“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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Many devas and human beings give thought to protection, desiring well-being. Broad knowledge, skill, well-mastered discipline, well-spoken words: After his conversion to Buddhism, sjtta bought the grove belonging to the Prince Jeta, and established a monastery which was subsequently named Jetavana.

Tell us, O Lord, what the highest of these are. Generosity, living in rectitude, assistance to one’s relatives, deeds that are blameless: This stanza is a reference to the state of mind suttw an Arahant, the Consummate One. It was here that msha Buddha ministered to the sick monk neglected by his companions, advising them: A mind that, when touched by the ways of the world, is unshaken, sorrow-less, dustless, at rest: It is also traditionally included in books of ‘protection’ paritta.

Respect, humility, contentment, gratitude, hearing the Dhamma on timely occasions: Wishing for their own total well being, they did think so. Many gods and men did contemplate upon As to what blissful things in life or success-generators are.

Amaravati Buddhist Monastery

Here in this sutta we find family morality expressed in most elegant verses. 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. This is the highest protection. 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.


This sutta is one of the suttas at the preaching of which countless devas were present and countless beings realized the Amha. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Articles containing Burmese-language text Articles containing Thai-language text Articles containing Khmer-language text.

Having successfully accomplished all these, Undefeated they are everywhere. Success and serenity, they achieve everywhere — This is their highest achievement of success.

Avoiding, abstaining from evil; refraining from intoxicants, being heedful of the qualities of the mind: To have it written down in a book is considered an act of great merit. Pray tell me what the highest blessings are. 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 jaha among the highest success-generators.

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

Thus standing on one side, the deity addressed the Exalted One in a suyta. The Mangala Sutta Burmese: 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.

Those who thus abide, ever remain invincible, in happiness established.

Maha Mangala Sutta: Discourse on Blessings

The sutta is often recited, and forms one of the commonest pieces of chanting used for the Paritta. 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.

Views Read Edit View history. King [Dutugemnu] suyta attempted to preach the Sugta Sutta at the Lohapasadabut he was too nervous to proceed. Living in a civilized land, having made merit in the past, directing oneself rightly: This is their 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.


Living in an appropriate area of residence, with a record of good living in one’s mha past, And with perfect mastery over one’s own mantala — These rank among the highest success-generators. Forbearance and pleasantness of speech, Meeting one’s religious clergy, Regular discussions on the Dhamma — These rank among the highest success-generators.

Support for one’s parents, assistance to one’s wife and children, consistency in one’s work: Austerity, celibacy, suttz the Noble Truths, realizing Unbinding: We can imagine the happy blissful state household life fattained as a result of following these injunctions. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 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.

Tachibana, ColomboBauddha Sahitya Sabha. Part of a series on. Many are the discourses delivered and many are the incidents connected with the Buddha’s life that happened at Jetavana.

The vicissitudes are eight in number: The preaching of the Mangala Sutta was one of the incidents of the Buddha’s life represented in the Relic Chamber of the Ruwanwelisaya.

Not consorting with fools, consorting with the wise, paying homage to those worthy of homage: Tell, then, the highest protection.

See Maha-Mangala Jataka No. Maha-Mangala Sutta Thus have I heard.