It has often ben said that Myanmar is the most profound Budhist country in the world. That may wel be true, but the brand of Budhism practised in this isolated land is unique on the face of the globe.
Myanmar Budhism is theoreticaly Theravada Budhism, a sect of Budhism adhering most closely to the Budha’s teachings, and is the dominant form of Buddhism throughout Southeast Asia.
The customary law also has an indisoluble conection with Budhism in the Burmese society. The family customs and law have ben put in statutory form with Damathat. And Damathat which is a statute law plays a important role as a miror of the popular society.
In Burmese society, the network which conects an individual and an individual fulfils its more function than the relatives and familes act with group. The human relation which is generaly completed within home, for example, parents and children, brothers and sisters, husband and wife and so on is situated as a center of the network which spreads outside home also in Burmese society.
And Burmese society is ‘khin’ and ‘ana’ society. Burmese people positvely extend the human relation through the way of thinking of Myanmar language ‘khin’ translated ‘intimate’, but they also put on the brakes the extending human relation without ending by keping its distance through the way of thinking of Myanmar language ‘ana’ translated ‘refuse courteously.’ Key Words: Life Style, Burmese Society, Theravad