THE BUDDHIST INTERGRATION OF RELIGIOUS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT OF MONESTRY IN BUDDHISM

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Phramaha Sunan Sunandho
Phra Suthee Wirabandit (Chot Sanyeeyo)
Phramaha Krisada Kittisobhano
Phrakhrabhavanawachirakun
Anuwat Krasang

Abstract

Objectives of this research were to: study management level of religious properties in Buddhist monasteries of Sangha Administrators, to study the religious properties management process of Buddist monasteries and To propose the Buddhism integration for religious properties management of Buddhist monasteries Methodology was the mixed methods: the qualitative research collected data from 18 key informants by in-depth-interviewing and 8 part explant in focus group discussion. The quantitative research collected data from 324 samples with questionnaires by the researcher and analyzed data with frequency, percentile, mean and standard deviation. Findings were as follows:
1. The level of religious properties in monasteries management of Sangha administrators was at the high level with mean score at 3.96, SD. at 0.740 and all aspects were at high levels.
2. Religious properties management was the sensitive process of Sangha principles. The abbots, who are the Sangha administrators at monastery levels, have direct responsibilities. Sangha administrators at all levels have to work relatedly at 2 levels; 1) religious property control, (1) monastery lay-out plan control corresponding to development plan, (2) plan of each monastery control to be in line with economy and context of each communities and construction in line with plan. 2) religious properties management promotion; (1) monitoring and visiting abbots who are eager to develop monasteries, (2) helping solve abbots’ problems.
3. Buddhism integration for religious properties management of Buddhist monasteries consisted of 4 steps: Chanda, aspiration;(Plan) there are master plan for monastery development, opening to public hearing, abbots and monasteries lay managers meeting work on document. There should be appointment of a committee for religious properties to inform, operate, control and manage the religious properties in monasteries. Viriya, effort; (Do) operation according to the master plan, abbots meeting to inform the set rules, accounts, book-keeping and plan to follow, visiting abbots regularly. Chitta, attention;(Check) checking and evaluating the operation according to the master plan by checking committee, opening opportunities for public to co-check the operation, abbots submitted annual reports on religious properties management if abided by the rules and laws of the ministries, preparing plan for religious properties allocation and abbots’ satisfaction survey. Vimamsa, examination; (Act) improve the master plan, correct the mistakes during the past operation by peoples’ participation, developing book-keeping and document and keeping them up-to-date at all times, helping solve the abbots’ problems and obstacle in line with the rules and regulations of the ministries.

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Sunandho . พ., (Chot Sanyeeyo) พ. ., Kittisobhano พ. ., พระครูภาวนาวชิรคุณ, & Krasang อ. . (2020). THE BUDDHIST INTERGRATION OF RELIGIOUS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT OF MONESTRY IN BUDDHISM. Journal of MCU Social Science Review, 7(2-2), 117–128. Retrieved from https://so03.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/jssr/article/view/245691
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