Monday, September 15, 2008
SAK YANT TATTOO(Rules)
Sak Yant; Sak - meaning "to tap" or, "to tattoo", and Yant, meaning "Yantra".
Originally derived from the Sanskrit word "YANTRA". Since hundreds, if not thousand or more years, were Thai and Khmer warriors renowned and feared for the magical markings tattooed on their skin.
Above pics;- "Mai Sak", or "Khem Sak", meaning "Tattoo stick" or "Tattoo needle" respectively. The Mai Sak used for the tattooing of Sak Yant Sacred geometrical designs has in most cases no needle, rather a split end, which is filed down into 2 sharp points like a feather quill pen.Top right pic - devotees ofthe most famous of all sak yant masters in Thai history - Hlwong Por Phern, the devotees are in trance (known as "Khong Khuen") induced by the Kata (mantra chant) of the monks.Taken at the Wat Bang Pra Temple yearly "Wai Kroo" Ceremony.
Ladies Sak Yant tatoo r normali done in magicial oil then ink tat it will go away within a wks time fr naked eye.
Bt u will still received d same blessin fr ink ones,of cos d pain will oso b d same.It wont b less painful..trust me is pain pain..
If u r interested in sak yant pls read d RULES part..
DEVOTEE'S RULES OF ABSTENTION below..always double check d rules with ur own Master..Each haf its own rules..
Pls obey d rules or bad luck will befall on u..Results proven for me..lokin forward for another 1 to b done soon..
Wat i covered r onli veri basic rules or general rules for Sak Yant.
TYPES OF SAK YANT TATTOO
Categories of Buddhist Magick tattoos
Amnaj - the wearer is rendered powerful in both senses, physical or in a more subtle way such as Politically.This kind of yant is of interest to people wishing or needing to command respect and obedience.
Maetthaa Mahaniyom - Compassion from others is obtained, popularity is acheived with one's peers and people feel the need to help you.
Kong Grapan Chathrii - protection from sharp weapons and projectile objects
Mahaa Sanaeh - Charm and attraction to make one attractive to the opposite sex, or even obtain the love of a particular person
Klaew Klaad - Powers of evasion - fatal accidents and dangers are avoided through the power of this kind of Yant
Tam Kwaam - Obtain specific results through a complex formula designed to obtain a defined goal/result; classed as black magic Tam kwaam can be used to make a husband leave his wife, make somebody ill or even die, win a court case, make someone stop speaking about you...almost limitless are the ways that this kind of spell can be applied.
Jang Ngang - Paralysis/Inability to react.This spell stuns the target.
Sathw Himapant - Mythological animals tattooed to invoke the specific powers and qualities of the particular animal. This kind of tattoo is thought to bind one with the essential spirit of the cosmic being portrayed as an animal and can result in the posession-like phenomenon of "Khong Khuen"
Choke Laap - Luck and Fortune; designed to bring one fortuitous results, such as promotion in one's workplace, winning lotteries, acheive higher social standing The reason that that the list of types of Yant is said to be six or seven kinds is the the "Tam Kwaam" variety means active results spell, which uses one of the other six types of purposes to manifest it's goal/target. Tam Kwaam is not really a Buddhist practise as such, rather a for of selfish egoistic black/grey magic.With the exception of healing spell.
Common Designs to be seen often tattooed on the back
Yant Sarigaa Kuu (lovebirds pair)
Yant Paed Tidt (eight directional yant)
Yant Moo Tong Daeng (copper pig - wild boar)
Yant Hanuman (Monkey general)
Yant Ngop Nam Oy (Round Compassion yantra for shoulder blades)
Yant Maha Ud (square or triangular Gunstopper Yant)
Yant Suea Paen (leaping Tiger)
Yant Hongs/Hongsa (Peacock)
Yant Mae Tap (Guardian Yant - small pyramid-like design for the lower spine)
Yant Puttsoorn (five buddhas concentric lettering yant - a favourite of HP Phern)
DEVOTEE'S RULES OF ABSTENTION
There are different rules of abstention for sak yant tattoos depending on which master.The list of different rules acording to each master will be documented below and updated as new info from newly found sak yant masters comes in Wat bang Pra rules.
1. Do not eat Star fruit, Pumpkin, or any other 'Gourd' type Vegetable.
2. Do not Be anybodys Lover who is already married
3. FORBIDDEN in Extreme, to slander anybody's Mother (this means most women, if you think about it).
4. Do not eat food from a Wedding, or Funeral banquet.
5. Do not Eat left-Overs.
6. Do not Duck under a Washing Line, or an overhanging building.
7. Do not Duck under a Banana Tree of the type Thaanii (classed as important to avoid).
8. Do not cross a single head bridge; Large or Small bridges are not Forbidden .
9. Do not sit on a Ceramic Urn (Common in Thailand).Especially a Cracked, or Broken one.
10. Do not let a Woman Lie on Top of You, or Sit on Top either.
11. Do not permit a Man to be Brushed by the blouse or skirt of a Woman, or crossed in Front of; Especially during the Menstruative Period. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Ajarn Thoy Rules
Ajarn Thoy dabos - Wat Tong nai Soi Awn Nut 25 Bang Jag Bangkok.
