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Relic Wonders

The Buddha's relics and relics of his disciples or dhatu are valuable and are looked after by devas. They can themselves show wonders such as increasing and decreasing themselves, lightening, shining in the dark, flying around the container, flying thru the air in all directions and transforming themselves to various shape etc.

The transformation of relics is something wonderful because the normal bones or cremated bones could be transformed to be crystal or to be the other shapes which are colourful. Some are like gravel and some are like glass and not only bones could be transformed but also nails, teeth or even their chewed refuse betels could also be transformed into relics.

There are several monks nowadays whose bones could be transformed into relics and their relics are plenty. Their relics also can show wonders such as increasing and decreasing themselves, lightening, shining in the dark etc. This is a confirmation of wonder showing that even the normal bones of the present monks could be transformed into relics, so the Buddha's relics and his disciples relics could be more wonderful things.

Characteristics of the transformed relics

The transformation of relics from any parts was described step by step by Khunying Sureephan Maneewat as follows:

To transform from dust cremated bone to be relic
พระธาตุที่พบในอังคารหลวงปู่กอง จันทวังโส 
วัดสระมณฑล จ.อยุธยา ภายหลังจากฌาปณกิจ
เพียงไม่นาน พบจำนวนมาก
Ash relics of
Ven. Kong Candavangso,
Wat Sramonthol, Ayuddhaya
  1. dust cremated bone (ash)
  2. the arising of little spots like fish roe in light gray colour
  3. those fish roe get bigger in dark gray colour
4. the dark gray colour gets as lighter as white and the size of relics is bigger
  5. the relics get more complete into the corn seed shape

To transform from bone to be relic
โดยทางซ้าย (สีขาว) เป็นชิ้นอัฐิตามปกติ 
ส่วนที่อยู่ทางขวา (สีเทา) ในชิ้นเดียวกัน คือ 
พระธาตุ ที่เกิดจากฟองกระดูกมีการหดตัว 
Bone is transforming into relic

Bone transformed into relic
Bone and relics of
Ven. Kheng Ghosadhammo

Wat Pa Sripanom Sakonnakorn
  1. natural bone
2. natural bone transformed into relic can be separated into 2 characters
2.1 the bone which has a lot of holes like bubble bone. Those holes get shrunk and gather to be crystal . Some parts still remain in bubble.
2.2 the bone which is in a long shape. The pellicle stripe which is seen as the thin line along the bone will be transformed to be relics as crystal then that crystal will be expanded until it is the full bone.
  3. the condition to be approached like relic
3.1 this condition of relic was transformed as described in 2.1 . The crystal parts will be more of limestone with less of bubbles. The shape is getting curved, round or in corn seed shape. We will see only a little bit of bubble on itself
3.2 this condition always remains in the original bone shape by transforming as in 2.2. The pellicle stripe which held tight to be limestone crystal will be full with almost no space available in each hole of the bone. The skin of normal bone will cover only 10% - 20% of the whole piece
  4. To be as completed relic

To transform from hair to be relic
Disposed hair become relic of
Ven. Sanan Rakkhitasilo
Wat Pa Sookasemniraspai,
Sakon Nakorn
  1. natural hair
2. natural hair stretches itself and gathers together as a mass
  3. that mass gets together as a lump
4. that lump gets to be in the condition of a relic and the colour has changed into browish
  5. to be as completed relic in the browish or cream colour

Moreover, the transformation of relics can be noticed in 2 characteristics by other people other than the the record of Khunying Sureephan Maneewat as follows:

Bone is transforming into relic of
Ven. Bhramma Brahmacakko
Wat Prabattakpha, Lampoon

To transform from bone to be relic
1. natural bone
2. relic arising from the natural bone
3. that relic gets bigger
4. that relic comes off to be completed

Bone is transforming into relic of
Ven. Prayut Dhammayutto
Wat Pa Phalard, Kanchanaburi

The arising of relic during cremation Relics of Ven. Sanguan Kosago
Wat Arwutvikasitaram, Bangkok
  1. normal condition of dead body during cremation
  2. the shiny material drip out of the body
3. when contacting with the container, those drips will roll and scatter into various sizes
  4. to be as completed relic
Note: this case is recorded by only 2 person : Ven. Sa-nguan Kosago and a church lady, Ms. Boonreon Tongboonterm.

The other character which has been found alot is the coming of relics to be together with the bone, amulet or statue of that arahant. We may call this case a wonder case.

The arising of relics whilst that arahant is still alive

Finding the relic arising when the Buddha's disciple is still alive. There was an eyewitness case of Ven. Wan Sujinno when he was in a knee operation and the doctor found his knee had already transformed into relic.

Whilst that arahant is still alive:

Chewed refuse betels relics
Ven. Veera Thavaro
Wat Jantaram, Uthaithanee

  1. Bone exchange operation and finding that the bone has become relic
  2. Disposed hair becomes relic
  3. Disposed nail becomes relic
  4. Fallen out or pulled out tooth becomes relic
  5. Chewed refuse betels crystallized to be relic
6. The coming of relics to be together with the bone, amulet or statue of that arahant


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