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Ven. LP Dam
Venerable Luang Phor Dam was born in the Year of the Snake on Tuesday April 15, 2484. His natal village was Kg. Kok Jumbok, Tak Bai, Narathiwat, Thailand. His birth name is Dam Krai Noi.

He enters monkhood on the 26th July 2504 in Wat Mai Naparam. Ven.'s Buddhist name is Ven. LP Dam Janthasaro and Ven' has been conferred the title of Phrakru Nipphanviharati. Ven.'s Upacha is Ven. Phrakru Nippatkalanyu. His Kammavachachan is Patpalat Puang and Anusawatnachan is Athikan Nui.

Ven.LP Dam Wat Mai Naparam - Ven.LP Dam Wat Mai NaparamVen. stayed in Wat Mai Naparam for 3 years then moved to Wat Prachaphirom. It was in Wat Prachaphirom that Ven. travelled much to study and practise wicha under guidance and supervision of many Masters/Teachers. Ven. LP Dam also had travelled to study with Ven. LP Kron of Wat Bangsek for 2,3 days only. Ven. LP Dam is not a disciple of Ven. LP Kron as rumoured by irresponsible parties.

His Teachers...
Ven.LP Dam Wat Mai Naparam - Ven.LP Dam Wat Mai Naparam Ven. LP Boon Thiam Wat Chok Aerong
The photo on the left is Ven. LP Dee and on the left is Ven. LP Boon Thiam

Ven. LP Dam mostly studied and learned under Ven. LP Dee of Wat Sanghasitharam, Narathiwat. Ven. LP Dee is disciple of Ven. LP Kron of Wat Bangsek. Ven. LP Dee was very well attained and skillful in wicha. He studied wicha concerning Phra Pidta and Mai Kru. Ven. LP Dee obtained wicha knowledge and skills of Amnat Kungkaphan, Metta, MahaNiyom and MahaLap from Ven. LP Kron. However Ven. LP Dee hardly make any amulets. Ven. LP Dee is 'wachasit'. Whatever he says will come true or happens. But Ven. LP Dee is very low profile.

Ven. LP Dam was more in vipassana meditation or kammathan. His close associate in kammathan is none other than Ven. LP Boon Thiam of Wat Chok Aerong. They often travel to Northen Thailand like Esan and ChiangMai for their tudong practise. Ven. LP Dam told us that he met a very old Master or Teacher that taught him the art and wicha of making palaklid. This is not known by many, only his close associates and luksit or disciples knew Ven. LP Dam is good in making palaklids. Ven. told us that in Tak Bai, Narathiwat there are many Thai Muslims. Though the Thai Muslims are courteous and kind, as they too make offerings to temples in Narathiwat. They may not understand the nature of palaklid. Ven. LP Dam also learn from great Teachers like Ven. LP Pee and Ven. LP Pae of Wat PhikunThong.

Ven. LP Dam is very skillful in making Mai Tao or Mai Kru. He obtained the wicha knowledge and practise from Ven. LP Kron of Wat Bangsek, Ven. LP Dee ( disciple of Ven. LP Kron ) of Wat Sanghasitharam and Ven. LP Gaet, the ChaoKanat ChaoAwat of Prachupkirikan.

His achievements...
There was one time when Ven. LP Dam was practising meditation in forest in Ayuddhaya, he averted a flood disaster. After much forest meditation practise in Ayuddhaya, Ven. LP Dam returned to Narathiwat. And in the year
  • 2518, Ven. LP Dam was appointed the ChaoAwat (Chief Monk) of Wat Mai Naparam.
  • 2527, Ven. was appointed the ChaoKanat Thamboon Kaet Song
  • 2528, Ven. was appointed as an Upacha
  • 2534, Ven. was further appointed a higher level of title.
For the benefit of some whom does not know what 'Upacha' is. It is a designation appointed by the Sangha Council to empower the Chief Monk to accept lay devotees to enter monkhood. Not every Ven. LP has such an appointment.

His early years...

