Lersi Por Gae Dtad Dton Krabong Pittigaam - (Holding Ritual Staff/Club) - Ajarn Plien (Wat Don Sala)
The Ruesi Dtat Dton Edition by Ajarn Plien of Wat Don Sila, (of the Temple of Pra Ajarn Nam Khao who was the master of Luang Phu Tuad Wicha lineage) are released in a series of 12 or more postures ‘Asana’, each purposefully exuding an ambience particular to that ancient Yogic posture or ascetic action and exercise. “Ruesi” in Thai, from the Sanskrit Rishi, is an ascetic yogi or hermit. “Dat” means to stretch, adjust or train. “Dton” is a classifier used for a Ruesi and also means oneself. So “Ruesi Dat Dton” means the hermits or yogis self-stretching or self-adjusting exercises.
Many Hindu Deity are displayed with ritual weapons, whether they be swords, daggers, clubs etc. that are used in a manner of representing the destruction or defending of certain things. The Lersi are known for their superior knowledge of 'Wicha' sciences and gnostic gifts and as such must defend as well these holy gifts. This Lersi statuette is formed in an authoratative posture with one leg up and in his hand he holds a Krabong Pittigaam, or Ritual Club. Por Gae defends these 'Wicha' etheral knowledges from both the ignorant who wish to destroy them, as wellas the ignorant not ready to learn them. This Lersi commands respect and gives knowledge to those ready to accept the power that comes with the Lersi path.
Each Ruesi bucha statuette is molded from the highest concentration of ‘Nuea Wan 108’ 108 magical herbal powders, which give the image it’s rough but pure and powerful appearance. Powdered, smelted and very rare ‘Lek Lai’ Kayya Siddhi Ruesi inhabited, adamantine elemental metals are ground into the powders as well as the base being molded from the smelted material. Dried and ground tiger skins that are very particular to the historical Ruesi’s ascetic power and image are added, invoking a kind of ‘Prai Seua’ or ‘Seua Saming Prai’ tiger spirit, that each master Ruesi is known for through the fierce concentration of Ruesi Citta.
Ruesi performed posture exercises ‘bhandha’ or self massage techniques and acupressure, poses, neuromuscular locks, breathing patterns, ratios, and visualizations in conjunction with Ayurvedic medicine, mantras and meditation to cure various ailments and discomforts of both mind and body. There are also additional Ruesi Dat Dton techniques practiced by Ruesis today, which are not found in any text, nor depicted in any sculpture or paintings. These are also traditional techniques, which have been passed down from teacher to student over the centuries. In total, there are close to 200 different exercises and poses, including variations, in the entire Ruesi Dat Dton system.
The ‘Ruesi Hin Bod Pong’ is one of the postures of the Ruesi Dat Dton released by Ajarn Plien showing the Ruesis ascetic practice of grinding sacred medicinal herbs and and other ingredients into an Ayurvedic powdered concoction using a grinding stone and stone base. The bucha image is made up of smelted ‘Lek Lai’, ‘Nuea Wan 108’ sacred herbal powders and ‘Piw Suea’ tiger skins to form various parts of the Ruesi's body.
Sacred hand inscribed yant are written on the back of the Ruesi as well as on the bottom base to invoke various aspects and blessings of the Ruesi, all magical materials within as well as the yant being innate blessings in and of themselves. The Ruesi pervades many of the occupations, arts and traditions of Thai culture, and is venerated by those whose occupations resemble the specific postures or practices of the Lersi.
“The foundation and key to Traditional Thai massage is Ruesi Dat Dton. Ancient Ruesis, thru their own experimentation and experience, developed their understanding of the various bodies (physical, energetic and psychic, etc.) They discovered the postures, channels, points, the winds and wind gates within themselves. Later it was realized that these techniques could be adapted and applied to others for their healing benefit, which is how Thai massage was developed.
So, in order to really understand Thai massage, as a practitioner, one should have a foundation in Ruesi Dat Dton and be able to experience it within oneself and then apply it to others. It is not only the roots of Thai massage but it also unlocks the method for treating oneself and maintaining one's own health.” (Ref; Ruesi Tevijjo Yogi).
Ajarn Plien is a Laymaster of the Khao Or southern Sorcery Lineage, who heads the Wat Don Sala temple laymasters of the Dtamnak Dtak Sila Khao Or Lineage, as the oldest living laymaster of the Luang Por Kong and Pra Ajarn Nam Linneage, which is the direct magical transmission lineage for Luang Phu Tuad of Wat Chang Hai.
Note, because each amulet is individually made and dressed, each amuet can differ slightly from the image. This amulet is just one of perhaps a dozen different postures. Recommended for healing, and for empowering other amulets, and for those who practice herbalism, or worship the Lersi hermit Gods, or practice the Lersi Hermit Path.