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Mangala Sutta for Children

Mangala Sutta for Children

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Mangala Sutta for Children
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    
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             A      -    A       -       A     A         
Men, together with deities, tried to findout for twelve years what blessing was.But they could not find out the blessings which number thirty-eight, that are thecause of happiness.
                        A       A  A      A                       A  …                            
Oh, Good People! Let us recite those blessing, which are taught by the Deity of the Deities (the Buddha) for the benefit of beings and which destroy of all evil.
 E   E        A   AA         A        A                
Thus have I heard. At one time the Blessed One wasdwelling at the monastery of  Anāthapiņţika in Jeta's Grove near thecity of Sāvatthi.
A  A A       A             U      A   E  A E          A    A                                   U                 U       A                       
Then a certain deity in the late hours of the night with surpassing splendor,having illuminated the entire Jeta'sGrove, came to the Blessed One.Having come to the Blessed One andoffered profound salutations the deity stood on one side and spoke to theBlessed One reverently in the following verse.
    A    A             A                                          
Many dieties and men, desiring what isgood, have pondered upon just what blessings were. Pray tell me what thehighest blessing is.
 
U      
English Translation
  
2
 A                  
Not to associate with fools,
                        A                       
To associate with the wise,
      A                               
To honour those who are worthy of honour,
          E   -     
These 3 are the highest blessings.
          A      ၄       A  
To live in a suitable place,
      U        A  ၅           
To have done meritoriousdeeds in the past,
           A      ၆ A                   
to keep one’s mind and body in a proper way,
          A            E   -     
These 3 are the highest blessings.
U            A     
 
U      
English Translation
  
3
 ၇   
To have much learning,
                  A   
To be skilled in crafts,
A   A     A    A  ၉                               
To be well-trained in moralconduct,
                               
To have speech that is well-spoken,
   U A      E   ၄-     
These 4 are the highest blessings.
A        U           
Caring for one’s parent,
                               
Supporting one’s spouseand children,
                A    A A   A                 
Having work that causes noconfusion,
A      A  A   E   -     
These 3 are the highest blessings.
             A     

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