“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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Here in this sutta we find family morality expressed in most elegant verses.

Mangala Sutta

This famous text, cherished highly in all Buddhist lands, is a terse but comprehensive summary of Buddhist ethics, individual and social. We can imagine the happy blissful state household life fattained as a result of following these injunctions. 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.

Maha-Mangala Sutta Thus have I heard. After his conversion to Buddhism, he bought the grove belonging to the Prince Jeta, and established a monastery which was subsequently named Jetavana. For a detailed explanation see Life’s Highest Blessing by Dr. It is also traditionally included in books of ‘protection’ paritta. Pray tell me what the highest blessings are.

Views Read Edit View history. Not consorting with fools, consorting with the wise, paying homage to those worthy of homage: Restraint and departure from evil ways, Abstinence from intoxicants and all sktta too, Diligently active in the pursuit of goodness — 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. Many are the discourses delivered and many are the incidents connected with the Buddha’s life that happened at Jetavana. Articles containing Burmese-language text Articles containing Thai-language text Articles containing Khmer-language text.


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Patience, composure, seeing contemplatives, discussing the Dhamma on timely occasions: Many devas and human beings give thought to protection, desiring well-being.

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. Tell us, O Lord, what the highest of these are.

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. Support for one’s parents, assistance to one’s wife and children, consistency in one’s work: King [Dutugemnu] once attempted to preach the Mangala Sutta at the Lohapasadabut he was too nervous to proceed.

The Mangala Sutta Burmese: Forbearance and pleasantness of speech, Meeting one’s religious clergy, Regular discussions on the Dhamma — These rank among the highest success-generators. On arrival there, the deity made an obeisance to the Exalted One and stood on one side.

The preaching of the Mangala Sutta was one of the incidents of the Buddha’s life represented in the Relic Chamber of the Ruwanwelisaya. This sutta is one of the suttas at the preaching of which countless devas were present and countless beings realized the Truth. Part of a series on.

The commentary speaks of two kinds of discipline — that of the householder, majgala 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.

Success and serenity, they achieve everywhere — This is their highest achievement of success. Standing thus, he addressed the Blessed One in verse:. The thirty-eight blessings manglaa in it, are an unfailing guide on life’s journey.


Respectful and gentle in one’s behavior, Contentment and a profound sense of gratitude, regular listening to the Dhamma — These rank among the highest success-generators. Retrieved from ” https: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Broad knowledge, skill, well-mastered discipline, well-spoken words: Living in a civilized land, having made merit in the past, directing oneself rightly: 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.

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 is their highest protection. See Maha-Mangala Jataka No.

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To have it written down in a book is considered an act sutat great merit. Thus standing on one side, the deity addressed the Exalted One in a verse. The sutta is often recited, and forms one of the commonest pieces of chanting used for the Paritta. Many gods and men did contemplate upon As to what blissful things in life or success-generators are.

Then it was that Sakka suggested that a deva should visit the Buddha and ask him about it.

Respect, humility, contentment, gratitude, hearing the Dhamma on timely occasions: 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.

Generosity, living in rectitude, assistance to one’s relatives, deeds that are blameless: Tachibana, ManfalaBauddha Sahitya Sabha. Those who thus abide, ever suutta invincible, in happiness established. Austerity, celibacy, seeing the Noble Truths, realizing Unbinding:

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