Katha for Tok Raja Phra Pidta

Namo Tassa Bhavato Arahato Samma Sam Bud Tassa x 3 Namo Bodhi Sato Punnak Suwanno Pasittimay x 3 E Rak Ja Kha Tha Rak Sa Ti Hang Jak Tho Ro Ti Nang Pi Sam Ra Ro Bu Sa Bu ( You can repeat 3, 9 or as many time as you like)


Tok Raja pidta from Malaysian magazine

Tok Raja pidta from old Malaysia newspaper

Biography Tok Raja of Wat Uttamaram Pasir Mas Kelantan

Khron Ratchanaren (known as Tok Raja) was born on Thursday December 1, BE2419 (1876). He was sent to Wat Uttamaram by his parents when he was 12 years old to learn Buddhism and Thai language. He stayed with Archan Lok who was the temple Chief Abbot at that time. Tok had showed great interest in Buddhism and became a “Dek Jom” under the supervision of Bhikkhu (monks) in the temple. Besides, he also learned crafting and construction. He once told the devotees that even from an early age, he cherished the ambition of joining the monk hood and stay in the temple to learn Buddhism unlike his other kampung (village) boys of the same age who more preferred to stay in their homes in the kampung. Ordination (Upasombot) Tok Raja joined monkhood (Bhikkhu) on Jun 15, 2438 (1895) when he was 21 years old. The ordination took place at Wat Uttamaram and was ordained by the following monks: 1) Phra Upatcha Palad Chai of Wat Mai Suwankhiri 2) Phra Khru Ophart Phuthakhun of Wat Chon Prachumthart and 3) Phra Athikarn Phut from Wat Bangtakwa Silaloi who became Kammavacanusavanacarn Tok Raja was then given a Buddhist name known as Punnaksuwanno. Seeking knowledge After becoming a monk, he stayed at Wat Uttamatam for two phansa after that he travelled to Southern Thailand to learn Pali language and at that time is known as the big book. Tok was resided at Wat huaphom Nai in Songkhla and learn Buddhism in greater depth. He also learned “Phrakhatha vertmon” which consist of “Khamphi Mulkachai” and “Khamphi Thammadboth” in Wat Huaporm Nai as well as Vipassana Kammatharn technique in Songkhla for 15 years. In the year 2449 BE, Tok Raja was appointed Chief Abbot of the Wat for 10 years. Due to the fact that Tok Raja needs to be back to Malaya, he stepped down as Chief Abbot of Wat Huaporm Nai. Once back from Thailand, he became the Chief Abbot of Wat Mai Suwankhiri for 6 years before been transferred back to Wat Uttamaram and became the Chief Abbot of the Wat in year 2468 BE. He taught Vippassana meditation and ubasok ubasika Buddhaborisat to the kampung folks Buddhist fundamentals as well as Vertmon Katha to his pupils. Positions hold by Tok Raja 1.2470 BE (1927) – appointed by Phra Khru Ophatbudthakhoon as Phra Palas Thananukrom 2.2476 BE (1933) – Tok Raja became Upatchaya 3.2484 BE (1941) – appointed as Phra Khru Vicarn 4.2488 BE (1945) – became the Chief Abbot of Kelantan State known as Phra Vicaranayanmuni His role in the deployment of Dharma knowledge and spreading of Buddha’s teachings When Tok Raja came back from Songkhla Thailand, he stressed a lot on knowledge skill. He worked very hard in order to expand the knowledge skills to devotees in Kelantan but did not meet his expectation since the Society at that time did not realise the importance of education and as such, was unable to achieve his mission to the fullness. In early year of BE2491 (1948), Thai Buddhism has spread out of the country especially to the neighbouring country like Malaya.Malaysia was formerly known as Malaya. In that year, the first Naktham school was established in the Kedah state of Malaya. Tok has waited for the opportunity to open up such school for long time and has establish the same Naktham school in the year BE2492 and the first school was established in Wat Uttamaram Bangsek itself. It was a resounding success in establishing these schools and Tok Raja later handed over the management of the school to Phra Maha