Q: Is there anywhere i can get the sacred items of Archan Tia at Singapore?
A: No, so far you cant find anything from Archan Tia at any amulet shop or representative in Singapore.
Q: I want to rent the Nang Kwak, i live in Singapore, what do i do?
A: For Nang Kwak, Somdej or all the other ready sacred items as listed at http://catalog.archantia.info, visit http://megaads.info/forum/viewthread...extra=page%3D1 to find the representative, email is the communication tool for them to pick your order and dispatch the items at your postal choice to Singapore with additional postal fee.
Q: I want to rent the Khun Pean that will release March 2011, i live in Singapore, what do i do?
A: Visit http://megaads.info/forum/viewthread...extra=page%3D1 to find the representative, email is the communication tool for them to pick your order and dispatch the items at your postal choice to Singapore with additional postal fee.
Q: Is all sacred items temple price?
A: Yes, all original temple price as shown on http://catalog.archantia.info unless stated by representative during email contact, you can decide by yourself weather to rent or not if you found the price they offer is different as temple price. Our initial ideals was to help to order and maintain at temple without gaining any profits at all except the additional postal fee, but people changed due to many reasons under different circumstances such as the claim of petrol and tol fee raising and etc, though Archan Tia and the committee won't agree on any representative to raise the sacred items price by themselve, but understand that they all are volunteering themselve to help as freeman without being bind by temple rules, so with the pure reason or not, they are bearing this by themselve on what they do, so you decide by yourself weather to rent it or not. So the best way is to come visit the temple and rent the things by yourself, or find the representative that you can trust.
Q: What is the price for the X?
A: Again, read this thread properly or visit http://catalog.archantia.info to get the temple price for the items you are interest.
Q: I wanted to rent the X item, is that available?
A: Again, read this thread properly or visit http://catalog.archantia.info to get all the available items offered at Wat Sungai Siput.
Q: I want to do floral bath, what do i need to prepare?
A: Visit http://archantia.blogspot.com/2010/0...l-apnanmu.html
Q: I want to do sakyant but i scared of pain, can i drink to drunk or take drug/pill before doing that?
A: No, you need to keep perfect conscious in order to do sakyant or insert gold takrut.
Q: Is the floral bath and amulet blessing is free?
A: Yes, absolutely free and dont even needed to pao angpao. Donate at any amount that you are willing to help the temple, if you want to.
Q: I have rent few amulets, sakyant, inserting gold takrut, now what?
A: Try to maintain and keep the Buddha restriction, perform meditation if you can, visit Archan Tia when you are free, try to help the others who really need help.
Q: Why sometimes i saw Archan Tia is very quiet and serious when i visit him?
A: Archan Tia is a quiet person and he is a monk, a monk is a human too with blood and flesh and emotion. People get bad mood and temper because this and that, so tolerance with it and take it as a lesson to learn compassion. No one is perfect, not even the holy person, they are all like us, learning everyday, except what they have achieved is higher than us. So be smart ;)
Q: Is Archan Tia powerful and eminent monk?
A: Yes of course. He has rich background in Buddism and Dharma and sacred science knowledge, but like all the other master else, they are learning and improving everyday.
Q: Is there any specific katha for Nang Kwak, Somdej, Khun Pean or all the other sacred items?
A: NO. All sacred items by Archan Tia were fully consecrated, dont need to do any chanting, just pay respect to the sacred items, put it on higher place when not wearing and follow the Buddha restrictions in daily life is the mother of all kathas.
Q: How do i know if im suitable and match with the amulet that i wanted to rent.
A: All sacred items by Archan Tia has no side effect and suitable for everyone, but it has to depend on your own karma too, do you think Bill Gates get richer because of wearing Nang Kwak? Sacred item is just an additional tool to aid and boost up your luck, you maintain your good luck by doing good things in life such as charity, follow Buddha restrictions, respect to your parents and etc, you dont get bullet proof and 4D 1st price because of wearing all possible sacred items. Remember, sacred items indeed has its power to help you, but it has to depend on your own karma and your motive too, and most of all, renting any sacred items from any temple is to help the development of that particular temple, in this case you are helping the Ubosot development of Wat Sungai Siput, and that is the most good purpose and motive.
Q: I am unable to browse your forum as I cant read Mandarin.
