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Post time 2013-7-23 09:51:14 |Display all floors
My last discussion, I mentioned "takrut" is inserted or attached to the amulets. What is takrut? Takrut is actually a alloy foil, could be gold, silver, copper, lead, etc. and are written by trained monks under meditative trance, can be just a "yant", inscription of a Buddhist characters.

Some samples of amulets with "takrut" attached or inserted. Some can be seem and some are embedded.

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Post time 2013-7-28 11:09:44 |Display all floors
Amulets comes in many shapes and sizes, but most important the amulets must go through the proper consecration which can last for a day or weeks, by most senior monks from various temples. Blessing by monks for just a few minutes is not considered a proper consecration, and the amulets won't be efficacious or "power" to meet the pre-requisite requirement.

Sharing some Amulets of Wat Phikluthong of various sizes, especially the Jumbo Phra Somdej, all are serialised and limited numbers were made.



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Post time 2013-7-30 22:34:47 |Display all floors
The materials used to make amulets comes in many natural forms and easily available in the market. Most of the materials already buried and absorbed all energy, thus very suitable for making amulets.

The powder or white clay found in certain remote country side, is used to write scared verses and collecting the dust to mix into other materials, to enhance the efficaciousness of the amulets. Certain alloys have a property to retain the energy of the consecrated amulets more effectively than other.

Natural stones buried underground are also used to make amulets or added to the amulets.


Jade amulets


Beautiful silver casted mini statue of Sanghachai of Luang Phor Pae


Medallion made of gold, nava and copper of Luang Phor Pae


Colourful Phra Pidta (covered eyes) made from powder of Luang Phor Pae

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Post time 2013-10-12 17:26:57 |Display all floors
Arahantship

Some monks have been following the practice of Buddha for all their life. observing the 227 Precepts, some becoming Arahantship while they are alive. The aura emitted from them are golden in colour and are  serenity in nature. The loving kindness generated by them, extracted a lot devotees daily to their temples, just to listen to his Dharma talks.

Just some of the famous monks entered Nirvana, some 40 to 50 years ago, still laying in the glass coffin for devotees to venerate.

Just some of the pictures I took decades ago



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Post time 2014-5-9 17:22:18 |Display all floors
This post was edited by Dragons8 at 2014-5-9 22:01

Sorry for not posting for quite some time.

Luang Phor Koon one of the famous living monk of Wat Banrai, was born 4th October 1923 (BE 2466), and very popular amongst the the Chinese in SE Asian, Hong Kong, Taiwan, etc. also known for wealth fetching monk. Some of his amulets depicting wealth symbol (money bag), lucky character and celebration of his 72nd birthday, the  complete cycle of the Chinese Zodiac. My cousin in Zuhai, is very happy to receive of one of the medallion I gave him

Luang Phor Koon blessing devotees.


Just some of the amulets of Luang Phor Koon



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Post time 2014-5-20 21:43:10 |Display all floors
Continuation of some of the Luang Phor Koon's amulets, very popular amongst the Chinese in South East Asia, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Some of his amulets, depicting "lucky" character embossed at the back of medallion or money bag

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Post time 2014-5-24 22:00:25 |Display all floors
Another rare perforated designed medallion of Luang Phor Koon.

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