“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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For a detailed explanation see Life’s Highest Blessing by Dr. Having successfully accomplished all these, Undefeated they are everywhere. Generosity, living in rectitude, assistance to one’s relatives, deeds that are blameless: Magnala Read Edit View history.

Here in this sutta we find family morality expressed in most elegant verses. Success and serenity, they achieve everywhere — This is their highest achievement of success. Forbearance and pleasantness of speech, Meeting one’s religious clergy, Regular discussions on the Dhamma — These rank among the highest success-generators. The preaching of the Mangala Sutta was one of the incidents of the Buddha’s life represented in the Relic Chamber of the Ruwanwelisaya.

It is also traditionally included in books of ‘protection’ paritta. King [Dutugemnu] once attempted to preach the Mangala Sutta at the Lohapasadabut he was too nervous to proceed. Many devas and human beings give thought to protection, desiring well-being. These are the greatest mabgala.

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. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Maha Mangala Sutta: Discourse on Blessings

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.


Tachibana, ColomboBauddha Sahitya Sabha. This page was last edited on 20 Januaryat 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. To have it written down in a book is considered an act of great merit. The sutta describes thirty-eight blessings in ten sections, [3] as shown in the table below:.

Those who thus abide, ever remain invincible, in happiness established. This famous text, cherished highly in all Buddhist lands, is a terse but comprehensive summary of Buddhist ethics, individual and social. The sutta is often recited, mangalx forms one of the commonest pieces of chanting used for the Paritta.

Mangala Sutta – Wikipedia

On arrival there, mangzla deity made an obeisance to the Exalted One and stood on one side. This sutta is one of the suttas at the preaching of which countless devas were present and countless beings realized the Truth.

When battered by the realities of the world, If one’s mind never tends to tremble, And it stays secure, griefless and stainless — These rank among the highest success-generators. 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. 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.

Broad knowledge, skill, well-mastered discipline, well-spoken words: Patience, composure, seeing contemplatives, discussing the Dhamma on timely occasions: Standing thus, he addressed the Blessed One in verse:. Standing thus, he addressed the Exalted One in verse: 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.


Respect, humility, contentment, gratitude, hearing the Dhamma on timely occasions: Then it was that Sakka suggested that a deva should visit the Buddha and ask him about it.

Mangala Sutta

This stanza is a reference to the state of mind of an Arahant, the Consummate One. Gentle care of one’s mother and father, and dutiful maintenance of one’s wife and child, Propriety and decorum in one’s activities — these sutfa among the highest success-generators.

Restraint and departure from evil ways, Abstinence from intoxicants and all drugs too, Diligently active in the pursuit of goodness — These rank among the highest success-generators.

The thirty-eight blessings enumerated in it, are an unfailing guide on life’s journey. Mahw 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. Everywhere undefeated when acting in this way, people go everywhere in well being: 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.

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Thus standing on one side, the deity addressed the Exalted One in a verse. On approaching, having bowed down to the Blessed One, she stood to one side.

Support for one’s parents, assistance to one’s wife and children, consistency in one’s work: