Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Ruesi In Thai Spiritual Practices



He is known by many titles: Ruesi, Lersi, Rishi in India or Yogin in Western is a well known character in Thai magic circles. Basically you see him every where. It is said that there are a total of 108 Ruesis and 8 major Ruesis around. The most famous one is Guru Narada, the "wisdom giver". Ruesi in the past dwells in the forest with no properties, but modern ruesi possess cars, house and iPad .... thanks to the donation of generous occult seeks all over the world ;-)


Wai Kru (Teacher's Blessing Ritual)



Wai kru ritual is a very important ritual to seek blessings from lineage gurus, ancestors, 8 major Ruesi and 108 ruesies. Offerings such as bananas, betel leaves, nut and a coin, chicken, meat, liquor etc. are prepared before hand for major puja occassions. For the common practice, the puja begins with the below:


Namo Tassa (3x)

Puttang Cheewidtang Yaawanippaanang Saranang Kyajchaami (bow once)
Tammang Cheewidtang Yaawanippaanang Saranang Kyajchaami (bow once)
Sankang Cheewidtang Yaawanippaanang Saranang Kyajchaami (bow once)
Tudtiyambpi;


Puttang Cheewidtang Yaawanippaanang Saranang Kyajchaami (bow once)
Tammang Cheewidtang Yaawanippaanang Saranang Kyajchaami (bow once)
Sankang Cheewidtang Yaawanippaanang Saranang Kyajchaami (bow once)
Dtadtiyambpi;

Puttang Cheewidtang Yaawanippaanang Saranang Kyajchaami (bow once)
Tammang Cheewidtang Yaawanippaanang Saranang Kyajchaami (bow once)
Sankang Cheewidtang Yaawanippaanang Saranang Kyajchaami (bow once)

After that continue with the not common practice of evoking the blessing of lineage masters, ancestors and various Ruesis.

For example the kata for 108 Ruesies:




Om Surawepoya Ruesi Poya Na Ma Ha



Mai Kru (Teacher's Staff Ritual)




The above is an old Nagahead Ruesi Staff from Lanna (Northern Thailand). It is served as a proof of lineage holder and mainly used during transmission of ritual to new diciples.

A teacher's staff has many uses, its function is mainly to invoke blessings from lineage gurus, to defeat enemy, to cure sickness, to cure spirit possessions etc. A teacher's staff is normally kept at a sacret place and proper rituals need to be carried out before using it for any ritual purposes.

An example for exorcism, the naga head is pointed to the possess person's third eye area and with a loud shout suffice to chase away ordinary spirit.


Sak Yant (Tattoo)



Thai Sak Yant need not be eleborated as it is already well known throughout the world. The only comeptition is the Dayak tatoo from Borneo. The main perpose for tatooing is for protection from harm: physically and spiritually. People who have tried Sak Yant attested to the power of tatoos bestowed to them. I have not tried the Sak Yant, if you have any success stories to tell; kindly let me know.


Ruesi Dutton (Thai Yoga)

Thai Yoga does not has the demanding requirement of traditional Yoga but the ffectiveness in releaving muscle pain is beyond any doubt. There are around 100 different postures for various illments. This is my daily practice to supplement my lack of physical exercises due to my meditation practices. Highly recommended to office workers.


Ruesi Leklai



Leklai needs no further introduction. It is said to be the pet of Gandharva and mountain spirits. Leklai was traditionally hunted by Ruesi or forest hermits. Real leklai is believed to possess many magical powers but the one seeks by many is its invulnerability to gun shot. That is if you can get your hands on a piece of real leklai. Observe the texture and colour of an authentic leklai in the picture. To be honest, I have not seen anything like that in the open market. Then and again, it is an open world out there; any thing is possible. ;-)


A leklai need to be worshipped so that its power can be attuned to its owner.



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