DHAMMACAKKAPPAVATTANA SUTTA. THE GREAT DISCOURSE ON THE WHEEL OF DHAMMA. THE VENERABLE. MAHASI SAYADAW. Translated by U Ko. Dhamma,cakka Pavattana Sutta or Dhamma,cakka-p,pavattana Sutta The Discourse on the Turning of the Wheel of Truth. S = Mv. It may be helpful to listen to the chanting of the sutta by the venerable Thero, Sometimes it is also called the Dhamma Cakka Pavattana Sutta.

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The 26th chapter of the Lalitavistara Sutra contains a Mahayana version of the first turning that closely parallels the Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta. Volume in Honour of Professor J. Second, it says that beings from many those realms were present when the Buddha delivered pavathana desana overnight over many hours to the five ascetics.

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The name of the sutta suttw from the combination of three terms: When he understood these truths he was “enlightened” and liberated, [note 11] as reflected in Majjhima Nikaya It was delivered over many hours, and the sutta is just an outline of that delivery. There he met his five former companions, the ascetics with whom he had shared six years of hardship.

You may need to click the link on the new page again: Section 1 is about the two extremes to be avoided: Only a Buddha can discover the true nature, but a human can comprehend it, once explained.

As suttw discussed before, pancakkhandha is the combination of panca with khandha with an additional k in tying up the two words. According to Warder, c. According to Bronkhorst, this indicates that the four truths were later added to earlier descriptions of liberation by practicing the four dhyanas, which originally was thought to be sufficient for the cakkz of the arsavas.


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Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta (SN )

It is very unlikely that most of these sayings are inauthentic. But the name of the sutta becomes quite clear when one looks at section 9. This page was last edited on 15 Decemberat The versions of the “first sermon” which include the four truths, such as the Dhammacakkappavattana Suttaomit this instruction, showing that. Also, the brahmas in the 4 arupi realms do not have ears to listen.

Anderson, CarolPain and Its Ending: Thereupon the Buddha gave the teaching that was later recorded as the Dhammacakkappavattana Suttawhich introduces fundamental concepts of Buddhist thought, such as the Middle Way and the Four Noble Truths. Section 11 is long and takes a significant part of the sutta. Dhamma, Cakkaand Pavattana. His former companions were at first suspicious of the Buddha, thinking he had given up his search for the truth when he renounced their ascetic ways.

The Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta Pali; Sanskrit: Retrieved from ” https: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. It is said that numerous devas and brahmas attained various stages of Nibbana.

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Wikisource has original text related to this article: According to Bronkhorst this “first sermon” is recorded in several sutras, with important variations. Articles containing Pali-language text Articles containing Sanskrit-language text Articles containing Burmese-language text Articles containing Chinese-language text Articles containing Japanese-language text Articles containing Khmer-language text Articles containing Sinhalese-language text Articles containing Thai-language text.

The Conditioned Genesis of the Early Teachings. However, this section is important for a couple of reasons. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. A sympathetic assessment of relevant evidence shows that it is very likely that the bulk of the sayings in the EBTS that are attributed to the Buddha were actually spoken by him. It is said that a large number of them attained various stages of Nibbana. Four Stages Arhat Buddha Bodhisattva.


It needs to be explained in detail. The Setting in Motion of the Wheel of the Dharma Sutta or Promulgation of the Law Sutta is a Buddhist text that is considered by Buddhists to be a record of the first teaching given by Gautama Buddha after he attained enlightenment.

There is no single way of understanding the teachings: The main topic of this sutta is the Four Noble Truthswhich refer to and express the basic orientation of Buddhism [1] in a formulaic expression. Nevertheless, the compilers of the Canon put in the first sermon what they knew to be the very essence of the Buddha’s Enlightenment. The Buddha then cajka from Bodhgaya to Sarnath, a small town near the sacred city of Varanasi in central India.

Lalitavistaratranslated by the Dharmachakra Translation Committee. Even if these arguments do not prove that the four truths are definitely a later insertion in the Dhammacakkapavattana-sutta, it is certainly possible to take the position that the sutta itself is relatively late. Cakk sutra contains the following topics: This is how the Buddha described those who value and crave sense pleasures. Sutta chanting can be much more effective if one recites it the right way AND also understand the meaning at least to some extent.