Luang Phor Koon Monk (Luang Phor Koon Paritsudtho) is fondly revered throughout thailand. He was born in October 4, 1923 in a farmer family of remote area in NakornrachasimaProvince. He is the eldest son of Boon, his father and Thongkhao, his mother. Before Luang Phor Koon Monk was born, his mother told her neighbors that she dreamt that an angle from the heaven visited her house and gave her a brilliant marble. The angle told her to keep this marble carefully as the marble would become a significant devotee to Buddhism and human’s dependence.
As life is tenuity, Luang Phor Koon Monk’s parents died since he was young. As a result, his aunt patronized him and his siblings. At the age of , he was sent to study Thai and Khmer with masters Shai and Hon. They thought Luang Phor Khun Monk magic spells for protecting himself from any harm.
At the age 21, Luang Phor Koon Monk was ordained as Paritsudtho at Wat Thanonhukyai in Nakornrachasima Province. After his ordination, he moved and placed himself under Luang Phor Daeng Monk at Wat Bannongpho. Luang Phor Daeng Monk was well known for his strict meditation routine and incantations. Luang Phor Koon Monk studied hard, followed Buddha’s Doctrines. Luang Phor Koon Monk had served Luang Phor Daeng Monk for years, before he was sent to study with Luang Phor Khong Monk, who was Luang Phor Daeng Monk’s friend. After Luang Phor Koon Monk was skillful enough, he wandered in solitude, staying in caves and practising the Dhamma with piety, through the forest wilderness in search of deeper and wider knowledge of Buddha’s doctrine. At first, he wandered within NakornrachasimaProvince. Later, he wandered to Laos and Khmer to be free from desires. After he did meditation in higher level for years, he went back to Nakornrachasima Province, Thailand. When he was back, he built Buddhist temple, monk’s dwellings, and sermon hall in a monastery. He also drilled and built reservoir for public utilization and school for children in NakornrachasimaProvince. Furthermore, he gave education funds for studying Buddhism. This was the most highly significant charity that can lead him to nirvana. Luang Phor Koon Monk has devoted his time and effort exclusively to Buddhism. Nowadays, his disciples had multiplied into the thousands.