Chow Yam-nam

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Chow Yam-nam (Chinese: 周欽南; June 19, 1937 - August 17, 2013[1]) was a Thai guru born in Pattaya to Chinese parents, better known publicly as Bak Lung-wong (Chinese: 白龍王), literally the White dragon king. His ancestry was from Chaozhou, Guangdong.[2] He was known for his legendary ability to bless people into becoming highly successful celebrities in Hong Kong.[2]


Early years[edit]

Earlier in his life Bak Lung-wong was said to have worked in the electronics industries, fixing bikes and was even a street hawker at one time.[2]


At the age of 13 he was said to have seen the spirit of a white dragon king next to the Universal Lord of the Way (太上老君). But it wasn't until he was 40+ years old when he became a trustee of the dragon king spirit.[2]

Some time in the 1980s he received the white dragon enlightenment from the Universal lord and earned the Interactions Between Heaven and Mankind (天人感應). His life was changed forever afterwards. Chow himself was then renamed to Bak Lung-wong, literally the white dragon king.[2] Since then he has been known as a "living saint".[1] At times he did learn about Xuanxue, but have admitted to have learned the art more from practicing and watching others.[2]

Since that time quite a number of Hong Kong actors and actresses have become successful celebrities through him.[2]


Some of the people to have come in contact with him include Natalis Chan, Cecilia Wong Hang-sau (黃杏秀), Andy Lau, Leon Lai, Jackie Chan, Carina Lau, Wong Jing, Tony Leung, Richie Ren, Shu Qi, Eric Tsang, Sammi Cheng, Miriam Yeung, Show Luo, Albert Yeung, Peter Lam and many more.[2][3][4] Even Edison Chen looked for help from Bak Lung-wong after the 2008 photo scandal.[5]

It is believed the Canto-pop connection was established by Keeree Kanjanapas who introduced Chow to many influential people from Hong Kong.[6]

A sample film that was a recent cinema success blessed by him was Infernal Affairs. Before its launch the film was actually called (無間行者), but was renamed to (無間道) to become a successful film.[2]


In the 1990s Bak Lung-wong received a donation which allowed him to build the Bak Lung-wong temple.[2]


In 2010 he was diagnosed with a serious case of influenza and his lung became increasingly ill. He was hospitalized at a facility in Bangkok.[2][7][8] He has since died from his illness.

External links[edit]


  1. ^ a b "" 泰國白龍王病重. Retrieved on 2010-24-10.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Eastweek magazine vol 342 Aug 01, 2010 pg 50-54.
  3. ^ "" 白龍王:禁欲會長紅 華仔拒認朱麗倩. Retrieved on 2010-24-10.
  4. ^ "" 成龍今年走死運 靠白龍王翻身. Retrieved on 2010-23-10.
  5. ^ "" 秘密飛泰參拜白龍王 陳冠希“望天打救”. Retrieved on 2010-24-10.
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  7. ^ "" 白龍王病危. Retrieved on 2010-24-10.
  8. ^ "Sun sets on day of the White Dragon". The Standard. Retrieved 2013-08-18.