Path of Khruba: Leadership for Empowering Good Citizenship

  •  Ardej Upanan    
  •  Parud Boonsriton    
  •  Thongchai Phuwanatwichit    
  •  Chetthapoom Wannapaisan    


“Path of Khruba” is a discourse created in the context of Lanna society, to reflect the practice and attributes of monks in beautiful Buddhism, to be good and practice, as well as to be firm in dharma discipline, as well as to be highly respected of the people’s faith and to contribute significantly to the development of people and society. According to the study of Khruba practice in Lanna society, the “Path of Khruba” is the most popular. There are five key points of good citizenship: (1) Sujarittham, who focuses on non-corruption, public property of the community or the society in which they live (2) Karawatham, focus on citizens to respect the law, the rules and laws that the community or society have together designed and accepted are common practices (3) Sangkhahatham, focusing on the groups of people living together with the public consciousness and helping the underprivileged, as well as in need of help (4) Khantithamma, focus on the people who are tolerant of conflicting issues, and open to accepting differences in faith, culture, religion, language, and other values, and (5) Santitham, focusing on the power of peace and jointly addressing the conflict from escalating to violence by opening up space for reconciliation and consultation, this will lead to the coexistence between the groups of people by respecting, praising, and honoring each other. Therefore, “Path of Khruba” is the perfect combination between being a “good person” and a “good citizen” to become a model for the way citizens develops into society.

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