“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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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. After his conversion to Buddhism, he bought the grove belonging to the Prince Jeta, and established a monastery which was subsequently named Jetavana.

Buddhist Sutra – Maha Mangala Sutta

See Maha-Mangala Jataka No. Standing thus, he addressed the Exalted One in verse: 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. 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.

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. 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.


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These are the greatest blessings. Tachibana, ColomboBauddha Sahitya Sabha. Living in a civilized land, having made merit in the past, directing oneself rightly: Broad knowledge, skill, well-mastered discipline, well-spoken words: A mind that, when touched by the ways of the world, is mahq, sorrow-less, dustless, at rest: As she stood to one side, she addressed him with a verse.

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

Tell, then, the highest protection. Then it was that Sakka suggested that a deva should visit the Buddha and ask him about it. This stanza is a reference to the state of mind of an Arahant, the Consummate One.

It was in this monastery that the Buddha observed most of his vassana periods rainy seasons — the three months’ retreat beginning with kangala full-moon of July. This sutta is one of the suttas at the preaching mha which countless devas were present and countless beings realized the Truth. Forbearance and pleasantness of speech, Meeting one’s religious clergy, Regular discussions on the Dhamma — These rank among the highest success-generators. The sutta manbala thirty-eight blessings in ten sections, [3] as shown in the table below:.

Standing thus, he addressed the Blessed One in verse:. 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. Many are the discourses delivered and many are the incidents connected sutra the Buddha’s life that happened at Jetavana. 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. The vicissitudes are eight in number: Wishing for their own total well being, they did think so.


Mangala Sutta

Avoiding, abstaining from evil; refraining from intoxicants, being heedful of the qualities of the mind: Respect, humility, contentment, gratitude, hearing the Dhamma on timely occasions: On arrival there, the deity made an obeisance to the Exalted One and stood on one side. Views Read Edit View history.

The Mangala Sutta Burmese: This page was last edited on 20 Januaryat Thus standing on one side, the deity addressed the Exalted One in a verse. The preaching of the Mangala Sutta was one of the incidents of the Buddha’s life represented in the Relic Chamber of the Nangala. 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 is also traditionally included in books of ‘protection’ paritta.

Part of a series on. Austerity, celibacy, seeing the Noble Truths, realizing Unbinding: Success and serenity, they achieve everywhere — This is their highest achievement of success. We mangalz imagine the happy blissful state household life fattained as a result of following these injunctions. The sutta is often recited, and forms one of the commonest pieces of chanting used for the Paritta.