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Mangala Sutta

Update : March 27, 2020

Mangala Sutta

  • Mangala is usually rendered as Auspices or Blessings.
    Myanmar call it Mingalar
  • Mangala Sutta describes 38 Blessings, which are related to both Loki (mundane) and Lokotra (supramundane).
    First of the 11 Suttas covered in Paritta Pali / Protective Verses.

For lay persons

  • U Thu Kha wrote a book discussing the Mangala Sutta (using lay people’s terms).
  • At PPBRS, we had to study “Mingalar Kabyar” (poem) by Saya Dagon U Tun Myint.
    Received a Thermos flask for successfully reciting the Kabyar.
  • Cartoon U Pe Thein illustrated the 38 Blessings.

Highest Blessing

From Paritta Pali and Protective Suttas
by Sayadaw U Silananda

  • Not to associate with fools,
    to associate with the wise and
    to honor those who are worth of honor.
    
  • To live in a suitable place,
    to have done meritorious deeds in the past, and
    to keep one’s mind and body in a proper way.
    
  • To have much learning,
    to be skilled in crafts,
    to be well-trained in moral conduct and
    to have speech that is well-spoken.
    
  • Caring for one’s mother and father,
    supporting one’s spouse and children and
    having work that causes no confusion.
    
  • Giving, practice of what is good,
    support of one’s relatives and
    blameless actions.
    
  • Abstention from evil in mind,
    abstention from evil in body and speech,
    abstention from intoxicants and
    non-negligence in meritorious acts.
    
  • Respectfulness,
    humbleness,
    contentment,
    gratitude and
    listening to the Dhamma on suitable occasions.
    
  • Practice that consumes evil states,
    a noble life,
    seeing the Noble Truths and
    realization of Nibbana.
    
  • The mind of a person (an Arahant) who is confronted with worldly conditions does not flutter,
    is sorrowless,
    stainless and
    secure.
    
  • Having fulfilled such things as these, beings are invincible everywhere and happiness everywhere.
    
  • This is the highest blessing for them.
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Mangala Sutta Text

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