The Guidelines for Promoting Buddhist Environmental Conservation of Ban Hua Bueng Community, Nam Phong District, Khon Kaen Province

Authors

  • Phramaha Phongsiri Gambhirasettho Namsaeng, PhraSophonphatthanabandit, Phramaha Mit Thitapanyo

Keywords:

Causal Relationship Model, Integrated Buddhist Effectiveness of Management, Sub-District Administration Organization

Abstract

The objectives of this research study were: 1) to study the Dhamma principles concerning Buddhist environment conservation; 2) to study the conditions of environmental conservation problems in Ban Hua Bueng community; 3) to study the guidelines for promoting Buddhist environmental conservation in Ban Hua Bueng community, Nam Phong district, Khon Kaen province. This study was carried out by means of qualitative research by conducting the interviews of 25 informants. The obtained data were interpreted by the descriptive analysis.  The research results were as follows: The Dhamma principles concerning Buddhist environment conservation: it is the use of the Four Saṅgahavatthu Dhamma principles and the ordination of the forest as a guideline for the implementation and process of promoting environmental conservation which can be divided into 3 aspects: environmental conservation as a principle to induce the mind, the adoption of dhamma principles that are the site of mutual assistance and conservation of the community forest environment. The conditions of environmental conservation problems in Ban Hua Bueng community: Different livelihoods of each community surrounding the Ban Hua Bueng Community Forest cause problems in each aspect, such as people, way of life and culture, care and development in relations to promotion of the Buddhist environmental conservation of Ban Hua Bueng Community Forest. The guidelines for promoting Buddhist environmental conservation in Ban Hua Bueng community are divided into 4 types: (1) land conservation guidelines by campaigning with chemical free-soil rehabilitation; (2) water resources conservation guidelines by applying the Sekhiyavatta principle and guidelines for conserving water resources through the Ban Hua Bueng reforestation activities; (3) guidelines for forest conservation through forest ordination activities and introduction of the Four Saṅgahavatthu principle as a way to promote forest conservation  and planting trees for replacement; (4) environmental conservation approaches in Buddhism which affect the way of life. There is conservation of land, water resources and forests through community forest activities causing the coexistence of people in the community with the environment as their lifestyle

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Published

2022-03-03