Pra Khun Phaen Song Pol 2529 BE - Nuea Sabu Luead + Pong Prai Kumarn + Nam Man Prai - Luang Phu Kroo Ba Ban - Wat Mae Ya
Luang Phu Ban, was an Arya Sangha Monk, considered an Arahant by his devotees. Luang Phu Ban was a close friend and companion of the great Kroo Ba Srivichai, who travelled with the great master on Tudong Forest Wandering until the passing of Kroo Ba Srivichai.
Luang Phu Ban went on to become the Abbot and Master of Wat Mae Ya Temple, and a highly revered Arya sangha Monk in his own right up until his own passing, at the age of 102 Years old. The amulets were Blessed by Luang Phu Ban in 2529 BE, and are a highly preferred edition, which is now extremely rare and sought after by the Devotees of this great master Monk of the Northern Lanna Master Lineage.
Luang Phu Kroo Ba Ban is now posthumously becoming one of the most highly revered monks of the Northern Lanna Lineage Tradition Sangha, and his amulets are now extreme rarities for their highly revered state amongst the Devotees of Tak Province, and for the fact that he only ever made small numbers of amulets in the few editions he made.
The amulets were made using Muan Sarn Sacred Powders of the Metta Maha Niyom Maha Sanaeh variety, including Pong Bpathamang, Pong Ittijae, Pong Prai Kumarn of Luang Phu Tim (Wat Laharn Rai), Gēsa (Hair of Luang Phu Ban), and Nam Man Prai Tang Glom Kumarn Oil, donated from a Lay Master Ajarn who revered Luang Phu Ban.
Above; News Article which covered the edition with the Pra Khun Phaen Song Pol and the Pra Somdej Song Pol Hlang Roop Muean spearheading what came to be one of Luang Phu Ban's most famous, and now extremely rare and sought after editions of amulets.
Above; Luang Phu Kroo Ba Ban blessing the Song Pol Edition amulets, in the year 2529 BE. His famously powerful Pra Somdej Song Pol and Pra Khun Phaen Song Pol can be seen in the pictures.
The Pra Khun Phaen Song Pol 2529 edition contained a host of extremely sacred Muan Sarn Sacred Powders and Nam Man Prai Oils donated by Ajarn Tong Yoo, a Lay Sorceror, who was devotee to Luang Phu Ban, as well as Pong Prai Kumarn from Luang Phu Tim of Wat Laharn Rai. This 2529 edition was to fund the building of the Chedi Relic Stupa at Wat Mae Ya.
The only reason we were lucky enough to receive some of Luang Phu Ban's sacred Amulets, is due to the fact that Ajarn Spencer Littlewood is a friend of Pra Ajarn Gorp Chai, who is one of the monks at Wat Mae Ya in the present time, and who upon being beseeched, was merciful enough to dig up some of the few remaining amulets which were stashed in the Kru Hiding Chamber in the shrine room of Wat Mae Ya, to allow us to make a donation and distribute some of them to our valued customers.
We highly recommend the amulets of Luang Phu Ban, and also those of Pra Ajarn Gorp Chai of Wat Mae Ya, which is continuing the Tradition of Luang Phu Ban's Wicha of amulet making at Wat Mae Ya, for their highly sacred blessings and Muan Sarn Sacred Powders and their extreme limited quantities. In addition the amulets of Wat Mae Ya are neither mass made, nor distributed to the public market for trading, being completely non-commercial in nature.
Kata Bucha Pra Khun Phaen
Always chant to the triple gem first before chanting to any amulets;
‘Na Mo Dtassa Pakawadto Arahadto Sammaa Samputtassa’ (three times)
Then chant Kata Pra Khun Phaen (3, 5, 7, 9 or 108 times)
Su Na Mo Ro Mo Ro Su Na Na Ma Pa Ta Ja Pa Ga Sa Na Maa Mi Hang
Then take the amulet and tap your forehead or the crown of your head before leaving the house each day
Biography of Luang Phu Kroo Ba Ban Bhodi Rangsri - Wat Mae Ya Luang Phu Ban was ordained as a Samanera Novice Monk, at the age of 15 years old in the year 2450 BE at Wat Sandonrom. Luang Phu Kroo Ba Ma was his Upachaya Ordaining Officer. After a while, Luang Phu Ban moved to Wat Pradtuli which is now known as Wat Sangkaram in the present times.
