Discussion in 'Guru Monks & Ajarns Biographies' started by resawang, 28 July 2012.
Anyone know history about LP Toh Wat pradoochimpee.... ??? Thanks
LP Toh was born on March 27, 1887. He was ordained as a monk at the age of 20 on July 16, 1907. LP was strictly in meditation. He was one of famous guru monk. Many people respected in his knowledge so much.
LP Toh had learned meditation with Phra Arjarn Prom. Also, he had learned magical knowledge from many guru monks such as Phra Arjarn Rung of Wat Tha Grabue, LP Niem of Wat Noi, LP Nong of Wat AmPhawan, LP Phum of Wat Bang Khlo, Arjarn Mhee, Arjarn Dum and etc. LP Toh passed away on 5 March B.E.2524 at the age of 93 years old.
anyone knows where to get his magazines ?
Bkk or Singapore?
Thin magazines readily avaliable.
Thick book can be gotten from Wat Pradochimplee temple counter.
Prarat Sangwalapimon or Luang Pu Toh Intasuwano was born on 27 March 2430 in Ban Klong Nang Noi, Jangwat Samutsongkram (near Bangkok) to Khun Loy and Khun Tub Ruttanakon. He has a younger brother named Chuey. When he was 13, his parents passed away, and a relative named Luang Phor Kaew sent him to Wat Pradochimpree where he learnt under Luang Pu Suek. He studied dhamma under the then abbot, LP Phrom. He was ordained as a novice when he was 17, but unfortunately LP Suek passed away a day after the ordination. At that time, Khun Klai and Khun Pun (relatives of LP Suek) helped to support LP Toh until he was 20, when he was ordained as a monk. This happened at 3.30 pm on 16 July 2450 by LP Saeng of Wat Paknam. Also present as the preceptors were Praku Tamawirat (Chei) of Wat Gum Paeng and Praku Argatrahnusit (Porng) of Wat Nuanoradit. He was renamed ‘Intasuwano’ by LP Kum who was then the Abbot of Wat Pradochimpree.
After Ajaan Phrom passed away, LP Toh went to study dhamma under LP Rong of Wat Tagrabeua (Samusakon Province), LP Nium of Wat Noi (Supanburi Province) and LP Pum of Wat Bangklo (Bangkok). Sometimes, he also went Tudong in Northern Thailand. Because of his desire to learn more, he also moved to Wat Bhoti in Bangkok.
However, at the age of 26, he returned back to Wat Pradochimpree to succeed LP Kum who resigned from abbot position at the temple. He got to know LP Sodh of Wat Paknam, and they became close friends. Through the introduction of LP Pan of Wat Bangnonko (Ayudhya), he went to study magical science under Luang Phor Nong.
Even as Abbot of the temple, LP Toh would spend much time travelling to seek the knowledge that he desired. When LP Toh began to join the Buddhist ceremonies he also attempted to seek further knowledge. A close follower of LP Toh revealed that every time he was invited to a ceremony he would touch the sacred thread, and incredibly would know the strength of the magic power, if the power was strong he would enquire as to who created the sacred thread in order to learn further.
LP Toh was very popular and highly respected in Bangkok and involved in many mass chanting of amulets such as Phra Somdej Luang Por Pae Roon Raek chanting at Wat Suthat in BE2494, 25 Puttawat chanting in BE2500, Phra Luang Poo Thuat chanting at Wat Prasat in BE2506B, Phra Somdej 09 chanting at Wat Bahn Koon Prom in BE2509, Phra Somdej Roy Pee chanting at Wat Rakang in BE2515 etc. Whenever there were ceremonies such amulet chanting, fund raising etc, LP Toh would be invited, because by nature of hearing that he is invited, many people will come and give support.
Besides the general public, the present King of Thailand and the royal family respected Luang Poo Toh very much too. One can see from many photographs of the royal family had taken with Luang Poo Toh.
In BE2463, Luang Poo chanted the first batch of amulets made of Neua Phong. The most popular Pim from this batch is the Pra Somdej KaToh , which is very rare and expensive now. Since that time, Luang Poo Toh continue to chant many batches of amulets of many types, such as Pra Pidta, Somdej, Roop Meuan and Rians etc. All Luang Pu Toh’s amulets are very well-proven to be able to protect people from accidents and hardship.
