Update : March 27, 2020
- 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.
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
- Abstention from evil in mind,
abstention from evil in body and speech,
abstention from intoxicants and
non-negligence in meritorious acts.
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,
- Having fulfilled such things as these, beings are invincible everywhere and happiness everywhere.
- This is the highest blessing for them.
Mangala Sutta Text