The Biography of Luang Pu Sood, Wat Kalong
Luang Pu Sood
The master was born on May 7th, 1902 in Phanomphrai
One of his more notorious titles was being the teacher of Thailand’s “Robin Hood”, Tee Yai
When Luang Phor was 16 years old, on 16 April, 1918, he was ordained as a novice monk at Wat Klang Phanomphrai, in Phanomphrai district, Roi-Et
From records, we can ascertain that he was ordained at Wat Kalong, Samutsakorn
In addition to pursuing the Dhamma, Luang Phu Sood also actively immersed himself in the study of the arcane arts and sorcery, learning and exchanging the sacred knowledge with many renowned masters on his travels, such as Luang Pu Mao at Wat Klang Phanomphrai
Luang Phu Sood also left indelible marks on the practice of sorcery, that reached far beyond his own creations. In the year 1941, Luang Pu Rung of Wat Tha Krabue
Luang Phu Sood would go on to personally participate in the consecration of over 100 amulets in his lifetime, in a slew of events ranging from the small and local, to as high-key, as the Pluksek Phra Kreung
The Miracle of Luang Pu Sood
On 14 August 14, 1983, Luang Pu Sood passed away, aged 81 years old, 3 months, and 8 days. It was a sorrowful event for his pupils, devotees, and anyone else who had been impacted by his immense orbit. On 1 December 2002, during his royal cremation ceremony, an incident occurred which would become national news. It was reported that Luang Pu Sood’s skeleton had stayed intact, despite all his flesh singing off. A fitting miracle, for a master who prided himself on being impervious to flame.
The acting abbot of Wat Kalong Temple, who was also Luang Phor Sood’s pupil, claimed to have constantly dreamt of his teacher during the 2 months leading up to the cremation ceremony (In Thailand, a body is kept for a period of time to allow for ample mourning). In his dreams, his master proclaimed that no one could possibly burn his body without his personal intervention. In order to successfully carry out the cremation, he instructed that flowers would have to be prepared as offerings, and then someone would have to hold his hand, in order for the flames to take him. On the day of cremation, the Ecclesiastical Provincial Governor of Samut Sakhon presided to light the funeral pyre, which mysteriously, refused to stay alight. The monk had dreamt about Luang Pu Sood’s message saw what transpired, and quickly ordered that the ceremony his teacher had asked for be carried out.
Corpses usually take around 2 hours to be completely consumed by flame. It was said, however, that with the use of ample amounts of fuel, constant flipping by the undertaker, and an extended period of time, nothing could do any damage to Luang Phor’s skeleton.
The miracle solidified the legend of Luang Pu Sood in the minds of the devotees and smallfolk, who attributed it to his successful completion of Wicha Kongkraphan Chatree
In present-day, his body is interred in a glass coffin at the Wat Kalong temple, Samutsakorn province, readily accessible for devotees to pay their respects.
The Amulet by Luang Pu Sood
Luang Pu Sood has crafted many amulets, but the most popular and famous are Yant Takor