Practical Instruction on Offering Made to Kuman Thong
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This issue is to be used as a guide to action for the ordinary individuals for taking care and offering of their Golden Child (Kuman Thong), but this belief goes beyond experience.
1. How is the Power of Kuman Thong?
Many gurus and master have always praised the power of Kuman Thong because he always brings his owner prosperity, luck and love to both home and business. Anyone who possesses Kuman Thong and takes good care of him and worships him heartfully will be fortunate to find invaluable treasure. If you wanted to be auspicious and lucky, you must say to him and beg him often. All Kuman Thong is known to be able to call upon good fortune into the worshipper's life.
2. Will Kuman Thong commit evil acts?
There are mostly two kinds of Kuman Thong; the first is the moral type commonly made by today's guru monks who can bring fortune and good luck to the owner. Kuman Thong is not evil spirits as they have been blessed and accepted a vow given by the monks who made them. Their entire objective is to respect and provide a helping hand to their owner (adopted parents). Do not use Kuman Thong to do the wrong thing. Remember that you'll have to pay back more than you received. Do more good deeds, get more good karma.
However, individual practitioners of the magical arts are known to have created variations specifically for evil purposes. One is wild, ferocious and can destroy the enemy, and the other can add charm and bring fortune. The first kind of Kuman Thong is a wild type. As far as we know, there are four types. As a group, they are often referred to as Pret Puti Ngan or Kuman Thong Pretprab. These types of Kuman Thong are usually made by inviting the spirits of those individuals who have died in strange circumstances to inhabit the statue. Each of the four different types has its evil way in which it is used.
Kuman Thong Pretkong and Kuman Thong Pretmun are used to protect property, often by violent means which has been known to result in severe injury or even death. The only known protection against Kuman Thong Pretmun is thought to be "Wua Thanoo", the wood used to carry corpses. Fortunately, this type of Kuman Thong is only useful within its sphere. Kuman Thong Pretmun, however, can exercise its power outside of that sphere and is immune to most talismans.
Kuman Thong Pretdub is known to be particularly lethal and is thought to be a cold-blooded killer. Unbelievably, people today still dabble in the magical arts, something we sincerely recommend you to avoid. Mainly use for those Kuman Thong are dead of unnatural deaths. Because of that, some become wandering souls and unlikely to be reborn again unless they are charted by high noble monks to rest their soul. These are many evil type's, but also many effecting types. They will follow the owner heart if the owner is "evil" the Kuman Thong will become like oneself if the owner's heart is "kind" the Kuman Thong will be edible and earn enough merits to entangle their past karma by helping their owner to get a chance to be reborn again.
3. What is the sex of Kuman Thong?
Kuman Thong is a child spirit and as such is all children. All Kuman Thong is male. However, some Kuman Thong is female and is known in Thai as "Golden Kumaree", "Kumaree" or "Kumaree Thong".
4. How should I Invite Kuman Thong into the house?
It is important that when you first invite Kuman Thong into your house; you should place him on a shelf lower than the Buddha statue in a suitable location and spend some time introducing him to his new environment in a loving voice. It is better not to place Kuman Thong with other idols of worship, if you are wearing a Kuman Thong amulet, do not wear it over a Buddha image, and do not let Kuman Thong idol faces to the west, or put him at the end of your bed, or under the stairs. (If you already own a Kuman Thong then you should tell your existing Kuman Thong that you intend to bring some of his brothers to live with him).
Some people placed his idol on a shelf and decorated it with a miniature little bed and pillow. It is necessary to worship Kuman Thong with candles, incenses and ornament jewelry, toys, fruits, sweet drink, milk, candy, etc. Which is his favourite and placed some flowers nearby his idol. It is said that Kuman Thong favours rose and jasmine flowers in particular. Kuman Thong like his owner to talk to him, and you should speak to him sweetly as if he is your children. Then you have to tell your Gumantong often, keep telling him what you want, and he can help you what you want.
Remember to do more good deeds and get more good karma.
The official katha for Kuman Thong of Wat Sam Ngam ............
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5. May I change the name of my Kuman Thong?
Yes, you may follow the following instruction to change his name, he will let you know if he is not happy with the new name.
You can recite the following mantra:
Namanungsamaso Yuttato Yuttata by the name of the sacred monks I will call you
(his new name)
Namungsuntung Wiklung Karung.
(You should be careful to choose a sweet and lucky name).
6. Preparing food for Kuman Thong
You have to arrange foods for Kuman Thong as it was told in the Old Book. Foods are very important in bringing up Kuman Thong, and you should remember about it. If you keep your words, Kuman Thong will bring you luck and wealth.
