Roles of Forest Monks in Creative Economy

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“He devised ways to bring the community and monks together and to have them share the same goal of deliverance. By doing this, on the one hand he discouraged wrong practice, and on the other hand he encourage self – reliance and self- practice. This brought about an integration of the Sangha and local community through an emphasis on continuous practice in daily life.”

This excerpt is from the abstract of the thesis, Foreign Buddhist Monks under the Lineage of Phra Ajahn Chah: A Case Study of Wat Pah Nanachat, Ubon Ratchathani, by Miss Pratibha Prabhasrawong.The thesis was done to complete her Master Degree at Facculty of Liberal Arts, Thammasat University in 2001. I discovered it after I had visitted Wat Nong Pah Pong or Wat Pah Nanachat, Ubon Ratchathani.

The abstract was appeared in a book printed in 2007 by Thammasat University. The book is “The Decade of Buddhism Studies” (ทศวรรษพุทธศาสนศึกษา). The cover of the book is shown here for your consideration.

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