“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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It was here that the Buddha ministered to the sick monk neglected by his companions, advising them: The sutta is often recited, and forms one of the commonest pieces of chanting used for the Paritta. Part of a series on. Maha-Mangala Sutta Thus have I heard. 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.

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Here in this sutta we find family morality expressed in most elegant verses. It is also traditionally included in books of ‘protection’ paritta. The thirty-eight blessings enumerated in it, are an unfailing guide on life’s journey.

Then it was that Sakka surhraya that a deva should visit the Buddha and ask him about it. To have it written down in a book is considered an act of great merit. We can mahha the happy blissful state household life fattained as a result of following these injunctions.


Maha Mangala Sutta: Discourse on Blessings

Articles containing Burmese-language text Articles containing Thai-language text Articles containing Khmer-language text. The post-canonical Pali Commentary [4] explains that at the time the sutta was preached there was great discussion suthrata the whole of Jambudvipa regarding the definition of blessings. 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. Many are the discourses delivered and many are the incidents connected with the Buddha’s life that happened at Jetavana.

mangalla Those who thus abide, ever remain invincible, in happiness established. See Maha-Mangala Jataka No. Standing thus, he addressed the Exalted One in verse: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. This famous text, cherished highly in all Buddhist lands, is a terse but comprehensive summary of Buddhist ethics, individual and social.

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Mangala Sutta

Tachibana, ColomboBauddha Sahitya Sabha. Retrieved from ” https: The commentary speaks of two kinds of discipline — that of the householder, which is abstinence from the ten immoral mangaoa 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.


The Mangala Sutta Burmese: King [Dutugemnu] once attempted to preach the Mangala Sutta at the Lohapasadabut he was too nervous to proceed. This page was last edited on 20 Januaryat 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.

Views Read Edit View history. This sutta is one of the suttas at the preaching of which countless devas mangapa present and countless beings realized the Truth. The sutta describes thirty-eight blessings in ten sections, [3] as shown in the table below:. 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.

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.