Chan Kesaro who possessed “Parian Tham 6 Prakyok” as a teacher master. Even though there was a shortage in teaching resources, there was a huge demand from monks all over Kelantan to study at Wat Uttamaram to seek knowledge and learn Naktham where the expenses incurred were manageable. It was not easy to go to Wat Uttamaram at that time where it took hours to reach by walking through the jungle. Such obstacles did not prevent these pupil monks from reaching the Wat and in the same year as it was established, the first Naktham examination was held at Wat Uttamaram in Kelantan. The Miracles of Tok Raja (The Sacred Tongkat) Tok Raja spent his non-meditation hours in research into ancient and forgotten manuscripts which revealed ceremonies and prayers for every occasion. He made searching enquiries into information gleaned from his readings. He never considered unlikely or as far-fetched the stories he had read or heard of how and where priceless documents had been hidden in times of peril. He explored caves which others fear to enter and seldom found his mission unfruitful. From these ancient writings he copied the prayers and chants which are the weapons he uses in his self-imposed war against Black Magic. He tried the effect of these prayers upon himself when sick, and at all times opportunity offered itself to test his Faith & Power. One day, a novice brought to him a very aged document which he knew was something precious as it has been zealously guarded heirloom. He found that the documents described how a sacred tongkat (wand) should be constructed and the ingredients that went into its making. The tongkat was too powerful for the novice who made no use of it. On his death-bed, the novice gifted the tongkat to Tok Raja. Since then, it has never been out of his sight for a fleeting moment. He carried it with him wherever he goes and when asleep, it rests beside him. He has put the tongkat to good use in effecting cures both physical and mental. No ordinary man can touch the tongkat without feeling its Power. He has attained so high a standard of perfection and he was no mere mortal. By a few seconds of association with someone, or at a glance, he can say if the person seeking his help is clean in heart, a genuine sufferer or a fake if he has come to him convinced that only prayer can save life. Tok Raja had never refuse aid and preached Dharma to those fake instead. He won more and more followers to his philosophy of life. News spread widely from devotees and even strangers about the wonders he had performed for them. He certainly was a modern Miracle Worker who convinces you of the unbelievable stories from the recovery of a dying man to saving from been possessed of evil spirit and even non Buddhist experience similar wonders in resolving their problems. Donations poured in to the temple from all corners of Malaya (including Singapore) and with adequate funds, Tok was able to built the Kelantan first Naktham school in Wat Uttamaram (2nd School in Malaya after Kedah) and constructed Ubosoth (Both) and Kutis surrounding the temple. Tok Raja’s Last Days Tok Raja enjoyed good health and always fresh and active even at the age of over eighty years old. His health only started to deteriote from July 2505BE (1962) onwards. Tok’s health was deteriorating significantly after his trip to Singapore. The bad news about his health was spread like wild fire and many people from all over Malaya (Malaysia) came to visit him, including the Royal Highness The Sultan of Kelantan. Due to old age, Tok Raja passed away on November 19, 2505BE (1962), 15 days before the conferment of “Chao Khoon” title bestowed to him by the King of Thailand, his Highness King Phumibol Adulyadeth where Tok Raja was invited to be present at the King Palace in Bangkok on December 5, 2505BE (1962)

