Kru Mor Jivaka Kommarabacha

In this post I will feature some of my Kru Mor Jivaka Kommarabacha (Mor Chivok) amulets (None featured here will be available for sale). As in the piece above a rooplor of Mor Chivok made 100% with Pong Chindamanee by Ven. LP Somyod Wat Saithongprakthang in Khancanaburi, easily 10 years ago. This is with gold takrut inserted at the bottom of the base. Only in Malaysia, limited edition.

Whenever nearing Kathina season, I always remember Mor Chivok, because it was because of Tahn that Lord Buddha started this tradition. There are many reason I like to collect images of Tahn. Afterall Tahn Mor Chivok was the 1st Kru that was initiated upon me in 2005.

JIVAKA SUTTA (On Being A Lay Follower)

I have heard that on one occasion the Blessed One was staying in┬áRajagaha, at Jivaka’s Mango Grove. Then Jivaka Komarabhacca went to the Blessed One and, on arrival, having bowed down, sat to one side. As he was sitting there he said to the Blessed One: “Lord, to what extent is one a lay follower?”

“Jivaka, when one has gone to the Buddha for refuge, has gone to the Dhamma for refuge, and has gone to the Sangha for refuge, then to that extent is one a lay follower.”

“And to what extent, lord, is one a virtuous lay follower?”

“Jivaka, when one abstains from taking life, from stealing, from sexual misconduct, from lying, and from fermented & distilled drinks that lead to heedlessness, then to that extent is one a virtuous lay follower.”

“And to what extent, lord, is one a lay follower who practices for his own benefit but not that of others?”

“Jivaka, when a lay follower himself is consummate in conviction but does not encourage others in the consummation of conviction; when he himself is consummate in virtue but does not encourage others in the consummation of virtue; when he himself is consummate in generosity but does not encourage others in the consummation of generosity; when he himself desires to see the monks but does not encourage others to see the monks; when he himself wants to hear the true Dhamma but does not encourage others to hear the true Dhamma; when he himself habitually remembers the Dhamma he has heard but does not encourage others to remember the Dhamma they have heard; when he himself explores the meaning of the Dhamma he has heard but does not encourage others to explore the meaning of the Dhamma they have heard; when he himself, knowing both the Dhamma & its meaning, practices the Dhamma in line with the Dhamma, but does not encourage others to practice the Dhamma in line with the Dhamma: then to that extent he is a lay follower who practices for his own benefit but not for the benefit of others.”

“And to what extent, lord, is one a lay follower who practices both for his own benefit & the benefit of others?”

“Jivaka, when a lay follower himself is consummate in conviction and encourages others in the consummation of conviction; when he himself is consummate in virtue and encourages others in the consummation of virtue; when he himself is consummate in generosity and encourages others in the consummation of generosity; when he himself desires to see the monks and encourages others to see the monks; when he himself wants to hear the true Dhamma and encourages others to hear the true Dhamma; when he himself habitually remembers the Dhamma he has heard and encourages others to remember the Dhamma they have heard; when he himself explores the meaning of the Dhamma he has heard and encourages others to explore the meaning of the Dhamma they have heard; when he himself, knowing both the Dhamma & its meaning, practices the Dhamma in line with the Dhamma and encourages others to practice the Dhamma in line with the Dhamma: then to that extent he is a lay follower who practices both for his own benefit and for the benefit of others.”

———————————————End of Jivaka Sutta———————————————-

There were some other Suttas that mentioned Mor Chivok and also some historical findings of Tahn on the Internet.

Venerable Doctor Jivaka Komarabhacca ( Mo Ji Vo )

Venerable Teacher (Kru) Dr. Jivaka Komarabaccha (Mo Ji Vo)