“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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On arrival there, the deity made an obeisance to the Exalted One and stood on one side. Maha-Mangala Sutta Thus have I heard. Not consorting with fools, consorting with the wise, paying homage to those worthy of homage: A mind that, when touched by the ways of the world, is unshaken, sorrow-less, dustless, at rest: 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.
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.
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 famous text, cherished highly in all Buddhist lands, is a terse but comprehensive summary of Buddhist ethics, individual and social.
Buddhist Sutra – Maha Mangala Sutta
This page was last edited on 20 Januaryat We can imagine the happy blissful state household life fattained as a result of following these injunctions. Then it was that Sakka suggested that a deva should visit the Buddha and ask him about it. The preaching of the Mangala Sutta was one of the incidents of the Buddha’s life represented in the Relic Chamber maya the Ruwanwelisaya.
To have it written down in a book is considered an act of great merit. These are the greatest blessings. The post-canonical Pali Commentary  explains that at the time the sutta was preached there was great discussion over the whole of Jambudvipa regarding the definition of blessings. The sutta describes thirty-eight blessings in ten sections,  as shown in the table below:.
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. Many are the discourses delivered and many are the incidents connected with the Buddha’s life that happened at Jetavana. The thirty-eight blessings enumerated in it, are an unfailing guide on life’s journey. Standing thus, he addressed the Exalted One in verse: Tachibana, ColomboBauddha Sahitya Sabha.
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Gentle care of one’s mother and father, and dutiful maintenance of one’s wife and child, Propriety and decorum in one’s activities — these rank among the highest success-generators. 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.
Thus standing on one side, the deity addressed mangalw Exalted One in a verse. For a maba explanation see Life’s Highest Blessing by Dr.
Austerity, celibacy, seeing the Noble Truths, realizing Unbinding: Part of a series on. Tell, then, the highest protection.
Tell us, O Lord, what the highest of these are. This is their highest protection. Avoiding, abstaining from evil; refraining from intoxicants, being heedful of the qualities of the mind: Support for one’s parents, assistance mangalaa one’s wife and children, consistency in one’s work: It is also traditionally included in books of ‘protection’ paritta.
Respect, humility, contentment, ,aha, hearing the Dhamma on timely occasions: 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.
On approaching, having bowed down to the Blessed One, she stood to one side.
Here in this sutta we find amngala morality expressed in most elegant verses. See Maha-Mangala Jataka No. Standing thus, he addressed the Blessed One in verse:. 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.