“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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Respect, humility, contentment, gratitude, hearing the Dhamma on timely occasions: Retrieved from ” https: Standing thus, he addressed the Exalted One in verse: Those who thus abide, ever remain invincible, mangqla happiness established. 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.

For a detailed explanation see Life’s Highest Blessing by Dr. A mind that, when touched by the ways of the world, is unshaken, sorrow-less, dustless, at rest: The thirty-eight blessings enumerated in it, are an unfailing guide on life’s journey. This page was last edited on 20 Januaryat Many gods and men did contemplate upon As to what blissful things in life or success-generators are.

Maha Mangala Sutta: Discourse on Blessings

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

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Wishing for their own total well being, they did think so. This sutta is one mahaa the suttas at the preaching of which countless devas were present and countless beings realized the Truth. Avoiding, abstaining from evil; refraining from intoxicants, being heedful of the qualities of the mind: This famous text, cherished highly in all Buddhist lands, is a terse but comprehensive summary of Buddhist ethics, individual and social.

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.

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. On approaching, having bowed down to the Blessed One, she stood to one side. Many are the discourses delivered and many are the incidents connected with the Buddha’s life that happened at Jetavana. Here in this sutta we find family morality expressed in most elegant verses.

Thus standing on one side, the deity addressed the Exalted One in a verse. Living in a civilized land, having made merit in the past, directing oneself rightly: On arrival there, the deity made an obeisance to the Exalted One and stood on one side.

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These are mha greatest blessings.

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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. Broad knowledge, skill, well-mastered discipline, well-spoken words: 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.

The vicissitudes are eight in number: 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. 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.

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

Mangala Sutta

Forbearance and pleasantness of speech, Meeting one’s religious clergy, Regular discussions on the Dhamma — These rank among the highest success-generators. Having successfully accomplished all these, Undefeated they are everywhere. Standing thus, he addressed the Blessed One in verse:. The Mangala Sutta Burmese: