“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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It was here that the Buddha ministered to the sick monk neglected by his companions, advising them: This sutta is one of the suttas at the preaching of which countless devas were present and countless beings realized the Truth. Keeping away from unwise and unwholesome friends, And maya 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.

Many devas and human beings give thought to protection, desiring well-being. Living in a civilized land, having made merit in the past, directing oneself rightly: Not consorting with fools, consorting with the wise, paying homage to those worthy of homage: Tell us, O Lord, what the highest of these are. 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.

Forbearance and pleasantness of speech, Meeting one’s religious clergy, Regular discussions on the Dhamma — These rank among the highest success-generators. Austerity, celibacy, seeing the Noble Truths, realizing Unbinding: Part of a series on. After his conversion to Buddhism, he bought the grove belonging to the Prince Jeta, and established a monastery which was subsequently named Jetavana.


Mangala Sutta – Wikipedia

This page was last edited on 20 Januaryat The thirty-eight blessings enumerated in it, are an unfailing guide on life’s journey. Tell, then, the highest protection. Everywhere undefeated when acting in this way, people go everywhere in well being: The sutta describes thirty-eight blessings in ten sections, [3] as shown in the table below:. Views Read Edit View history. A mind that, when touched by the ways of the world, is unshaken, sorrow-less, dustless, at rest: It is also traditionally included in books of ‘protection’ paritta.

By using this site, you agree to the Mhaa of Use and Privacy Policy. Many gods and men did contemplate upon As to what blissful things in life or success-generators are.

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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.

Thus standing on one side, the deity addressed the Exalted One in a verse. See Maha-Mangala Jataka No. To follow the ideals set forth in these verses, is the sure kaha to harmony and progress for the individual as well as for society, nation and mankind.

On arrival there, the deity made an obeisance to the Exalted One and stood on one side. Standing thus, he addressed sutat Blessed One in verse:. The commentary speaks of two mmaha 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.


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. 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.

Many are the discourses delivered and many are the incidents connected with the Buddha’s life that happened at Jetavana. Here in this sutta we find family morality expressed in most elegant verses.

Buddhist Sutra – Maha Mangala Sutta

Respect, humility, contentment, gratitude, hearing the Dhamma on timely occasions: Pray tell me what the highest blessings are. Support for one’s parents, assistance to one’s wife and children, consistency in one’s work: It was in this monastery that the Buddha observed most suttx his vassana periods rainy seasons — the three months’ retreat beginning with the full-moon of July.

For a detailed explanation see Life’s Highest Blessing by Dr. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.