DEATH IN THERAVĀDA BUDDHISM

Arloka -

Abstract


            Death is a certain thing of human beings. On the other hand, it can be said having birth will have death as its shadow. This is a common rule for all living beings. The study about the death is the most important in order to understand about one’s own life in the case of realization that, one day, he will compulsorily reach to the death. Moreover, the study of the death is to have a plus attitude about the death and to prepare oneself before engaging to the death. This is the most important for one who is still alive.

            The researcher explores the data related with the death in Buddhism by finding out the materials from Tipitaka which is the primary source and the recording of all the teachings of Buddha. Furthermore, the researcher has explored the commentaries (Aṭṭhakakhā) of Tipitaka and other books written by people who are accepted in the Buddhist society, then made a composition together in accordance with this article outline.

            The research found that the death in Buddhism means the abandonment of this body and the collapse of the five aggregates (Pañca-Khandā). Buddhism mentioned about the main kind of the death, there are of four kinds : 1.) One dies due to ending his own age, 2.) One dies due to ending his own Karma, 3.) One dies due to ending his own age and Karma, 4.) One dies due to accidents. The preparation before getting to the death is that to do good things in the present life because such good things will effect to the next life. When the death is approaching, one will be calm and will not be afraid of it.


Full Text:

PDF

References


Sutta-Pitaka Khuddakanikāya Dhammpada. Mahāchulālongkornrajavidyālaya University, Thailand (tr. Thai version ), B.C. 2539.

Sutta-Pitaka Khuddakanikāya Apadānapali. Mahāchulālongkornrajavidyālaya University, Thailand (tr. Thai Pali version ), B.C. 2539.

Vinaya-Pitaka Bhikkunivibaṅgapali. Mahāchulālongkornrajavidyālaya University, Thailand (tr. Thai Pali version ), B.C. 2539.

The group of the teachers of MCU. Vimuttimagga. Bangkok, MCU, B.C 2538.

Phar Ñāṇadhaja. Paramatthadīpanī. Bangkok, B.C. 2546.

P.A. Payutto. Buddist Dictionary. Mahāchulālongkornrajavidyālaya University, 2532.

Phra Prayudh Payutto. Grant A. Olsoon, translator. Buddhadhamma. State of University of New York Press, Albany, 1995.

Pali Text Society’s Pali-English Dictionary. T.W. Rhys Davids, 1921-1925.

Phra Buddhaghosathera. Visuddimagga. Bangkok, Wat Mahathatyuwarat rangsrit, 2546.

Buddhadāsa Bhikku. The Death. Bangkok, 2548.

Buddhadāsa Bhikku. How to overcome the death. Bangkok, thammasapha, 2548.

Phra Sīlācārathera. Abhidhammatthasaṅgahaṭīkā. Bangkok, 2546.

M. O’C. Walshe. Buddhism and Death.Buddhist Publication Society, 2005.

Mr. Suchaya Siritanyaporn and Others. An Analysis of Theravada Buddhist Scriptures: Death and Mindfulness od Death. Mahāchulālongkorn-rajavidyālaya University, 2005.

Phamaha Suporn Rakkitadhammo (Puangklang). An Analytical Study of Facing the Peaceful Death according to Contemplation on Death in Theravada Buddhism. Mahāchulālongkornrajavidyālaya University, 2014.

Miss Sirina Langputeh. Life After death. Silapakorn University, 2013.

Dr. Sumalai Ganwiboon. Life after death in Buddhism. Suratthani Rajabhat University.

Anongphat Sapkanokmat. The truth of life. Mahāchulālongkornrajavidyālaya University, 2018.

Pinit Ratanakul, Ph.D. The Buddhist Concept of Life, Suffering and Death, and Related Bioethical Issue. Mahidol University, 2004.


Refbacks

  • There are currently no refbacks.

Comments on this article

View all comments




Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Copyright © 2020 INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION AND RESEARCH JOURNAL