|Venerable Acariya Maha Boowa (Bhikkhu Ñanasampanno Maha Thera)|
Revered abbot dies at 98
Luangta Maha Bua Yanasampanno, the abbot of Wat Pa Ban Tad in Udon Thaini was pronounced dead about 3.53am on Sunday, reports said.Bathing rite for the revered monk will take place at 9am.-----Bangkok Post
Venerable Ajahn Maha Bua, (commonly known in Thai as หลวงตามหาบัว, Luang Ta Maha Bua; alternate spelling Ajahn Maha Boowa) (August 12, 1914 — January 30, 2011) is the common name for Pra Dharma Visuthimongkol (Thai: พระธรรมวิสุทธิมงคล), a Buddhist monk. "Ajahn" (or "Acharn"), meaning "teacher," is the common honorific for Thai monks, similar to "Bhikkhu" or "Rishi" in other Buddhist traditions. Bua is one of the best known Thai Buddhist monks of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. He is widely regarded as an Arahant — a living Buddhist saint. He was a disciple of the esteemed forest master Ajahn Mun Bhuridatta, and is now himself considered a master in the Thai Forest Tradition.------Wikipedia
This is a link from YouTube video recording of Luang Ta Maha Boowa's chanting blessing verses.
Buddha's sacred last words:
vayadhammā saṅkhārā appamādena sampādetha
All compounded things, all experiences (mental and physical), all phenomena by their very nature decay and die, and are disappointing: it is through being not-blind-drunk on, obsessed by, or infatuated with, the objects of the senses that you succeed in awakening, or obtain liberation.