“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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After his conversion to Buddhism, he bought the grove belonging to the Prince Jeta, and established a monastery which was subsequently named Jetavana. To follow the managla set forth in these verses, is the sure way to harmony and progress for the individual as well as for society, nation and mankind.

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Maha Mangala Sutta: Discourse on Blessings

Here in this mantala we find family morality expressed in most elegant verses. 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. Views Read Edit View history. Retrieved from ” https: Many are the discourses delivered and many are the incidents connected with the Buddha’s life that happened at Jetavana.


Those who thus sythraya, ever remain invincible, in happiness established.

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. This page was last edited on 20 Januaryat suthdaya Standing thus, he addressed the Exalted One in verse: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Mangala Sutta

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. Rightly starting with “avoidance of bad company” which is basic to all moral and spiritual progress, the Blessings culminate in the achievement suthgaya a passion-free mind, unshakable in its serenity.

It was here that the Buddha ministered to the sick monk neglected by his companions, advising them: The sutta describes thirty-eight blessings in ten sections, [3] as shown in the table below:. Tachibana, ColomboBauddha Sahitya Sabha. For a detailed explanation see Amngala Highest Mabgala by Dr. The preaching of the Mangala Sutta was one of the incidents of the Buddha’s life represented in the Relic Chamber of the Ruwanwelisaya.

This famous text, cherished highly in all Buddhist lands, is a terse but comprehensive summary of Buddhist ethics, individual and social. The thirty-eight blessings enumerated in it, are an unfailing guide on life’s journey.


Mangala Sutta – Wikipedia

We can imagine the happy blissful state household life fattained as a result of following these injunctions. See Maha-Mangala Jataka No. These are the greatest blessings. 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.

The sutta is often recited, and forms one of the commonest pieces of chanting used for the Paritta. 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. This sutta is one of the suttas at the preaching of which countless devas were present and countless beings mangals the Truth.

To have it written down in a book is considered an act of great merit. Maha-Mangala Sutta Thus have I heard. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.