Main Article Content
The purposes of this research were 1) to study The Model of Mettabhavana Cultivation in Buddhism 2) to Develop The Model of Mettabhavana Cultivation that affected The Health of the elderly at the Banped Sub-District Municipality, Mueang District, KhonKaen Province and 3) to analyze the results of Mettabhavana Cultivation towards health of the elderly. The populations to study were : The elderly group 60 years old up. The Researchers selected by purposive sampling total 50 persons. The tools were the pre and post questionnaire training and training package for Mettabhavana Cultivation Model that affected the health the statistics used for data analysis were percentage, Mean, Standard Deviation and t-test.
The results of the findings were found as follow:
- The Model of Mettabhavana Cultivation in Buddhism were: spreading good wishes, radiating pure love for others or beings. There were two kinds: Specific and not specific.
- The Model of Mettabhavana Cultivation in Buddhism that Affected the Health of the elderly at the Banped Sub-District Municipality, Mueang District, KhonKaen Province, have five categories i.e. Spread one’s self, spread to loved one, Spreading compassion to the Enemy and not specific. These spreading of compassion in the four aspects: Physical, Mental, Social and Intellectual.
- The Results of the Pre-Test, overall, The Model of Mettabhavana Cultivation That Affected to the Health of the elderly at Medium level, When considered in each aspect, it has been found that mental and intellectual aspect were at a high level, but Physical and social aspect were at a medium level. Post-Test’s results, overall, the Model of Mettabhavana Cultivation that affected to the health of the elderly at a high level. When considered in each aspect, It was found that the intellectual and mental were at the highest level, but the Physical and social aspects were at a high level and the comparison results were significantly different at the.05 level.