Human Development in Accordance with Buddhist Strategies


  • Sman Ngamsnit, Surapon Suyaprom


This research article aimed to convey the knowledge based on the research entitled: Buddhadhamma for Administrators conducted by the researcher in 2020 with 3 objectives: to study the Buddhadhamma, appropriate to public and private administrators, to compile the Buddhadhamma into categories for administrators and to propose the findings to the concerned organizations to apply the Buddhadhamma in public and private organizational administration including human development. Research methodology was the documentary research collected data, the Dhamma topics, from Suttantapitaka, one of the Tipitaka, the  most important Pali Canon of Buddhism,  in line with Kermis S. McTaggard, R.(1988) and Scott J.(1990) who formulated quality control criteria for handling documentary sources.  These are authenticity, credibility, representativeness and meaning. Suttantapitaka meets all these criteria. Findings were as follows: from Suttanta Pitaka Ankuttaranukaya,in main Tipitaka Pali Canon, volume 20 to volume 25, there are 21 Dhamma topics that are most suitable for administrators of public and private organizational administration. In main Tipitaka volume 25; Suttanta Pitaka voulume 17, Mangalasutta, there is Dhamma principle for human development, called Mangala, blessings. This principle  is considered by Buddhist academicians the human development strategies. In this Mangalasutta, Buddha had laid down the methods or strategies for human development from the very basic to the highest level, consisting of the thirty eight strategies with blessings as the outcomes. When one practices along these strategies from very basic to the highest level, one will have a good life, eliminate sufferings, gain liberation and become the full developed, the enlightened one.