Ajahn Sao Kantasīlo

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Phra Khru Vivekbuddhakij
(Sao Kantasilo)
ReligionBuddhism
SchoolTheravada, Dhammayutika Nikaya
LineageThai Forest Tradition
Other namesAjahn Sao
Luang Pu Sao
Dharma names= Kantasilo
Personal
NationalityThai
BornSao
(1859-11-02)November 2, 1859
Ban Kha Khom, Tambon Nong Khon, Amphoe Mueang Ubon Ratchathani, Ubon Ratchathani Province, Siam
DiedFebruary 3, 1941(1941-02-03) (aged 81)
Wat Amatayaram, Amphoe Wan Waithayakon, Champasak Province (under Thai rules)
Senior posting
TitleLuang Por
Religious career
StudentsAjahn Mun Bhuridatta
ProfessionVipassana meditation master

Phra Ajahn Sao Kantasilo Mahathera (1861–1941) was a monk in the Thai Forest Tradition of Theravada Buddhism. He was a member of the Dhammayuttika Nikaya. Ajahn Mun Bhuridatta Mahathera was one of his most well-known students.

After his cremation, his bone fragments were distributed to people around the Thai provinces. According to his followers, they transformed into crystal-like relics (Pali: Sarira-Dhatu) in various hues.[citation needed]

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