A: The forum support dwi-languages, important thread will have both Chinese & English, just do a little bit scrolling and you will find the description & explanation in English too. For registration guide line in English visit http://megaads.info/forum/viewthread...extra=page%3D1 During registration you will be asking a question that related to the history of Malaysia, i know that this is inconvenient for most foreigner, but this is the step to prevent forum spammer from China, do some googling to find the answer if you found yourself stuck.
Q: I want to visit Archan Tia but i dont know if Archan Tia is available or not.
A: Come on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, these 3 days Archan Tia always around, or call to made appointment before you come, visit the blog http://archantia.info to get the contact.
Q: What languages does Archan Tia speak?
A: Thai and northern dialect simple hokkien.
Q: Why you do not answer my PM and email?
A: All PMs and email will be replied and if the question you asked already state so clearly in this thread then replying your message meaning insulting your intelligent, dont you think so? Read properly each line of text in this thread and most of the time you can find the answer there. And if your PM and email was answered and replied before, in future the same question will not be entertained, people, im not the holy person, im just the normal person, i dont think i have all that patient in the world to answer the same question again and again and again to the SAME PERSON, will it sounds stupid if the same question that was answered like month ago and asked again after few month and then again few months later? Sad but true, such silly things does happened.
Q: I saw your video page on Youtube has the other video which is not so nice, such as sexy show or other Archan / Monk / Master stuff, why did you do that?
A: All the relevance materials that you can see from Youtube.com, which is the platform that we use to upload the video of Wat Sungai Siput, has NO concerns with the Wat Sungai Siput, this including the videos that appear in right-hand side uploaded by OTHER peoples, we cannot control which video to appear in our page because we have no authority to edit and modify how Youtube.com presented their services, it is just like we open a store in a big shopping mall, we cannot decide what kind of merchant to be our neighbor. So if you ever come across some weird video while watching the video of Wat Sungai Siput, bear in that mind that it has nothing to do with us, this is the flaw of technology and if you cannot get used to it, leave the video page or have your concern email to ME at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you do not understanding or confusing with any thing related to the picture, video, blog or forum, the person that you should inform is ME instead of Archan Tia himself, i can read in Mandarin, English & Malay so pick your best mastered language and email me. I have been accused and blamed by Archan Tia because of this matter, you dont feel good being accused and blamed by a monk especially that monk is the master you respect so much. Archan Tia never touched computer before and thats understandable, but those who can click and browse should understand how things work, if not spend some money to enroll the computer class before you embarrassed yourself.
Q: What is the official bank account of Wat Sungai Siput?
A: Currently Wat Sungai Siput doesnt have any committee bank account, it does in the pass but it was closed. Wat Sungai Siput might re-open the committee bank in the future, as for now the money is kept by Archan Tia himself and the bank account of the Chairman. If you wants to banking any money for the donation purpose or renting any sacred items, contact with representative and they will pass your money to Archan Tia.
Q: Is Archan Tia a bomoh or what?
A: Archan, is how they address monk in the northern region of Thailand, just like in southern region of Thailand, they address older monk as LP or Portan. Archan Tia came from Petchabun, somewhere quite in the northern region of Thailand, in that place they often call monk as Archan / Arjan / Achan. So Archan Tia is definitely not some bomoh that can do the kongtao for you, he is just like the monk in a decent Theravada Buddhism thai style temple. But Archan Tia can perform some ritual such as blessing and luck boosting to you, that is kind of kongtao too, but its on good purpose. As for love matter, only if you have valid certificate of marriage, then only Archan Tia will do the ritual for you to save the relationship. Apart all these, Archan Tia also specialized in neutralized kongtao, for absolutely free at no cost.
Q: I saw the Wat Sungai Siput page on Facebook, was it official?
A: No, so far we just have the blog and forum, and picasa web albums for the photos (but inside you can also find some of my personal photos ), all these are more than sufficient, facebook, twitter and all those social networking stuff is the last thing we would consider.
Q: I saw LP Koon picture on your blog, is LP Koon ever came to Wat Sungai Siput before?
A: Nope, but his elder student LP Joy does. LP Koon is the one that Archan Tia respect so much, the photo taken when LP Koon came to Langkawi for his temple open ceremony, Archan Tia went there to meet him and ask him to bless for his takrut. Before that Archan Tia used to visit LP Koon at Wat Banrai for several times, they know each other.
