Sutra of the Eight Auspiciousnesses Ones

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The Sutra on the Eight Auspicious Ones (Skt. maṅgalāṣṭakasūtra; Tib. བཀྲ་ཤིས་བརྒྱད་པའི་མདོ།, Wyl. bkra shis brgyad pa'i mdo)[1] — a sutra expounded by Buddha Shakyamuni while residing in Vaishali in the Mango Grove, on the request of Superior Skill (Tib. Tsalrab, Wyl. rtsal rab) from the Licchavis. The Buddha explains about eight buddha fields that lie in the east, the eight tathagatas who dwell there, and the benefits acquired by reciting their names.

This is the sutra Mipham Rinpoche based the first part part of his Verses of the Eight Noble Auspicious Ones on.


No Sanskrit version of this sutra appears to be extant.

The Tibetan translation, translated by Surendrabodhi and Yeshé Dé can be found in the Kangyur, General Sutra Section, Toh 278.

Alternative Translations

  • Sutra of the Eight Fortunes
  • Sutra of Eightfold Auspiciousness


  1. More fully: Skt. ārya-maṃgalāṣṭaka-nāma-mahāyāna-sūtra; Wyl. 'phags pa bkra shis brgyad pa zhes bya ba theg pa chen po'i mdo; Eng. The Noble Mahāyāna Sūtra “The Eight Auspicious Ones”

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