Phra Luang Pu Thuad B.E.2500 显圣高僧龙波托

Wat Changhai BE2500 Luangpu Thuand Limeted 9" base Buddha Image.

Wat Changhai BE2500 Luang pu Thuand Limited 9″ base Buddha Image.

显圣高僧龙波托,佛历2500限量佛像

显圣高僧龙波托,佛历2500限量佛像

LUANG PU THUAD, was born 1582CE. in Suan Chan Village, Chumphol Dustrict, Sathing Phra in Songkla (Southern Thailand). His parent was Khun Hu and Mae Chan, a poor couple living in the place of Shrentthi Pan, the wealthy landlord. His parents name their child as “Pu” (meaning crab).

One day his parent took Pu (still a new born baby) out to the rice field and before going to the field the made a cradle by hanging a cloth between two trees for the child to sleep in. After sometime out in the field working, Chan turned around to check out her baby and to her surprise she saw a large snake curled up around the child’s cradle. Chan cried loudly in fright and those in the distance as well as Hu quickly rush to check out what was happening. They found out that a snake had curled up around their baby and was observed by others. To their surprise, the snake did not harm their child. With the old belief that this snake might be the Buddha’s created vision, they prayed to the snake and offered flowers and rice cake. The snake then uncurls itself, spit out a Crystal Translucent Gem and left the child. In astonishment, the baby was still asleep with a crystal gem that emits rainbow colors beside his neck. The crystal gem was properly kept and given back to Pu when he was grown up. Even today, the crystal ball is still installed as Wat Phra Kho in Songkla with many stories of its miracles.

When Pu was seven years old, he was send to stay with Luang Phor Chuang, his Bikkhu uncle, at Wat Kudi Luang and further his primary school studies there. Then at 15 he was ordained as a novice monk and lived with Phra Khru Saddhammarangsi at Wat Sri Ku-Yang (at present in Ranod, Songkla). At the age of 20, he was ordained as a monk by same as his preceptor. “Samiramo” the Buddhist name (Chaya) was given to the new monk.
Three years of his monkshood under the guidance of Phra Khru Ka Derm, he studied Dhamma and Pali Language till its basic introductory is completed. Later on, he wanted to further his studies of Buddhist scriptures in Ayutthaya. After obtaining permission to leave from his preceptor, accompanied by Khun Inn the passenger ship owner and they left for Ayutthaya. Three days after sailing off the open sea, suddenly storm and rough sea starts to rock the boat. The boat had to be anchored till the sea becomes calm before proceeding with their journey again. During these hard times, they’d consume all of the fresh water as well as foods. Out of anger and frustration, other passengers on board including the owner vented their anger by blaming and cursing Bikkhu Pu and exclaimed that he had brought to them bad luck and wanted to expel him down from the ship. Then Bikkhu Pu rose and others look on, he dipped his foot into the sea to draw a circle. Then he told the sailor to fetch fresh drinking water from the sea from where he’d circled with his feet. The sailor then perform what was told and tasted the water himself, after satisfying his doubts and found to be drinkable like normal fresh water. Soon after sufficient fresh water were collected and stored for the rest of the journey, they proceed with their interrupted journey. After realizing the ability of Bikkhu Pu, all on board kneeled down to beg their pardon from him, and the owner invited him to use the boat again on his next trip. When arrived to Ayutthaya, Khun In took Bikkhu Pu to reside in Wat Khae and offered Nai Chan, his servant to follow Bikkhu Pu as his close assistant. After business is done by Khun In, he left and sailed back to where he came from.

In Ayutthaya while Bikkhu Pu had studied Buddhist scriptures at Wat Lumbalinavas. During that time the King of Sri Lanka are challenging with the King of Siam to translate all of the golden alphabets into the Buddhist Scriptures to the correct order within seven days. If all the requested be met and finished in time, the King of Sri Lanka would then give all of the treasures transported in seven boats to the King of Siam as prize. Otherwise the King of Siam will have to pay to the king of Sri Lanka he failed.

The King then summoned those learned monks and persons within the capital city of Ayutthaya; no one could meet with this challenge. Six days of anxiety of the King had passed. At last it was known that a young Bhikkhu named Pu or Samiramo with great abilities, and was summoned to translate all of the golden alphabets into the Buddhist Scriptures to the correct order. The young monk went to the assembly, paying his respect to Maha Sangha and King, then encountered with seven Brahmins from Sri Lanka.

Bikkhu PU started to rearrange the golden seeds into the Dhamma according to Buddhist texts with no difficulties. The 84,000 units of the golden seeds were all used up except seven seeds left missing. They were Sarn (Dhamma-sangani), Vi (Vibhanga), Dha (Dhatukotha), Pu (PUggala-pannatti), Ka (Kathavatthu), Ya (Yamaka) and Pa (Patthana) which are the heart of the seven scriptures of Abhidhamma Pitako. The young monk turned to the seven Brahmins and asked if they had kept the missing golden seeds. When they were given, the complete rearrangement of golden seeds into Buddhist scripture of Abhidhamma was finished on the 7th day, the Brahmins as the Ambassadors of King Sri Lanka had then given all the treasures of 7 boats to the young monk but he turned everything away and gave them all to the King.

Being favorite to King Ekadasaroth of Ayudhya with his knowledge and wisdom, Bhikkhu Pu had been bestowed upon the Sangha title of “Somdej Phra Rajamuni Samiramagunupamacarya” the highest rank ever given to any other wondering monk before in the country.

Somdej Phra Rajamuni Samiramagunupamacarya or Luang Pu Thuad had stayed in Ayutthaya to advise the King in many ways till his old age and then asked for permission from the King to go back his home town. The King had permitted with a promise to give all the supports requested by Luang Pu Thuad in turns of his virtuous deeds. When Luang Pu Thuad was back to Wat Phra Khoh, he found the Wat was in ruined and thus sent a message requesting the support to restore the temple to the King.

King Ekadasaroth was pleased to respond to Luang Pu Thuad needs, he gave all supports to the said monastery and graciously issued the Royal Degree on Dedication of Land and People of about 250 families nearby Wat Phra Khoh as beneficial temple. The Royal Decree was later successive to Wat Khian possession and given to Prince Damrong Rajanubhab in 1913. At present the document was kept in the National Library in Bangkok.

Luang Pu Thuad had spent his life spreading the Dhamma for benefiting the people without impartiality. Lastly, he took leave from Wat Phra Khoh along with a young novice to preach Dhamma and helped people at various places in the South up to Malaysia, Singapore and Sri Lanka. His second permanent residence was at Wat Changhai, Pattani. His date of passing away was not certain.

Through his supernatural power and miraculous virtues, Luang Pu Thuad manifest through vision and dream seeking to produce the first amulet of him initiated in Wat Changhai 1954. Amulets of Luang Pu Thuad have shown many miracles to individuals carrying it. From there onwards, many batches of his amulet pendants were produced. The popular one’s have been documented in the book titled “Luang Pu Thuad: The Story of His Life and Amulets”.

There are other story in regards to Luang Pu Thuad becoming famous during the 16th century when he saved the people from draught. There was the time where there was not enough drinking water, and the weather deteriorate day after day. According to an account related by villagers, a monk was sighted in a small boat which moving along the river. He was in deep meditation and prayer. After he’d finished chanting, he lowered one of his legs into the river, and within short while, the river is filled with clear and clean drinking water. A miracle had happened. This bit of good news spread throughout the province and to other parts of Thailand. The monk was no other than Luong Pu Thuad himself. The people highly respected and graciously revered him from then on.

Namo Bodhisatto Akanti Maya Iti Bhagava Na Cha Ri Ti

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