“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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Wishing for their own total well being, they did think so. This stanza is a reference to the state of mind of an Arahant, the Consummate One.

Tell, then, the highest protection.

Buddhist Sutra – Maha Mangala Sutta

It was here that the Buddha ministered to the sick monk neglected by his companions, advising them: 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. Having successfully accomplished all these, Undefeated they are everywhere.

After his conversion to Buddhism, he bought the grove belonging to the Prince Jeta, and established a monastery which was subsequently named Jetavana. Many devas and human beings give thought to protection, desiring well-being. To have it written down in a book is considered an act of great merit.


Maha-Mangala Sutta Thus have I heard. This is their highest protection.

Mangala Sutta

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. The thirty-eight blessings enumerated in it, are an unfailing guide on life’s journey. Not consorting with fools, consorting with the wise, paying homage to those worthy of homage: 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.

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. For a detailed explanation see Life’s Highest Blessing by Dr. Articles containing Burmese-language text Articles containing Thai-language text Articles containing Khmer-language text. King [Dutugemnu] once attempted to preach the Mangala Sutta at the Lohapasadabut he was too nervous to proceed.

Then a certain deva, in the far extreme of the night, her extreme radiance lighting up the entirety of Jeta’s Grove, approached the Blessed One.

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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 are the discourses delivered and many are the incidents connected mabgala the Buddha’s life that happened at Jetavana.

Thus standing on one side, the deity addressed the Exalted One in a verse. Success and serenity, they achieve everywhere — This is their highest achievement of success. The Mangala Sutta Burmese: Then it was that Sakka suggested that a deva should visit the Buddha and ask him about it.

These are the greatest blessings. 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.

A mind that, when touched by the ways of the world, is unshaken, sorrow-less, dustless, at rest: Part of a series on. Tachibana, ColomboBauddha Sahitya Sabha.

Tell us, O Lord, what the highest of these are. Austerity, celibacy, seeing the Noble Truths, realizing Unbinding: