The Promotion of Family Stability based on Six Directions in Tao Hai Sub-district Community, Phen District, Udon Thani Province

Authors

  • Chonthicha Kanjanasiri, Phramaha Daosayam Vajirapanno, Phrakhru Sudhikhambhirayana, Phramaha Mit Thitapanyo

Keywords:

Promotion of Family Stability, Six Directions, Tharavada Buddhism, Tao Hai Sub-district Community

Abstract

- The objectives of this research were1) to study the six directions in Tharavada Buddhism, 2) to study the problem situation of the family in Tao Hai Sub-district community, Phen district, Udon Thani Province, and  3) to propose the guideline of promotion of family stability based on six directions in Tao Hai Sub-district community, Phen district, Udon Thani Province. The research was conducted by qualitative research. The data were collected by documents and in-depth interviews. There were 30 key informants and were selected by using purposive samplingDescriptive analysis was used in this research. Results indicated that 1) the principle of six directions in Theravada Buddhism is a principle for building human relations toward the roles and duties of people in the family and society to create peace for oneself and the public consisting of the spouse, children, relatives in the family. 2) The problem situation of the family in Tao Hai Sub-district community, Phen district, Udon Thani province was the conflict between family members leading to other social problems such as 1) the conflict between the spouse, 2) the conflict between spouse and relatives, 3) problem of poverty leading to the social problem. 3) Guideline of the promotion of family stability based on six directions in Tao Hai Sub-district community, Phen district, Udon Thani province composed of 1) physical and verbal control of self-conduct, spouses are honest, and it is a humanitarian guideline to cultivating honesty among the family members, 2) family marriages need to be honest, to have trustworthiness, to have royal love for each other, 3) build family relationships such as attending the Buddhist holidays and family day, and 4) know the duty and responsibility with sincerity in order to cultivate and promote human relations between each other based on the principle of six directions.

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Published

2022-03-03