Phra Pidta is known to bring fortune. It is also known to keep one safe from evil. Usually, those who engage in high risk occupations or work under dangerous circumstances are more likely to opt to wear Phra Pidta amulet.
The meaning of the closed eyes in Buddhist philosophy describes this as an imagery that one is not exposed to the evil around. One is also not concerned about the evil and its wrongdoings. Hence, one doesn’t indulge in the rumors, foul mouthing, nefarious acts and any kind of crime. One remains immune to villainous acts and thus one is protected from all kinds of misgivings and ill-fortunes as a result. Phra Pidta Thai amulet can help with improving luck and increasing wealth. It also helps facilitate wise business investments.
Phra Pidta was one of the most trusted apprentices of Buddha. Before he became a monk, over several past life ago he was a kind, generous, humble and striving man. Throughout his life and eventually as a monk, Phra Pidta was always forgiving, helpful, generous and wise. He helped others without any selfish itent and he did not mind risking his own self for the safety of others in danger. It is these heroic acts of Phra Pidta that turned him into a legend and his good acts that paved his way to heaven, thus attaining nirvana.
A Phra Pidta Thai amulet is thus regarded as one of the most generously blessed item in Buddhism. Thai people believe that by carrying this type of amulet might balance his/her internal emotions to be stable, and to bring unexpected fortune and wealth. Phra Pidta amulets also helps increase business prosperity is a major benefit of this amulet. Yet, there are said to be many benefits of the amulets including good luck and protection from harm of all sorts.