An expert in supernatural and ancient medicine since childhood, he was formerly known as Sakorn Paisalee, born to farming parents on Tuesday, 3rd February, 1938, or the ninth waning day of the third lunar month. His birth occurred in direct accordance with the ancient proverb that says that a person born on that day will possess exceptional abilities and meet with great success if he chooses to follow those abilities and, if evil, will possess incomparable wickedness.
The Venerable Father Sakorn is the most admired disciple and inheritor of Buddhist supernatural powers from the Venerable Grandfather Tim Isariko.
In 1947, he left school to help his father and mother with rice farming. In his free time, he would go to Ban Lahaan Rai in order to study the supernatural with Mr. Lor and Mr. Thad, both considered experts on the subject at that time.
He also regularly served Luang Phoo Tim and was counted upon as a young disciple to whom the Venerable Grandfather Tim showed kindness whenever calling upon him for his service, due to his personality and interest in the supernatural from childhood.
As he grew into a young man, he gained possession of supernatural powers, which he never used to destroy others, but always to help his peers.
At the age of 20 years, his mother and other relatives joined in arranging his ordination ceremony into the monkhood at Wat Nong Krab on Wednesday, 4th June, 1958, with the Holy Instructor Jantharothai (the Venerable Father Ding) presiding over the ceremony and performing the ordination ceremony.
Once ordained for the monkhood, he travelled to Wat Lahaan Rai for the Buddhist Lent, where he became a disciple of the Venerable Grandfather Tim in order to dedicate himself to learning holy disciplines and Buddhist supernatural powers from the Venerable Grandfather Tim.
He received instruction in various chants in their entirety from the Venerable Grandfather Tim who held nothing back, fully instructing him in all aspects. He studied until he had developed a clear understanding of these matters and was adept at performing them.
Once he had developed expertise in the supernatural matters that he had studied, a love of these aspects led him to seek instruction from the Venerable Father Peng Sasano at Wat Lahaan Yai, who had formerly served as a royal guard for Krom Luang Chumphorn Khet Udomsak and studied in the powers of the supernatural with the Venerable LP Suk at Wat pak Klong Makham Tao.
After his study of the supernatural with the Venerable Grandfather Hin, the Venerable Father Sakorn travelled to study with the Venerable Grandfather Som at Wat Ban Chong, Amper Phan Thong, Chonburi Province, who was yet another monk possessing supernatural powers in the eastern region. The Venerable Father Sakorn studied until he had completed a regimen of courses, his curiosity and interest leading the Venerable Father Sakorn to receive instruction from many and various other great masters of the supernatural.
In 1965 A.D., the Holy Instructor Kliangtham Thiyo, the ninth Abbot of Wat Nong Krab, passed away and the inhabitants of Nong Krab travelled to see the Venerable Grandfather Tim at Wat Lahaan Pai in order to entreat for the return of the Venerable Father Sakorn Manunyo to become the Abbot of Wat Nong Krab. The Venerable Grandfather Tim granted his permission.
The Venerable Father Sakorn returned to become the Abbot of Wat Nong Krab from that time forward. Even though he had become the Abbot of Wat Nong Krab, he did not forsake the Venerable Grandfather Tim as his mentor and often returned to pay respect and always see to the care of the Venerable Grandfather Tim until the Venerable Grandfather Tim passed away in 1975 A.D.
The Venerable Father Sakorn was the guiding force in arranging the funeral of the Venerable Grandfather Tim, as a true disciple should, until other followers of the Venerable Grandfather Tim praised and admired the Venerable Father Sakorn. In his pursuit of varied supernatural knowledge, the Venerable Father Sakorn never deserted his study of Buddhist disciplines and when he received the title of Abbot of Wat Nong Krab, a historical temple of more than 200 years which had once been razed to the ground, he was not inactive as Abbot.
Phra Leela Tung Setee Pong Prai Guman (Reun Reak), AJ Sackorn, Wat Nongkrub, BE 2530 Rayong