LP Boon or Luang Phor Boon was born in Nakhon Pathom in 2391 B.E. It is believed that he was very sick as a small child and he stopped breathing during a serious illness; as his family were getting ready to bury him he came back to life. He entered the monkhood at Wat Klang Bang Kaew at a young age of 13 years and was ordained as a novice in 2404 B.E.
LP Boon began to practice incantation at Wat Tuk Ta and Wat Khong Karam. He was well known for his dedication to his studies and was one of the few monks of that century who, by studying ancient texts, re-discovered the holy science of making Jindamanee sacred powders. The powders are made from a variety of materials with the most important component being the Twin Lotus. The Twin Lotus was an indicator of prosperity. In modern times the Twin Lotus is very scarce and so the making of the powders is extremely difficult today.
Luang Phor Boon was bestowed a great honor when he was asked to be one of four monks needed to protect the holy relics of the Buddha housed in the Phra Pathom Chedi of Nakhon Pathom. LP Boon was elected to provide protection from evil spirits in a westerly direction. The huge pagoda which dates back to 234 B.E. is the tallest stupa in the world standing at 417 feet.
LP Boon eventually became the Abbot of Wat Klang Bang Kaew and many artefacts are on display at the temple today. Most notably you can see the utensils that were used to create the sacred Bia Gae amulets which were made by him and two other revered monks; LP Perm and LP Cher.
LP Boon created numerous sacred amulets the most popular of which are listed below:
- Rian Jao Sua – This coin is the most sought after of all LP Boon’s amulets. He started making them in 2478 B.E. and they are recognised as the one of the top five rians ever to be made in Thailand. The Jaosua Rian were constructed with Nur Ngern (silver) or Nur Thong Daeng (copper) metals.
- Amulets made from Jindamanee sacred powders. Jindamanee powder was extemely difficult to make; the process involved prolonged incantation performed by LP Boon. Amulets made with Jindamanee have powerful healing qualities no matter what the illness or disease. It is believed the villagers living around Wat Klang Bang Kaew were miraculously cured of desease and illness when treated with the sacred powders during the lifetime of LP Boon.
- Amulets made from Nur Din (baked soil and clay). The special features of these amulets make them very powerful. The mould design LP Boon adopted is opposite to a traditional mould and the magic incantation was recited in reverse during their construction. LP Boon used remnants of Phra Pong Supan ancient amulets mixed into the soil and clay before moulding. These amulets have a powerful spiritual effect bringing the wearer good luck instead of misfortune.
- Phra Chaiwat which means ‘success’. This category of amulets was created by Luang Phor Boon from as early as 2443 B.E. He used many different kinds of molten metals which he cast together in the form of a small Buddha statue. This amulet will bring a life of success and like all his amulets a good deal of healing powers will be associated with the statue.
- Bia Gae. Amulets constructed from this magical substance are almost the trade mark of Wat Klang Bang Kaew. Bia Gae can ward off evil spirits. It protects its owner from black magic and evil spirits and helps overcome the fear of ghosts. These amulets can also increase your good luck and fortune.
Luang Por Boon died in 2478 B.E. at the age of 89; he is deeply revered and is one of the most famous monks from Thailand. His Thai Buddha Amulets are highly prised and very collectable.