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Kunaram temple mummified monk at Koh Samui, Thailand

Kunaram temple mummified monk at Koh Samui, Thailand

Phra Khru Samathakittikhun [Dang Piyasilo] 1894-1973

This is the Undercomposed remain of Phra Khru Samathakittikhun (Dang Piyasilo the venerable ex-abbot of Wat Kunaram on Koh Samui he enjoyed a prosperous family life until he was 50 years old when he decided to devote the after part of his life in the monkhood. After being ordained in 1944, he became renowned for his meditation practice and for about 20 years had many disciples among Buddhist monks and laymen. He was also known for his ability to foresee his own death, which happened in 1973 when he was 79 years and 8 months.
After death his body remained undercomposed, so his relatives and disciples decided to place his body in an upright position within casket as requested in his written instruction, to keep it as a symbol to aspire future generations to follow Buddhist teachings and be saved from suffering.