Buddhism : The foundation of identity Thailand

Montree Sirarojananan

Abstract


This article intends to study the uniqueness of Thailand based on doctrinal in Theravada Buddhism. Buddhism is regarded as the foundation of Thai people because of Thai people respected Buddhist principles for long time that cause of identity and uniqueness of Thailand. Thailand's identity has its roots in Buddhism we can see from various parts of Thailand starting from Thai language most radically different is derived from Pali which is used to record the teachings of Theravada Buddhism. Thai food, Thai people has embraced the teachings of Buddhism about Sekhiya to adapted courtesy in dining and that foreigners generally understood to be the Thailand are the character beaming generous these traits considered Buddhist principles are essential to help instruct it to happen.

Keywords


Buddhism; Foundation; Identity

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