Vipassana Metta Chant – Sabka mangal hoye re: lyrics and meaning in English:
Sabaka mangala sabaka mangala sabaka mangala hoya re.
May I be happy and blessed with goodness all the time.
Tera mangala tera mangala tera mangala hoya re.
May you be happy and blessed with goodness all the time.
Drishya aur adrishya sabhi jivoh ka mangala hoya re, jala ke thala ke aur gagana ke jala ke thala ke aur gagane ke, brani sukhiya hoya re.
Beings living on the earth, in the water and in the air, may all be happy and without pain
Dasoh dishao ke saba prani dasoh dishao ke saba prani, mangala labhi hoya re.
Creatures living in all ten directions, may they meet goodness everywhere.
Nirbhaya hoy nirbaira banned sabh – sabh nirapad hoya re.
May all be without fear and without ill-will, may all be without torment.
Every day during the vipassana 10-day course, you may hear the teacher singing this Buddhist chant, also known as “Sabaka Mangal Hoye Re,” which literally translates as “May Goodness Happen for All”.
Vipassana, meaning to see things as they really are, is one of India’s most powerful methods of meditation. It was rediscovered by Buddha Shakyamuni more than 2,500 years ago and was taught by Him as a universal remedy for universal problems,
Vipassana can be cultivated by the practice that includes introspection and contemplation although primarily observation and awareness of bodily sensations. The techniques may differ in the modern Buddhist traditions and non-sectarian groups, according to the founder, but the prime objective is to develop insight.
With daily practice, Vipassana meditation releases the tensions developed in the day to day life, opening the knots tied by the old habit of reacting in an unbalanced way to unpleasant and pleasant situations.
S.N. Goenka is a Burmese man of Indian descent who one might say reintroduced this method to the world, and in the 1970s, opened the first meditation centers. In the present days, there are more than 190 Vipassana meditation centers around the world. Goenka lessons and technical instructions are played during the course, whose structure is identical regardless of the location. A usual schedule includes – ten days of silence, meditation from 4:00 A.M and 9:00 P.M., with breaks for meals and rest in between.
Moreover, there are no charges for the meditation retreat (not even to cover the cost of accommodation and food). Neither the teacher nor the assistant teachers receive financial remuneration; they and those who organize the courses volunteer their time. All financial expenses are met by donations from individuals who, having completed a meditation retreat and experienced the benefits of it, wish to give other people the opportunity to also benefit.