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<Without and Within> Blessings

Not to associate with fools.

To associate with the wise.

To pay respects where they are due.

This is the highest blessing.


To reside in a suitable location.

To have previously done meritorious deeds.

To have set oneself on the right path (to emancipation).

This is the highest blessing.


To have much learning.

To be skilled and knowledgeable.

To be restrained by a moral code.

To have beautiful speech.

This is the highest blessing.


To support one’s parents.

To cherish wife and children.

To earn one’s livelihood without

difficulty.

This is the highest blessing.


To be generous.

To live in accord with the Dhamma.

To assist one’s relatives.

To do blameless actions.

This is the highest blessing.


To cease and abstain from evil.

To refrain from intoxicants.

Not to be heedless of the Dhamma.

This is the highest blessing.


To be respectful. To be humble.

To be content. To have gratitude.

To hear the Dhamma at the right time.

This is the highest blessing.


To have patience.

To be easy to admonish.

Associating with monks.

To discuss the Dhamma at a suitable time.

This is the highest blessing.


To practice austerities.

To lead the Holy Life.

Seeing the Noble Truths.

The realization of Nibbana.

This is the highest blessing.


A mind unshaken by contact with the world.

Sorrowlessness, stainlessness and secure.

This is the highest blessing.


Having accomplished this

one is always unconquered,

one goes everywhere in peace.

These are the supreme blessings.


Mangala Sutta, Sutta Nipata 2.4

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