He remained as the Abbot of the temple until his death on 5 March 2524. Luang Pu Toh was succeeded by LP Virojana-kittikun, who is the present abbot.
Write-up courtesy of Roachman
SINGAPORE... thick magazines not available here ? i wana c his collections for all ... lol
have, price different in SG. go to amulets shop in chinatown or FLS. most will have lp toh blue or red thick book for reference but not for sale. if u wish to buy the magazine, can try sungei rd or FLS 2nd floor. Thick book cost me 1500bht from wat pradochimplee in BKK. think if u see ppl selling in SG, price will be at least 100 bucks and above.
http://lputoh.com.sg/ Can check here
Luang Pu Toh is one of the most highly revered and respected monks of his time. Just to give an example, Luang Pu Doo of Wat Sakae in Ayudhaya, who is very much revered, holds Luang Por Kasem of Susarn trai luk in high regard. In turn Luang Por Kasem pays Luang Pu Toh utmost respect.
At one of the mass chanting ceremonies where Luang Pu Toh and Luang Por Kasem were invited, when Luang Por Kasem saw Luang Pu Tor, he went to sit on the floor and said to one of the disciple that if they need to respect and wai a monk at that ceremony, Luang Pu Toh was the one and only monk they needed to wai.
I visited the most respected sian (amulet expert) in Thailand many years back. I went to see him several times and he never once scrutinized or seriously observed any of my amulets until I brought one of Luang Pu Toh's 13 first batch. He took out his magnifier glass and carefully examined it and said it was good. That is how much Luang Pu Toh is revered and admired.
I am doing research on LP Toh's Phra Pidta and find that the price is very high.
Agree!! I wonder so far ppl say the pidta all feedback gd..but exactly what kind of feedback
Actually, to a large extent, the price of a specific amulet has very little correlation with 'power' or 'feedback review' on the amulet
Price is a matter of market, of supply and demand. One must understand this first. Of course, there is always a reason which creates the demand but may have nothing to do with efficacy of the specific amulet.
But bro demand also stem from how popular the amulet is mah..in other words it must be because of the feedback of the amulet..or else any lp just produce in small amounts then the prices all damm high liao..my opinion
true and untrue Bro....too complicated a topic. When I am free and feel I am strong enough to offend the market, I will give my 2 cents
The only message I intended to bring across is price and popularity not necessarily related to efficacy although it is possibly one of the reasons
But why LP Daeng's pidta is older and much cheaper?
Agree bro..too cheem to ever explain y some expensive some cheap..haha
Now, I think I can write the post I owe....
1. The Thai amulet market is not about religion. It is a commercially driven market. Like the stock market, there are a few big players who are driving the market and deciding whose and which amulets to speculate and drive up the prices from time to time;
2. Sadly the popularity of the monks are today also driven by marketing. It depends on the temple backing, the kammakan and the 'PR' people. I am unsure if the popularity of a monk is necessarily related to the efficacy of the amulets he produces or more accurately, which the temple produces nowadays.
3. In Thailand, the dealers and collectors also speculate on prices depending on availability of pieces amongst themselves to maximise their profits etc....All in all, it is not as 'clean, simple and above-board' as a simple collector might expect.
4. The different publications, magazines and even competition booklets etc.... also affect the pricing of various amulets in a manner which is difficult to factor into the picture. Different 'news-worthy' events may also conspire to increase the popularity and therefore the value of certain amulets at certain times.
5. Finally, you can also take into account the materials used which governs the production cost, the number of pieces made etc...which may affect the value of the items.
All of the above will play a part in determining the value of an amulet at any point in time as well as the trend in whether it will rise or otherwise. So efficacy is not really the issue when one talks about the commercial value of amulets. An astute collector will collect amulets which may rise in value in future or which has a readily available re-sale market but all these has really nothing to do with the efficacy of the amulet.
Well said dage. The hardcore truth.
Well said... hope newbies like me will not missed your above statements. For the umpteenth time, I just want to say is such a blessing to be able to come across precious conscientiously written articles by you thank you
您言重了，过奖了。We learn from each other, Bro
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