This medallion necklace was made in the honor of Thai monk, Luang Phor Thongsuk from Wat Tanodluang temple in the Petchaburi province in Thailand.
On one side you will find the image of Luang Phor Thongsuk.
On the other side you will find very beautiful, traditional Buddhist symbols including the Unalome.
The Unalome is a visual representation of the path to enlightenment.
The spirals and twists represent our daily, earthly distractions and struggles.
The spiral gradually becomes a straight line, representing the path of truth to nirvana, to enlightenment.
-- The Story Of Luang Phor Thongsuk
Luang Phor Thongsuk is usually referred to by his first name 'Suk', which means 'happiness' in Thai.
His life story is very well known in Thailand.
Suk was born in Petchaburi in the year 1877. He was sent to study in a temple at the age of 9.
At the age of 15, after him and his family moved to Ratchaburi, Suk decided he did not want to go to the temple anymore and started hanging out with some local criminals and soon became a notorious local gangster.
He fled to the jungles to evade police and after a while started meditating and thinking about his life. He understood that he had hurt people and himself and was under the influence of 'Mara'.
He then decided to join a local monastery and at the age of 32 was ordained as a monk. Eventually, he came back to his home town and joined the local monastery where he later became the abbot.
He helped build and rebuild many temples and was very loved by his community.
Luang Phor Thongsuk was known for his humor and humility.
One of his famous quotes are: "Do not believe in me, I am crazy!"
He passed away peacefully in the temple in the year 1982.
This medallion is encased in a hard, protective plastic cover with a golden frame to be made as a pendant.
It will come to you on a hand made adjustable necklace.
It is about 2.7cm in width at its widest part and 3.4cm in height. (Including the case)
Note: This Items Ships Directly From Thailand
Materials: Mixed Metals
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