Chuck is a good friend of mine residing in Arizona. Lately he was a little down in self confidence. He read about this site & asked for spiritual assistance, I mailed him this piece. Not exactly an aged oldie, but a beautiful image from Wat Rakang. Hope all will be well from here onwards.
Front View | Rear View
Page 7 is now opened for suggestion/contributions. IF anyone wishes to participate in this local showcase, please mail Raymond Goh your images for "pre-qualification". Errr ... not exactly the term I like to use here but I think you do agree, some form of control to prevent over flooding of duplications is necessary But, I always encourage this form of sharing.
A personal gift for a friend in US.
Soomdej Bangkhunprom from an a senior Colonel in Chiangmai
Soomdej Keschaiyo. One of the Six images given by the acting Chief Abbot (Chao-A-Wat) of Wat Keschaiyo, Anthong, Phra Kho Pi San Chai Mong Khun during a recent visit to Bangkok (2005). | Guide to authenticate |
A Soomdej image owned by Thomas Uhr, Singapore.
Datin Pratinya's Soomdej Image
Three images which made up an episode ...
A few weeks back, I brought a few China oil & gas business friends in to Penang. Visited the Wat Buppharam (met Stan Thong for the first time). The journey has amazed all of them (especially tried out the Lifting Buddha). As they knew I have given a very high quality Supanpuri Khun Paen to my primary Partner there; all of them were asking for amulets during this trip... I distributed all my LP Ngern , Nang Phrya, Soomkor and some LP Thuad to each of them and their family members. LATER, an "itchy -mouth" friend told them they should get a Soomdej for business..dead. Each of them left me with USD50-00.. and that is the budget I had. Fortunately, a guide that leads to to this pretty lady in Bangkok, landed me with some solution. Don't asked me how much I paid, all I can say is, bolih lah...
Soomdej WRK (Wat Rakang)
Soomdej, Wat Keschaiyo
Soomdet, Wat Keschaiyo
Uncle Wichien shown me two Soomdej images bought for a friend of his. Took the image in the office at 9 p.m. under flurescent light, not very wel captured on the details. Sorry.
Soomdej BKPhrom Front/Rear
Soomdej WRK Front View
Soomdej WRK Rear View
A new series of the late Guru, LP NAK of Wat Rakhang images sourced for a group of China friends as personal gifts (2495 with takrut, except for the third image). Here is a view on the Takrut and another view of the three images. LP Nak's Soomdej usually has a more rectangular shape, it is longer than standard version of Soomdej by Acharn Toh. The image has variation too. Older images may not have the Buddhist script behind but these were told by WRK staffs that it was made in 2495. The LP Nak image in smaller size shown below (far left) was 10 years earlier in 2485. Far right, Soomdet WRK. Sometimes, getting amulets for friends can be very pressurized as you have to ensure what you gave maintains a certain "standard" as well as they falls within an affordable price categories. I am broke now, hehe ...
LP NAK, Wat Rakang 2485
Wat Intharavihan a gift from the chief abbot during recent visit
Soomdet Bangkhunprom, Wat In
JIMMY Wong Rear View
Soomdej BKP Phra Krut
Soomdej / Soomdej images possession of Frederick Lim, Sarawak.
Soomdet Ren Keow, given to friend Mr Wan Yip.
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