“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. 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 thirty-eight blessings enumerated in it, are an unfailing guide on life’s journey.

Maha Mangala Sutta: Discourse on Blessings

It was here that the Buddha ministered to the sick monk neglected by his companions, advising them: Those who thus abide, ever remain invincible, in happiness established. It is also traditionally included in books of ‘protection’ paritta.

Maha-Mangala Sutta Thus have I heard. 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. Standing thus, he addressed the Exalted One in verse: The Mangala Sutta Burmese: Part of a series on.

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

King [Dutugemnu] once attempted to preach the Mangala Sutta at the Lohapasadabut he was too nervous to proceed. This famous text, cherished highly in all Buddhist lands, is a terse but comprehensive summary of Buddhist ethics, individual and social. To have it written down in a book is considered an act of great merit. Many are the discourses delivered and many are the incidents connected with the Buddha’s life that happened at Jetavana.


Tachibana, ColomboBauddha Sahitya Sabha. Then it was that Sakka suggested that a deva should visit the Buddha and ask him about it.

The sutta is often recited, and forms one of the commonest pieces of chanting used for the Paritta.

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The sutta describes thirty-eight blessings in ten sections, [3] as shown in the table below:. Articles containing Burmese-language text Articles containing Thai-language text Articles containing Khmer-language text.

Here in this sutta we find family morality expressed in most elegant mangxla. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

See Maha-Mangala Jataka No. The preaching of the Mangala Sutta was one of the incidents of the Buddha’s life represented in the Relic Chamber of the Ruwanwelisaya. 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.

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


Four Discourses of the Buddha The Discourse on Blessings [1] This famous text, cherished suthraay in all Buddhist lands, is a terse but comprehensive summary of Buddhist ethics, individual and social. 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.

Mangala Sutta – Wikipedia

This sutta is one of the suttas at the preaching of which countless devas were present and countless beings realized the Truth. 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 manngala purity’ catu-parisuddhi-sila.

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