Kalama Sutta

Kalama Sutta

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Mahamangala Sutta

[Discourse of Supreme Happiness]


Bahu deva manussa ca

Mangalani acintayum

Akankha-mana sotthanam

Bruhi mangala muttamam

Asevana ca balanam

Panditanan ca sevana

Puja ca puja-niyanam

Etam mangala muttamam

Patirupa-desa vaso ca

Pubbe ca kata-punnata

Atta samma panidhi ca

Etam mangala muttamam

Bahu saccanca sippanca

Vinayo ca susikkhito

Subhasita ca ya vaca

Etam mangala muttamam

Mata pitu upatthanam

Putta darassa sangaho

Anakula ca kammanta

Etam mangala muttamam

Danam ca dhamma-cariya ca

Natakananca sangaho

Anavajjani kammani

Etam mangala muttamam

Arati virati papa

Majja-pana ca sannamo

Appa-mado ca dhammesu

Etam mangala muttamam

Garavo ca Sovacassata,

Samana nanca dassanam

Kalena dhamma sakaccha

Etam mangala muttamam

Tapo ca brahma cariyaca

Ariya sacana dassanam

Nibbana sacchi kiriyaca

Etam mangal muttamam

Putthassa loka dhammehi

Cittam yassa na kampati

Asokam virajam khemam

Etam mangala muttamam

Eta-disani katvana

Sabbattha maparajita

Sabbattha sotthim gacchanti

Tam tesam mangala-muttamamti


Many deities and humans,

yearning after good,

have pondered on Blessings.

Pray, tell me the Supreme Blessings

Not to follow or associate with the foolish,

to associate with the wise,

and honor those who are worthy of honor.

This is the Supreme Blessing

To reside in a suitable locality,

to have done meritorious actions in the past,

and to have set oneself on the right course

This is the Supreme Blessing

Vast-learning, perfect handicraft,

a highly trained discipline

and pleasant speech.

This is the Supreme Blessing

The support of mother and father,

the cherishing of spouse and children

and peaceful occupations.

This is the Supreme Blessings

Liberality, righteous conduct,

the helping of relatives

and blameless action.

This is the Supreme Blessing

To cease and abstain from evil,

forbearance with respect to intoxicants

and steadfastness in virtue.

This is the Supreme Blessing

Patience, obedience,

sight of the holy ones

and religious discussions at due season.

This is the Supreme Blessing

Self-control, pure life,

perception of the Noble Truths

and the realization of Nibbana.

This is the Supreme Blessing

He whose mind does not flutter,

by contact with worldly contingencies,

sorrowless, stainless and secure.

This is the Supreme Blessing

To them, fulfilling matters such as these,

everywhere invincible,

in every way moving happily.

These are the Supreme Blessings