“The Maha-Mangala Sutta shows that the Buddha’s instructions do not always take negative forms, that they are not always a series of classifications and. The Mangala Sutta is a discourse (Pali: sutta) of the Buddha on the subject of ‘ blessings’ . Life’s Highest Blessings: The Maha-Mangala Sutta: Translation and . In response, the Buddha delivered a discourse known as Mangala Sutta, in Mangala Sutta is customarily chanted for blessings on auspicious occasions.

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Keeping away from unwise and unwholesome friends, And seeking the company only of those who are wise, Giving honor and service to those that are worthy recipients These rank among the highest success-generators.

It was here that the Buddha ministered ustta the sick monk neglected by his companions, advising them: For a detailed explanation see Life’s Highest Blessing by Dr.

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Mamgala are the greatest blessings. Articles containing Burmese-language text Articles containing Thai-language text Articles containing Khmer-language text. On approaching, having bowed down to the Blessed One, she stood to one side.

mah To follow the ideals set forth in these verses, is the sure way to harmony and progress for the individual as well as for society, nation and mankind. Maha-Mangala Sutta Thus have I heard.

Mangala Sutta

The Mangala Sutta Burmese: Kangala, composure, seeing contemplatives, discussing the Dhamma on timely occasions: It is also traditionally included in books of ‘protection’ paritta. Then a certain deva, in the far extreme of the night, her extreme radiance lighting up the entirety of Jeta’s Grove, approached the Blessed One.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Generosity and righteous living, And courteous care of one’s own kith and kin, Blameless in one’s own conduct — These rank among the highest success-generators. Many devas and human beings give thought to protection, desiring well-being. Not consorting with fools, consorting with the wise, paying homage to those worthy of homage: When battered by the realities of the world, If one’s mind never mangalx to tremble, And it stays secure, griefless and stainless — These rank among the highest success-generators.

As she stood to one side, she addressed him with a verse. Living in a civilized land, having made merit in the past, directing oneself rightly: Four Discourses of the Buddha The Discourse on Blessings [1] This famous text, cherished highly in all Buddhist lands, is a terse but comprehensive summary of Buddhist ethics, individual and social.

See Maha-Mangala Jataka No.

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Autta Read Edit View history. Support for one’s parents, assistance to one’s wife and children, consistency in one’s work: We can imagine the happy blissful state household life fattained as a result of following these injunctions. This is the highest protection. Success and serenity, they achieve everywhere — This is their highest achievement of success.

This sutta is one of the suttas at the preaching of which countless devas were present and countless beings realized the Truth.

Thus standing on one side, the deity addressed the Exalted One in a verse. This famous text, cherished highly in all Buddhist lands, is a terse but comprehensive summary of Buddhist ethics, individual and social. Respect, humility, contentment, gratitude, hearing the Dhamma on timely occasions: By using this site, you agree to the Terms manyala Use and Privacy Policy.


Tell us, O Lord, what the highest of these are.

Maha Mangala Sutta: Discourse on Blessings

After his conversion to Buddhism, he bought the grove belonging to the Prince Jeta, suyta established a monastery which was subsequently named Jetavana. The thirty-eight blessings enumerated in it, are an unfailing guide on life’s journey. It was in this monastery that the Buddha observed most of his vassana periods rainy seasons — the three months’ retreat beginning with the full-moon of July.

Avoiding, manvala from evil; refraining from intoxicants, being heedful of the qualities of the mind: To have it written down in a book is considered an act of great merit. Vastness of learning and erudition, together with skills, and perfect discipline in conduct, and delightful propriety of speech — These rank among the highest success-generators.

Generosity, living in rectitude, magala to one’s relatives, deeds that are blameless: Many gods and men did contemplate upon As to what blissful things in life or success-generators are.