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JAYA MANGALA GĀTHĀ



Stanzas Of Joyous Victory






JAYA MANGALA GĀTHĀ

Stanzas Of Joyous Victory



Bāhum sahassa mabhi nimmita sāyu dhantam
Creating a thousand hands armed with weapons,
Giri mekhalam udita ghora sasena māram
Mara was seated on the trumpeting, ferocious elephant Girimekhala.
Dānādi dhamma vidhinā jitavā Munindo
Him, together with his army, did the Lord of Sages subdue by generosity and other virtues.
Tam tejasā bhavatu me/te jaya mangalāni
By the grace of this, may joyous victory be mine/yours.


Mārāti reka mabhi yujjhita sabba rattim
More violent than Mara,
Ghoram panālavaka makkha mathaddha yakkham
the obstinate demon Ālavaka who battled with the Buddha throughout the night.
Khanti sudanta vidhinā jitavā Munindo
Him, did the Lord of Sages subdue by means of His patience and self-control.
Tam tejasā bhavatu me/te jaya mangalāni
By the grace of this, may joyous victory be mine/yours.


Nālāgirim gaja varam atimatta bhūtam
Nālāgiri, the king elephant, highly intoxicated,
Dāvaggi cakka masaniva su dārunantam
was raging like a forest fire and was terrible as a thunderbolt.
Mettambu seka vidhinā jitavā Munindo
Sprinkling the waters of loving-kindness, this ferocious beast, did the Lord of Sages subdue.
Tam tejasā bhavatu me/te jaya mangalāni
By the grace of this, may joyous victory be mine/yours.


Ukkhitta khagga matihattha sudārunantam
With lifted sword, for a distance of three leagues
Dhāvanti yojana pathangulimāla vantam
did wicked Angulimāla run.
Iddhibhi sankhata mano jitavā Munindo
Him, did the Lord of Sages subdue by His psychic powers.
Tam tejasā bhavatu me/te jaya mangalāni
By the grace of this, may joyous victory be mine/yours.


Katvāna kattha’ mudaram iva gabbhi nīyā
Her belly bound with faggots, to stimulate the bigness of pregnancy,
Cincāya duttha vacanam janakāya majjhe
Cincā, with harsh words made foul accusation in the midst of an assemblage.
Santena soma vidhinā jitavā Munindo
Her did the Lord Sages subdue by His serene and graceful bearing.
Tam tejasā bhavatu me/te jaya mangalāni
By the grace of this, may joyous victory be mine/yours.


Saccam vihāya mati saccaka vāda ketum
Haughty Saccaka, who ignored Truth, was like a banner of controversy;
Vādā-bhiropita nanam ati-andha bhūtam
and his vision was blinded by his own disputations.
Paññā padīpa jalito jitavā Munindo
Lighting the lamp of wisdom, him, did the Lord of Sages subdue.
Tam tejasā bhavatu me/te jaya mangalāni
By the grace of this, may joyous victory be mine/yours.


Nando-pananda bhujagam vibudham mahiddhim
The wise and powerful serpent, Nandopananda -
Puttena thera bhujagena damāpayanto
was subdued by the noble Sage’s disciple son - Thera Moggallāna
Iddhūpadesa vidhinā jitavā Munindo
by his psychic powers.
Tam tejasā bhavatu me/te jaya mangalāni
By the grace of this, may joyous victory be mine/yours.


Duggāha ditthi bhujagena sudattha hattham
He whose hand was grievously bitten by the snake of tenacious heresies,
Brahmam visuddhi juti middhi Bakā bhidhānam
the pure, radiant, majestic Brahma Baka,
Ñānā gadena vidhinā jitavā Munindo
did the Lord of Sages cure with His Medicine of wisdom.
Tam tejasā bhavatu me/te jaya mangalāni
By the grace of this, may joyous victory be mine/yours.


Etāpi Buddha jaya mangala attha gāthā
These eight verses of joyous victory of the Buddha -
Yo vācako dina dine sarate matandi
the wise one, who daily recites and earnestly remembers
Hitvāna neka vividhāni c’upaddavāni
will get rid of various misfortunes
Mokkham sukham adhi gameyya naro sapañño
and gain the bliss of Nibbana.



Jaya Mangala Gatha