“To support mother and father, to cherish partner and children, and to be engaged in peaceful occupation — this is the greatest blessing.”

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This is a genuine quote from the Buddhist scriptures. It’s from the Mangala Sutta.

“To support mother and father, to cherish partner* and children, and to be engaged in peaceful occupation — this is the greatest blessing.”

*In the original it’s “wife,” rather than partner. The language has been changed to make it more inclusive.

2 thoughts on ““To support mother and father, to cherish partner and children, and to be engaged in peaceful occupation — this is the greatest blessing.””

  1. This is the greatest blessing? Doesn’t sound like something Buddha taught. The greatest blessing is to avoid rebirth by overcoming attachments & realizing no self. I think this is a case of a real quote from a sutta that does not reflect what Buddha’s real message was…

    Maybe we could say this is the greatest worldly blessing.

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