school until he turned 9, when he had to quit to help his parents with farming. At the age of 20, he wanted to be ordained as a monk in order to transfer merit to his parents, a common Thai belief. He was ordained at Wat Kamphaeng
, and disrobed after a year, as he had to serve in the army for two years.
After leaving the army, he married and had 5 children.
When he was 30, Luang Phor felt dissatisfied with his life, and yearned to be a monk again. He returned to Wat Kamphaeng, however, due to his family commitments, he did not become a full-fledged monk until 4th Aug 2519. His Preceptor’s name was PhraKru PiPatSaraKhun
(Luang Phor Jeua, Zhao Awat of Wat Kamphaeng), Phra Prasert
was the 1st Announcing Teacher, and Phra Santat
was the 2nd Announcing Teacher. He was christened Akkathammo after the ordination. He moved to Wat Kroen ka Thin
in B.E. 2521.
He learned his wicha from Luang Phor Parn, Zhao Awat of Wat Kroen ka Thin, who was an expert in Cambodian wicha. Luang Phor Pian also acquired some wicha knowledge from his father. Some of the skills he became adept in were Puttakhoon, Thammakoon, and Sangkhakoon, including Wittayakom, Saiyasart, awicha (bad magic and how to counter or break it), as well as how to cure people with herbs.