Phra Kru Suwat
Wat Sri Ta Weep
History of Phra Kru Suwat, Wat Sri Ta Weep
Phra Kru Suwatthammakhun
His birth name was Watkongphet
Phra Kru was ordained at Wat Sri Ta Weep in June 1919, at the age of 21. His preceptor’s name was Phra Kru Wiboon Tammasarn
He was promoted to Abbot in June 1929 and was conferred the title of Master/Teacher of Vipassana
He entered the holy stillness at age 96, on November 13th, 1992. His funeral was attended by King Rama 9. So highly-regarded was the master, that the King himself offered a symbolic gesture of casting a handful of soil onto his body. Phra Kru’s body is still being venerated at the temple in the present day.
Luang Phor’s primary motivator was the pursuit of a holy life. He was not, however, blind to the suffering and hardship endured by the villagers around him, and recognized the importance of spiritual aid and influence in their lives. Besides spreading Buddhist teachings and encouraging a Buddhist way of life, Phra Kru Suwat also provided aid in the form of amulets, intended to confer blessings upon their lives and offer aid against the multitude hardships plaguing their meagre existences.
Some examples of the amulets created by Luang Phor Suwat are Namta Pla Payoon
Perhaps the most unique and acclaimed amulet is his Hanuman
The buzz surrounding this amulet has been at a fever pitch in the South of Thailand for generations, as it is believed to be exceptionally potent at offering protection and blessings.
It is our duty to remind our readers though amulets enhance the quality of your life, it is imperative that one’s pursuits are positive, empathetic, and kind, as amulets are only able to enhance your relationships and pursuits, and not reverse any ill effects resulting from poor moral choices.
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