“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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Buddhist Sutra – Maha Mangala Sutta

For a detailed explanation see Life’s Highest Blessing by Dr. Respect, humility, contentment, gratitude, hearing the Dhamma on timely occasions: Articles containing Burmese-language text Articles containing Thai-language text Articles containing Khmer-language text.

Thus standing on one side, the deity addressed the Exalted One in a verse. Now when the night was far advanced, a certain deity, whose surpassing radiance illuminated the whole of Jetavana, approached the Blessed One, sutta saluted him, and stood beside him.

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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.

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.

Generosity, living in rectitude, assistance to one’s relatives, deeds that are maba Part of a series on. The thirty-eight blessings enumerated in it, are an unfailing guide on life’s journey. The sutta describes thirty-eight blessings in ten sections, [3] as shown in the table below:. Forbearance and pleasantness of speech, Meeting one’s religious clergy, Regular discussions on the Dhamma — These rank among the highest success-generators. To have it written down in a book is considered an act of great merit.


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

It was here that the Buddha ministered to the sick monk neglected by his companions, advising them: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. 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.

See Maha-Mangala Jataka No. Many devas and human beings give thought to protection, desiring well-being. On approaching, having bowed down to the Blessed One, she stood to one side. Standing thus, he addressed the Blessed One in verse:. This sutta is one of the suttas at the preaching of which countless devas were present and countless beings realized the Truth. Then it was that Sakka suggested that a deva should visit the Buddha and ask him about it.

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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.


As she stood to one side, she addressed him with a verse. Here in this sutta we find family morality expressed in most elegant verses. 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 famous text, cherished highly in all Buddhist lands, is a terse but comprehensive summary of Mangaala ethics, individual and social.

The Mangala Sutta Burmese: We can imagine the happy blissful state household life fattained as a result of following these kaha. Views Read Edit View history. It is also traditionally included in books of ‘protection’ paritta. The maah are eight in number: Patience, composure, seeing contemplatives, discussing the Dhamma on timely suttta Everywhere undefeated when acting in this way, people go everywhere in well being: The preaching of the Mangala Sutta was one of the incidents of the Buddha’s life represented in the Relic Chamber of the Ruwanwelisaya.

These are the greatest blessings. On arrival there, the deity made an obeisance to the Exalted One and stood on one side. This stanza is a reference to the state of mind of an Arahant, the Consummate One.