Luang Phor Klai (Phor Than Klai) is one of the respectable monk and famous southern monk. It was rumored that whatever he said or predicted, often came true, and that is why he was given the title "Golden Mouth" (金口和尚) by many.
When Luang Phor Klai was 14 years old, he went with his uncle to chop firewood and the tree he was chopping fell towards him and squashed his left leg. Luang Phor Klai though it was nothing much just a small injury and did not seek for medical attention, but eventually it become worse and worse. His left ankle was shattered upon inspection, it swelled till very big, started going gangreous and the pain was unbearable couldn't be cured.
One day when Luang phor Klai couldn't bear the pain anymore, he took a sharp knife and chopped of the swollen ankle region. When someone found out he did that, they were shocked and immediately wen to find herbs to help him to stop bleeding and found a medicinal healer to cure him.
Eventually Luang Phor Klai had trouble getting around and usually moved around on water buffalos. After Luang Phor Klai become less mobile due to this, he ordained at the age of 15 and by the age of 26 he become the temple abbot.
Luang Phor Klai was born in 1876 and passed away in 1970 (B.E 2513) at the age of 94 years old and his body is still intact and present for viewing at Wat TattNoi (Wat ChanDi).
Phor Than Klai The legend
When people in west malaysia heard of the legend of the "Golden Mouth" monk, a lot of people went Thailand and looking for Luang Phor Klai to ask for lottery numbers but eventually Luang Phor Klai shook his head and did not say anything. Someone found a way around it, instead of asking for a number the man show Luang Phor a number and asked whether it was nice. Luang Phor Klai Luang Phor Klai replied that it was not bad and the man bought lottery and strike a lot of money.