As time passed, Luang Phu Ban's relatives began to nag him to disrobe and come to help them with the farming work, which was overtaxing his relatives, who were in great need of assistance. But Luang Phu Ban refused to disrobe, and moved away to evade the temptations to disrobe, to go and stay at Wat Chai Monkgol. At that very same time, the Great Kroo Ba Srivichaihad arrived at Wat Chai Mongkol to preside over the building of a Vihara Shrine and a Chedi relic Stupa.
Luang Phu Ban was thus lucky to assist Kroo ba Srivichai in these tasks, which lasted until Luang Phu Ban reached the age of 22 years old, when Luang Phu Ban then became ordained as a fully fledged Bhikkhu promoted from Samanera Novice Monk.
Luang Phu Ban came from a very impoverished household, and so was not able to afford to be fully ordained, and this is why he remained a Samanera Novice for so long, up to the age of 22. The Monk Jao Rachapatigawongs felt sorry for him, and so offered to be his Guarantor and pay for his robes and the costs of the Ordination Ceremony as a fully fledged Bhikkhu.
Kroo Ba Gandta of Wat Pratat Haripunchai in Lampun, was his Upachaya this time, with Kroo Ba Gandawongs and Kroo Ba Dtan as his 'Koo Suad' (two monks are appointed to prompt a Bhikkhu who is being Ordained, in the long Ceremony of Chanting which is not allowed to be read from a book, rather, must be chanted from memory).
Luang Phu Ban remained at Wat Chai Mongkol after his full Ordination for many years, until at some point he travelled outwards to Tak Province, and continued to travel on Tudon through the Province of Lampun, and into Lampang Province, seeking experience in solitude. During this Tudon wandering, Luang Phu Ban met Luang Por Fa Yuean, who was on his way to pay reverence to the Relic Stupa in Tagong in Burma.
Luang Phu Ban asked Luang Por Fa if he could accompany him, travelling back through Tak and Mae Sod Provinces and entering Burma through the forests. Once they had reached the Relic Stupa at Tagong, and payed reverence, Luang Phu Ban then returned back to Tak Province before the beginning of the rainy season, to find a temple to stay in during the Khao Pansa rainy retreat (Monks are not allowed to wander during the rainy retreats).
Luang Phu decided to stay at Wat Praw during the retreat, and gathered more experience and developed his practices there, until after the retreat he moved on to Wat Dong Yang, in Ban Tak, where he remained for one year.
After this, Luang Phu Ban moved to gather more experience and develop Wicha and his practices of Austerities at Wat Pha Yang Ging, in sam Ngao, Tak Province. As he was staying there, the Abbot passed away, and the devotees and local Sangha begged Luang Phu to take the place of the deceased Abbot for a while until they cound find his successor.
Luang Phu Ban agreed to do the duties until a new Abbot was found, and after the new Abbot was elected, Luang Phu Ban was asked to go to Wat Hua Ban (a temple that is now deserted in the present day). Luang Phu Ban remained at Wat Hua Ban for 2 years, and then he was hit with Malaria, and became very ill. Kroo ba Inta of Wat Pha Yang came to look for him and took Luang Phu ban to be taken care of at Wat Mae Ya, to recover.
Once Luang Phu Ban had recovered from the heavy illness of Malaria, he remained at Wat Mae Ya for many years as one of the temple monks, until, one day, the Abbot of Wat Mae Ya passed away. Luang Phu Ban was elected to become the new Abbot of Wat Mae Ya, and there he remained, throughout the rest of his days, until his own passing at the very old age of 102 years old, after 80 years of Ordained life as a Buddhist monk. 64 of those Ordained years were spent at Wat Mae Ya.