Individual enlightenment and social responsiblity: on the sociological interpretations of the Holy Monk Khruba Boonchum

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dc.contributor.author Dayweinda Yeehsai
dc.contributor.author Giordano, John
dc.date.accessioned 2019-02-11T08:54:47Z
dc.date.available 2019-02-11T08:54:47Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.description.abstract This paper will assess some sociological interpretations of Theravada Buddhism and Holy Monks which rely on such concepts as charisma, millenarianism and utopianism. In the past, sociologiests like Weber and Murti misinterpreted Buddhism as focusing upon individual enlightenment rather than the welfare of society. But these interpretations of Theravāda Buddhism overlook that the Buddhist concept of enlightenment has a deep relationship with social development and social responsibilities. Buddhism has a highly developed sociological basis and need to be understood in its own terms. The practice of Buddhist monks should be understood by means of Buddhist sociology. To illustrate this, this paper will discuss the Theravāda Buddhist concept of the ten perfections (pāramī) in general and perfection of morality (sīla-pāramī) in particular. This will also be illustrated by Buddhist tale of Bhuridatta-Jātaka and the case of Spiritual Master, the Most Venerable Khruba Boonchum, Nyanasamvaro. en_US
dc.format.extent 24 pages en_US
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en_US
dc.identifier.citation Prajna Vihara: The Journal of Philosophy and Religion 19, 2 (July-December 2018), 94-117 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://repository.au.edu/handle/6623004553/21779
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Assumption University Press en_US
dc.rights This work is protected by copyright. Reproduction or distribution of the work in any format is prohibited without written permission of the copyright owner. en_US
dc.rights.holder Assumption University en_US
dc.subject Buddhism en_US
dc.subject Buddhist sociology en_US
dc.subject Holy Monks en_US
dc.subject Khruba Boonchum en_US
dc.subject.other Prajna Vihara: -- Journal of Philosophy and Religion en_US
dc.subject.other Prajna Vihara: -- Journal of Philosophy and Religion -- 2018 en_US
dc.title Individual enlightenment and social responsiblity: on the sociological interpretations of the Holy Monk Khruba Boonchum en_US
dc.type Text en_US
mods.genre Journal Article en_US
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