Tuesday, 18 December 2007

Luang Phor Pahn - Wat bang Nom Kho

16.7. BE2418 – 26.07.BE2481

Luang Por Pahn was the 3rd abbot of Wat Bang Nom Koh. He was borned on 16th July BE2418 in Jangwat Ayuttayah. He came from a farmer family. He was just borned with a red birth marks on his left hand, so his parents named him as "Pahn", which means birth marks in Thai.

He ordained as a monk in 1st April BE2438 at the age of 21 years old. His preceptor was Luang Por Sun from Wat Pahngplahmor. Luang Por Joi Wat Bahnpaen and Pra Ah Jahn Oun Wat Sutahpoh were his dhamma teachers. Luang Por Pahn ordain name was Sohnantoh. After he became a monk, he learned from Luang Por Sun Wichah. Luang Por Sun taught Luang Por Pahn everything he knew about Wichah (magic chant), sammahdti and especially the skills to cure people from illness and black magic (during that period, there were very few doctors, so some monks learned this skill of curing the sick). After learning from Luang Por Sun, Luang Por Pahn went to Tudong alone in deep forest, but not too long he met some monks who later became his disciples. He went Tudong from Ayuttayah to as far as near Burma in the North West of Thailand.

Luang Phor Parn was a meditative guru monk and also had magical knowledges. On Buddhistic Dhamma, it was recorded that he reached the great six knowledges of miracle. So he possesses knowledge on precognition, out-of-body ability, mind detecting, and performing comprehensive paranormal phenomena,etc. Apart from these abilities, he also possesses the highest state of Wipassana or knowledge on mind cleaning to stop next rebirth. But he intended to become a future-to-be Buddha, his aspiration called in Thai " Prathana Buddha Bhummi". To achieve this goal, he did a great deal merits, building more than 41 temples and many chanting halls in Ayuthaya, Saraburi and Lopburi without asking any help from the government. The money were from the making of amulets and donations from devotees. He also had intensified great Dhamma practices which automatically cleaned and "distilled" his inner body(astral body) to become crystal-like state and changed his body's cells immortal. This is the reason why his body undecayed after he passed away.

Luang Phor Parn is worshiped as one of the top 10 greatest guru monks of present-day Thailand. He was the closest disciple of Luang Phor Niam Wat Noi, Suphanburi, and also a disciple of Luang Phor Nong Wat Klong Madarn. His two great teachers passed away undecayed. When Luang Phor Parn passed away in B.E.2481(July 26th), his body was also undecayed as same as his teachers'. In B.E.2476, five years before he passed away, he had announced to all his disciples the date and time of his death. His precognition was quite clear and exactly correct, he passed away on the date and time he had foretold.

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