The Process of Cultivating Faith on the Basis of Wisdom in Creating Buddha Images

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Phrakhru phothisutathorn Phramaha Somboon Vudฺdฺhikaro Maechee Kritsana Raksachom

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From this research articles, the researcher has studied the concept of the process of cultivating faith on the basis of wisdom in creating Buddha images. There are 3 objectives of the research as follows: 1) to study the process of cultivating faith on the basis of wisdom in accordance with Buddhism, 2) to study the process of creating Buddha images in Thai society, and 3) to present the cultivating faith and wisdom in accordance with the process of creating Buddha images. The research methodology is a qualitative research by using in-depth interview.


              The research results find that the process of cultivating faith and wisdom according to Buddhist scriptures must have faith on the basis of  3 wisdoms which were 1) Sutamayapanya  (Wisdom is caused by listening), 2) Jittamayapanya, (Wisdom is caused by thinking), and 3) Pavanamayapanya (Wisdom is caused by training). The  wisdom makes new knowledge with the principles of approaching Kalayanamitr that are 1) Piyo,  a beloved one, 2) Kru, respectful, 3) Bhawaniyo, honorable, 4) Wataja, wise teaching, 5) Watjanakoma,  patient with words, 6) Kamphiraja kantakatta, able to teach deeply, and 7) Nojatthananeeyochaye,  not induce in a degenerative way.

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