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Luang Pu Iam – Wat Nang (Bangkok)

Luang Pu Iam / Luang Poo Iam

Luang Poo Iam (Luang Pu Iam) was born in Bangkok on the 5th August BE2375, during the 3rd King regime. At the age of 9, Luang Poo Iam began his formal studies at Wat Nang. Later, when he was 11 years old, Luang Poo Iam went to study at Wat Bowonniwet, and after sometime, he moved to Wat Raht Bur RaNa to continue his studies. At the age of 19, Luang Poo Iam was ordained as a novice at Wat Nang for a short period.

When Luang Poo Iam was 22 years old, he became a monk at Wat RahtOhRaSahRahm, and his preceptor was Phra SutTuMaTeRa (Gert). Pra TamMaJaDee (Jeen) and Pra Ah Jahn Rort, Wat Nang Norng were his Dhamma teachers. Later on, Luang Poo Iam also studied Dhamma under Pra PahWaNahGohSon(Rort), Pra TamMaJaDee and Pra SangWonWeMon(Men).Luang Poo Iam was a very hard-working monk, and very soon he was promoted to Pra BaiKiGah(monk title) and subsequently became Pra PaLatTahNuKrom (monk title).

When Luang Poo Iam reached 16th PanSah(rain retreat), the 5th King bestowed the title of Pra Kru to Luang Poo Yiam. Luang Poo Iam returned to Wat Nang and became the abbot of Wat Nang.

In BE2442, Luang Poo Iam attained the title Pra RahChahKaNa.

Luang Poo Iam was a monk who has observed the precepts of a monk strictly. He has never accepted material things given to him by the lay people, except those which were meant to build Wat Nang. Many people respected Luang Poo Iam, and his metta traveled both far and near, such that many people would bring their children to be ordained under Luang Poo Iam. The 5th King was one who respected Luang Poo Iam very much and treated Luang Poo Iam as his teacher. Luang Poo Iam has ever taught the 5th King a special Katha for Metta Maha Niyom (Loving-Kindness), and the 5th King would always use this Katha wherever he go. This Katha is called Katha ItTiPiSoh Rian Dteui:

“It Ti Pi Soh We Se Se It
It Se Se Put Tat Nah Me It
It Me Nah Put Tat Dta Soh It
It Soh Dta Put Tat Pi Dti It”

Luang Poo Iam has never became arrogant due to the attention and his popularity, instead he al

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