Yonisomanasikara according to Anupubbikatha for Creating Sammaditthi (Right View)

Phurithat Sri-aram, Uthai Siriphuk

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Abstract

            The objectives of this research aimed to 1) study the importance of Anupubbikathā appearing in the Theravada Buddhist scriptures, 2) study the importance of Yonisomanasikāra appearing in the Theravada Buddhist scriptures, 3) study factors causing Sammādiṭṭhi according to Theravada Buddhist scriptures, and 4) propose the development model of Yonisomanasikāra according to Anupubbikathā for creating Sammādiṭṭhi.

            This research is a document method. It focused on the Buddhist principle on Anupubbikathā, Yonisomanasikāra, and the factors causing Sammādiṭṭhi.The data were analyzed for creating a development model of Yonisomanasikāra according to Anupubbikathā for creating Sammādiṭṭhi.

            The research revealed as follows:1) Anupubbikathā is the Buddhist teaching that brings listeners’ mental calm, makes them free from Nivaraṇa (hindrances) and awakens from defilements, and brings them Sammādiṭṭhi.Also, Anupubbikathā is a way to elementary foundation for deeper understanding on Ariyasacca (the Four Noble Truth).  2) Yonisomanasikāra is a significant element for creating Sammāditthi, generating all kinds of wholesome actions, and eradicating mental intoxicants. Moreover, the Buddha’s scrutiny on Yonisomanasikāra in various aspects like benefits, disadvantages, and solutions, had caused him attain enlightenment. 3) To associate with Kalyāṇamittatā (good companion) resulted in Sammādiṭṭhi, and Yonisomanasikāra was categorized as Maggabavana (way to mental development) causing Sammādiṭṭhi, and 4) For the overall development model of Yonisomanasikāra according to Anupubbikathā in creating Sammādiṭṭhi.  Incidentally, the proposed model was placed an importance in two elements, namely 1) the good internal factors: good guidance, surrounding, atmosphere, and training patterns, 2) the process and advices for scrutiny on Yonisomanasikāra in various aspects like benefits, disadvantages, and solutions.Interestingly, a period of time for continuing development was significant in creating Yonisomanasikāra.

Keywords: Anupubbikathā, Yonisomanasikāra, Sammāditthi

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