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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Only a Buddha can discover the true nature, but a human can comprehend it, once explained. According to Cousins, many scholars are of the view that “this discourse was identified as the first sermon of the Buddha only at a later date. Nevertheless, the compilers of the Cakak put in the first sermon what they knew to be the very essence of the Buddha’s Enlightenment.

Samyutta Nikaya Mahayana sutras Gautama Buddha.

Thus section 11 lists 21 realms. Sometimes it is also called the Dhamma Cakka Pavattana Sutta. Any being in the lowest four realms cannot comprehend Dhamma.

Section 1 is about the two extremes to be avoided: Volume in Honour of Professor J. The name of the sutta comes from the combination of three terms: Lalitavistaratranslated by the Dharmachakra Translation Committee.

His former companions were at first suspicious dhamna the Buddha, thinking he had given up his search for the truth when he renounced their ascetic ways.

It may be substantially the Buddhism of the Buddha himself, although this cannot dhammz proved: You may need to click the link on the new pavqttana again: Of course this was the first sutta delivered by the Buddha, to the five ascetics Kondanna, Bhaddiya, Vappa, Mahanama, caka Assaji.


The ca,ka chapter of the Lalitavistara Sutra contains a Mahayana version of the first turning that closely parallels the Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta. As I mentioned above, the sutta gives only a brief outline of the desana. What exactly was regarded as the central insight “varied along with what was considered most central to the teaching of the Buddha. The sutra contains the following topics: This is how the Buddha described those who value and crave sense pleasures.

This phrase is repeated many times in sections 4 through 7 for a reason. Modern scholars agree that the teachings of the Buddha were passed down in an oral tradition for approximately a few hundred years after the passing of the Buddha; the first written recordings of these teachings were made hundreds of years after the Buddha’s passing.

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We contend that this drastically understates the evidence. Journal of the Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies.

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Then, at the Anagami stage, kama raga and patigha are completely removed and one is released from births anywhere in the kama loka. According to academic scholars, inconsistencies in the oldest texts may reveal developments in the oldest teachings.


Information of the oldest teachings of Buddhism, such as on the Four Noble Truthswhich are damma important topic in the Dhammacakkappavattana Suttahas been obtained by analysis of the oldest texts and these inconsistencies, and are a matter of ongoing discussion and research. It needs to be explained in detail. It is said that numerous devas and brahmas attained various stages of Nibbana.

There is no single way of understanding the teachings: It is very unlikely that most of these sayings are inauthentic. You may need to click the link on the new page again:. Wikisource has original text related to this article: According to Warder, c. The main topic of this sutta is the Four Noble Truthswhich refer to and express the basic orientation sugta Buddhism [1] in a formulaic expression.

Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta – Wikipedia

Dhamma, Cakkaand Pavattana. Section 11 is long and takes a significant part of the sutta. The Conditioned Genesis of the Early Teachings. See also AndersonPain and its Endingp. The versions of the “first sermon” which include the four truths, such as the Dhammacakkappavattana Suttaomit this instruction, showing that.

According pavatfana Bronkhorst this “first sermon” is recorded in several sutras, with important variations.