Maha-mangala Sutta: Blessings (Sn 2.4)

Tibetan Buddha
In the Maha-mangala Sutta, the Buddha describes the ‘greatest blessings’ in life and how to attain them. According to the Buddha, there are 38 ‘greatest blessings’ – not the shallow and changeable blessings of luck and fortune but blessings which are of genuine and lasting importance. By making the effort to obtain these blessings, we can create our own good fortune and move gradually closer to the supreme blessing of Nibbana. This is the main purpose and objective of the Mangala Sutta…

Continue reading


Skilful Giving

In this post I list a number of motivations for giving that the Buddha discussed and ranked according to their kammic potential. I explain in brief why Theravada Buddhists believe that skilful giving benefits the giver more than the receiver, and why the Sangha of the Buddha’s Noble Disciples are considered the most worthy recipients.


Continue reading