What is pidta in Buddhism?

Phra Pidta that covers his eyes with hands is very effective in preventing villains and attracting wealth. Having Phra Pidta can help worshipers to avoid from many bad things, preventing villain, troubles and dangers. Phra Pidta covers his eyes signifying to cover up the six roots of sensations: eye, ear, nose, tongue, body and desire to free from human desires and passions. The six gunas: sight, sound, smell, taste, touch, and thought can keep one in mind the teachings of Buddha. Therefore, wearing Phra Pidta Buddha amulet can make one's mind more focused no matter on practicing Buddhism or thinking.


必打佛(掩面佛)这是一尊专保钱财不漏,而且有人缘六合,招财揽财守财、讨好上司,旺人缘。避小人、避官非、驱邪、避险、避降、消灾等功能。 传说 相传,佛祖坐下一位弟子,名为"拍马哈格咋也纳",他非常聪敏、长相俊朗、而且样貌与佛祖有几分相似,所以到任何地方都受到善信特别热诚的对待,更有善信误认他为佛祖,但这些也做成他修行的障碍,部份师兄弟也有很多闲言闲语,更因为有些女善信对他的款待,被人说他与女子有染犯下重戒,"拍马哈格咋也纳"有见及此,便利用神通法力将容貌改变、身材变成矮小、肥胖,这也是现今有称为"善加财"佛像的法相,但原来这是不能令善信们改变对他的态度,所以"拍马哈格咋也纳"便将眼长期合上,不理会别人对他的态度及闲言,只一心修行,因此有"拍必打"的俗称。 至于"拍必打"佛牌的创制,现在已经很难确实追溯,有传是一位称"拍马哈爹纳"的僧人所制,而"拍必打"佛牌较正确的名称应为"拍咭温角你"或"拍咭温",而现今所制的"拍必打"佛牌,大致上分为两种,一为两手、二为多手(如八手),一般两手的"拍必打",我们称为"拍必打马哈胡",多手的称为"拍必打环",而这种"拍必打环",多为八手造形,称为"拍必打环吞九",意即掩盖九处主要渠道,双眼、双耳、两鼻孔、口、肚脐、肛门,令对我们不利的事、物,不能进入身体影响我们的心灵。 佩戴多手比达,可以帮助善行挡灾,适合危险职业的人佩戴。主要是招正偏财(以偏财为主)、挡灾、避险、避小人、避不好的事发生等。 掩面佛又称必达佛,将对佩戴者不利的事、物阻挡在体外,使之不能进入身体影响人们的心灵,由此挡灾避险,同时避小人及不好的运气近身,使之正气随身,同时佩戴者还会借助掩面佛的功力,有助招偏财运,使佩戴者正财、偏财滚滚来!小人霉运远远去

督拉惹的 “迈古鲁”ไม้คูรู(Mai Kru)

此手杖泰语成为“迈古鲁”ไม้คูรู(Mai Kru),意译是师父杖或权杖。此杖的功能是增加权威,避一切的邪恶。銮菩孔就把它交给吉兰丹苏丹王。而苏丹王从此每次开王室大会时,再也不会发生头痛的问题。而苏丹永远手不离此权杖,时常紧随于身。苏丹为了感谢銮菩孔的恩典,就第一次封 泰族高僧为僧王,马来语就是“督拉惹”(Tok Raja)。

What is pidta?

Phra Pidta that covers his eyes with hands is very effective in preventing villains and attracting wealth. Having Phra Pidta can help worshipers to avoid from many bad things, preventing villain, troubles and dangers. Phra Pidta covers his eyes signifying to cover up the six roots of sensations: eye, ear, nose, tongue, body and desire to free from human desires and passions. The six gunas: sight, sound, smell, taste, touch, and thought can keep one in mind the teachings of Buddha. Therefore, wearing Phra Pidta Buddha amulet can make one's mind more focused no matter on practicing Buddhism or thinking. Some say it is Maha Thera Sanghajay while some said that it is a fighter…the list goes on and on. In the 1970s, it was illegal to wear an image of Phra Pidta in Singapore, and therefore a negative reputation was casted upon this sacred image by people outside of this amulet circle. It has been perceived that such an amulet with such an image was spurring the bearer to commit crimes and yet not to be caught, to involved in fights but yet little or no danger or hurt will be inflicted upon them. Despite of such, it’s mysteriousness and popularity continued to current times.

what is takru?

