In my last visit in Thailand, I was very fortunate enough to be able to get hold several pieces of an original Takrud also known as the Good Luck Scrolls.
I’ve been looking for a Takrud for several years now, and in my previous visits to Thailand, I always fail to get a Takrud from respectable sources. However, during my last visit where I got the Jatukam Ramathep amulets, I was also lucky enough to get this charm.
I first heard about the Takrud several years back when my Feng Shui teacher in Hong Kong mentioned it to me. According to him, a former Thai maid that he employs had a series of bad luck back in Thailand. He tried to help her with Feng Shui; however, given that she lives far from her family Feng Shui can only help her but not really her family. One of her biggest problem is that her sister who is base in Thailand is having a series of bad luck, one of which is that she was dump by her boyfriend after her getting her pregnant and she also has a huge debt to pay. My Feng Shui teacher’s maid is very worried about her sister.
However, one day, my Feng Shui teacher’s maid approached my Feng Shui teacher to ask for a loan. She said she met another Thai who is selling an authentic Takrud. My Feng Shui, although was surprised with the amount, agreed to give her a loan. He was also curious about what will the Takrud do to benefit the sister of her maid.
To make the long story short, less than a year after the sister got the Takrud, my Feng Shui teacher’s maid was very happy to announce that her sister aside from being able to start her own business, she is also about to marry, not the father of her new born son, but her childhood sweetheart whom she met again after 5 years of no communication at the hospital where she gave birth. Apparently, the guy is now a doctor.
Other than the story shared by my Feng Shui teacher, a Thai friend who helped me look for the authentic Takrud also shared with me that in one of his recent trip to one of the Northern province of Thailand that is famous for rebels/bandits, the Takrud in the weirdest sort of manner protected him. He was sent by his office to the province to monitor their project there. Knowing full well that the place is not safe for people who are not native to the area, he decided to wear his Takrud. When he got to the province, the local counterpart welcome them with some local delicacy, which includes eating a delicacy consists of raw meat. Their team leader instructed all of them to avoid that particular delicacy because they were set to travel early morning the following day and the team leader don’t want anybody from his getting ill because of that particular delicacy.
However, he surprised everybody including himself by not just ‘disobeying’ their team leader but also by finishing a whole bowl of the said delicacy. This was surprising because he is a very picky eater. He said he doesn’t understand where he got the courage to eat the said delicacy and how was he able to stomach it. But he soon had to pay for it, because the same evening he fell ill and had a very bad case of upset stomach. His team leader was obviously irritated, reprimanded him, but also gave excuse him from joining to trip to their project site the following morning.
That afternoon, he started feeling better; in fact, he was so well that it ‘almost feel like that I never got sick at all…’ He decided to follow his team, however, before he was able to leave they received news that his teammates were all captured by the bandits who call themselves government rebels. Two members of the team were killed and the others were only released after their company paid for the ransom. To this day, it remains to be one of the most high profile cases of kidnapping in Thailand.
My friend believes that it was the Takrud who saved him and that he got sick because that’s the only reason why he was excused from joining the trip. He somehow felt guilty for what happened to his team but his family was all happy that he survived and was saved by the Takrud.
Another story, which was shared to me by a Chinese Thai businessman. He said, that at age 43 he felt that his life was going nowhere. He was single and believes that he will never be able to get married. Furthermore, his life was going nowhere; he felt that his financial and career life has hit a plateau and that he was destined to become a ‘loser’ for the rest of his life. That is until an uncle who loves him dearly gave him one authentic Takrud.
He said that his life drastically change because of the Takrud. He never thought that he’ll be able to get married before the Takrud, but he found the ‘love of his life’ and now has 3 children, he also one of the biggest car rental service in Thailand. At the time that I met him he was only 49 that was only 6 years after the time he felt that he was destined to be a loser forever!
These stories made me want to get hold of the Takrud, and I would like to share my personal story about the Takrud. To be honest, I didn’t thought that the Takrud will be able to make a big impact on me because Feng Shui, Buddhism, and Taoism has already blessed me with so much good luck. However, when I got hold of the Takrud about a couple of months there are a series of things that happened that helped me get one of the biggest thing that I ever wished for. To clarify things, this is something that I really want but at the same time because of the amount good luck that I’ve experienced is willing to let go. Nevertheless, it seems that after I got hold of the Takrud fate has conspired to give me this thing. Unfortunately, this involves other people and I won’t be able to share what is this thing. At least, not yet.
If you notice, I always put authentic in describing the Takrud that I discussed here because there are a lot of fake Takrud both in Thailand and on the net. In fact, there are more fake Takrud than Jatukam Ramathep because it’s easier to fake the Takrud. So you see, how happy I was when I was given the chance to get an authentic Takrud, more than that, the chance to get more than one Takrud!
But what is a Takrud exactly. A Takrud is also called as the Good Luck Scroll because it consists of very thin gold, silver and copper leaf inscribed with powerful prayers. The inscription consists both of actual physical inscription and celestial inscription. They are then rolled into miniature scrolls put into a glass case and are worn as a pendant.
For a Takrud to become authentic and effective they must have all of the following components: Made a powerful high ranking monk, made in a temple that has the Takrud lineage, and lastly, the gold, silver, and copper, must have been offered to Buddha for not less than 5 years.