“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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The vicissitudes are eight in number: Support for one’s parents, assistance to mqngala wife and children, consistency in one’s work: For a detailed explanation see Life’s Highest Blessing by Dr.

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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. Views Read Edit View history.

A mind that, when touched by the ways of the world, is unshaken, sorrow-less, dustless, at rest: Having successfully accomplished all these, Undefeated they are everywhere.

It was here that the Buddha ministered to the sick monk neglected by his companions, advising them: Avoiding, abstaining from evil; refraining mnagala intoxicants, being heedful of the qualities of the mind: Living in a civilized land, having made merit in the past, directing oneself rightly: Restraint and departure from evil ways, Abstinence from intoxicants and maya drugs too, Diligently active in the pursuit of goodness — These rank among the highest success-generators. As she stood to one side, she addressed him with a verse.


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

Then it was that Sakka suggested that a deva should visit the Buddha and ask him about it. Many are the discourses delivered and many are the incidents connected with the Buddha’s life that happened at Jetavana.

Mahq containing Burmese-language text Articles containing Thai-language text Articles containing Khmer-language text. Living in an appropriate area of residence, with a record of good living eutta one’s own past, And with perfect mastery over one’s own self — These rank among the highest success-generators. The sutta is often recited, and forms one of the commonest pieces of chanting used for the Paritta.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Tell, then, the highest protection. Wishing for their own total well being, they did think so. Broad knowledge, skill, well-mastered discipline, well-spoken words: Rightly starting with “avoidance of bad company” which is sutya to all moral and spiritual progress, the Blessings culminate in the achievement of a passion-free mind, unshakable in its serenity.

Success and serenity, they achieve everywhere — This is their highest achievement of success.

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This is the highest protection. 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. This stanza is eutta reference to the state of mind of an Arahant, the Consummate One.


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. Thus standing on one side, the deity addressed the Exalted One in a verse. Keeping away from unwise and eutta friends, And seeking the company only of those sutra are wise, Giving honor and service to those that are worthy recipients These rank among the highest success-generators. See Maha-Mangala Jataka No.

We can imagine the happy blissful state household life fattained as a result of following these injunctions. Those who thus abide, ever remain invincible, in happiness established. 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.

On that occasion, when the night had far advanced, a deity of exceeding radiance, arrived in the presence of the Exalted One, illumining the Jeta’s Grove in its entirety.

Maha-Mangala Sutta Thus have I heard. Standing thus, he addressed manggala Exalted One in verse: 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.