Takrut, is a type of tubular amulet that originated from Thailand. It is also known as "Tangkai" in other cultures. They are worn by Thai people as a protective amulet and have existed for thousands of years. They are by rule, a talisman that is an elongated shape, taking the shape of a scroll. The scroll can be made of any type of metal, paper, leaf, papyrus, animal skin, or a large number of other mediums, including bamboo and wood vines. They are mostly worn on a cord around the waist, but are also often seen accompanying amulet on neck chains. The Sacred Inscriptions made upon the Takrut are a form of Sacre Geometry based in Thai Buddhist and Ancient vedic and animist traditions, which has come to be a very well known Niche Topic around the world since the Hollywood movie star Angelina Jolie received a Sak Yant Tattoo, which is also a yantra like a Takrut, except tattooed in the skin. Also, since the existence of the now well known website on Sak Yant (sak-yant.com) and the more anthropological and academic website 'sakyant.org' run both by Ajarn Spencer Littlewood, has caused a great increase in the amount of interest in both the tattooed aspect of sacred geometry and the beliefs in its magical powers, as well as in the Takrut Amulet, which is one of the most favored types of Thai amulet. Yant, which are incantations and sacred geometry designs with Pali Kata and Buddhist prayers, (Invocations and Empowerment Spells, inscribed using the Ancient Khom Pali (Khmer). The takrut is used for all purposes from Maha Sanaeh attraction, Metta Mahaniyom Business Success and Popularity, Mercy Charm, Riches attraction, and even of course, last but not leasty, Invincibility Potential takeouts include gems, especially engraved gems, statues, coins, drawings, pendants, rings, plants and animals; even words in the form of a magical spell, incantation, to repel evil or bad luck


必打佛/pidta(掩面佛)这是一尊专保钱财不漏,而且有人缘六合,招财揽财守财、讨好上司,旺人缘。避小人、避官非、驱邪、避险、避降、消灾等功能。 传说 相传,佛祖坐下一位弟子,名为"拍马哈格咋也纳",他非常聪敏、长相俊朗、而且样貌与佛祖有几分相似,所以到任何地方都受到善信特别热诚的对待,更有善信 误认他为佛祖,但这些也做成他修行的障碍,部份师兄弟也有很多闲言闲语,更因为有些女善信对他的款待,被人说他与女子有染犯下重戒,"拍马哈格咋也纳"有 见及此,便利用神通法力将容貌改变、身材变成矮小、肥胖,这也是现今有称为"善加财"佛像的法相,但原来这是不能令善信们改变对他的态度,所以"拍马哈格 咋也纳"便将眼长期合上,不理会别人对他的态度及闲言,只一心修行,因此有"拍必打"的俗称。 至于"拍必打"佛牌的创制,现在已经很难确实追溯,有传是一位称"拍马哈爹纳"的僧人所制,而"拍必打"佛牌较正确的名称应为"拍咭温角你"或"拍咭 温",而现今所制的"拍必打"佛牌,大致上分为两种,一为两手、二为多手(如八手),一般两手的"拍必打",我们称为"拍必打马哈胡",多手的称为"拍必 打环",而这种"拍必打环",多为八手造形,称为"拍必打环吞九",意即掩盖九处主要渠道,双眼、双耳、两鼻孔、口、肚脐、肛门,令对我们不利的事、物, 不能进入身体影响我们的心灵。 佩戴多手比达,可以帮助善行挡灾,适合危险职业的人佩戴。主要是招正偏财(以偏财为主)、挡灾、避险、避小人、避不好的事发生等。 掩面佛又称必达佛,将对佩戴者不利的事、物阻挡在体外,使之不能进入身体影响人们的心灵,由此挡灾避险,同时避小人及不好的运气近身,使之正气随身,同时 佩戴者还会借助掩面佛的功力,有助招偏财运,使佩戴者正财、偏财滚滚来!小人霉运远远去

