“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. Among my favorite Sutras is the Mangala Sutra (Sutta), the Happiness Sutra. Although there are great commentaries, this Mangala Sutta is full of easy-to- follow.

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

Avoiding, abstaining from evil; refraining from intoxicants, being heedful of the qualities of the mind: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Tell, then, the highest protection. Many are the discourses suhta and many are the incidents connected with the Buddha’s life that happened at Jetavana. Vastness of learning mangaala erudition, together with skills, and perfect discipline in conduct, and delightful propriety of speech — These rank among the highest success-generators. Pray tell me what the highest blessings are.

Mangala Sutta

A mind that, when touched by the ways of the world, is unshaken, sorrow-less, dustless, at rest: Mabgala 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.


Wishing for their own total well being, they did think so.

This sutta is one of the suttas at the preaching of which countless devas mahgala present and countless beings realized the Truth. Standing thus, he addressed the Blessed One in verse:. 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.

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. Articles containing Burmese-language text Articles containing Thai-language text Articles containing Khmer-language text.

The sutta describes thirty-eight blessings in ten sections, [3] as shown in the table below:.

Maha Mangala Sutta: Discourse on Blessings

Part mamgala a series on. The preaching of the Mangala Sutta was one of the incidents of the Buddha’s life represented in the Relic Chamber of the Ruwanwelisaya. On arrival there, the deity made an obeisance to the Exalted One and stood on one side.

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

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Mangala Sutta Burmese: Tachibana, ColomboBauddha Sahitya Sabha. We can imagine the happy blissful state household life fattained as a result of following these injunctions. 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 manyala non-transgression of the offences enumerated in the Patimokkha the code of the monk’s rules or the ‘fourfold moral purity’ catu-parisuddhi-sila.


The vicissitudes are eight in number: Keeping away from unwise suttw 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.

Retrieved from ” https: 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.

This page was last edited on 20 Januaryat Support for one’s parents, assistance to one’s wife and children, consistency in one’s work: 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. These are the greatest blessings. Maha-Mangala Sutta Thus have Mantala heard.

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.

Not consorting with fools, consorting with the wise, paying homage to those worthy of homage: