Mangala / Mingalar / Blessings

Mangala

  • Auspices
  • Blessings

Mangala Sutta

  • First of the 11 suttas covered in “Paritta Pali”.
  • Discourse on Blessings
    38 Blessings
    Some are related to Loki (mundane)
    Some are related to Lokotra (supramundane)
  • Mingalar Kabyar
    Dagon U Tun Myint’s verses about the sutta
  • U Thu Kha’s book discusses the sutta using lay people’s terms

Highest Blessings

by Sayadaw U Silananda

Excerpts from Paritta Pali (A Collection of Eleven Protective Suttas) and Protective Suttas (An English Translation with an Introduction)

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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