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Luang Phor Tae - Sacred Monk of Wat Sam Ngam

Luang Phor Tae Khong Thong (LP Tae) is a great legendary guru monk in Thailand. Who is the first monk who created the best and most powerful Kuman Thong? He was born in 1891 (B.E.2434), the lunar year of Rabbit. He was born in the rural village of Sam Ngam, Don Tum District, in the province of Nakhon Pathom. He was born as the fifth child of seven brothers and sisters.

At 7, LP Tae was brought by his uncle Luang Phor Dang (LP Dang), a famous senior monk of Wat Kalong in Samut Sakorn Province. During that time, LP Dang was a highly respected old monk; LP Tae's parents considered it an honor and allowed their little son to follow his uncle to the temple to get educated there. He suggested LP Tae go to Wat Kalong with him, where he resides. 

At that time, LP Tae began his studies with the Buddhist Monk. LP Dang taught his young nephew many basic sciences, dhamma, and ancient magical crafts for over three years before he returned home at the age of 10 to his hometown.

Several years later, LP Tae's uncle (LP Dang) brought him back to the temple again. At that time, LP Tae began his life with the Buddhist Monk's hood and increased his knowledge extensively. He learned many basic sacred sciences from his uncle, particularly those associated with opposite-sex attraction, protection from weapons, and danger. As time passed, at the age of 15, LP Tae was ordained as a novice monk by LP Dang.

LP Dang notices that there is no Buddhist temple in the Dom Tum District area of Nakhon Pathom. He told LP Tae that he planned to build a temple at Dom Tum village, three kilometers away from Sam Ngam District, where LP Tae was born. When the temple was completely built, it was named Wat Arunyikaram or Wat Sam Ngam, as it is known today.

At the age of 21, LP Tae was officially ordained as a senior monk by LP Dar. "Once fully ordained, LP Tae continued his studies in Buddha, Dharma, and Samadhi and began honing his skills in supernatural spells and rituals. LP Tae was given the title of monkhood “Khong Thong.” Later on, with his studies, LP Tae became a close disciple of Luang Phor Dar (LP Dar) of Wat Paniangtak. LP Dar had passed down all his knowledge spells to LP Tae and brought along LP Tae with him whenever he went to Thudong. After LP Dar passed away in 1922, after a few months of faith, LP Tae met up with a special Geji master Luang Phor Cham (LP Cham), a Cambodian guru of Wat Takong. 

LP Cham is regarded as one of the most influential teachers of LP Tae because of his dedication to the Buddhist faith and sacred sciences; he taught LP Tae everything he knew about Dharma, Samadhi, Saiyasaat (magical arts), and powerful spells. LP Tae had learned many consecrate powerful items from him. After some time, LP Cham told LP Tae that if they wanted to become Chao Khun (monks having the higher rank title), you have to go on Thudong (forest) monks' life by entering the forest for traditional practice. 

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With LP Cham's advice, LP Tae chooses the latter and starts his pilgrimage travel to earn more experience and to test his knowledge and karma alone among forests and caves for many years in Cambodia and become a Thudong monk. During this period, LP Tae increased his knowledge extensively, learning many new sacred spells associated with opposite-sex attraction, protection from weapons, and danger. 

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It is said that LP Tae was a monk who possessed a lot of Metta (loving-kindness) and bahramee (power). Whenever LP Tae went to Thudong, many villagers gave money and personal possessions to him, but he never accepted because he did not know where to keep the money with him except for the morning alms. Occasionally LP Tae accepted some of the money. The villagers were unhappy because they wanted LP Tae to accept their money so that he could use the funds to make merits for them.

As time went by, LP Dang passed away at Wat Kalong. LP Tae returns to Wat Sam Ngam to look after the temple and bless the villagers. Before his death, he had requested that LP Tae oversee Wat Sam Ngam. LP Tae worked tirelessly to fulfill his Uncles wishes. In 1932, at 40, he became the Abbot of Wat Sam Ngam. However, before LP Tae became widely known, he had to work very hard. Originally Wat Sam Ngam was quite dilapidated, and it was his responsibility to ensure that he should work harder to rebuild the whole temple building. 

LP Tae was well known for creating “Kuman Thong” (The Golden Child). He served in the monkhood for 59 years. The first temples in Thailand, Bangkok, to create Kuman Thong were Wat Sam Ngam and Wat Takong. LP Tae passed away at the age of 90 on 25th December 1981.

