Sigalovada Sutta which belongs to the Digha Nikaya, in Sutta Pitaka,
is one of the most well known discourses in the Buddhist World.
Sigalovada Sutta It is also called Gihi-vinaya
- the Code of Disciplines for layman.
A layman must practise Sigalovada Sutta self-control,
proper conduct, good manners and a sense of modesty as a preliminary
step to be able to lead a happy, peaceful and progressive household
life. In this connection Sigalovada Sutta
, the instructions given by the compassionate Buddha particularly
for the welfare and Sigalovada Sutta happiness
of the layman are to be found in various suttas.
Among them, Maha Sigalovada Sutta Mangala
Sutta, Parabhava Sutta,. Vyaggha-pajja Sutta, Dhammika Sutta and
Sigalovada Sutta are well known to the Buddhists. These discourses
prove that the Buddha's Teachings are not only for the welfare of
the present world but also for the next world.
Some people criticized that the Buddha was not unduly concerned
with the social life, economic progress, worldly happiness and material
welfare of his lay disciples in the world. The Suttas mentioned
above are shinning examples showing that such criticism is entirely
unwarranted Sigalovada Sutta.