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Luangta Ma - Wat Tham Muang Na, Chiang Mai

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Short Biography of Venerable Acariya Varongkot Virivatharo (Luangta Ma) Wat PhuttaPhrommapanyo (Wat Tham Muang Na) Thambon Muang Na, Amphor Chiang Dao, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Early Life

Luangta Ma's original name is Varongkot Suwannakun. He was born on November 23rd 1934 in the Noraniwat district of Sakon Nakhon, a north-eastern province of Thailand. His father's name is Wandee Suwannakun and his mother's name is Sorpar Suwannakun. His parents had three children of which Vorangkot was the second.


Luangta Ma has been a lay disciple of Luangpu Du (the highly respected Bodhisattva monk of Ayutthaya) and practised meditation under Luang Pu's guidance for more than 20 years. When his teacher was over 70 years old, he implored Luangta Ma to ordain as a monk. Luangta Ma complied with his teacher's wish.

He was ordained on Sunday, July 24th 1988 at 10:06 AM at Wat Buddhathaisawan in the Ayutthaya province. Venerable Ajahn Pathrakit (Luangpor Huan), the abbot of Wat Buddhathaisawan, was the preceptor of the ceremony. Venerable Ajahn Suangthorn Dhammanithed (nicknamed Boonsong) acted as first ordination teacher and Venerable Ajahn Pichit Kitarthorn (nicknamed Sanae) acted as the second ordination teacher.

Pilgrimage and Ascetic Practices

After Luangta Ma spent one lent in robes, he went to pay respect to Luangpor Huan and asked his permission to leave the monastery in order to go on a pilgrimage. He also took the Thirteen Austere Practices, which constitute an ascetic practice considered helpful by the Buddha for removing the defilements. Luangpor Huan gave his consent, upon which Luangta Ma went to pay respect to Luangpu Du at Wat Sakae.

He arrived at night time when Luangpu Du was the only person residing at the abode at Wat Sakae. Luangpu Du gave him a sermon and wished him well. He finally added: “Wherever you stay, I will be with you. Take this amulet. If you need my assistance, just turn to the amulet.” With these words he gave him an amulet with Luangpu Du's image imprinted on it, some travel utensils, and 500 Baht in cash.

Luangpu Du told Luangta Ma to go up north, yet he did not state any reason for it. In the morning, Luangpu Du sent a monk to bring Luangta Ma a lunch box, since he knew that Luangta Ma was too busy with preparations that morning and didn't go on alms round.
After these events, Luangta Ma followed his master's advice and went north. He became a solitary wandering monk and practised Tudong (pilgrimage on foot) through northern Thailand for several years. He often lived in caves to practice meditation.

He experienced many odd and unusual occurrences during this time. One day he reached Prathat Jomjaeng which was formerly known as Prathat Jomkithi. At this place, he meditated in the open and prayed to find a secluded place suitable for solitary meditation. Miraculously, an old man appeared in the morning and told Luangta Ma about a remote cave in the forest of Muang Na. If it wasn't for the old man's story, he would moved onwards to the Four Buddha Footprints in Mae Rim.

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Muang Na Cave

Luangta Ma, however, decided to follow the old man's lead. He sought the cave which the old man had told him about and -while on his way- asked Luangpu Du for guidance through serene contemplation. It wasn't long until Luangta Ma found the cave, which the locals simply called Muang Na cave. The cave was exactly as the old man had told him. When he arrived there, Luangta Ma took up mediation and contacted Luangpu Du through contemplation.

In 1990 it became known to Luangta Ma that Luangpu Du had left his physical body. He went to Ayutthaya to join the royal funeral ceremony. After the ceremony, he returned to the Muang Na. Since then Luangta Ma practised solitary meditation at the cave for more than ten years. During this time he was supported by the Thai and Shan villagers who live in the Muang Na area.

Originally, Luangta Ma set out to seek enlightenment in this life, as epitomised by the Arahat ideal. Yet, when he advanced his meditation practice, he connected to previous stores of Bodhicitta. He felt deep sympathy for all beings and prayed to stay on, rather than to pass into Nirvana, in order to help all beings in the heaven, human, animal, and hell realms.

Consequently, Luangta Ma decided to give up the solitary life in order to help others to practise. He began building a temple around the cave in Muang Na. At the same time, he started to teach the Dhamma to people who came to the temple and he instructed them in meditation practice.

In recent years, Luangta Ma was able to attract a considerable following. He is now widely recognised in Northern Thailand; he is also known for his great kindness. It is obvious to his students that Luangta Ma follows the ideal of the Bodhisattva. He teaches the Dhamma to his students, as well as meditation and amulet making in the tradition of Luangpu Du. Thus Luangta Ma continues the lineage of his great Ayutthayan master Luangpu Du.


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,Luangta馬的原始的名字是Varongkot Suwannakun。他出生於1934年11月23日在泰國沙功那空,東北東部省份的Noraniwat區。他父親的名字是Wandee Suwannakun和他母親的名字是Sorpar Suwannakun。他的父母有三個孩子,其中Vorangkot是第二次。



他被任命上,1988年7月24日(星期日)在(寺在Ayutthaya省Buddhathaisawan)上午10時06分。尊者,隆波還:阿姜Pathrakit(),方丈寺Buddhathaisawan,輔導員制度的儀式。尊者,阿姜Suangthorn Dhammanithed(起綽號Boonsong)第一次協調老師和尊者,阿姜皮奇特Kitarthorn(綽號早苗)擔任第二次協調教師擔任。



他來到晚上的時間,當Luangpu是唯一的人都居住在居寺榮。 Luangpu杜給了他講道,祝他好運。他最後補充道:“無論你留下來,我會與你同在。這個護身符。如果你需要我的幫助,只是把護身符。“他用這句話給他的護身符Luangpu都的形象印在一些旅行用具,以及500泰銖的現金。


在此期間,他經歷了很多奇怪和不尋常的事件。有一天,他達到了Prathat Jomjaeng,前身為Prathat Jomkithi的。在這個地方,他沉思的開放和祈禱,找到一個僻靜的地方,適合孤獨的沉思。不可思議的是,一位老人出現在早晨和告訴Luangta馬遠程孟娜的森林洞穴中。如果不是老人的故事,他會動議起四佛的足跡在Mae Rim

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joey 發表於 13-2-2013 17:45

Luangta馬,然而,決定遵循老人的鉛。他尋找洞穴的老人告訴他,而他的方式為指導,通過問Luangpu ...



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