Brief Biography of Phra Ajahn Plien Panyapatipo
Phra Ajahn Plien Panyapatipo (Wongsachan – family name prior to ordination) was born on 16 November 1933, year of the rooster, at Koakdon Village, Koaksi Subdistrict, Sawang Dandin District, Sakon Nakon Province. His father’s name is Ging; his mother’s Oradee. Phra Ajahn Plien has five brothers and one sister. He is the third child of the family. His grandfather, Koon Joonratchapakdi, and his grandmother raised him since young until he finished primary four. Once he turned 11 years old, his mother asked him to help his father on the family business. Phra Ajahn Plien gained an interest in medical practice when he was 18 years old. He started to treat patients under the guidance of a district doctor who was his relative. He also had a plan to pursue his study in Medical at Chulalongkorn Hospital in Bangkok but his mother preferred him to help the family business.
Phra Ajahn Plien wanted to enter the monkhood since he was 12 years old. However, his ordination took place on 31 March 1959 (25 years old) at Wat Tat Mee Chai, Koak Don Village, Koak Sri Subdistrict, Sawang Dandin District, Sakon Nakon Province. Phra Kru Adul Sangkakit was his preceptor, Phra Kru Pipit Dhamma Soontorn was his ordination-proclaiming teacher and Phra Ajahn Suparb Dhammapanyo was his teacher for the formal words of ordination. Phra Ajahn Plien passed the third level of Dhamma Doctrine exam three years after his ordination.
After his first rain retreat, Phra Ajahn Plien started his austere practice to search for salvation in various provinces and met many renowned teachers in northeastern, southern, and northern part of Thailand. But the teachers whom Phra Ajahn Plien received tutelage for his Dhamma practice from and served closely were Luang Puu Prom Jirapoonyo, Luang Puu Tate Tate-rangsi, Luang Puu Tuer Arjaladhammo, and Luang Puu Waen Sujinno. Other teachers included Phra Ajahn Juan Kulachetdho, Luang Puu Khao Analayo, Luang Puu Kamdee Papaso, Luang Puu Chob Thanasamo, Kruba Intajakraksa Intajakko, Luang Puu Saam Akinjano, Phra Ajahn Won Utamo, Luang Puu Waan Dhanapalo, Luang Puu Parng Jittakutto, for example. All teachers had kindly taught Phra Ajahn Plien and led him to good progress in his Dhamma practice.
帕阿姜Plien Panyapatipo（Wongsachan – 出家前之家族名称）生于1933年11月16日，鸡年，在Koakdon村，Koaksi街道，Sawang Dandin区，Sakon Nakon省。他的父亲的名字是Ging;他母亲的名字是Oradee。帕阿姜Plien有五个兄弟和一个妹妹。他在家中排行第三。他的祖父，Koon Joonratchapakdi，和他的祖母由他年幼的时候就抚养他直到他完成小学四年级。在他刚满11岁时，他的母亲要求他帮助他父亲于家族企业。帕阿姜Plien18岁时对医疗很感兴趣。在他的医生亲戚的指导下，他开始治疗的病人。他很希望可以在曼谷Chulalongkorn医院继续他的医疗学习，但他的母亲较喜欢他帮助家族企业。
帕阿姜Plien于12岁时就想成为僧侣。然而，他于1959年3月31日（25岁）在Wat Tat Mee Chai，Koak Don村，Koak Sri街道，Sawang Dandin区，Sakon Nakon省出家。帕克鲁Adul Sangkakit是他的导师。帕Kru Pipit Dhamma Soontorn是他的的出家宣布老师和帕阿姜Suparb Dhammapanyo是他出家证书的老师。三年后，帕阿姜Plien通过第三个层次的佛法教义考试。
第一次守夏季之后，帕阿姜Plien于各省开始了他的简朴的实践救世做法，在泰国东北部，南部和北部的部分遇到了许多著名的老师。但密切教导他的教师有，龙普Prom Jirapoonyo,龙普Tate Tate-rangsi,龙普Tuer Arjaladhammo以及龙普Waen Sujinno。其他的老师还包括帕阿姜Juan Kulachetdho，龙普Khao Analayo,龙普Kamdee Papaso，龙普Chob Thanasamo，古巴Intajakraksa Intajakko，龙普Saam Akinjano，帕阿姜Won Utamo，龙普Waan Dhanapalo，龙普Parng Jittakutto等等。所有的老师曾好心教导帕阿姜Plien和领导他在他的佛法实践中取得良好进展。