|This video depicts Hlwong Por Sue using a Japanese Katana to test the power of his Kong Grapan amulets. This Monk/Ruesi (i say this because he is a Buddhist monk who dresses in red because he is also Ruesi), uses a Samurai sword on the stomach of his devotees to test the Kong Grapan power of his amulets. First he lets people test the sharpness of the sword by running their fingers along the blade, then he lays the blade on the floor and lets 2 women walk over it. After this he saws the stomach of the first devotee and then whacks hm with incredible force in the stomach. He even leaves the ground with the effort to run and jump at the devotee. You can hear the sword as it whacks them! This monk as in many cases is breaking his Vinaya (rules, or precepts of ordination) by hitting the devotee. Of course, we are used to this and it is becomeing common knowledge that Thailand is more an Animist culture than a Buddhist one. This fact is to the great frustration of the officila organized body of the Buddhist Sangha in Thailand. Conferences are being held often to try to find a way to separate the practise of shamanistic magic from the Buddhist Sangha. There is nothing wrong with practising “Saiyasart” (occult magick), unless you are under religious vows that prevent you from doing so, which Buddhist monks are, of course. This kind of practise should be left to the Brahmins and Ruesi as far as the Buddha’s Vinaya goes. But this is of course, “Amazing Thailand” 😀
Actually, to be exact, Buddha didn’t forbid it, rather did not admonish or approve of it, but in Buddha’s time, there were many Monks displayig all kinds of miracles, which Buddha also did not deny. Buddha’s point was however, that the highes form of miracle was the practise of gentleness and purity (Brahmacarya) that is free from all Kilesa. Not to show off with one’s powers in order to gain respect, devotion, fame and offerings.