MANGALA SUTTA PDF

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. 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. Here in this sutta we find family morality expressed in most elegant verses. We can imagine the happy blissful state household life fattained as a result of following these injunctions. Tachibana, Colombo , Bauddha Sahitya Sabha.

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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. 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. Here in this sutta we find family morality expressed in most elegant verses.

We can imagine the happy blissful state household life fattained as a result of following these injunctions. Tachibana, Colombo , Bauddha Sahitya Sabha. Maha-Mangala Sutta Thus have I heard. Standing thus, he addressed the Exalted One in verse: "Many deities and men, yearning after good, have pondered on blessings.

Those who thus abide, ever remain invincible, in happiness established. These are the greatest blessings. See Maha-Mangala Jataka No. After his conversion to Buddhism, he bought the grove belonging to the Prince Jeta, and established a monastery which was subsequently named Jetavana. It was here that the Buddha ministered to the sick monk neglected by his companions, advising them: "Whoever, monks, would wait upon me, let him wait upon the sick. All Rights Reserved.

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Mangala Sutta: 38 Blessings (Part 1/3)

Standing thus, he addressed the Exalted One in verse: "Many deities and men, yearning after good, have pondered on blessings. To reside in a suitable locality, [6] to have done meritorious actions in the past and to set oneself in the right course [7] — this is the greatest blessing. To have much learning, to be skillful in handicraft, [8] well-trained in discipline, [9] and to be of good speech [10] — this is the greatest blessing. To support mother and father, to cherish wife and children, and to be engaged in peaceful occupation — this is the greatest blessing. To loathe more evil and abstain from it, to refrain from intoxicants, [12] and to be steadfast in virtue — this is the greatest blessing. To be respectful, [13] humble, contented and grateful; and to listen to the Dhamma on due occasions [14] — this is the greatest blessing. To be patient and obedient, to associate with monks and to have religious discussions on due occasions — this is the greatest blessing.

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