An Analysis of the Buddha’s Determination with Model Development for Integrated Propagation of Buddhism in Modern Thai Sangha

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Niphaphatra Euphum
Phrakru Pariyattidhamwong

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     The purpose of this research “An analysis of Buddha’ Determination with Model Development for Integrated Propagation of Buddhism by modern Thai Sangha” was 1) to study the general background about the Buddhist determination as manifested in the Buddhist Scriptures, 2) to study the propagation of Buddhism by Thai Buddhist monks in the present, and 3) to analyze Buddha’s determination alongside integrated propagation model for effective propagation of Buddhism by the modern Thai Sangha. This study is a qualitative research. Data was collected from the Buddhist Scriptures, Tipitaka, Commentaries, Buddhist academic and related research. The findings are presented by descriptive analysis.


       From a research, it was found that the Buddha’s determination has been divided into 2 type as follows: 1) The Buddha’s determination before enlightenment, which was called that Bodhisattava Panidhãna or the determination of the Buddha is previous life. 2) The Buddha’s determination after enlightenment, which was called really Buddha’s determination of Buddha Panidhãna, which was happened when the Blessed One get enlightenment up to his passed away. The Buddha himself emphasized that unless and until the monks, nuns, layman and laywoman understood the dhamma well he would not attain to final extinction. He has practiced the three Buddhacariyã or the Buddha’s conduct. There are as follows: 1) Lokatha-cariyã: conduct for wellbeing of the word. 2) Nãtatha-cariyã : conduct for the benefit of Buddha’s relatives. 3) Buddhattha-cariyã : beneficial conduct as functions of the Buddha. He has organized the four division for protected and maintained Buddhism, They are male monks, female monks, lay man and lay woman.

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Euphum, N., and Phrakru Pariyattidhamwong. “An Analysis of the Buddha’s Determination With Model Development for Integrated Propagation of Buddhism in Modern Thai Sangha”. Mahachula Academic Journal, vol. 2, no. 2, Aug. 2018, pp. 18-28, https://so04.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/JMA/article/view/141587.
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