LuangPhorPii is Sukhothai’s highly venerable monk. He is also known as “PhraKruSuwichaNawarawut” or “LuangPhorPiiTinno” the former abbot of Wat DonLan Hoi who earnedso much divinely appreciation and respectfrom townspeople.Even after his death, there has always been never-ending admiration and praise for his greatvirtue.
LuangPhorPii is one of the 108senior Buddhist monksin the mass chanting ceremony for the 25th Buddhist century anniversary which involved the incantation of amulets. “LuangPhor Chong Chattamalo”, his best living disciple, continuesLuangPhorPii’smantra and practices.
In his childhood, LuangPhorPiiwas highly compassionate to others and animals, for instance there was a time when he saw antelopes being killed, he wholeheartedlysympathized with them and he firmly decided not to consume animals’ meat anymore. Due to his poverty, at the age of 20 when he would like to ordain as a monk, he did not have enough money to buy Buddhist monk’s robe set. Having only 25 Satang’s worth of money, his mother had to beg Mr. Jot Khemkong (Lan Hoi subdistrict headman then) earnestlyto host the ordination ceremony. Eventually, on 10 May 1922 the ordination ceremony took place at WatSangkharam, Ban Dan Lan Hoi subdistrict, Sukhothai province. LuangPhorPii’s preceptor was PhraKruWinaisan (PhraRatchaPrasithikun) and his deliverer of prayer was PhrAthikanNoi. “Tinno” was a monk name given to LuangPhorPii.
Later, LuangPhorPii resided at WatChoengKhiri in Ban Dan Lan Hoi subdistrict. Despite the lacks of textbooks and instructors, he educated himself until he could pass the elementary level of NakDham examination held at SanamLuang in 1932. He also learned to practice meditation and made a pilgrimage with his preceptor at WatRatchaThani. Later, he made more pilgrimage on his own to many places, namely Rangoon in Burma and Padang Besar near the border line of Malaysia.
He was appointed as the abbot of WatChoengKhiri in 1938, and ofWatLan Hoi in 1942. He became a deliverer of prayer in 1949, and a preceptor in 1953. He was given the title “PhraKruSuwichaNawarawut” and served as a Dan Lan Hoi SubdistrictEcclesiastical Chief. In 1967, he was promoted to a CommissionedProvost, a Second-tier Subdistrict Ecclesiastical Chief and an Honorary Subdistrict Ecclesiastical Chief, respectively.