Nowadays, many people claimed that, they were Tok Raja’s disciples. Many amulet traders in Malaysia, Singapore and even Thailand claimed that their gurus / achan / phor mor was one of Tok Raja’s disciples. Their claimed was made non other than to sell their amulets and soaring their amulets selling and making a huge profits from it. Amazingly, most of the new and naïve Thai amulets collectors were successfully conned and bought the propaganda items at price up to their nose. Their nonstandard, fake, imitate, mass chanted amulets were sold like a hot cake. Snap....cash and carry upon reaching the amulet shelves !
Perhaps, Achan Kuan now is one of the Tok Raja old disciples who are still alive. The other one is Phor Mor Phep, in his 90s. (Nobody knows about this folk, he lived some where in a remote area in Bukit Sireh, Kuala Krai). I have met him twice, as he is my friend’s wife great grandfather. He is old but still superb !
Back to Achan Kuan please.........Achan Kuan is one of the phor mors that personally taught by Tok Raja about Wichah, on how to cure black magic and as well as on how to perform the WAI KRU ceremony. He also learned the arts of making sacred tongkat, various tangkais and waist tangkai ( Thit Ser Mon by Kelantanese ! ) both from Tok Raja and Chau Khun Chan.
Nowadays, it is hard to obtain the tangkai or thit ser mon made by Achan Kuan, due to his old and deteriorate health. All of his tangkais were in his handwritten. Achan Kuan also made special tongkats for Than Boon, the present abbot of Wat Uttamaram ( aroung 10 to 14 cm, if I’m not mistaken). The donation to be made in order to own this tongkat is RM699 and still available. (Must be rent personally from Than Boon, were not displayed openly at the amulets corner).
According to Than Boon, this special tongkat were made from Jangrak tree. This tree was planted by Tok Raja himself to get the latex from its fruits to make phra phakawan. A few years back, this Jangrak tree was struck by lightning. Then, Than Boon took it as a sign from Tok Raja which wanted / ordered him to make used of it and to be made the sacred tongkat. We( local Repek folks and Kelantanese ) strongly believed that, the yants / khoms inserted in the tongkat were the original tongkat yants from Tok Raja. This tongkat also undergo the WAI KRU and PLUG SAEG ceremony by many famous monks both in Kelantan and Thailand ( including Than Dam ).
Back to the discussion above, according to Achan Kuan, the real Tok Raja disciples must be able to name all of Tok Raja Gurus. It is because all Tok Raja disciples had to undergo the WAI KHRU ceremony. During this ceremony, Tok Raja will PUJA and INVITE all of his gurus before passing through the WICHAH knowledge to his newly selected disciples.
In a nutshell, Than Dam WAS NOT Tok Raja disciple as rumoured by irresponsible parties. He may had learned the wichah from his gurus, his gurus might be one of the Tok Raja disciples ( Than Dam actually was studied and learned wichah under his prominent guru, Luang Phor Dee, Wat Sangha Sitharam, Narathiwat. Luang Phor Dee was one of Tok Raja disciples ) If that so, it doesn’t fit the claimed that he WAS Tok Raja disciple. He’s actually Tok Raja disciple’s disciple ! He might studied and learnt Tok Raja wichah BUT NOT DIRECTLY FROM TOK RAJA ! sadhu ! sadhu !
My personal advises are.....Beware of the propaganda by irresponsible Thai amulets collectors, sellers, traders or even unqualified achan and guru monk. Beware of their false claimed.
Sadhu ! Sadhu !
sabbe satta sukhita hontuk,