Ven.LP Dam Wat Mai Naparam - Ven.LP Dam Wat Mai NaparamDuring Ven. LP Dam's early years in Wat Mai Naparam, he made palaklid and takrut insertion into the arm only. It was when his lay disciples from Sg. Golok whom approached Ven. LP to make Phra Pidta. When this group experienced improvements and much miracles from wearing his Phra Pidta, then it subsequently became popular. After Phra Pidta then Ven. LP Dam start making Mai Kru. You can say Ven. LP Dam's Mai Kru is special and unique because Ven. combined wicha Mai Kru of all his 3 Teachers, Ven. LP Kron, Ven. LP Dee and Ven. LP Gaet. Ven. LP did share with us that Phra Pidta with Kungkaphan and Amnat is not difficult to poksek and meditated upon. But to make Phra Pidta Metta Mahalap, one must be very mindful of his feelings. Any thoughts of ill will, anger or unwholesome will render it not successful.

Ven. is a samathat...
For those whom have met him many times before will tell you Ven. don't talk much. He practises samathat which means Ven. establish his mindfullness of speech at all times. Ven. doesn't indulge with bragging or exaggerating. and because of his strict discipline of conduct, meditation and mindfullness, it has lead to Ven. to attain mind reading abilities.

There were many instances we came across. Once, when I was of wearing one a Phra KhunPaen. I wanted to ask Ven. LP Dam for his opinion. But before I could take out to show and ask him. Ven. told me " Married men shouldn't wear Phra KhunPaen. later become playboy!" I was stunned!!! Ven. just smiled at me.

Another incident was, when we were all seated to discuss some projects with Ven. Suddenly, one of us had a flash of thought about his problems at home. Immediately Ven. reassured him that everything will be fine. We were all wondering how did Ven. knew this. Hard to believe but it is true.

How Ven.'s Mai Tao became famous...
It all began in Narathiwat, a manager from a Bangkok Bank has trying very hard to convince an old man to keep all his savings in the bank instead of his home. He has tried many times to convince but yet he didn't succeed. That went on for sometime until the manager came to Wat Mai Naparam one day. After presenting his offerings and a casual exchange, the manager brought up this problem to consult with Ven. LP Dam. Ven. LP presented him a Mai Tao of pen-size and asked him to chant "U Ba Sam Ba Pa Suk U Cha" before meeting up with the old man. The manager succeeded in securing all the old man's savings with the bank!

Ven.LP Dam Wat Mai Naparam - Ven.LP Dam Wat Mai Naparam

Then the trend of Mai Tao began till this very day. Till now we still have people asking for Ven. LP Dam's Mai Tao but unfortunately we have given all out. As far as we know, when Ven. had passed away, SaengThai had taken all up already from the temple.

Beware of fake...
There are many duplicates in town now, so please beware.

Miracles or coincidences...

Ven.LP Dam Wat Mai Naparam - Ven.LP Dam Wat Mai NaparamVen.LP Dam Wat Mai Naparam - Ven.LP Dam Wat Mai Naparam
There were two incidents that happened, one in Chiang Mai,Thailand and the other Terengganu,Malaysia. Both incidents, the bearer wore the same amulet as displayed above.

In Terengganu:
A boy accidentaly fell into a well in a deserted area for almost one week without proper food and water. When he was rescued, reporters questioned this boy how he survived the ordeal. He replied that he wasn't in fear because every now and then, a chubby senior monk would bring him food and water. and this monk said he will lead people to find and rescue me out.

In ChiangMai:
One young man from ChiangMai was tricked and illegally trafficked to Japan to work as illegal workers. He couldn't bear the frustration and fear that he later became delusional and was straying in the busy streets of Tokyo. Strangely, he was brought to Thai Embassy in Tokyo and deported back to his family in Chiangmai. when his family inquired from the Embassy who saved his son. The embassy officer said a chubby senior monk brought him to the Embassy.

Later, when both the incidents revealed that the chubby senior monk looked exactly like Ven. L Dam. The family in ChiangMai travelled to Wat Mai Naparam to offer a beautiful 100% quality silk chivon to Ven. Ven. LP Dam was very humble, He wore it just once and meditate upon it then just He hung it up.

But when we asked Ven. when did he travelled to Japan, all He replied was..." I was in the temple all the time!"

So whether is it a miracle or is it just a coincidence, we leave it to you to ponder upon!

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