“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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Retrieved from ” https: Tachibana, ColomboBauddha Sahitya Sabha. Forbearance and pleasantness of speech, Meeting one’s religious clergy, Regular discussions on the Dhamma — These rank among the highest success-generators. This stanza is a reference to the state of mind of an Arahant, the Consummate One. 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 rank among the highest success-generators.

The preaching of the Mangala Sutta was one of the incidents of the Buddha’s life represented in the Relic Chamber of the Ruwanwelisaya. 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. It was here that the Buddha ministered to the sick monk neglected by his companions, advising them: Having successfully accomplished all these, Undefeated they are everywhere.


On arrival there, the deity made an obeisance to the Exalted One and stood on one side. 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. 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.

Then it was that Sakka suggested that a deva should visit the Buddha and ask him about it. These are the greatest blessings. To have it written down in a book is considered an act of great merit. 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.

Buddhist Sutra – Maha Mangala Sutta

Standing thus, he addressed the Blessed One in verse:. This is their highest protection. Articles containing Burmese-language text Articles containing Thai-language text Articles containing Khmer-language text.

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. The manfala blessings enumerated in it, are an unfailing guide on life’s journey.

This is the highest protection. 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.

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. Pray tell me what the highest blessings are. Maha-Mangala Sutta Thus have I heard.


Mangala Sutta

For a detailed explanation see Life’s Highest Blessing by Dr. 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. Generosity, living in rectitude, assistance to one’s relatives, deeds that are blameless: Respect, humility, contentment, gratitude, hearing the Dhamma on timely suyta Standing thus, he addressed the Exalted One in verse: Everywhere undefeated when acting in this way, people go everywhere in well being: Views Read Edit View history.

On approaching, having bowed down to the Blessed One, she stood to one side. Many gods and men did contemplate upon As to what blissful things in mangxla or success-generators are.

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