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In Thailand, there are two main subsets of monkhood; Mahanikai
Luang Pu Puang Thammasaro and Wat ThepNoraSingh
Luang Pu Puang
Luang Pu was able to speak many languages; Thai, Cambodian, Laos and Pasar Suai
Sammanen Puang left the sangha after a few years to take care of his father, who had fallen gravely ill. When he was 20 years old, Nai Puang
He left his old life behind after a few years and moved to Changwat Prachinburi with his family, working odd jobs to survive. Time passed, and his children grew up, transitioning to their own careers and families. He felt unfulfilled with his life, and decided to become a monk again in B.E. 2524 at Wat PraTum Sararam, Tambon Lad Takien, Changwat Prachinburi
It was during this period, that he met Phra Ajarn Plong Asokoh
There, he met Luang Phor Dam
Next, Luang Phor travelled to the border area of Ampur Kap Choeng, Changwat Surin
In B.E. 2527, Luang Phor Puang became the Zhao Awat of Wat Boon Gerd at Ampur Kabin Buri
Luang Phor was known for his adeptness with healing herbs. One of his sons developed a mental ailment, and Luang Phor was able to cure him using nothing but herbs. Words spread about this and people came to Luang Phor to seek treatment from their illnesses and ailments. Many felt indebted to him after he healed them, and stayed on as his disciples and students. The temple created the first batch of amulets in 17th March, B.E. 2551 to raise funds for a new Sala, as well as to purchase an additional 3.9 acres of land.
Luang Phor Rom Wiriyathammo
Luang Phor Rom is renowned as one of the most outstanding disciples of Luang Pu Puang. He was born on 20th April B.E. 2509 at Barn Sarapee
Luang Phor Rom had a profound love for learning and completed NakTam Aek as well as attaining a Bachelor of Arts (Buddhist Studies) degree. He also studied Tamra, wicha and Katha. He got heard about the fame and virtues of Luang Pu Puang, he sought him out, seeking his tutelage. Luang Pu Puang could see that Luang Phor Rom was a diligent pupil and decided to pass down all his skills and knowledge to him, and handed down the position of Abbot of Wat ThepNoraSingh to him.
As Luang Pu Puang is advancing in age, Luang Phor Rom has taken over all the administration and operations of the temple, as well as attending to the needs of the devotees who arrived at the temple seeking help. Some of them suffer from Khunsai MonDum, something LP is skilled at purging, more often than not, managing to return them to their normal selves.
Luang Phi Teung Panyatharo
Luang Phi was born on Friday, 23rd May B.E. 2523. Luang Phi Teung was a monk for about 18 years at B.E. 2562, when he left the sangha to care for his ageing father.
He was the disciple of Luang Pu Hong Prompanyo
Services in the Temple
- Rod NamMon– giving blessings by flicking holy water onto devotees
- Arb NamMon– showering of holy water to clear bad luck and give auspiciousness
- Sadorkror Tor Chatah– improving your general luck and astrological disposition
- Tutoring in Vipassana Meditation (they provide free accommodation and classes for meditation students)
The services are available to people from all walks of life, to bring them benefit and happiness. It is beneficial for people who seek to turn their life around, to seek blessings to gain what they wished for, as well as to learn meditation, which will ultimately bring them peace of mind and understand the teachings of Buddhism.
May all devotees be happy and free from suffering!