Sunday, January 20, 2013
LP Jeud of Wat Po Setthi in Nakhon Pathom province is a famous guru monk best known for his wealth hornet amulets. However I did not get to meet him when I visited this temple. Above we see the platform in the main Sala where he normally blesses devotees.
Altar with Phra Sivali and LP Jeud's masters.
Buddha statues in the side Sala.
Large Bodhi Tree.
LP Yai Buddha shrine.
The Pikanet riding Hornet shrine, still under construction.
Phra Pidta carved from coconut husk, with many takruts embedded behind.
Somdej riding twin hornets, with 2 takruts behind.
Wat Salapap in Singburi province recently came out with a batch of Kring, Sivali and Hanuman amulets to gather funds for building up the temple. They invited famous monks like LP Perm Wat Pom Kaew and LP Pian Wat Kren Kathin to consecrate the amulets.
The Phra Pang Umbat Statue still under construction.
The office bulding where the temple counter is.
Statues in the park depicting scenes from Lord Buddha's life.
Khmer style Nakprok statue.
Lord Buddha and the first five disciples.
Monday, January 07, 2013
"Truly, an evil deed committed does not immediately bear fruit,
like milk that does not turn sour all at once.
But smoldering, it follows the fool,
like fire covered by ashes." - Dhammapada
I just read an article in Shin Min papers today regarding a HK riot cop "Mr Ma" who got exposed by the paparazzi for smuggling Lukkok (dead baby fetus) from Thailand into Hong Kong and selling them online. Apparently he owns an occult amulet forum there and goes by the nick of "Barry". Barry boasts of having customers from China, HK, Taiwan and Macau who chow his Thai occult amulets.
He also claimed that his personal female Lukkok "Lui Lui", which he tried to sell the reporter, could fetch a whopping 150,000 HKD if sold in China (mentioned in the video). But now that Barry is going to face disciplinary action and criminal charges for his sideline, can the Lukkok save his skin? This reminds me of the recent case of the Taiwanese guy who was arrested in Bangkok by Thai police for also trying to smuggle a number of Lukkoks back to Taiwan.