Ideally, it would be best if you fed your Kuman Thong daily, especially in the morning before anyone has breakfast. After cooking or buying the food outside separate out his food. When giving him the food, you have to call out his name to ask him to receive the food. Don’t forget to offer a sweet drink, milk and candy as well. It may not always be practical to feed your Kuman Thong daily. For those who are busy, you can do it at least once a week, and it’s better to tell him and let him know that you will be offering food’s for him in this or that way. If you wear a Kuman Thong amulet, you should still invite him to eat food whenever you sit down to eat. Asking your Kuman Thong to eat will please him immeasurably, and he will bring you good luck in return. Please pray appropriately with full faith so that your prayers will be answered.
Mama Bari Pu Cha Chan-du Ja Maha Poota A-kunchaiya A-kunchami Ae-himama Mama.
The above Mantra is usually used when offering food and inviting Kuman Thong to eat:
7. Are there any special Katha recite I should use when removing food?
8. Are there any special Katha for praying while going to bed?
Yes, there is, and it is usually said just before bedtime. Every temple will have its own Katha, the following example Katha is from Wat Sam Ngam, Don Tum District, Nakhon Pathom:
Namo Tassa Pakhawato Arahato Samma Sam Buddhassa x 3
Buddhassabucha Dhammassabucha Sangkassabucha Patipatibucha Pawantumay
(U-Kasa U-Kasa, I worship to Kuman Thong. May Kuman Thong come to be in my eyes, my mind, and my body.
All merit I have done, I am happy to dedicate to Kuman Thong.
Then, may good luck from eight directions come to me every day like Kuman Thong.
When you have chanted the Katha, you may pray for the thing’s you want.
After that go down on your knee, hands pressed together and raised to the forehead,
and bows with your palms on the floor three times to the sacred object.
According to Thai literature, most of the Katha from the various temples are fully interchangeable and would be recited depending on your expectations. Alternatively, you could describe more than one.
9. How can I ask Kuman Thong to grant my wish?
Kuman Thong can be asked to follow a specific request by using the following Katha:
Kudchamahapooto Samanudsaso Sataewago Karohi Pito Wadjanaena Sumpunnaena Prasittiya.
This Katha translated as Kuman Thong who has the power of godly angels,
may you please obey my order. After reciting this incantation,
you could tell your Kuman Thong that what you desire.
10. Can my Kuman Thong enhance my charm and attractiveness?
You should use the following Katha which you should recite three times.
Matayatani Yungputtung Ayusa Aekaputta Manurukkae Awumpi Suppapoo Taemanasumpawa Yerparimanung.
After praying say from your heart: The mother loves the child in her womb with her life.
Let there be the same kind of love everywhere. After this, make your wish. It may be that you wish for admiration or the power to charm, with the power of the Lord Buddha, your request will be granted.
11. What about opposite sex attraction?
Kuman Thong loves to please in this way, use the following Katha:
Piyotaewamanudsanung Piyoprommanumuttamo Piyonakasupunnanung Pininsiyungnamamihung.
Recite this incantation three times, and without doubt, you will appear more attractive in other people's eyes.
To increase your charm and attractiveness applies some Kuman Thong oil (if you have) on your forehead.
12. How does my Kuman Thong communicate with me?
There are several ways in which your Kuman Thong will communicate with you. It is not easy to communicate with your Kuman Thong directly. The most common way is, of course, through daily prayer. If you have a sensitive and receptive mind, you may find that he will whisper directly into your ears. The most common means is through your dreams. Almost all owners report, contact this way. Your Kuman Thong will speak with you while you are sleeping. Some people report to be able to see their Kuman Thong, and it is said that these individuals share the same fate.
It would be best if you treated Kuman Thong like the way to your child's. Inviting your Kuman Thong to eat will please him immeasurably, and he will bring you good luck in return. The most common way is, of course, through daily prayer.
14. Will my Kuman Thong misbehave?
Kuman Thong is children, and as such, there is always a tendency to misbehave and interfere with other children in the house. You need to be firm and tell your Kuman Thong what is acceptable and what is not. Always recite the Katha before this exercise.
For commercial purposes, it is well known that Kuman Thong can help to bring customers to walk into your shop. He will grab their hands and lead them there (Customers would feel like walking to the shop, or they feel this shop is attractive). He will also inspire the customers’ minds or whispering in an inaudible voice in their ears.
15. Can I own a Kuman Thong if I already have a family?
Yes, you can, but you should tell the golden idol "Kuman Thong" how many people there are in your family and introduce everyone to him. Having a Kuman Thong is like adopting an orphan from the orphanage. If you have guests on that day to stay with you, do not forget to tell him.
13. Why own a Kuman Thong?
16. How should other children in the house address Kuman Thong?
If there other children in the house will naturally be inquisitive, and they should learn to address your Kuman Thong as either "Pee" (elder brother/sister) or by his name if he has been given one by the monk.
17. If I didn't wear a Kuman Thong amulet will he follow me out?
You have to tell him that you are going out. You have to ask him to your arms and invite him to get in or get out of the car if you are driving. When you reach your house, tell him that you are back home, and call Kuman Thong spirit to shrine into your house.
