Development of Quality of Life by Mental Development of Dhaamarata Wat Talriang Meung District KhonKaen Province

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Pramahapakasit Sukcharoenchawarathana

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The research objectives were 1) to study the problematic conditions of quality of life of the practitioners at Dhaamarata centre at talriang monastery, Phralap sub-district, Muang district, KhonKaen province, 2) to study the mental development in Satipatṭhāna Sutta and 3) to present the ways to develop the quality of life by the mental development for the practitioners in the studied area. The research objectives were 1) to study the problematic conditions of quality of life of the practitioners at Dhaamarata centre at talriang monastery, Phralap sub-district, Muang district, KhonKaen province, 2) to study the mental development in Satipatṭhāna Sutta and 3) to present the ways to develop the quality of life by the mental development for the practitioners in the studied area. 


The research results revealed that: the mental development used by the practitioners emphasizes on using the consciousness as the controller. This resulted in clearly understanding of the relation between body, mind, consciousness and thoughts. Using the consciousness to control the emotional perception through the six sense doors (dvāra) makes the mind calm, bright and clear. The research results can be summarized in six aspects: Buddhism, it is preservation of Buddhist doctrines; Personnel, the practitioners learn and understand the practices according to the principles of the Threefold Learning (sikkhā); Family, the family members are happy because of their faith in the dhamma; Community, the community becomes generous, united and peaceful and harmonious because of the principle called the bases of social solidarity (saṅgahavatthu); Art, Culture and Tradition, people realize the values of art, culture and traditions and this causes the sustainable preservation of art, cultures and traditions.

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