Luang Phor Kuay was born on November 2nd
B.E.2448, in Bankae Village, Sunbury District, Chainat Province.
He was the
first born and loved very much by his parents, who sent him to be educated by
Luang Phor Kuad at Wat Bankae. Although only 6-7 years old Luang Phor Kuay could
remember and recite many of the sacred spells he was taught, along with Khmer
language and high-level sacred spells.
Luang Phor Kuad predicted even at this early age that Luang Phor Kuay
would become very successful in the monk hood and as such dedicated himself to
teaching the novice monk. Luang Phor Kuad passed away soon after, and as a
result, LP Kuay moved to Wat Huaden where he was to further his studies under
At was at this time that Luang Phor Kuay had told his parents
that if he were to be ordained he would stay in the priesthood for life. At the
age of 20 he was indeed ordained a monk by Phra Chainatmuni, Luang Phor Pa and
Phra Ajahn Ring on July 5th, B.E.2467 at Wat Bost, Chainat Province. He was also
given the official name Chutinataro, which in fact has a significant and very
deep meaning and can loosely be translated as follows:
This world is full of
lust, passion and greed. He who wishes to be enlightened must free himself from
all of them.
It was recorded that Luang Phor Kuay had
owned a book called Kru Rang, which was full of sacred spells. It was said
that only monks or ascetics had sufficient sacred power to open and read the
volume. Should it be opened by an ordinary person his life may be damned.
It was known that the book contained many sacred spells, to dispel evil,
protection from weapons, and a scared spell to call upon Mae Thorani, or the
goddess of the earth.
Luang Phor Kuay had learned all the sacred spells and
also copied the book for other monks. Today several copies are kept at a number
Wat Tatong, Supunburi Province, kept by Ajahn Tau.
Nong-i-duke, Chainat Province, kept by Ajahn Sawang.
Wat Kositaram, first
kept by Luang Phor Kuay.
This copy has never been opened and studied in
any detail because of previous experiences of mysterious illness or disease
associated with it.
Apart from the book Luang Phor Kuay also learnt magic
sciences from many other senior monks such as Luang Phor Puang of Wat Nong
Kradone, Luang Phor Kun of Wat Khaokaew and Luang Phor Derm of Wat Nongpo, who
it was said taught him about the sciences to create sacred knives and takruts.
Luang Phor Pumpum of Wat Nongtangoo, a friend of Luang Phor Kuay had said
that Luang Phor Kuay was a true monk, who was never afraid of anything which
resulted in him learning strong magic.
Furthermore it was also said that
Luang Phor Kuay had a magic mouth. If he made a prediction, in all likelihood it
would be become true.
(Note: Monks, who were known to possess a magic mouth
must not tell lies, otherwise power would be nullified.)
The Secret of
the sacred book
Many people were obviously very inquisitive about where Luang
Phor Kuay obtained his scared book. Some of his disciples actually revealed the
story to us.
Luang Phor Kuay had never expected that he would gain the book
but on June 1, B.E.2477, he was staying at Wat Nongkam, Chainat Province where
he was learning higher level ancient Thai medical sciences.
During that time
a monk named Jam had told Luang Phor Kuay that he had found a book, which was
hidden in a hole of a dead tree but he could not extract the book because sacred
souls were preventing him from doing so.
Luang Phor Kuay was taken to see the
book himself, whereupon he lit three incense sticks and prayed to the sacred
souls If it is your desire that I own this book, burn the incense to
The sticks did not burn. Again Luang Phor Kuay re-lit another
three sticks and asked If You want me to own and use the book to help temples
and people, burn the incense to completion.
This time all of those sticks
were quickly burnt and Luang Phor Kuay could easily extract the sacred manual..
On reading book he found the paragraph which clearly stated that the book was
not to be owned by laypeople unless the keeper and family were suffering from
incurable disease or other calamity.
He focused his attention on creating
sacred amulets, takruts, sacred knives, phra pim etc. His amulets were highly
respected by the worshippers as they are to this very day especially the
somdejs, khun paen & sivali.
Even criminals of the province highly
respected Luang Phor Kuay and at that time whenever they passed his temple they
would shoot once in the air to salute him.
Abbot of Wat Bangkae (KOSITARAM).
Because of his virtues, it was not long after, on September 1st BE 2491, he
was appointed abbot of Wat Bankae.(Kositaram)
It was recorded that during
World War II for example, (B.E.2484) Luang Phor Kuay had given away sacred
amulets to many people, who wanted his amulets in particular to help protect
themselves from weapons and bombs.
Apart from that Luang Phor Kuay was
also a true monk who