Biography – Luang Pu Toh (Wat Pradoo Chimplee)
Luang Pu Toh – Wat Pradoo Chimplee (Bangkok)
Pra Raht SangWaLahPiMon or Luang Pu Toh ITatSuWanNon was born on 27th March B.E.2430 (1887) at Bahn Klorng Nahng Noi, Jangwat SaMutSongKrahm (near Bangkok).
Luang Pu Toh became a novice since he was young at Wat PraDooChimPlee. At that time, Pra ATitGahnKum was the abbot of Wat PraDooChimPlee. Luang Pu Toh studied dhamma under Pra Ah Jahn Prom from Wat PraDooChimPlee. When Luang Pu Toh was 20 years of age, he was ordained as a monk on 16th July B.E.2450 (1907) by PraKru SamMaNaTamSaMahTahn (Saeng) from Wat PakNam. PraKru ArGatRahNuSit (Porng) Wat NuaNooRaDit and PraKru TamMaWiRat (Chei) Wat GumPaeng were the perceptors.
After Pra Ah Jahn Prom passed away, Luang Pu Toh went to study dhamma under Luang Por Rong Wat TahGraBeua at Samut Sakhon Province. Sometime later, he went Tudong to many forested places in Northern Thailand, spending many rain retreats there.
Luang Pu Toh returned to Bangkok and became the abbot of Wat PraDooChimPlee. He got to know Luang Por Sod, Wat PakNam and they became close friends. Some time later, Luang Por Sod accompanied Luang Poo Toh to learn under the very famous Pra Ah Jahn Nohng at SuPhanBuri Province. After studying under Ah Jahn Nohng for many years, Luang Pu Toh returned to Bangkok.
Luang Pu Toh was very popular and highly respected in Bangkok. Whenever there were any ceremony such chanting of amulets, celebration, fund raising etc, Luang Pu Toh would always be invited, because when people heard about Luang Pu Toh’s name, they would come to support the ceremony as well.
As such, Luang Pu Toh was involved in many mass chanting of amulets such as Pra Somdej Luang Por Pae Roon Rahk chanting at Wat Suthat in B.E.2494 (1951), 25 Puttawat chanting in B.E.2500 (1957), Pra Luang Pu Thuad chanting at Wat Prasat in B.E.2506 (1963), Pra Somdej 09 chanting at Wat Bahn Koon Prom in B.E.2509 (1966), Pra Somdej Roy Pee chanting at Wat Rakang in B.E.2515 (1972) etc.
Beside the lay people, the 9th or the present King of Thailand and the royal family respected Luang Pu Toh very much too. One can see from many photographs of the royal family had taken with Luang Pu Toh.
In B.E.2463 (1920), Luang Pu consecrated the first batch of powder (Neua Phong) amulets. The most popular Pim from this batch is the Pra Somdej KaToh , which is very rare and expensive now. Since then, Luang Pu Toh continued to consecrate many batches of amulets of many types, such as Pra Pidta, Somdej, Roop Meuan and Rians etc. All of Luang Pu Toh’s amulets are very well-proven to be able to protect people from accidents and hardship.
Luang Pu Toh passed away on 5th April B.E.2524 (1981) at the age of 93 years old
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