The Truth Realization Affecting Human Behavior in Buddhist Psychology

Phramaha Sopon Vijittadhammo, Mathavee Udomthammanuphap, Prayoon Suyajai

Abstract


The study was a qualitative research containing 3 objectives, namely, 1) to study the truth Realization of life and human behavioral adjustment in Buddhadhamma, 2) to study the truth realization of life and human behavioral adjustment in Psychology, and 3) to present the application of the truth realization of life in order to adjust human behaviors in Buddhist psychology. The tool of data collection was an interview and divided into 2 kinds, namely, 1) in-depth interview, and 2) focus group discussion, inviting key informants who are experts in Tiptaka, philosophy, Buddhist psychology, insight meditation instructors and meditation practitioners.
In the study, the populations who participated in the 7 continuous days-program of mental development for wisdom and peace organized at youth Buddhist association of Thailand in the Royal Patronage, they realized the truth of life and human behavioral adjustment according to the Buddha’s teachings including the Noble Eightfold Path and the Four Foundation of Mindfulness integrated with the western Psychological theories including  Maslow’s the Needs-Hierarchy Conception of Human Motivation and Bandura’s Operant Conditioning or Instrumental Conditioning theory, resulted in the truth Realization of life and human behavioral adjustment in Buddhist Psychology.


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