A Successful Encouragement in the Vipassana Meditation Practice According to the Sappaya Principle

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Phrakrupaladsampipatthanadhammajan (Niran Sirirat)
Phramaha Chit Tongkratok
Viroj Koomkrong


This article aimed 1) to study the practice of Vipassana meditation in the Buddhist scriptures; 2) to study the practice of Vipassana according to the Sappaya principle; and (3) to provide guidelines for promoting the practice of Vipassana according to the Sappaya principle. This research was qualitative research, analyzing document data using the 6'Cs technique and field research with an in-depth interview of 11 key informants. The findings of the research were as follows:

1. Vipassana meditation practice according to the Buddhist scriptures indicates foundations of mindfulness comprising of; 1) contemplation of the body, 2) contemplation of feelings, 3) contemplation of mind, and 4) contemplation of mind objects.

2. The sappāya principle whom encouragement to Vipassana meditation practice is that one who enters into practice (1) must have fewer burdens (2) not let day and night pass without any profit, (3) associate with fewer people, (4) hear of the Dhamma, (5) proficiency in-out meditation, (6) continuity practice with the Sappaya principle, (7) strengthen spiritual faculties, and (8) apply the suitable method of practice.

3. The encouragement of success in meditation practice with the Sappaya principle is that of the adjustment of the environment around practical places to suit meditation practice.

The way to the successful encouragement of meditation practice with the Sappaya principle according to Model 4–7–7 is concluded with meditation practice conformed to the four pillars of mindful contemplation, the seven Sappaya principles, and the seven successful encouragements. These are the advisable guidelines for meditation centers, the masters, and ordinary practitioners.

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(Niran Sirirat), P., Tongkratok, P. C. ., & Koomkrong, V. (2022). A Successful Encouragement in the Vipassana Meditation Practice According to the Sappaya Principle. Journal of Arts Management, 6(4), 1908–1922. Retrieved from https://so02.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/jam/article/view/256510
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