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The objectives of research aimed to study the status, roles, concepts, knowledge and process of transferring Buddhist knowledge, influential factors and the effect for The objectives of research aimed to study the status, roles, concepts, knowledge and process of transferring Buddhist knowledge, influential factors and the effect for the way of life and community’s resource management of E-san local scholars and the Buddhist way of life model and strategies for development of life and Thai society based on wisdom of E-san scholars. It was a qualitative method.
The research result was: E-san local scholars are the prototype for building a good community and intellectual leader who bring local knowledge to strengthen the community by using the methods 1) promoting of participation in community, 2) promoting of learning in the community, 3) promoting of systematical resources management, 4) promoting of good culture of community, 5) promoting of loving community and 6) promoting of moral values and ethics in community. The knowledge of E-san local scholars is varied according to the aptitudes and the practices of individual that refers to the social and personal knowledge, deep and explicit knowledge with the Buddhist knowledge and the knowledge in the agricultural occupations, depending on the philosophy of sufficiency economy. The process of transferring Buddhist knowledge of E-san local scholars is used local wisdom as tool for self-management and community. The influential factors and effect for the way of life and resource management of E-san local scholars referred to people who are the model in building the good community, knowing own community, creating of learning processes in community and self-management for community development. On the other hand, the Buddhist way of life according to the wisdom of E-san local scholars was the way of life that is just enough by creating a good community to expand the allied network as a mechanism and intellectual lighting for society.