Ajarn thoy is a Ruesi expert in sak yant tattooing and kong grapan charms - he is also well versed in Astrology and Love and wealth charms.
Do Not speak inauspiciously to or of your; Mother , Father or master (Kroo).
Do not commit evil deeds.
Devotees of the same master are forbidden to fight or compete with each other - they should consider each other members of the same family and cherish each other.
Do not drink alcohol or take drugs.
Do not make special claims of having protective powers because of your yant or amulets.
Do not think that the power of the yant will protect you if you intend to use those powers for bad deeds.
try to keep the five precepts
Which kind of Yant posesses which meaning?
A complete understanding will increase the effectiveness of the yant. The lines drawn in the Yant represent the Umbilical Cord of the Buddha, and are traditionally known as 'The Bones of the Yant'. There are many varied forms of Yantra, it appears, such as; Round Yant, Triangular Yant, Four - Sided Yant, and even Pictorial ones.
Round Yant - represents the Face of the Buddha (Pra Pakt Khong Pra Putta Jao) in Brahmin Tradition, Brahma is applied as the meaning.
Triangular Yant - represents the Triple Gem of the Buddha Dharma and Sangha (Pra Put, Pra Tamm, Pra Songk). In Brahmin Tradition the three Lords of Heaven are applied as the meaning (Shiva Brahma, Vishnu)
Four sided Yant - represents the Four Elements / Continents (Earth, Water, Air and Fire)
Pictorial Yant (Animalistic) - represents various Angels, People, and Mythical Animals (Sathw Himapant)
Onk Pra represents The Buddha Himself.
The Half Moon Symbol to be seen above "Onk Pra" so often represents the Moon Illuminating the way for us in the Dark Hours.
The small Circle (Sun Symbol) to be seen above many Yant means the Sun lighting outr way in the daytime; and that all Humans and Living beings exist under the influences of the stars and Planets, and that these forces enable us to develop and brings Changes .
The Zig - Zag spiral line on the top of each Yant is called Unaalome. Unaalome represents the Saints who have attained the status of Enlightened beings.The Fetters of desire have been disentangled and discarded....These beings do not waver on their path as normal Humans do (Note the end of the zig zag evolves into a straight line, meaning that he has ceased to enter into diversion and is on a straight, direct path to Nirvana. The spiral in the middle represents the Crown of the Head of the Buddha. The Line of the Unaalome is straigh and unwavering - Perfect and complete. Following this thought, when you have finished the drawing the "Bones" (outlines) of the Yant and finished all Khom letterings;
The Yant should be Finished with the drawing of Unaalome above the Yant - meaning that the Yant is now Complete. All Yant are usually completed with the invocation of a Mantra (Pra Kataa) in Pali sanskrit, which is subsequently blown into the yant with your breath (Called Phao kataa / Puug Saeg).
Most Pra Kataa finish with the Phrase / Spell "Ma A U".
Hygienic issues are more or less the same in all places; The "mai sak/khem sak" ( tattooing sticks), are not sterilized using any kind of modern sterilizing equipment ; the sticks/needles are used repeatedly with only a simple placing of the sticks in a bottle of alcohol to remain there until the next use.Most masters have a collection of five to twenty mai sak arranged in rows, their tips soaking in alcohol in glass bottles.This means that a single tattoo stick may have from between half an hour to one hour time period between tattooing sessions to kill any bacteria that may still be there from the previous devotee. The tips/needles are not cleaned thoroughly either, recieving at most a quick flush in a bucket of water, the master holding the stick and stirring the needle in the bucket before flicking it in the air to remove excess water/ink and then placing the stick in the bottle of alcohol.
Some masters don't even have the bottle of alcohol, just placing the needle back on it's stand/shelf to await the next use. Transmission of aids is therefore a possibility, although there are no official recorded cases of a person contracting aids as the result of recieving sak yant (as far as the author knows).Hepatitis B and C, however, are a real danger, due to the fact that 0.04 of a thousandth of a liter of hepatitis infected blood is enough to transmit the disease. Hepatitis in such an amount of dried blood can survive on a dry surface for up to three months, in a wet enviroment (such as a sak yant needle), it can thrive.
Article extract fr www.sak-yant.com/rulesofabsention.php