“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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Rightly zutta 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.

This famous text, cherished highly in all Buddhist lands, is a terse but comprehensive summary of Buddhist ethics, individual and social. Respect, humility, contentment, gratitude, hearing the Dhamma on timely occasions: 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.

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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. Retrieved from ” https: Tachibana, ColomboBauddha Sahitya Sabha. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Mangzla and pleasantness of speech, Meeting one’s religious clergy, Regular discussions on the Dhamma — These rank among the highest success-generators.


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.

Mangala Sutta – Wikipedia

King [Dutugemnu] once attempted to preach the Mangala Sutta at the Lohapasadabut he was too nervous to proceed. We can imagine the happy blissful state household life fattained as a result of following these injunctions. Pray tell me what the highest blessings are.

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. As she stood to one side, she addressed him with a verse. Generosity, living in rectitude, assistance to one’s relatives, deeds that are blameless: These are the greatest blessings. Tell us, O Lord, what the highest of these are.

Avoiding, abstaining from evil; refraining from intoxicants, being heedful of the qualities of the mind: Patience, composure, seeing contemplatives, discussing the Dhamma on timely occasions: Generosity and righteous living, And courteous care mzngala one’s own kith and kin, Blameless in one’s own conduct — These rank among the highest success-generators.

A mind that, when touched by the ways of the world, is unshaken, sorrow-less, dustless, at rest: Wishing for their own total well being, they did think so.

Living in a civilized land, having made merit in the past, directing oneself rightly: Respectful and gentle in one’s behavior, Contentment and a profound sense of gratitude, regular listening to the Dhamma — These mahz among the highest success-generators. Suta for one’s parents, assistance to one’s wife and children, consistency in one’s work: 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.


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.

Keeping 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. 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.

Mangala Sutta

Thus standing on one side, the deity addressed the Exalted One in a verse. It was in this monastery that the Buddha observed most of his vassana periods rainy seasons — the three mha retreat beginning with the full-moon of July.

This is the highest protection. Maha-Mangala Sutta Thus have I heard. Everywhere undefeated when acting in this way, people go everywhere in well being: