Luang Pu Hong Phrompanyo (Prakru Prasart Phromkhun)
Wat Petchburi Changwat Surin
When he was 18 years old, his mother requested him to ordain as a Sammanen, however young Suwanahong felt that his temperament was unsuited to being a monk, and anticipated that he would not last more than a week.
But unbeknownst to him, a miraculous incident was about to happen that would change his life forever.
3 days into his monkhood, a strange event occurred. The young monk came face to face with a group of strangers dressed in the garb of simple villagers. They requested that young Luang Phi
Young Luang Phi Hong recited the Namassakara, and much to his astonishment, he was then able to deliver a Buddhist sermon effortlessly. The mysterious strangers smiled to the young monk, prostrated to him and to the Buddha in gratitude, and vanished into thin air. Bewildered, young Luang Phi Hong immediately related this incident to the Abbot. The Abbot was very impressed and explained that such an occurrence is called “Tham bandan
Because of his experience, Luang Phi Hong resolved to devote his life to monkhood. At age 20, he was ordained as a Phra Song
Luang Phor Hong was exceedingly diligent in his studies of the Dhamma. He adhered strictly to the doctrines laid out by the Buddha. He also acquired knowledge of Arkhom from various masters during his Tudong travels. During his these travels, he undertook ascetic practices and travelled to many places to study wicha Arkhom
Luang Phor Hong was also a community leader, spearheading projects such as the building of bridges, dams and wells. He always taught his followers to develop compassion in their life by giving generously.
He passed away in year B.E.2557, at the ripe old age of 97.
Miracles of Luang Pu Hong
There are many accounts of Luang Pu Hong’s supernatural powers.
During the war in Cambodia, a bomb was dropped onto a village he was in. Miraculously, the ordinance did not go off due to the strong Maha Ut
There were also legends about how Luang Pu Hong could communicate with animals such as snakes, rats or scorpions. His immense compassion towards animals would even cause them to crowd around him without causing harm. There were even cases where a snake and a rat would be in his presence without harming each other.
Due to his old age, the sight in Luang Pu Hong’s eyes was fading. During an accidental encounter, a snake spat venom into them. Not only was Luang Pu unharmed, but the venom restored his sight. Close disciples of Luang Pu Hong understood that the venerable monk was a Phaya Nak
Luang Pu could also preach Buddhist sermons to ferocious or poisonous animals, instructing them not to hurt people and end the karmic fruit of being reborn as an animal.
Once, when Luang Pu Hong and his apprentices were about to retire for the night, they saw a huge, venomous scorpion crawling to his bed. They were horrified and worried that the scorpion would hurt him. One of them tried to get rid of the scorpion, when they heard Luang Pu Hong exclaim, “Do not harm it! Let it go! That being has come to bid farewell to me”.
The disciples left the scorpion alone. When dawn broke the next day, the apprentices discovered that the scorpion had died on the exact spot where it had stayed the night.
Luang Pu Hong passed away peacefully on 5th March 2557 at age 97, having completed 77 Pansa