The Role of Sangha Administrators in the Buddhist Monastery Region 14 in Training People for Abstaining from Causes of Ruin in Both Maha Nikaya and Dhammayuttika Nikaya
Revised 22/12/2017 Phrakhru Siridhamanithet1 Phrasomchai Odkamdee2
Accepted 14/06/2019 Phramaha Prasit Srathorng3
The purposes of this research were 1) to conduct a comparative study on the role of Sangha Administrators in training people for abstaining from causes of ruin which were classified according to personal factors; and 2) to study the factors that predicted the role of Sangha Administrators in training people for abstaining from causes of ruin. The samples were 298 monks who were drawn using stratified sampling. The questionnaires were tools used for collecting data. The statistics used in data analysis include t-test, one-way ANOVA, and stepwise multiple regression analysis. The findings were as follows: 1) different personal factors in terms of age, Dhamma study, Pali study, secular study, and Sangha positions made no difference in terms of the role in training people for abstaining from causes of ruin. Meanwhile, the different number of rainy season retreats that the monks had spent in the temples, and the different length of time that the monks were in the positions played different roles in training people for abstaining from causes of ruin with statistical significance at 0.05; and 2) the factor in terms of Four Bases of Success can predict the role in training people for abstaining from causes of ruin (54.9%).
Keywords: preach, causes of ruin, Buddhist Sangha, Region Sangha Administration
1Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Director of Theological Seminary in Sirindhorn Rajavittayalaya, Mahamakut Buddhist University
2Ph.D., Bachelor of Education Program in Buddhist Studies, Mahamakut Buddhist University
3Bachelor of Education Program in Teaching English, Mahamakut Buddhist University