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The Highest Blessing

SO I HAVE HEARD. At one time the Buddha was staying near Sāvatthī in Jeta’s Grove, Anāthapiṇḍika’s monastery. Then, late at night, a glorious deity, lighting up the entire Jeta’s Grove, went up to the Buddha, bowed, and stood to one side. That deity addressed the Buddha in verse:


“Many gods and humans

have thought about blessings

desiring well-being:

declare the highest blessing.”


“Not to fraternize with fools,

but to fraternize with the wise,

and honoring those worthy of honor:

this is the highest blessing.



Living in a suitable region,

having made merit in the past,

being rightly resolved in oneself,

this is the highest blessing.


Education and a craft,

discipline and training,

and well-spoken speech:

this is the highest blessing.


Caring for mother and father,

kindness to children and partners,

and unstressful work:

this is the highest blessing.


Giving and righteous conduct,

kindness to relatives,

blameless deeds:

this is the highest blessing.


Desisting and abstaining from evil,

avoiding alcoholic drinks,

diligence in good qualities:

this is the highest blessing.


Respect and humility,

contentment and gratitude,

and timely listening to the teaching:

this is the highest blessing.


Patience, being easy to admonish,

the sight of ascetics,

and timely discussion of the teaching:

this is the highest blessing.


Fervor and celibacy

seeing the noble truths,

and realization of extinguishment:

this is the highest blessing.


Though touched by worldly conditions,

their mind does not tremble;

sorrowless, stainless, secure:

this is the highest blessing.


Having completed these things,

undefeated everywhere;

everywhere they go in safety:

this is their highest blessing.”


Maṅgalasutta Kp 5 https://suttacentral.net/kp5

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