LP Tae is widely known and highly respected for his sacred amulets that have brought many people extreme good luck and great fortune. On many occasions, it has been recorded that people wearing LP Tae amulets were unharmed from accidents. There were also stories told by many villagers and people from all over Thailand that they were saved from both evil spirits and ghosts after wearing LP Tae amulets. 

Of course, his best-known amulets and statues are Kuman Thong. However, LP Tae did learn the knowledge of science and sacred spells from LP Cham. Finally, he also knew it from an old book that a senior monk gave it at Wat Gutidiaw, Nakhon Pathom Province, an ancient temple that is now deserted. 

LP Tae wanted to create some of the most efficacious amulets possible, and the raw materials often took years to collect. Moreover, all materials were especially collected from many places such as graveyards (soils), deep forests (sacred plants), and businesses most feared to tread. This dedication makes his Kuman Thong the most sought-after and powerful, providing protection, fortune, and good luck.

According to LP Cham's instructions, LP Tae strictly followed his advice and never took a shower for decades; indeed, their robes were also darkened with age, but they preferred a life of dedication over beauty. By this same token, all of LP Tae - Kuman Thong appeared rough in appearance, but that did not detract from the power, having passed consecutive blessing ceremonies.

According to a story told by the villagers of Nakhon Pathom, in 1940, a food peddler lived in the town center of Nak Bahn. He was an excellent cook, but no matter how hard and what he'd ever done, all of that never be good enough for him. One beautiful day in the morning while he set up his stall at the roadside to start his business. LP Tae went over to his booth to consume his meal before midday. Immediately, he brought a bowl of food and presented it to him.

After finishing the food, LP Tae would like to pay for his meal. But the peddler was unwilling to accept LP Tae's money and treated it as giving alms to him. LP Tae then took a Kuman Thong statue from his shoulder bag and gave it to the peddler. He told the peddler to pray with faith and treat it well every day, and this little doll, "Kuman Thong," will help him in return. The peddler did according to what LP Tae had advised him. Soon after, the peddler's business improved, and they became rich. From a small stall, it became a shop. The owner wanted to thank LP Tae. However, he did not know his name and from which temple LP Tae came.

One year later, when LP Tae returned to the same place, he was shocked to see that the stall was no more there and had become a shop. He thought he had gone to the wrong place until the owner came out and greeted LP Tae. He thanked LP Tae for his Kuman Thong, which helped him, and from there, LP Tae of Wat Sam Ngam became famous for his Kuman Thong.

It was said that while LP Tae traveled or slept in deep jungles or forests collecting materials for creating Kuman Thong, the mosquitoes would never bite him; his body was protected with an invisible net. LP Tae later revealed that he used a scary spell known as Kang Moong, which he learned from LP Cham.


Luang Phor Yam (LP Yeam) of Wat Sam Ngam, Nakhon Pathom province, is the only one who succeeds in making Kuman Thong from LP Tae. LP Yeam also revealed that the ancient-science book that LP Tae had used to create Kuman Thong has been retained by the temple and is considered a very precious heritage. Fortunately, most of the knowledge was passed down to his disciple LP Yeam, who has continued the tradition. 

LP Yeam was ordained as a novice monk at the age of 23. He has been an expert of concentration on mindfulness in Buddhism way. LP Yeam knows Wichah (magic). Regarding making Kuman Thong, he takes a shower once a year. When LP Yeam was going in and out of the hospital due to his aging health outcomes, he continued blessing Kuman Thong when he returned to the temple and passed away peacefully on 27th August 2017 at 102.

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The Sacred Statue and Amulet of Kuman Thong at all time

Nowadays, peoples offer Kuman Thong to help them achieve career, and business success, bring luck, wealth, and fortune, help in a relationship, and get love and respect from people. People use Kuman Thong to protect their homes, their treasures and precious belonging, and their loved ones and family. Kuman Thong helps the owner protect from dangers and misfortune, protection from evil spirits and ghosts.

For those who worship Kuman Thong, their life is always blessed by their spirits. Kuman Thong is a soul of a baby or child who died before the right time. A wandering heart, the monk invited them by ritual to achieve the state of Buddha-hood and chanted with sacred mantras to summon the spirits to reside in the amulets or statues and to bless the wearer from all bad things happening. Kuman Thong is created to help people to conduct their karma. They share the good karma whenever their owner works, and so does the bad karma, which is why Kuman Thong is famous. They depend on how people will treat and use them. They're powerful and fast, as they'll want karma from their owner.

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