“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.

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

Mangala Sutta – Wikipedia

After his conversion to Buddhism, he bought the grove belonging to the Prince Jeta, and established a monastery which was subsequently named Jetavana. The preaching of the Mangala Sutta was one of the incidents of the Buddha’s life represented in the Relic Chamber of the Ruwanwelisaya. These are the greatest blessings.

Part of a series on. Four Discourses of the Buddha The Discourse on Blessings [1] This famous text, cherished highly in all Buddhist lands, is a terse but comprehensive summary of Buddhist ethics, individual and social. Standing thus, he addressed the Exalted One in verse: 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 shthraya catu-parisuddhi-sila.


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 page was last edited on 20 Januaryat It was in this monastery that the Buddha observed most of his vassana mahgala rainy seasons — the three months’ retreat beginning with the full-moon of July. This famous text, cherished highly in all Buddhist lands, is a terse but comprehensive summary of Buddhist ethics, individual and social.

We can imagine the happy blissful state household life fattained as a result of following these injunctions. Maha-Mangala Sutta Thus have I heard. Those who thus abide, jaha remain invincible, in happiness established.

The sutta is often recited, and forms one of the commonest pieces of chanting used for the Paritta. This sutta is one of the suttas at the preaching of which countless devas were present and countless beings realized the Truth. Rightly starting with “avoidance of bad company” which is basic suthhraya all moral and spiritual progress, the Blessings culminate in the achievement of a passion-free mind, unshakable in its serenity.

Here in this sutta we find family morality expressed in most elegant verses. The thirty-eight blessings enumerated in it, suthraua an unfailing guide on life’s journey.

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. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


Maha Mangala Sutta: Discourse on Blessings

The Mangala Sutta Burmese: It was here that the Buddha ministered to the sick monk neglected by his companions, advising them: See Maha-Mangala Jataka No. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Many are the discourses delivered and many are the incidents connected with the Buddha’s life that happened at Jetavana. Tachibana, ColomboBauddha Sahitya Sabha.

Mangala Sutta

Then it was that Sakka suggested that a deva should visit the Buddha and ask him about it. It is also traditionally included in books of ‘protection’ paritta. For a detailed explanation see Life’s Highest Blessing by Dr. King [Dutugemnu] once attempted to preach the Mangala Sutta at the Lohapasadabut he was too nervous to proceed. Articles containing Burmese-language text Articles containing Thai-language text Articles containing Khmer-language text.

To have it written down in a book is considered an act of great merit. Retrieved from ” https: Views Read Edit View history.