Luangpu Tuad Somdej Jao Pakora Wat Charng Hai Pattanee. It is said that any amulets with image of Luangpu Tuad has strong protection against evil/darkness and protect wearer from all dangers and accidents.
In Thailand, there were 4 guru monks with the rank of “Somdej” 1. Somdej Jaogoryor 2. Somdej Jaogoryai 3. Somdej Jaojomthong 4. Somdej Jaopakoh (Luangpu Tuad)
The King Mahadhumaracha(Phra Aegartodsarod) of Ayutthaya era give this rank to Luangpu Tuad, the full name is “Phra Rachamuni Sameerachakunupagarn”. Luangpu Tuad was born in B.E.(Buddhist era) 2125 Friday April year of the dragon. His father name “Hu” and mother name “Jon”, his given nick name is “Pu”
Pu studied at Wat Deeluang when he was 7 years old and became a novice at an age of 15. Later on he studies with Somdej Phrachinzen at Wat Seeyung. He ordained at age of 21 years like any Thai men and became a senior monk. He went to study at Nakhonsridhumararth then Ayutthaya. On the way back by the ship, there was a big storm and people ran out of food and water. He put his feet into the sea and the sea water become tasteless; people drink the water and survived the storm by his powerful miracle.
Once arrived at Ayutthaya province, he stayed at Wat Kae and studied dharma at Wat Lumpleenarwas. After, he study Bali and Khom language with Somdej Phra Sunkararth (leader of Thai monks) and continued to learn at Wat Rachanuwas. That time was around B.E.2149 the reign of King Phra Aegartodsarod.
The time that Luangpu Tuad name are famous and well known is when the King of Sri Lanka “Vaddha Karminee” want to colonize Ayutthaya Thailand but without tons of deaths to sacrifice. He came up with a bet of dharma question. He made a total of 84,000 gold leafs with scripts from Tripitaka (Buddhist canon of scriptures, the oldest and most known is Pali canon) stamped with a small letter of Pali and send to Ayutthaya. He asked that the King of Siam must translate all these Pali words within 7 days to prove the knowledge of Buddhist as Thailand is the land of Buddhism. If the king of Siam can’t make it in time, he’ll use all force to conquer Ayutthaya and Siam must pay a tribute every year.
The King of Siam has gathered all the guru and teacher monks all over the country to do this cause. At one night he dreams, he sees a white elephant come from the west. This white elephant walk into his palace and then roar strongly the sound echo all over directions. The king asks his astrologers when he woke up, they say this is an auspicious dream that he’ll see a victory. Later he knows that there is a young monk with full knowledge come from the west, he can help and translate all this Pali words.
The 7 yogi masters were send by Sri Lanka King Vaddha for the test in Palace of Siam, At the last day The young monk “Pu” or Luangpu Tuad was pray and worship his master, god and devas before he begin. Time passed until an afternoon and there were 7 words missing which is “Sung – Vi – Tar – Pu – Gar – Ya – Pa”, Luangpu Tuad asked these yogi to hand over a gold-leaf and each yogi had one of them. They’re all surprised and admired the practice and knowledge of this Buddhist monk from Thailand. Even such a young monk can make a full translation 84,000 words of Pali Tripitaka.
For the return of the great deed Luangpu Tuad had conducted to the land of Siam, the king offered a place in palace and treasure. He denied all and only accepted the name “Phra Rachamuni Sameerachakunupagarn” in the monk hood. Later on Luangpu Tuad had spent many years at Wat Rachanuwas with his peaceful practice and study.
Once in Ayutthaya there was a big infectious disease and many people were dead. Luangpu Tuad distributed the blessed holy water to people. His holy water brought miracle and healed many people. For this great deed, the king gave him a rank “Phra Sunkararth Guruparjarn”. The King said that if Luangpu Tuad wants any temple or any to re-build, he would be the first one to do this for him.
Many years have pass. Luangpu Tuad decided to continue his pilgrimage and dharma teaching. He traveled to many places, and the places he stops by become famous and holy up to this day. Ex Barn Kothi Parkpanung, Hualumpooyai Aumper Huasrai. Etc.
When he arrived at Wat Pattasing which is his destination, there were thousands of visitors everyday, people gave him the name “Somdej Jao Pakoh” and even make the name to the temple “Wat Pakoh”. This temple is almost destroyed since war time and much need for re-construction. The king then sent 500 men from the palace to do the job. It takes around 3 years to finish. This temple at present always an important place for Buddhism, inside the Srirattanamahatarth Pagoda there are kept of Buddha relic which the arrahun monk Phramahaarnomanassri traveled to India to receive this relic.
The most famous of story is when Luangpu Tuad was around 80 years old and stayed as an abbot of Wat Pakoh. His most powerful holy item is his staff and the staff has three bents, it is called “Mai Sarm Kod”. He was in walking meditation among the coast in an early morning with no people around. There was a Chinese pirate ship passed by and they saw Luangpu Tuad, the pirate kidnapped him. The miracle occurs, the winds suddenly stop blowing and the ship was floating in the middle of ocean. Many day passed and food and water had run out, the pirate become starving. Luangpu Tuad then put his feet into the sea. With his miracle the sea water becomes tasteless and drinkable. The pirates were scared by this and then released him. On his way back to the temple, Luangpu put his staff at the 2 rubber plants. These rubber plants later then grow up in an unusual look with bents all over. (At present this place is also famous.)
Luangpu Tuad continued his dharma teaching and practice to the end. Luangpu Tuad has stay in Wat Charnghai and Thyburi province, he ordered his student to burial him at Wat Charnghai when he is dead. He also ordered that while his students carry his corpse, if the lymph falls into anyplace, you must root the heartwood there. In future it would become a holy spiritual place.
Luangpu Tuad passed away at his old age, his student then brings his body to Wat Charnghai Aumper Koakpoh Pattanee province. Many place Luangpu Tuad spend his whole life study and practice dharma, at present people respect him as one enlighten guru monk of Thailand, his holy items are one top chart of Thailand, said that any amulets or statues with Luangpu Tuad’s image, they’re powerful protection from evils/darkness and misfortune. With his action, Thailand is one of the countries which have never been colonized by any intruder and the teaching of Buddha, Dharma, Sanka still maintain in the country.
The mantra chanting (Chant amulets/statue): Namotassa Pakawatoh Arrahatoh Summar Sumputassa (3times) Then think of Luangpu Tuad chant: Namo Bhodhisuddho ArCunThimayar Itthi pakawa (3times) then continue “Puttho Clawclard Dhummo Clawclard Sunkkho Clawclard” mean the Puttho Dhummo Sunkkho protect and safe fortune.
Many people in Thailand, Singapore, and Malaysia believe that amulets created in Luang Pu Thuat’s image hold great protective powers granting safety in times of distress, especially saving the lives of believers from seemingly fatal automobile accidents. Phra Archan Tim Dharmataro abbot of Wat Chang Hai is the pioneer creator of Phra Luang Phor Thuad amulets.
LP Tuad amulets are known that they can be very protective against accidents and very helpful in an attack from somebody else.
It is said that the wearer of a LP Tuad amulet will get over/survive an accident or attack (with less or no injury) like a miracle.