Q: Is sakyant safe? Will i be infected with AIDS?
A: Before and after each sakyant, the needle and even the mounth of sakyant pen will be washed with disinfectant water. Needle will be changed too. Do some research on the internet, the medical report said that sakyant wont cause AIDS because the needle is not go deep enough, just on the surface of skin and so far there no even 1 case of AIDS cause by sakyant yet.
Q: OMG, I accidentally drop the amulet to the floor and also accidentally cross over it, what do I do now?
A: Relax, if your kid accidentally piss on your bed will you beat him to dead or leave him? No isn’t it, those spirit with higher rank will forgive on the mistakes by normal people like us as long as its accidentally but on purposely. If you ever come across that situation, take the sacred item over your forehead pray for forgiveness with sincere heart, you’ll be fine son :)
Q: What do you think of Archan Tia’s personality?
A: Archan Tia is a very good person, only sometimes he is quiet or in bad mood cause being bothered by something else, but like I said in the earlier question, he is just a human too like you and me, you get upset because your number not strike in 4D, and maybe he get upset because he still cant walk on the surface of water after numbers of hard practices, you know what I’m saying? Also bear in mind that he is suffering from bad gastric and body pain problem all these years. Also he is forest monk background, they tend to be tougher and need to take long time to adapt themselves into civilized and layman style of life like you and me having everyday. We need to show compassion and tolerance.
Q: When the Ubosot building will be done?
A: Money is the answer. To construct an Ubosot building need a lot of money, be it the expenses of building material or the salary to pay the worker, all those beautiful and fancy articheture on Ubosot need a lot of money for the design and implementation work, decoration inside such as wall drawing, altar, marble and etc also need a lot of money. If you can move any Ubosot from any temple to your backyard, you would be a millionaire already.
Q: So after the Ubosot was completed, what is the plan for the future?
A: Wat Sungai Siput still lack of many facility, such as guest room, bell building and etc. Also Wat Sungai Siput will build a huge meditation center (Buddha shape, taller and bigger than Ubosot, with LP Thop and Somdej Toh statue on each side) for anyone to come here to stay and learn meditation, this is the dream of Archan Tia, to promote meditation to everyone. We need your support and encouragement, together in our life time lets join hands to do something great for the sake of Buddism.
Q: What do you get by doing all this?
A: Nothing, expect sometimes few free amulets from Archan Tia as the bonus. I'm doing all this because im happy doing that and i wanted to use my expertise to help. I dont do all this because of free amulet, you think i cant afford to rent the amulet? Im poor person but i still can afford to rent the amulet, bro.
Q: You are doing this by volunteering, so why dont you do it better instead of yelling all this?
A: Someone has to do it and that someone could be me or you or anyone else, if you think you can do it better than me, FEEL FREE to let me know and i'll have the great pleasure to let you take over my job. I'm not try to being extreme but it seems to me that some people just know how to criticism the other to show that they are somehow "greater", I have seen a lot of it and i am sick of it, well I know that we should accept it with open heart in order to improve, but not in this way, if you think you can DO something meaningful (not craps) instead of just TALKING, then you are absolutely welcome to do so! Look at the English version of Archan Tia story, it was revised by a devotee called George Gray, now this is a good example on how to help, and temple's sacred item representative like Loo Zhan Hui and many the others, they are helping to rent the items from temple to those who live in far and in temple price without earning anything, this world would be a better place to live if more people like them. I get to know them after i established this blog and i like them and appreciate their efforts very much. Now understand this, no one is perfect and nothing is perfect, im a believer yet remain as the skeptical, not try to being disrespectful but in such as way we tend to see, to learn and to understand better. We have to look at the big picture and learn the good side, this is what we all should do instead of running the mouth like a 3 years old kid.
I dont act like a big brother because i have done all this and i wont certainly act like your indo/philippines maid too, i believe mutual understanding is the key to help maintain the harmony and to make this world a better place to live. I cannot do this alone, we need volunteers and devotees like your goodself to help the development of Wat Sungai Siput. We respect and appreciate each other, we learn the Buddha way in our daily life in all things and we improve day by day to become someone great in personality, attitude and all those good wills.
Q: Can us be friend?
A: Why the hell not? But dont expect to learn from me because i too have to learn from those who are experienced.