A Pattern of the Dhamma Practice toward the Buddhist Quality of Life Development in Roi-Et Province


  • Phaitoon Suanmafai Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University,Thailand


A Pattern of the Dhamma, Practice, The Buddhist Quality of Life, Development


The objective of the research on A Pattern of the Dhamma Practice toward the Buddhist Quality of Life Development in Roi-Et Province is 1) to study a pattern of dhamma practice of temples and Buddhists in Roi-Et Province, 2) to study the consequence of dhamma practice toward the Buddhist Quality of life development, 3) to study the role of monks on Buddhist quality of life development in Roi-Et Province. The finding of the research result indicated that the meditation practice-based practice has applied the pattern of falling-rising type meditation practice. The result of mind and intellect aspect indicated that the practice causes restraint and circumspection, better mind in self-reminding whether thought, act, and speech, improved peace of mind and prudence and calmness, mental health, and seldom anxiety with daily life. When facing with problem, intellect for consideration based on dharmic principle of Buddhism exists and then restraints one’s mind to accept, resulting in change in thought by the way that the significance of quality of self-life and other people’s lives is perceived. This is the higher self-mental development with more patience and seldom working error. In addition, the practice result also alleviates suffering caused from illness. The ineffective practice is due to inability to eliminate hindrances such as drowsiness and fantasy, etc. The social development-focused pattern described that the practice features in promoting community economy to be strong due to self-sufficiency of the villagers. Self-sufficiency method is living by based on intelligence of locality, being environment-friendly, and good community economic system promotion mechanism such as availability of village fund, occupational group, and community enterprise, etc. According to culture-focused pattern, the practice causes generosity and charity, sacrifice, entry to temple to make merit with monk, and elimination of greediness. It is the well conservation and maintenance of fine culture of Thai society.The role of monks has been appeared in form of improved mental development and livelihood development of the villagers. The mental development is Dhamma practice and the livelihood development is related to various forms of living or economy such as village fund, community cooperative, and community enterprise, etc.


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Suanmafai, P. . (2016). A Pattern of the Dhamma Practice toward the Buddhist Quality of Life Development in Roi-Et Province. Journal of International Buddhist Studies, 7(2). Retrieved from https://so09.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/jibs/article/view/2439