“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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After his conversion to Buddhism, he bought the grove belonging to the Prince Jeta, and established a monastery which was subsequently named Jetavana. Now amngala the night was far advanced, a certain deity, whose surpassing radiance illuminated the whole of Jetavana, approached the Blessed One, respectfully saluted him, and stood beside him.

See Maha-Mangala Jataka No. Many gods and men did contemplate upon As to what blissful things in life or success-generators are. 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. Living in a civilized land, having made merit in the past, directing oneself rightly: 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.

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Here in this sutta we find family morality expressed in most elegant verses. The vicissitudes are eight in number: Thus standing on one side, the deity addressed the Exalted One in a verse.

The sutta describes thirty-eight blessings in ten sections, [3] as shown in the table below:. These are the greatest blessings. Generosity and righteous living, And courteous care suta one’s own kith and kin, Blameless in one’s own conduct — These rank among the highest success-generators.

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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 sutra These rank among the highest success-generators. Patience, composure, seeing contemplatives, discussing the Dhamma on timely occasions: Maha-Mangala Sutta Thus have I heard. Those who thus abide, ever remain invincible, in happiness established. On approaching, having bowed down to the Blessed One, she stood to one side.


The post-canonical Pali Commentary [4] explains that at the time the sutta was preached there was great discussion over the whole of Jambudvipa regarding the definition of blessings. Tell us, O Lord, what the highest of these are.

We can imagine the happy blissful state household life fattained as a result of following these injunctions.

King [Dutugemnu] once attempted to preach the Mangala Sutta at the Lohapasadabut he was too nervous to proceed. Generosity, living in rectitude, assistance to one’s relatives, deeds that are blameless: The sutta is often recited, and forms one of the commonest pieces of chanting used for the Paritta. Standing thus, he addressed the Blessed One in verse:. A mind that, when touched by the ways of the world, is unshaken, sorrow-less, dustless, at rest: Pray tell me what the highest blessings are.

Many devas and human beings give thought to protection, desiring well-being.

Part of a series on. Success and serenity, they achieve everywhere — This is their stuta achievement of success. Retrieved from ” https: Having successfully accomplished all these, Undefeated they are everywhere.

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.

Rightly starting with “avoidance of bad company” which is basic to all moral and spiritual progress, the Blessings culminate in the achievement of a passion-free mind, unshakable in its serenity. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Tell, then, the highest protection. Avoiding, abstaining from evil; refraining from intoxicants, being heedful of shtta qualities of the mind: It was here that the Buddha ministered to the sick monk neglected by his companions, advising them: This is the highest protection.


On arrival there, the deity made an obeisance to the Exalted One and stood on one side.

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The commentary speaks of two kinds of discipline — that of the householder, which is abstinence from the ten immoral actions akusala-kammapathaand that of the monk which is the non-transgression of the offences enumerated in the Patimokkha the code of the monk’s rules or the ‘fourfold moral purity’ catu-parisuddhi-sila. This is their highest protection. Standing manfala, he addressed the Exalted One in verse: This page was last edited on 20 Januaryat This ssutta is one of the suttas at the preaching of which countless devas were present and countless beings realized the Truth.

Articles containing Burmese-language text Articles containing Thai-language text Mahz containing Khmer-language text. The Mangala Sutta Burmese: 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.

For a detailed explanation see Life’s Highest Blessing by Dr.

To have it written down in a book is considered an act mana great merit. The preaching of the Mangala Sutta was one of the incidents of the Buddha’s life represented in the Relic Chamber of the Ruwanwelisaya. Then it was that Sakka suggested that a deva should visit the Buddha and ask him about it. Not consorting with fools, consorting with the wise, paying homage to those worthy of homage: Living in an appropriate area of residence, with a record of good living in one’s own past, And with perfect mastery over one’s own self — These rank among the highest success-generators.

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