“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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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 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.
As she stood to one side, she addressed him with a verse.
Many devas and human beings give thought to protection, desiring well-being. See Maha-Mangala Jataka No.
Tell, then, manyala highest protection. Part of a series on. This sutta is one of the suttas at the preaching of which countless devas were present and countless beings realized the Truth.
Wishing for their own total well being, they did think so. Generosity, living in rectitude, assistance to one’s relatives, deeds that are blameless: Then a certain deva, in mangaka far extreme of the night, her extreme radiance lighting up the entirety of Jeta’s Grove, approached the Blessed One.
The commentary speaks of two kinds of discipline — that of the householder, which is abstinence from the ten immoral actions akusala-kammapathaand that of the monk which is the non-transgression of the offences enumerated in the Patimokkha the code of the monk’s rules or the ‘fourfold moral purity’ catu-parisuddhi-sila.
After his conversion to Buddhism, he bought the grove belonging to the Prince Jeta, and established a monastery which was subsequently named Jetavana. Support for one’s parents, assistance to one’s wife and children, consistency in one’s work: Standing thus, he addressed the Exalted One in verse: These are the greatest blessings.
Those who thus abide, ever remain invincible, in happiness established. Pray tell me what the highest mangalaa are. 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.
A mind that, when touched by the ways of the world, is unshaken, sorrow-less, dustless, at rest: We can imagine the happy maya state household life fattained as a result of following these injunctions. 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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Retrieved from ” https: It is also traditionally included in books of ‘protection’ paritta. On arrival there, the deity made an obeisance to the Exalted One and stood on one side. To follow the ideals set forth in these verses, is the sure way mantala harmony and progress for the individual as well as for society, nation and mankind. Broad knowledge, skill, well-mastered discipline, well-spoken words: Patience, composure, seeing contemplatives, discussing the Dhamma on timely occasions: 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.
Many are the discourses delivered and many are the incidents connected with the Buddha’s life that happened at Jetavana. 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.
It was here that the Buddha ministered to the sick monk neglected by his companions, advising them: Stuta, abstaining mzha evil; refraining from intoxicants, being heedful of the qualities of mangsla mind: The sutta describes thirty-eight blessings in ten sections,  as shown in the table below:.
Living in a civilized land, having made merit in the past, directing oneself rightly: King [Dutugemnu] once attempted to preach the Mangala Sutta at the Lohapasadabut he was too nervous to proceed. Austerity, celibacy, seeing the Mnagala Truths, realizing Unbinding: The preaching of the Mangala Sutta was one of the incidents of the Buddha’s life represented in the Relic Chamber of the Ruwanwelisaya.
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.
Buddhist Sutra – Maha Mangala Sutta
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. Having successfully accomplished all these, Undefeated they are everywhere. Forbearance and pleasantness of speech, Meeting one’s religious clergy, Regular discussions on the Dhamma — These rank among the highest success-generators.
Tell us, O Lord, what the highest of these are. To have it written down in a book is considered an act of great merit. On approaching, having bowed down to the Blessed One, she stood to one side. Maha-Mangala Sutta Thus have I heard. Thus standing on one side, the deity addressed the Exalted One in a verse. 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.
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.