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The Lovelorn Ghost and the Magical MonkPracticing Buddhism in Modern Thailand$
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Justin McDaniel

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780231153775

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231153775.001.0001

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Texts and Magic

Texts and Magic

Chapter:
(p.72) 2. Texts and Magic
Source:
The Lovelorn Ghost and the Magical Monk
Author(s):

Justin Thomas McDaniel

Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231153775.003.0002

This chapter discusses Dr. Supachai Charusombun’s opinion on Somdet To’s signature chant, the Jinapañjara. In his book, Montra b ambat: Mahasachan s atphaet t ang l uat (Mantra Remedy: The Miracle Circulatory System Treatment), Dr. Charusombun claims that the Jinapañjara has the power to soothe the mind and to cure physical ailments including cancer, diabetes, and related long-term illnesses. The chanting has certain rhythmic features that can balance the blood flow, open up energy channels (like n adi in yoga or x ian in acupuncture) and cure diseases. He adds that the chanting of the Jinapañjara will be more effective if combined with mudras (deliberate hand movements) and proper posture.

Keywords:   Somdet To, Jinapañjara, Dr. Supachai Charusombun, Mantra Remedy, mudras

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