Abstract: The application and integration of proverbs from Thai didactic literature for persons and society was conducted in order to manage the knowledge and thinking process of good behaviors and to increase efficiency for the mind, intellect and behaviors of the individual and others in society. Individuals and societies should apply the appropriate proverbs appearing in the didactic literatures to use in their everyday life. These must be done to emphasize individuals’ duties according to their status or position. Consequently individuals and societies would live in harmony, know the way to stop and prevent conflicts between people in order to bring peace to the nation, to know the way to spend money carefully, to be industrious in studying, to conduct only goodness and neglect vicious and follow the Dharma principles of Buddhism. The sample this research were 7 Thai didactic literatures. Klong Loganit, Suphasit Pra Ruang, Wachirayarn Phasit, Suphasit Isarayarn, Suphasit Sorn Satri, Suphasit in Sawasdiraksa and Suphsit in Pra Aphai Manee. The results of this research benefit in building the understanding of the background of Thai didactic literatures linking up the way of life of people in the past to the present by means of applying and integrating according to the social status of the users and practitioners. Technology and modern communication trends are needed to modernize traditional Thai didactic literature to update the proverbs and make the verses and messages more appealing widely adapted by modern society.
S. Boonsanong , C. Sirisuthi and Pramateesuthaphon , 2008. The Application and Integration of Proverbs from Thai Didactic Literature for Individuals and Society. The Social Sciences, 3: 531-536.