“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. In response, the Buddha delivered a discourse known as Mangala Sutta, in Mangala Sutta is customarily chanted for blessings on auspicious occasions. Among my favorite Sutras is the Mangala Sutra (Sutta), the Happiness Sutra. Although there are great commentaries, this Mangala Sutta is full of easy-to- follow.
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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 manyala Dhamma — These rank among the highest success-generators.
The vicissitudes are eight in number: Then it was that Sakka suggested that a deva should visit the Buddha and ask him about it. It was here that the Buddha ministered to the sick monk neglected by his companions, advising them: Sitta 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.
This is their highest protection. Many are the discourses delivered and many are the incidents connected with the Buddha’s life that happened at Mangsla. This is the highest protection.
Buddhist Sutra – Maha Mangala Sutta
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Mangala Sutta Burmese: Not consorting with fools, consorting with the wise, paying homage to those worthy of homage: We can imagine the happy blissful state household life fattained as a result of following these injunctions. The sutta is often recited, and forms one of the commonest pieces of chanting used for the Paritta.
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. Standing thus, he addressed the Exalted One in verse: This famous text, mangal highly in all Buddhist lands, is a terse but comprehensive summary of Buddhist ethics, individual and social.
Living in a civilized land, having made merit in the past, directing oneself rightly: The thirty-eight blessings enumerated in it, are an unfailing guide on life’s journey. As she stood to one side, she addressed him with a verse.
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 to harmony and progress for the individual as well as for society, nation and mankind. Four Discourses of the Buddha The Discourse on Blessings  This famous text, cherished highly in all Buddhist lands, is a terse but comprehensive summary of Buddhist ethics, individual and social.
Broad knowledge, skill, well-mastered discipline, well-spoken words: 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.
King [Dutugemnu] once attempted to preach the Mangala Sutta at the Lohapasadabut he was too nervous to proceed. Pray tell me what the highest blessings are. The sutta describes thirty-eight blessings in ten sections,  as shown in the table below:.
Wishing for their own total well being, they did think so. Thus standing on one side, the deity addressed the Exalted One in a verse. These are the greatest blessings.
Many gods and men did contemplate upon As to what blissful things in life or success-generators are. 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.
This stanza is a reference to the state of mind of an Arahant, the Consummate One. 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.
Many devas and human beings give thought to protection, desiring well-being. Having successfully accomplished all these, Undefeated they are everywhere.
Maha Mangala Sutta: Discourse on Blessings
For a detailed explanation see Life’s Highest Blessing by Dr. Mangapa us, O Lord, what the highest of these are. Views Read Edit View history. Patience, composure, seeing contemplatives, discussing the Dhamma on timely occasions: Avoiding, abstaining from evil; refraining from intoxicants, being heedful of the qualities of the mind: On approaching, having bowed down to the Blessed One, she stood to one side.
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.