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Great Discourse on Good Fortune

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GREAT DISCOURSE ON GOOD FORTUNE
Thus have I heard: One time the Exalted One was living, near Savatthi, in Jeta's Grove, the monastery of Anathapindika.

Then, in the middle of the night, a certain deity astounding beauty, lighting up the entire Jeta's Grove, approached the Exalted One.

Drawing near, he paid homage to the Exalted One and stood to one side. Standing thus the deity addressed the Exalted One in verse.

  1. Many deities and men
    have pondered on good fortune,
    desiring their well-being.
    Tell me the highest good fortune.

  2. Not to associate with the foolish,
    to associate with the wise,
    to honour those worthy of honour
    this is the highest good fortune.

  3. Residing in a suitable locality,
    to have done merit in the past,
    to set oneself in the right direction
    -this is the highest good fortune.

  4. Vast learning, perfect handicraft,
    a good discipline for training,
    a well-uttered speech,
    this is the highest good fortune.

  5. The supporting of father and mother,
    cherishing of wife and children,
    and peaceful occupations
    this is the highest good fortune.

  6. Giving, righteous conduct
    the helping of relatives,
    and blameless actions
    this is the highest good fortune.

  7. Ceasing and abstaining from evil,
    avoiding intoxicating drinks,
    diligence in virtuous practices
    this is the highest good fortune.

  8. Reverence and humility,
    contentment and gratitude,
    timely hearing of the Dhamma
    this is the highest good fortune.

  9. Patience and obedience,
    the seeing of spiritual men,
    timely discussions on the Dhamma
    this is the highest good fortune

  10. Austerity, the holy life,
    seeing the Noble Truths,
    the realization of Nibbana
    this is the highest good fortune.

  11. A mind unshakeable when touched
    by the changes of worldly states,
    sorrowless, stainless, and secure
    this is the highest good fortune.

  12. Those who have fulfilled all these
    are everywhere invincible;
    they find well-being everywhere
    these are the highest good fortune.

    By the power of this Truth, may joyous victory be mine.

MAHA MANGALA SUTTA
Evam me sutam. Ekam samayam Bhagava
Savatthiyam
Viharati Jetavane Anathapindikassa arame
Atha kho annatara devata abhikkantaya
rattiya
Abhikkantavanna kevalakappam Jetavanam
Obhasetva
Yena Bhagava ten' upasarikami.
Upasankamitva Bhagavantam abhivadetva
ekamantam atthasi. Ekamantam thita kho sa
devata Bhagavantam gathaya ajjhabhasi.

  1. Bahu deva manussa ca
    Mangalani acintayum
    Akankhamana sotthanarn
    Bruhi marigalam uttamarn

  2. Asevana ca balanarn
    Panditanan ca sevana
    Puja ca pujaniyanam
    Etam marigalam uttamarn

  3. Patirupa desa vaso ca
    Pubbe ca katapunnata
    Atta-samma panidhi ca
    Etam marigalam uttamarn

  4. Bahusaccan-ca sippaii ca
    Vinayo ca susikkhito
    Subhasita ca ya vaca
    Etam marigalam uttamarn

  5. Mata pitu upatthanam
    Puttadarassa sarigaho
    Anakula ca kammanta
    Etam marigalam uttamarn

  6. Danam ca dhammacariya ca
    Natakananca Sarigaho
    Anavajjani kammani
    Etarp marigalam uttamarn

  7. Arati virati papa
    Majjapana ca sannamo
    Appamado ca dhammasu
    Etam marigalam uttamarn

  8. Garavo ca nivato ca
    Santutthi ca katannuta
    Kalena dhamma-savanam
    Etam marigalam uttamarn

  9. Khanti ca s5vacassata
    Samana-nanca dassanam
    Kalena dhamma-sakaccha
    Etarn marigalam uttamarn

  10. Tapo ca brahmacariyan ca
    Ariya-saccana dassanam
    Nibbana-sacchikiriya ca
    Etarn marigalam uttamarn


  11. Phutthassa loka-dhammehi
    Cittam yassa na kampati
    Asokarn virajam khemarn
    Etarn marigalam uttamarn

  12. Etadisani katvana
    Sabbattharn aparajita
    Sabbattha sotthim gacchanti tarn
    Tesarn mangalam uttaman'ti.
    Etena saccavajjena
    hotu me (te) jayamangalam (Recite three times)



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