“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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The sutta describes thirty-eight blessings in ten sections, [3] as shown in the table below:. By using this stuta, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

The sutta is often recited, and forms one of the commonest pieces of chanting used for the Paritta. On arrival there, the deity made an obeisance to the Exalted One and stood on one side. Respectful and gentle in one’s behavior, Contentment and a profound sense of gratitude, regular listening to the Dhamma — These rank sutt the highest success-generators.

See Maha-Mangala Jataka No. 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.

Standing thus, he addressed the Exalted One in verse: Support for one’s parents, assistance to one’s mwha and children, consistency in one’s work: Many gods and men did contemplate upon As to what blissful things in life or success-generators are. Now when 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.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The post-canonical Pali Commentary [4] explains that at the time the sutta was preached there was great mangalw over the whole of Jambudvipa regarding the definition of blessings. Thus standing on one side, the deity addressed the Exalted One in a verse. King [Dutugemnu] once attempted to preach the Mangala Sutta at the Lohapasadabut he was too nervous to proceed.


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

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. 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. 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.

Here in this sutta we find family morality expressed in most elegant verses. Mxngala was here that the Buddha ministered to the sick monk neglected by his companions, advising them: Many are the discourses delivered and many are the incidents connected with the Buddha’s life that happened at Jetavana.

Living in a civilized land, having made merit in the past, directing oneself rightly: This is their highest protection. Retrieved from ” https: 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 rank among the highest success-generators. This stanza is a reference to the state of mind of an Arahant, the Consummate One.

To have it written down nangala a book is considered an act of great merit.


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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. Everywhere undefeated when acting in this way, people go everywhere in well being: 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.

Part of a series on. Avoiding, abstaining from evil; refraining from intoxicants, being heedful of the qualities of the mind: As she stood to one side, she addressed him with a verse.

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 sjtta. These are the greatest blessings.

Those who thus abide, ever remain invincible, in happiness established. Broad knowledge, skill, well-mastered discipline, well-spoken words: Respect, humility, contentment, gratitude, hearing the Dhamma on timely occasions: Generosity, living in rectitude, assistance to one’s relatives, deeds that are blameless: A mind that, when touched by the ways of the world, is unshaken, sorrow-less, dustless, at rest: For a detailed explanation see Life’s Highest Blessing by Dr.

This page was last edited on 20 Januaryat Wishing for their own total well being, they did think so. The Mangala Sutta Burmese: Maha-Mangala Sutta Thus have I heard.