Famous Monks in Thailand

Luang Phor Koon

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Luang Phor Koon was born in 4 October 1923 (BE 2466). Luang Por Koon was ordained as a monk at the age of 21 years old at Wat Thanon Hak Yai on 5th May 1944 (BE2487). Phra Kru Wichan Dtigit was the preceptor and Phra Kru Atigahn Trong Suk was his dhamma teacher. His monk's name is called "Paritsuttoh".
During the year, at the summer observation vacation, he went to Wat Nong Pho to learn such as Dhamma, Samadhi and Wicha (magic) under the master Luang Phor Daeng. After several years, Luang Phor Koon learnt to cultivate Buddhist practice as well as all forms of spiritual powers from Luang Phor Khang for three years. He had left Luang Phor Khang and decided to go on his own to fulfill the Buddhism faith and help the needy.
Luang Phor Koon went Tudong alone in Laos and Cambodia, remaining in the jungles for 10 years. He returned to Thailand and resided in Wat Banrai. At that time, the temple was in a dilapidated state. There was only one old Sala, Bot and Kuti. He approached the abbot to re-built this temple. The abbot told him that did not have sufficient funds and asked Luang Phor Koon how much money he required to re-build the temple. Luang Phor Koon replied that he needed 3 to 4 million Baht. When the abbot heard that, he told Luang Phor Koon that he was unable to help though it was his duties. Luang Phor Koon asked the villagers and his lay disciples to source for fund. Many people came forward to help. The total fund collected was almost 2 million baht and Wat Banrai was re-built. Luang Phor Koon built numbers of schools, temples and hospitals in Nakorn Ratchasima.
Luang Phor Koon is very good in the wicha (magic) of inserting takrut under the arm of the devotees; these takruts to protect a person from accidents, Kong Grapan (immunity from weapons) giving Metta as well. At old age of he had stopped inserting takrut due to poor health. But he will still meet and bless the devotees who go to Wat Banrai to pay respect to him.
He passed away on 16 May 2015 (2558) at age of 91.
Location: Wat Ban Rai, Nakhon Ratchasima province