The Differences between Kuman Tong and Ruk-Yom
Kuman Tong and Ruk-Yom are always considered as the same talismans;
they belong to the same category.
Yet, they have some differences.
Both Kuman Tong and Ruk-Yom are created as sacred statues of young boys, but Kuman Tong in some school is created by using soil while Ruk-Yom is made of withered wood from Ruk Son and star gooseberry trees only.
Sometimes Kuman Tong is also made of this kind of wood.
Ruk-Yom will always be created in pair as two small figures of young boys inside a tiny oil bottle while there is only one Kuman Tong in the bottle.
Kuman Tong and Ruk-Yom also have the same kind of power, people will use them to watch their property, persuade customer to come to the stores, add charm, bring good luck, and protect the owners from danger.
Yet, generally the masters would recite their spell over Kuman Tong to make him more powerful than Ruk-Yom because in the past Kuman Tong were made to possess a very strong power that he could destroy the enemy.
In these days we can hardly find this kind of Kuman Tong and Ruk-Yom is a talisman used to watch property and add charm to the owners.
No matter what kind of Kuman Tong and Ruk-Yom you possess, if you have faith, you will experience only good things and miracle in your life.
Sacred Oil for Bathing Kuman Tong and Ruk-Yom
We sometimes find Kuman Tong and Ruk-Yom bathing in oil bottles.
It is because the oil can reserve the wood and people as well believe that the oil will provide Kuman Tong and Ruk-Yom a life force.
If the oil evaporates, Kuman Tong and Ruk-Yom will be tired and powerless.
Besides the oil as a life force, it also has a very special power to add charm to the owners.
If we recite good incantation over it and mark it on the forehead, or carry Ruk-Yom bottle with us, it will be able to add us charm.
The oil that used for bathing Kuman Tong and Ruk-Yom should be well-recited sandalwood oil or bulb plant oil to make them more powerful.
Besides some masters simmer a special kind of sacred bulb plant oil such as Sanae Jun Kaw bulb plant oil, Sanea Jun Keaw bulb plant oil, and Sanea Jun Dang bulb plant oil, and recite the incantation over it and use it to bath Kuman Tong and Ruk-Yom.
Some masters bring bulb plant flower such as Dok Kaw bulb plant power or Sanea bulb plant power to add in the bottle, or sometimes they use a tiny sacred Salika roll to bath with Kuman Tong and Ruk-Yom in the bottle to bring more power in adding charm to Kuman Tong and Ruk-Yom.
The Way to Worship Kuman Tong and Ruk-Yom
Kuman Tong is sacred talisman with the power in itself.
We can worship Kuman Tong by offering him with rice, boiled egg, sweet drink, candy, and toys. Besides to make Kuman Tong more powerful, we should make a vow.
For example, you should pray that if you win the lottery, you will offer Kuman Tong gold necklace, or buy him toys, or feed him with sweet.
This action will persuade Kuman Tong to exercise his power.
Yet, if you do not have time to do all these, you can only invite Kuman Tong that he could go everywhere you go or eat anything in the house without your permission.
If you worship Kuman Tong and Ruk-Yom with food, you have to do these as your routine.
You may offer them food on every the Buddhist Days of Worship only and you have to tell your Kuman Tong and Ruk-Yom that you will bring them food on this or that way.
Because they are sacred spirit and hold to the truth, you have to be punctual in offering them your worship.
You should offer them food in the mornings and take it away in the evenings. Yet, other offering such as accessories like rings or necklaces, and toys can be given to him permanently.
You should be careful not to neglect offering Kuman Tong and Ruk-Yom your worship.
If you are not convenient in doing so, you would better tell them that:
"You can go everywhere I go and eat everything I eat."
Because if you ignore your Kuman Tong and Ruk-Yom, they will finally ignore your order and run away from you too.
Moreover if the spirit inside the statue of Kuman Tong comes from the grave, he will as well bring destructiveness to his owner, if you ignore him.
He will become an evil spirit haunting his owner, driving you crazy, and you will no longer be happy.
Therefore you should think carefully before taking Kuman Tong or Ruk-Yom to live with you. For Ruk-Yom you should set your offering in pair such as two bottles of sweet drink, two bowls of rice, two boiled eggs, and two toys, because there are two spirits inhibiting inside Ruk-Yom.
If you think you cannot worship them often you should say to them:
"You can go everywhere I go and eat everything I eat."
You could as well allow him to eat or touch anything in your house in the same way as Kuman Tong that we see above.
Special Tips in Worshiping Kuman Tong and Ruk-Yom
In worshiping Kuman Tong and Ruk-Yom, you should offer him with sweet drink and boiled eggs because they will make Kuman Tong and Ruk-Yom more powerful.
Their shelves must be lower than the shelf that you put the image of Buddha. Kuman Tong and Ruk-Yom's shelves might be separated and thy can be set in your bedroom.
If you want to take them with you, you should bring some food in your bag and tell your Kuman Tong and Ruk-Yom that this food would be their prize if they help bringing you good luck and miracle.
If you do not have much time to worship Kuman Tong and Ruk-Yom everyday, you can put some money on their shelves and tell them that they could use this money to buy food or sweet. You should be careful not to use the money you have already given to Kuman Tong and Ruk-Yom but you can distribute this money to make them merit, and they will be full without consuming anything.
The most important thing is that the owners of Kuman Tong and Ruk-Yom have to be virtue, they should meditate too to make their Kuman Tong and Ruk-Yom more powerful.
Special Tips before Taking Kuman Tong and Ruk-Yom to your House
If it is the first time that you bring Kuman Tong and Ruk-Yom to your house, you have to light sixteen joss sticks and tell the spirit of your house to make way from Kuman Tong and Ruk-Yom.
If you have already had Kuman Tong or Ruk-Yom in your house, you have to tell them that you will bring their brothers to live with them too.
After that, you have to light two joss sticks to tell Kuman Tong his territory and introduce him to people in your family, and teach him to behave because he is not different from other young boys.
For example if you are praying or meditating, you should invite him to do these with you.
These will help Kuman Tong and Ruk-Yom to be more powerful.
You have to raise Kuman Tong up as if he waas your younger brothers or child.
You need to teach him and take good care of him, and Kuman Tong will love and help you in anyway.
If you ignore him or treat him badly Kuman Tong will run away to live with his master.
You can make him more powerful by worship him everyday.
And if you make a vow and pray for him, he would give you what you want.
The most important thing is that you should not forget to make him merit every time.
People in the past created Kuman Tong because they thought that every child had charm in themselves as we could see when people saw a child they would always come to greet, smile, and play with him.
When they made Kuman Tong in a figure of a young boy, they believed that the power of charm inside Kuman Tong would add charm to his owner.
The most significant thing is that the owner of Kuman Tong has to smile and clear his mind like a child; this will surely make him more charming.