|What is the name of the Buddha we pay respect to?
Phra Sri Sakkaya Muni, Kotama, Buddha. Sakkaya is the Lord's family name. He is
the Buddha of our epoch.
there many Buddhas?
Yes, there are many Buddhas in various epochs, but we know only the names of 28
Buddhas. The last one is Phra Sri Sakkaya Muni Kotama. The 28 Buddhas are: TanHangKorn
Buddha, MeDhangKorn Buddha, SaRaNangKorn Buddha, DheePangKorn Buddha, GonDhanYo Buddha,
MangKalo Buddha, SuMaNo Buddha, ReWaTo Buddha, SoPheeTo Buddha, AnoMaDhassi Buddha,
PaTumMo Buddha, NaRaDho Buddha, PaTuMutTaRo Buddha, SuMeDho Buddha, SuChaTo Buddha,
PiYaDhassi Buddha, AtDhaDhasSi Buddha, DhammaDhassi Buddha, SitDhatDho Buddha, Tisso
Buddha, Pusso Buddha, WiPassi Buddha, SiKhi Buddha, WesSaPhu Buddha, GoNaKaMaNo Buddha,
GaKuSanDho Buddha, GasSaPo Buddha, and SakKaya KoTaMa Buddha or Phra Sri Sakkaya
Muni, Kotama, Buddha.
Whose image on the amulet is?
Most of them are Lord Buddha, but many are Guru monks.
What do we have to do before we wear
Before wearing amulets, please do this way :
- Make your mind calm, think of all your goodness you have done, and focus
all your faith to the Buddha
- Put your amulets onto your hands, join your hands together
- Breathe in deeply and slowly
-Then chant 3 times of this initial Mantra:
NAMO TASSA PHAKHAWATO ARAHATO SAMMA
SAMBUDH TASSA (sound)
The chanting verse means we are now paying respect to the Lord Buddha who has done
the great goodness. Then request with your own language for his help, say "I, a
humble one, invite the Lord Buddha and Luang Phor..... [name(s)] to sit on my head to
protect me all day long and bring me a good luck, a victory, and a fulfilment of all my
Then say " BudDhang PraSitThiMae DhamMang
PraSitThiMae Sangkhang PraSitThiMae." (sound)
The meaning of this Mantra is-may Lord Buddha, Dhamma and Sangkha or Triple Gems bless all
successful. And then wear the chain of amulets onto your neck.
What do we have to do if we want to
take the chain of amulets out off our neck?
Just take it out off your neck and put all amulets in your hands. Join your hands
together, say thanks to the Lord and Luang Phor(s) that protect us and let us come back
home safely. Then bring them onto a high place.
Any restriction when wearing Thai
Yes, there are some restrictions:
-Don't bring amulets with you when you go to the low and improper place such as a
-Don't wear amulets when doing sexual activities.
-Don't go underneath the improper things such as the lady's skirt or someone's shoes,
except you are on the inevitably compulsory environment such as going under a bridge or
working in a skyscraper, etc.
Where is the place to park my
Put on a shelf, altar or any high place. Do not put them on the top of your bed,
except you are single or sleep alone. If you want to keep them in your bed room,
please put them in a higher drawer.
Is it true that the Buddha amulet can
Yes it is. But it also depends on the quality of your mind. The late Luang Phor
Ngern of Wat Don Yai Hom, Nakorn Pathom Province, one of the greatest guru monks, once
said that: the number-one mind with full-hearted trust in Lord Buddha's miracles, the gun
will not bang or misfire; the number-two mind, the gun bang but the bullet misses; the
number-three mind, the gun bang and the bullet hit the target but never penetrate into the
body. So, when you hang Buddha amulets on your neck, you must have faith and trust on
How can I know my amulets are authentic
You must often view the authentic pieces and remember their imprints, mass, and
surface. We judge them by their physical appearances, that's the scientiffic way.
Can I check them with my intuition?
Checking with intuition can do only by a monk or any lay person who has meditative
power. But almost all ordinary people don't know who really have this power. So, checking
the authenticity or fake of an amulet with an intuition is not accepted in
Can an amulet lose its power?
Yes, if the amulet finishes blessing by SaiyaVeja(black magic), it will sooner or
later lose its power. But if the amulet finishes by Buddhistic meditative power, it will
be there forever. However, one will not be protected even he is hanging amulets but
doing evils or improper action. That means the Lord Buddha will not be with him.
Does it need to re-blessed an Buddha
amulet after hanging for long years?
No, no need to do that. But if you have an Buddha amulet on your neck, it's a must
to abstain from doing evils. And if you wholeheartedly pay respect to the Buddha as
if he is still alive, he will exactly protect you and bless you a great success.
Someone says that the Buddha is still
alive, is that true?
Yes it is, one who says that is presumed that he has a knowledge of the
4th-dimension world which overlaps the world we are now living. I strongly confirm here
our Lord Buddha is still alive even he passed away more than 2543 years ago; if not, he
cannot protect us. The Lord is at the great grand place call Nipphan Celestial. But the
enlightened one can be omnipresent at any place on this universe with unlimited bodies. So
he can help every body at the same time. If you really have meditative power, you can
meditatively reach there and pay respect to him directly. You will never be convinced on
this until you reach there by yourself.
Is an expensive amulet better than a
No, it is not. The Buddha power in an amulet does not depend on the price but on:
1. Who creates it? If the amulet is created by the great guru monk who has Samatha and
Wipassana Yana ( the great knowledge on advanced meditation), he could invite Lord Buddha
of every epoch and all Arahants to charged the great power onto the amulet. Do you know, a
lot of people were saved from fatal accidents just their necks hanged 10 Baht-value (about
25 US Cents) amulets !! So, the rich and the poor are equal to receive protection
from our Lord Buddha.
2. How clean and how good-intended on that creation.
In the old times, almost all guru monks had very clean and good-intended mind because they
aimed at the future-to-be Buddha, so they devoted their lives to help build a lot of
facilities in many temples. That means tons of money are needed to buy raw materials for
construction, so amulets were created to present to donors as a gift in exchange. The good
examples on this are Luang Phor Doem of Wat Nong Pho and Luang Phor Parn of Wat
BangNomKho, both Luang Phors helped build more than 30 temples!! At present times, we
still have very good guru monks but not as many as in the past. So, if you would like to
collect the newly-made amulets, you should have to ask yourself with some of these
questions: who create them and do they have advanced meditation knowledge, what for, and
who are invited to perform the blessing ritual, etc.