of dung gets no less, but the smell gets worse as it ripens. "Carrying around the dung" is a metaphor for sinking into depression, negativity or anger.

Fortunately, there's a second way. We can heave a sigh, then get down to work. We fork the dung into the barrow, wheel it around the back of the house, and dig it into the garden. This is tiring and difficult work, but we know there's no other option.

Sometimes, all we can manage is half a barrow a day. But we're doing something about the problem, rather than fretting our way into depression. Day after day we dig, and the pile gets smaller. Sometimes it takes several years, but the morning does come when we see that the dung in front of our house is all gone. Furthermore, a miracle has happened in another part of our house. Our garden blooms.

"Digging in the dung" is a metaphor for welcoming the tragedies as fertiliser for life. It is work that we have to do alone: No one can help us here. But by digging it into the garden of our heart, day by day, the pile of pain gets less. The morning does come when we see no more pain in our life, and in our heart, a miracle has happened.

Flowers of kindness are bursting out all over the place, and the fragrance of love wafts way down our street, to our neighbours, to our relations and even to passers-by. Then our wisdom tree in the corner is bending down to us, loaded with sweet insights into the nature of life. We share those delicious fruits freely, even with the passers-by, without ever planning to.

When we have known tragic pain, learned its lesson and grown our garden, then we can put our arms around another in deep tragedy and say, softly, "I know." Compassion begins. If we haven't grown our garden yet, this can't be done.
So if you want to be of service to the world, if you wish to follow the path of compassion, then the next time a tragedy occurs in your life, you may say, "Whoopee! More fertiliser for my garden!"
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‘Two Bad Bricks’
When we were building our monastery in Australia, we couldn't afford to employ a builder so I had to learn how to build. When I had completed my first wall, after carefully laying it brick by brick, I noticed - oh no! - I'd missed two bricks. All the other bricks were nicely in line, but these two were inclined at an angle. They looked terrible. They spoiled the whole wall. They ruined it.

I was very embarrassed by it and hated anyone seeing it. Then one day, I was walking with a visitor and he saw the wall.
"That's a nice wall," he casually remarked.
"Sir," I replied in surprise. "Have you left your glasses in the car? Can't you see those two bad bricks which spoil the whole wall?"
What he said next changed my whole view of the wall, of myself, and of many other aspects of life. He said, "Yes, I can see those two bad bricks. But I can also see the 998 good bricks as well." How many people end a relationship or get divorced because all they can see in their partner are "two bad bricks"? How many of us become depressed or even contemplate suicide because all we can see in ourselves are "two bad bricks"? The mistakes are all we see, and they're all we think are there, so we want to destroy them. And sometimes, sadly, we do destroy a "very nice wall". We've all got our two bad bricks, but the perfect bricks in each one of us are much, much more than the mistakes.
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Unconditional Love: Opening the Door of Your Heart

When I was around 13, my father told me something that would change my life. He said this: "Son, whatever you do in your life, know this. The door of my house will always be open to you." Our home at that time was a small council flat in a poor part of London, not much of a house to open a door into.

But then I realised that this was not what my Dad really meant. What was lying within my father's words was the most articulate expression of love that I know: "Son, whatever you do in your life, know this. The door of my heart will always be open to you." My father was offering unconditional love. No strings attached. I was his son and that was enough.

It takes courage and wisdom to say those words to another, to open the door of your heart to somebody else, with no "ifs". Perhaps we might think they would take advantage of us, but that's not how it works, not in my experience. When you are given that sort of love from another, it's like receiving the most precious of gifts. You treasure it, keep it close to your heart, lest it be lost.

Even though at the time I only partially understood my Dad's meaning, even so I wouldn't dare hurt such a man. If you give those words to someone close to you, if you really mean them, if they come from your heart, then that person will reach upwards, not downwards, to meet your love.

We also need to learn how to love ourselves, to say, "Me. The one I've been so close to for as long as I can remember. Myself. The door of my heart is open to me as well. All of me no matter what I have done. Come in."

The above extracts are from his book ‘Opening the Door of Your Heart.’ It is available for sale at the Buddhist Gem Fellowship. http://bgf.buddhism.org

Ajahn Brahm’s Address: Bodhiyana Monastry, 216 Kingsbury Drive, Serpentine, Western Australia. www.bswa.org.au. His talks in MP3 can be down loaded here.


408. From : Uncle Z.Wong (OrangXX@MELAKA.com)
Url : http://
Date : 02:17 PM Sunday 03 February, 2008

I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone here a Prosperous and Happy New Year. I seek for forgiveness and sorry if I had in any way offended anyone in this GREAT board. Esp. to leo/kakaman, this is a very good board/site for amulets users around the region. Thanks for the greatness !


409. From : hoon2 (hoon2304@hotmail.com)
Url : http://
Date : 03:17 PM Friday 01 February, 2008

Hi Kakaman,

Ajahn Brahm is not Australian. Although he was first ordained in Wat Sarket, he is more commonly and closely associated with Ajahn Chah and thereby the wandering monk of the forest tradition - the Dhuthang tradition. Wat Sarket, is of the Maha Nikai tradition (bright organgey robe type in Thailand) where as Ajahn Chah is of the brown robe tradition - the Dharmayud tradition. Both are of the Theravarda tradition but have quite pronounced differences. Darmayud tradition tend to be stricter including not holding money, and in the past had royal patronage.

Ajahm Brahm is English and graduated with a First Class Honours from Cambridge University before ordaination. He is a regular guest speaker on Buddhism to Singapore to sellout crowd each time he comes. You take away different things each time you attend his lectures. He is affiliated with the Buddhist Fellowship and its worth your while not to miss his next speaking appointment where ever he may go to.

Kakaman: Okay, thanks for the update. I extracted from the brief intro at the rear. I keep it in my car, read occationally while I am waiting for wife or daughter as well as instilling a seed in my kid as well (for them to read). Good short stories. It is a gift from a J.L.


410. From : Terenceg (wld9414@yahoo.com)
Url : terenceg.com/blog
Date : 03:53 AM Wednesday 30 January, 2008

guys, i have no idea where is this pagoda but at the website, there's a full address. Can anyone that lives near or have any info on this pagoda give us more details ? apparently, my frens donated to the said account and is valid. just don't really know the exact location. i browse it from http://buddhism.sampasite.com/ that leads me to http://picasaweb.google.com/fazhen07

cheers and have a GONG XI FA CHAI in advance from lil' ME !


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