(DISCOURSE OF THE SUPREME BLESSINGS)
Bahu deva manussa ca Mangalani acintayum Akankha-mana sotthanam Bruhi mangala muttamam Many deities and humans, yearning after good, have pondered on Blessings. Pray, tell me the Supreme Blessings. Asevana ca balanam Panditanan ca sevana Puja ca puja-niyanam Etam mangala muttamam 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. Patirupa-desa vaso ca Pubbe ca kata-punnata Atta samma panidhi ca Etam mangala muttamam 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. Bahu saccanca sippanca Vinayo ca susikkhito Subhasita ca ya vaca Etam mangala muttamam Vast-learning, perfect handicraft, a highly trained discipline and pleasant speech. This is the Supreme Blessing. Mata pitu upatthanam Putta darassa sangaho Anakula ca kammanta Etam mangala muttamam The support of mother and father, the cherishing of spouse and children and peaceful occupations. This is the Supreme Blessings. Danam ca dhamma-cariya ca Natakananca sangaho Anavajjani kammani Etam mangala muttamam Liberality, righteous conduct, the helping of relatives and blameless action. This is the Supreme Blessing. Arati virati papa Majja-pana ca sannamo Appa-mado ca dhammesu Etam mangala muttamam To cease and abstain from evil, forbereance with respect to intoxicants and steadfastness in virtue. This is the Supreme Blessing. Garavo ca Sovacassata, Samana nanca dassanam Kalena dhamma sakaccha Etam mangala muttamam Patience, obedience, sight of the holy ones and religious discussions at due season. This is the Supreme Blessing. Tapo ca brahma cariyaca Ariya sacana dassanam Nibbana sacchi kiriyaca Etam mangal muttamam Self-control, pure life, perception of the Noble Truths and the realization of Nibbana. This is the Supreme Blessing. Putthassa loka dhammehi Cittam yassa na kampati Asokam virajam khemam Etam mangala muttamam He whose mind does not flutter, by contact with worldly contigencies, sorrowless, stainless and secure. This is the Supreme Blessing. Eta-disani katvana Sabbattha maparajita Sabbattha sotthim gacchanti Tam tesam mangala-muttamamti To them, fulfilling matters such as these, everywhere invincible, in every way moving happily. These are the Supreme Blessings.
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