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|Buddhist Dictionary by NYANATILOKA MAHATHERA|
|mangala：means，in general usage，anything regarded as 'auspicious' 'lucky'，or a 'good omen'．Against the contemporary superstitions notions about it，the Buddha，in the Mahā-mangala Sutta （Sn．，w．258 ff．），set forth 36 'blessings' that are truly auspicious，i．e．conducive to happiness，beginning with the 'avoidance of bad company' and ending with a 'serene mind'．It is one of the most popular Suttas in Buddhist countries，and a fundamental text on Buddhist lay ethics．
Tr．in Everyman's Ethics （WHEEL 14）．See Life's Highest Blessings，by Dr．R．L．Soni．（WHEEL 254/256）．