马来西亚僧王 督拉惹

銮菩孔榜锡 หลวงพ่อครน บางแซะ Luang Por Kron Bang Sae 在马来亚佛教界里,曾被泰国觐选一百零八位顶尖儿高僧里,唯一不属于泰国境内的高僧,就是是信徒尊称为“督拉惹”的高僧,也是唯一被回教苏丹王室御封为“督拉惹”的高僧。 更有人称銮菩为马来亚“必达王”ปิดตา(Pitta),可想而知,他所铸造的“必达”是多么出名的。但简称銮波为“阿祖”或“阿公”,较为有亲切感。泰族人称銮菩为銮菩孔榜锡หลวงพ่อครน บางแซะ (Luangpo Kron Bangsae)。 銮菩孔出生于1876年(佛历2419)11月2日,星期四属鼠年,当时还是暹罗管辖时代的吉兰丹,父亲名叫乃村,母亲叫喃乔,姓氏为叻乍伦(Rajcharuen)。 銮菩孔十二岁时,父亲才带他去越乌塔玛喃 วัดอุตตมาราม(Watuttamanram),也称越榜锡วัดบางแซะ(Wat Bangsae),随寺院主持学习泰文,过后又学会了巴利文,而能朗诵经文。銮菩自从进入寺院,学习语文后,就非常喜爱研读经书,甚少游乐,与其他孩童性格绝然不同。住持在观察下,就觉得此孩童,似乎前世曾修过梵行,看他的一举一动皆有僧侣的风范,他日必为僧中之尊呀! 銮菩读完寺院里的经书后,他也不愿回家,继续留在那里,帮忙做个方面之事,同时也教村中的小孩们学习泰语。 到年龄二十一岁时,銮菩要求父母给他筹备出家之事,父母也和亲友们为他剃度受戒为僧人。于1895年(佛历2438)6月15日,为受戒的是柏巴叻差法师,銮菩的法名柏昆普纳苏瓦若(Pra Kron punasuwano)。 起先銮菩孔用两年的时间深入的研习巴利大藏经,过后他觉得自己应该出外走走,寻求更高一层的佛学知识。就毅然此外了住持,步行出发去修苦行戒律。但是当时没有良好的道路,只好翻山越岭,当然得徒步行走。整个月后来到了一个村庄,有间寺院越莲乍(Wat Leamchak),得知有位法力高强的高僧,叫做銮菩玛哈蕾(Luangpo Mahaloi)。 起初銮菩玛哈蕾将一本法术秘籍交与督拉惹,他得花上两年时间方能背诵通笈交里的经文,接着更深的修禅定法门。其后他也各地去寻访名师钻研各门法术,而且还在泰南各府,当了多间佛寺的主持。督拉惹多住在宋卡府和高头廊府一带,也曾在越考乌(Wat Kao-or)修习多种信物的独特法门。 在1925年(佛历2468)督拉惹辞去越迈考岭的主持职位,决定回到家乡,接任越乌塔玛喃的住持方丈。 他 准备大肆修葺寺院。当时周围都被胶园团团围住,寺院的地大约二十多英亩。居民多是以割胶为生,过的生活的相当辛苦,不过每逢节日却都非常诚心的前来献僧供 佛,有者今天看他们欢天喜地的来献僧,明天却传来他的恶讯,说是被蛇咬死了!因为树胶园里毒蛇丛生,尤其是眼镜蛇,在攻击人的时候,竖起起来像人一般 高。 銮 菩看到这种情景,非常难过,就将以前修苦行戒时所收集的圣土,用来制造 避险的圣物,这就是初期 銮菩孔制造 掩面佛牌的心意,制成后派发给信徒,信徒佩带后果真 一路平安无事,更奇怪的是毒蛇遇上有佩带必达佛牌的村民,都会掉头而逃,不敢接近,甚至碰上老虎、熊也会出现相同的情况,信徒们一传十,十传百,銮菩孔的 必 达佛像的神奇就此迅速的传遍开来。。。。。 在以前要去寺院是非常艰难的,因为交通很不方便,只有从水路或者乘坐火车才能达到寺院,有些信徒甚至跟随火车铁轨走了十多哩才到达寺院,因为哥打峇鲁到兰斗班让间是没有火车站的,有些信徒都是去到兰斗班让在走回头,但路程也要数哩之遥。 