Buddhist Psychology: Corruption and Honesty Phenomenon

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Dr. Phramaha Chakrapol Acharasubho Thepa


The current academic paper on Buddhist Psychology takes to study involving a branch of religion psychology, especially its keys to learning human behavior. The current paper aims to analyze and synthesize Buddhist Psychology especially in the sub-teams as corruption and honesty phenomenon are relevant to the depth of mind that influences human behaviors. Buddhist doctrines collect the paths to narrate and illustrate the human mind systematically. The study found the body of knowledge of corruption and honesty phenomenon based on Buddhist Psychology as two significant factors i.e., variables of corruption by the ownership and valuable of corruption by the friendship. That is the cause of self and surrounding of friendship until the top of the origin is “ignorance”. Buddhist psychology mentions the corruption origin relevant to ignorance by conceiving of the seven Anusaya with significant stupefaction i.e., greed, clinging, hate, arrogance, misconception, inconsistency, and ignorance. Human behavior will always be associated with the mind under observation on six sensations as form, sound, smell, taste, touch, and emotion. A Corruption Mind Map and an Honesty Mind Map are the synthesis of Dhamma principles and present them to create awareness of the behavior of the mind systematically created for the obvious human mind phenomenon in Buddhist Psychology. That is a key to resolving corruption and cultivating honesty in society and to inspirit those who are interested in researching the field of Buddhist Psychology.

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