18. What should I do with my Kuman Thong when I am away?
If you leave your house and leave your Kuman Thong behind, do not forget to tell him when and where you are going, and when will you be back, and where are all the food for him, and asked him to help himself. It would help if you asked him to take care of your property when you are not around. You can also invite your Kuman Thong to come with you spiritually. He will do as your request, and be responsible for taking good care of you.
It is important that you only acquire a Kuman Thong from a reputable master. Today there are a lot of fakes Kuman Thong images created without proper ceremony. Those Kuman Thong cannot protect anything, and their ineffectiveness has caused some people to stop believing in the existence of real Kuman Thong. Nowadays, few monks still can create Kuman Thong.
19. Will the spirit of Kuman Thong leave us?
Yes, they can if you fail to take good care of him. The monk creating the image will, however, request that the spirit enter in the image and remain there. If you already have a Kuman Thong that you believe he/she will bring you good luck and success then ensure he/she will get the best care.
20. How are modern day Kuman Thong made?
Today guru monks create Kuman Thong amulets from various sacred materials such as wood from demolished temples, ivory, bronze and plaster, then through prayer and holy language to the child spirit are requested to enter the image. Popular woods used to create modern-day Kuman Thong are from Takian Trees and in particular the Star Gooseberry Tree, as people believe the wood is sacred. To create Kuman Thong, the guru-monk must have specific knowledge and a high level in magical arts/black magic to give the image life. It is thought that this knowledge is passed down through the spirits of the Himmapan Forest and known to be the guardians of this Arcane Lore.
In the present time Luang Phor Yam (LP Yam) is known to making Kuman Thong. Through this process, he can control the entity. Finally, a spirit is invited to inhabit the idol, thereby increasing its power. Sacred incantations are recited during the entire process, including the final stage when the Kuman Thong is painted in gold and is blessed with the addition of Khmer spells to the image. The spells are written in Khmer, (Cambodian) because the characters are believed to have runic qualities. LP Yam always names his Kuman Thong in a similar tradition to Luang Phor Tae in his ancient times.
The grandmaster of Kuman Thong, Luang Phor Tae once said, whatever form of a Kuman Thong might be, it doesn't matter at all, because the most important thing is that how the consecrator monks who bless it. Luang Phor Tae would always ask "Paya Mutjurai" (the King of Death) for guidance in the choice of a suitable spirit that could be used for his Kuman Thong. It was known that Luang Phor Tae had the supernormal power to see wandering souls of the dead that roamed the surroundings and especially souls of those young children.
Another famous guru monk of recent times is Luang Phor Tim of Wat Lahanrai. The method by which he created his famous "Kuman Plaai" is very well documented and somewhat macabre. His methods bordered on the original techniques employed for centuries until it was made illegal due to moral issues. This technique involves the use of ground bone ash, known as "Kuman Plaai". This type of Kuman Thong is thought to be the most powerful and requires a lot of dedication on the part of the owner.
Yet another famous guru monk Luang Phor Poon of Wat Pailom, is also renowned for his Kuman Thong used an entirely different technique that did not involve any graveside materials or human remains. Through incantation, he invites the spirit to inhabit the idol made of wood or soil. In this case, the Kuman Thong is created through the knowledge power of the master himself. The characteristics of any Kuman Thong will depend entirely on the technique the master uses to create it.
21. How can one stop offering to Kuman Thong?
By some means, there is the time and you wish to disown and give up praying to Kuman Thong (your adopted child). You have to tell him as his father or mother, in peaceful and loving words that you are giving up on prayer to him, and will reside his idol's in the temple for devotees to pay respects (it is better to bring him back to the temple which created his idol that we rented, after all, he was born there) if you have no idea which temple belong to your Kuman Thong, you may send it to any Thai temple and visit the monk and tell him that you would like to set your Kuman Thong free by residing his idol's in their temple. After all the Thai monks know how to take care of them.
They will be pleased to help and meditate and place them in an appropriate offering area, which there are others Kuman Thong members there, and remember to bring all his belonging while he is under your care along with you to the temple. (You must be early for visiting the temple on that day)
And not just leave him there, It is essential for you to to prepare milk, candies, soft drinks, fruits, etc., for the offering to your Kuman Thong and all other new members (if any). You may also buy some new toy's for him to show your love for him, and don't forget to place fresh flowers in respect. The day when you have to leave the Kuman Thong idol's in the temple; you should make merit. Such as offering foods to the monks or offer Sangkhathan tank, or both to dedicate merit to the spirit of Kuman Thong.
You don't have to worry about your Kuman Thong. He will not be alone. There are always members of their group everywhere. Their spiritual world is similar to human society; they communicate and share, an overview of their experience and knowledge's. Their knowledge is obtained from the withayathorn and the medium who teaches and trains them. After you have finished everything offers incense offering with a prayer to him and tell him that this temple is his new home, and ask him to be a good boy's too, and you might come forward to see him again if you have time.