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This is a qualitative research with two objectives, namely; 1) to study the criteria
for the Five Precepts in the Buddhist scriptures and the operating norm for the Five Precepts
Village project, 2) to develop and present the pattern of the criteria for the Five Precepts
for the promotion of individual and social peace. The fi ndings show the criteria of the Five
Precepts are important standard in terms of the practical observance of the pañcasīla. While
the Forty-indicator norm for the implementation of the Five Precepts village is a key success
of the project. The development of criteria for the Five Precepts is cautiously carried out
in order to get two new criteria:- 1) a developed criterion for diagnosis the status of the
Five Precepts, and 2) a developed criterion for diagnosis the penalty of violated Precepts.
Lastly, the pattern of the criteria for the Five Precepts shows the fi vefold peace; peace of
life, asset, couple, data and information, and wisdom respectively.
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