曾经有比较相熟的信徒,要到銮波昆寺院之前,就会先买了烟。然后才上火车;在火车上,就会走到车头,找驾驶员打交道,顺便送上烟给他,要求火车经过寺院时,尽量放慢车速,好让他们有机会从火车上跳下去,如此一来就节省了很多时间和精力。 信 徒一到寺院,一般先回和銮菩闲谈,銮菩是一位很健谈的僧人,不会难以相处,而当信徒要求必达佛牌时,銮菩就会记录下他个人的行业和需要,如果是做生意者, 銮菩就会多用人缘经文。然后才然后再择日鋳造制模,集会圣土、花粉、经水和石灰等,放进模型里印出了一枚必达佛牌。 銮菩才利用小刀片,慢慢的雕出完美的曲线,然后以画图的铁笔,一边唸经,一边将经文写在必达佛的身上,再放入法坛上,日夜诵经,直至两三个月后,信徒才可以奉请佩戴。 所以每一枚必达佛牌,都是銮菩要每枚佛牌都呈现最完美的形象,让人看上去,就非常渴望将之拥有。这就是督拉惹必达佛牌最独特之处。 銮菩孔 所住的吉兰丹 州,銮菩在这里却没有受到回教徒的排挤,銮菩具有高深的法力,时常帮忙这些马来同胞解决一些玄妙的奇难杂症,如中邪、中降、小孩子哭个不停等的问 题。 銮菩 也 常常唸一些经水让他们带回去饮用或洗澡,一般可以解决一些玄妙的问题。甚至连吉兰丹苏丹也亲自觐见銮菩,并向銮菩谈起说:他每次去举行王室仪式时,都会感 到头顶有撕裂头痛的感觉,因为其中有一点血统奥妙的差距。銮菩就说没有问题,走入佛舍里,拿出长约一尺多的手杖。 此手杖泰语成为“迈古鲁”ไม้คูรู(Mai Kru),意译是师父杖或权杖。此杖的功能是增加权威,避一切的邪恶。銮菩孔就把它交给吉兰丹苏丹王。而苏丹王从此每次开王室大会时,再也不会发生头痛的问题。而苏丹永远手不离此权杖,时常紧随于身。苏丹为了感谢銮菩孔的恩典,就第一次封 泰族高僧为僧王,马来语就是“督拉惹”(Tok Raya)。 据说銮菩孔曾在修苦行戒律时,去到一座山洞,见到一位修行老僧在里头居住,銮波就朝拜此老僧,并向他学习禅定法门。 过 了三个月的守夏节。有一天老僧叫銮菩孔来到床前,这时候老僧已病倒在床了,老僧将一支拐杖状的木棍交给銮菩孔,说是当年他年轻时候有位高僧交给他的,并吩 咐 他说他日得遇见有慧根者才传交于他,并传授口诀以及制造迈古鲁的秘诀,銮菩孔就是从此处学来的。銮菩得到迈古鲁后,就日夜拥带在身旁,连睡觉也相随,觉得 得到迈古鲁后,自己的法力也隋着增长。不久之后传迈古鲁于他的老僧也圆寂了。 后来銮菩孔制造了数支迈古鲁给有需要的人士,吉兰丹苏丹的就是其中一支。这只迈古鲁现在还供奉在苏丹宫里哪! 自 从銮菩孔回到家乡主持寺院,首先就是着手发展教育、建设校舍,并由柏吗哈曾当老师。接着还筹建了一间全马来西亚甚至泰国所无的,与众不同的大雄宝殿。四方 有门进出,前门的十二支大柱子有祥龙盘卷的雕刻,更有许多奇珍异兽的雕像团团围绕,计有龙、象、狮、虎、鹿、鹰及牛等等。进口处两旁筑了两座神龛,分别供 奉大伯公与观音大士的圣像,蔚为奇观。 从此这里有许多僧侣和法师纷纷前来拜在銮菩孔的门下,来学佛道法门。学成之后可以籍着佛法去救人于苦难中,这也是銮菩教授法门的宗旨。 在1962年(佛历2505年),銮菩孔从新加坡回返之后,就一直卧病在床,吉兰丹苏丹也亲自前来探病。无奈 老銮菩年事已高,终于在11月19日圆寂,享年88岁,入戒68年,一代圣僧从此沉寂了