Monday, 3 March 2008

Luang Phor Kalong Kiew Kaew

Luang Phor Kalong is recognised as one of Thailand's true Guru monks,practised in the arts of meditation, telepathy and magical incantations.He was born on a Saturday in the second lunar month of 1919 at Klong 7, Pathumthani Province. His mother was from Supanburi Province– she was Luang Phor Niam's younger sister, making Luang Phor Kalong the nephew of Luang Phor Niam of Wat Noi Temple, who incidentally was a senior master of Supanburi Province.Before his birth, Bang, an old man living opposite was fishing in the night. He saw a Reusi holding a young child's hand who walked into the house.

When the Reverend Father Kalong grew older, he became very interested instudying magical incantations. He entered priesthood when he was 20 years old at Nabun Temple (Wat Nabun) Klong 7 District, Pathumthani Province. The Reverend Father Niam officiated in his ordination

Afterthat, the Luang Phor Kalong studied meditation and magical incantations from many senior masters, for example, Luang Phor Niam of Nabun Temple, Klong 7 in Pathumthani Province, Luang Phor Chang of Kien Kate Templein Pathumthani Province, Luang Phor Auad of Klang Temple, Klong 4 in Pathumthani, Luang Phor Chaem of Takong Temple in Nakhornpathom, LuangPhor of Natangnok Temple in Ayudhaya, Luang Phor Thongsook ofTanoadluang in Petchaburi, Luang Phor Jan of Nangnoo Temple in Lopburi,the Lord Abbot Indrasamacharn (Ngern) of Indrawiharn Temple,Bangkhunprom, Bangkok and Luang Phor Somchai of Khao Sukim Temple inChantaburi.

He practiced the same way as Luang Phor Sook of Pakklong Makhamthao Templein Chainat. In fact he became the Reverend Father Sook's disciple at the same time as Khun Klaklangpachon, a close subordinate of His Royal Chumporn. Regarding Suthatthepwararam Temple, the Reverend Father Kalong followed Luang Phor Niam of Nabun .

Temple to attend a sacred ceremony to celebrate the Buddha image "phrabuddhachinnarat Indo-China"at Wat Suthat in 1942. It was there that he had a chance to meet the Patriarch Pae of Suthat Temple.Afterwards,he studied the art of smelting metals and how to to smelt new metals.He also studied the scriptures and the sacred art of creating the PhraKring amulet from the Lord Mongkonmuni (Sonthi). He studied with theReverend Father Chamlong (passed away in 1997)

Luang Phor Kalong was the best disciple and a confidant of the Lord Wisuthacharn or the Lord Pae, (passed away in 2001) who was the direct disciple of the Patriarch Pae

The Reverend Pae had said that he studied meditation and perceived manythings from many masters while meditating, for example, the hermit Poochaosamingprai (the one who led him down to earth), Maha BrahmaChinapanchara, and other masters who have passed away.

Thereare also many masters who have co-operated with Luang Phor Kalong –some are still living, whilst other have now passed away. An interesting story is that of Luang Phor Toh of Pradoochimplee Temple with whom he meditated with on many occasions. They originally met at Wat Indrawiharn, Bangkhunbrom.

LuangPhor Toh had pointed at Luang Phor Kalong while asking Luang Phor Chaem of Nuannoradit Temple who this monk was, and from where he came. He had said that he had never met a monk with such strong powers of telepathy.