Buddhist Good Governance: An Analytic, Appreciative and Applicative Study

Phrakhru Ophassarathikhun (Chatree Asapho), Kirti Bunchua, Wiset sangkanjanavanich


Good governance is a set of virtues for administration and caring the group and people. However it had been usually misunderstood this virtues to be action according to the law and universal criterion, domain on rule conservation that leads to force to practice according to the authorities in shite of no benefit to mind and spirit aspects.  The researcher thus would like to find the answer of the question whether Buddhist Good governance is for the development of mind. This research had objectives to analyze, appreciate and apply the Buddhist good governance according to moderate postmodern philosophy as the means of the development of quality of life. This research employed the method of philosophical research, namely a dialectical method and a discursive procedure between opposing groups consisting of those who followed the modern philosophy and the researcher with his support group. The findings of this research indicated that the opposing groups had the view that good governance is just the universal principle for the administration of the crowd in public order. The researcher had a contrasting view and proposed that good governance in the universal domain and in Buddhism is the virtuous principles which achieve with the intellectual instinct that lead to the development of the quality of life which affected the mind and spirit aspect. These findings can serve as a rationale for and guidelines to the development and application on good governance for the caring of the people in any class to have happiness according to reality in the present life and benefit to the next world.

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