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Luang Phor Pinak Piyataro (หลวงพ่อผินะ ปิยธโร)

LP Pinak

There has been much talk about Luang Phor Pinak of Wat Sanamlao, Saraburi Province, as of recent. There are so many versions of saying pertaining to his star amulets and other sacred objects. Many people have claimed that they were made of nuns’ or some women’s private parts (yoni). This has gotten as many people intrigued and as many disturbed or annoyed.


Many people thought it was unethical or even un-Buddhist for a monk to do such things. This has led to many speculations about the antics of Luang Phor Pinak which are very damaging to a monk’s integrity. Nevertheless, how true are these damaging speculations? This is what the current abbot of Wat Sanamlao, Phrakru Arkchakit Sopoon, has to say.


According to Phrakru Arkchakit Sopoon those speculations were half-truths and fabricated for commercial purposes. His Venerable revealed that Luang Phor Pinak indeed had on two occasions made amulets (but not the star amulets) from the organs of two deceased female followers. The actual reasons leading to the ritual were not truly available. Nevertheless, Phrakru Arkchakit Sopoon admitted that such rituals are within the boundary of black magic and Luang Phor Pinak had only performed them twice in his life time for specific purposes. All amulets made on those two occasions were returned to the respective family members of the two deceased women. Neither Luang Phor Pinak nor the temple had kept any of them.



Then what about the current series of star amulets? These amulets are made purely from earth. There are no human organs involved because those star amulets are representations of devas as in Taoism. They are representation of righteousness, especially the series with which there is a crescent at the side of the star. It is called Bao Boon Chim – that is Justice Bao of the Song Dynasty who also happens to be the Yamara of the fifth chamber of hell according to Chinese belief.


Contrary to general speculations, the amulets made by Luang Phor Pinak basically represent righteousness, like an eye from heaven (Duang Dtaa) watching over you. If only you are compassionate, honest and faithful then you will receive the blessings from those sacred objects as well as from Luang Phor Pinak. They will brighten up your horoscope (Dao).

In the temple, the remaining of the sacred amulets made and consecrated by Luang Phor Pinak barely occupies a 3 x 2 feet showcase. Therefore, Phrakru Arkchakit had warned that there are loads of fake items in the market which are claimed to be made by Luang Phor Pinak ranging from stars (Dao), eyes (Duang Dtaa), woman’s private parts (yoni), palakit, and et cetera. His Venerable has kept a stack of photographs of these fake items as well as many physical objects in the temple for references. Most of these are readily available from the amulet markets in both Bangkok and Hatyai.

Luang Phor Somjit (หลวงพ่อสมจิตร) – Master of Charm

Arjarn Somjit

Luang Phor Khantidjitto or more commonly known as Arjahn Somjit Sukho is the most revered and respected Master of Charm and Fortune there ever was. His loving kindness had touched numerous devastated and broken families of which he had helped to rebuild and reunite; and his grace had also been felt by many financial desperadoes whom he helped back onto the path of prosperity. His Venerable had in his lifetime performed so many miracles that touched the lives of  many people from the United Kingdom of Thailand to Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and to as far as Australia, New Zealand, and the United States of America. He has devoted his entire life to serving the true Lord Buddha and he had learned, practiced, and taught the Faith well. He was dedicated to enhancing and bettering the lives of people that in his lifetime he had made various images, amulets, and talismans to such effects and purposes.


A Brief History of Luang Phor Somjit


Ajahn Somjit was born in Ayutthaya and has since childhood took a strong interest in Buddhist studies, taking special interest in spirituality. He has a benevolent character and loved helping people, especially those poor and sick. From young, he showed great respect for monk observing the Sivali precept and would make offerings to these monks and listen to their Dharma. Therefore, at the age of twenty-three, he finally entered monkhood at Wat Chaojit and assumed the name of Phra Kantidjitto.


After building a good foundation in Buddhism, Phra Khantidjitto left Wat Chaojit for Wat Nak-tang Nai and came under the mentorship of the well known guru master Luang Poo Chung. His intelligence and kind character won the approval and trust of Luang Poo Chung who eventually officially accepted him as his disciple. Luang Poo Chung imparted his knowledge and skills unreservedly to Phra Khantidjitto who mastered and practiced well. Luang Poo Chung was very pleased with the progress of his disciple and saw in him great potential of bringing the spiritual studies and skills of Thai Buddhism to a new height. One night, he summoned Phra Khantidjitto to his kutip and instructed his disciple to leave the temple for the jungle in the north.


Phra Khantidjitto obeyed and carried out his mentor’s instruction without hesitation and headed for the jungle. Initially, he felt uneasy and was extremely wary of animals and reptiles in the wild. However, whenever he felt the chill gnawing his heart, he would begin chanting as well as meditation. His intelligence and wisdom grew by the day and within a short period he felt at peace, realizing fear is but an illusion and he was therefore able to merge himself with nature. He headed deeper into the jungle until he met the spiritual guru master Luang Poo Wai who had then spent sixty years in the jungle. Phra Khantidjitto spent six years learning from Luang Poo Wai in the jungle. By the time he left Luang Poo Wai, Phra Khantidjitto was not only a great master in spiritual powers but he also had his heavenly eyes opened whereby he was able to see the past, present, and the future.


Phra Khantidjitto was only thirty-two years old when he left the jungle. He headed for Krungtheap by bare feet, observing the Sivali precepts. Along his way, he visited numerous temples and exchanged his learning with many well known abbots before he finally settled down in Wat Rahkang in Bangkhunpom district. He became known as Ajahn Somjit as he taught in the temple. After two years, he voluntarily moved to Wat Noi Nanghong which was then only a small wooden temple at Bangyikang and helped built it into a huge and prominent temple as it is today.


In the course of helping to build Wat Noi Nanghong, Ajahn Somjit began performing rituals and conducting ceremonies for believers and at the same time he had also make various holy images and amulets that help believers in their charisma, fortune, career, and family. Amongst his more prominent works are: Petcherukhan, Ying-tong, Bpatit, Somdej leknampit, Somdej ner-wan, Somdej Sam-heng, Somdej Heng-talot, Khunpan leknampit, Khunpan pim-lek, Kumanthong, Sekti-Sivali-Nana-thong, Pidta, and many more.


Our Affiliation


Master Tan was officially ordained in Wat Noi Nanghong by ChaoKhun Pratheap of Wat Pathom Chedi and was accepted as a formal disciple by Luang Phor Somjit. Master Tan learned and practiced under His Venerable guidance for many years and remains, hitherto, affiliated to the various temples in the linage. Therefore, we are committed to our mission, values and culture and incremental thereof, we make available to you only the genuine ones originating from the respective temples.