The 7th International Conference Buddhism & Australia
will be held on 1-3 February, 2018 in Perth, Western Australia.
READ MORE

Chinese Buddhist Encyclopedia Illustrations
Some of the Buddhist Illustrations created by Chinese Buddhist Encyclopedia
FREE for everyone to use

We would also appreciate your feedback on Chinese Buddhist Encyclopedia. Please write feedback here
Here you can read media articles about the Chinese Buddhist Encyclopedia which have been published all over the world.

Paypal-logo.jpg
Articles by alphabetic order
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
 Ā Ī Ñ Ś Ū Ö Ō
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0


A Great Discourse on Blessings

From Chinese Buddhist Encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Please consider making little donation to help us expand the encyclopedia    Donate Paypal-logo.jpg    Enjoy your readings here and have a wonderful day  


Kuh0048.JPG

A Great Discourse on Blessings (adapted from Mangala Sutta by Gunaratana Mahathera) At one time the Exalted One was living in Jeta Grove. A certain deity of astounding beauty approached the Exalted One and said: “Many deities and humans have pondered on blessings. Tell me the blessings supreme.”

The Buddha replied:

“To associate not with the foolish, To be with the wise,
To honor the worthy ones This is a blessing supreme. To reside in a suitable location, To have good past deeds done, To set oneself in the right direction This is a blessing supreme. To be well caring of mother, of father, To look after wife and children, To engage in a harmless occupation, This is a blessing supreme. Outstanding behavior, blameless action, Open hands to all relatives And selfless giving,
This is a blessing supreme. To cease and abstain from evil, To avoid intoxicants,
To be diligent in virtuous practices, This is a blessing supreme. To be reverent and humble, Content and grateful,

To hear the Dharma at the right time, This is a blessing supreme. To be patient and obedient, To visit with spiritual people, To discuss the Dharma at the right time, This is a blessing supreme. To live austerely and purely, To see the noble truths, And to realize nirvana, This is the blessing supreme. A mind unshaken

By the worldly states,
Sorrowless, stainless, and secure, This is the blessing supreme. Those who have fulfilled all these Are everywhere invincible; They find well-being everywhere, Theirs is the blessing supreme.

Source

www.google.com.au