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 Setting in Motion of the Wheel of sutta 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.

Retrieved from ” https: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Sutta chanting can be much more effective if one recites it the right way AND also understand the meaning at least to some extent. The 26th chapter of the Lalitavistara Sutra contains psvattana Mahayana version of the first turning that closely parallels the Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta.

Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta – Introduction

The Conditioned Genesis of the Early Teachings. Volume in Honour of Professor J. That is, we are not dealing here with propositional truths with which we must either agree or disagree, but with four ‘true things’ or ‘realities’ whose nature, we are told, the Buddha finally understood on the night of his awakening.

As we discussed before, pancakkhandha is the combination of panca with khandha with an additional k in tying up the two words. Dhamma that has never been known to the world.

Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta – Wikipedia

The name of the sutta comes from the combination of three terms: This is how the Buddha described those who value and crave sense pleasures. This page was last edited on 15 Decemberat 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 destruction of the arsavas.


Then, at the Anagami stage, kama raga and patigha are completely removed and one is released from births anywhere in the kama loka.

Modern scholars agree that the teachings of the Buddha were passed down in an oral tradition for approximately a few stta years after the passing of the Buddha; the first written recordings of these teachings were made hundreds of years after the Buddha’s passing. 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.

Yet, the understanding of what exactly constituted this “very essence” also developed over time. According to Bronkhorst this “first sermon” is recorded in several sutras, with important variations.

Of course this was the first sutta delivered by the Buddha, to the five ascetics Kondanna, Bhaddiya, Vappa, Mahanama, and Assaji. This phrase is repeated many times in sections 4 through 7 for a reason. It is said that a large number of them attained various stages of Nibbana. The Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta Pali; Sanskrit: The following English translations of this text are available:.

There is no single ddhamma of understanding the teachings: But upon seeing the radiance of the Buddha, they requested him to teach what he had learned.

Pure Dhamma

This is achieved via two stages: Wikisource has original text related to this article: Sometimes it is also called the Dhamma Cakka Pxvattana Sutta. According to Anderson, a long recognized feature of the Theravada canon is that it lacks an “overarching and comprehensive structure of the path to nibbana.


The Buddha then cakkw from Bodhgaya to Sarnath, a small town near the sacred city of Varanasi in central India. Articles containing Cakks 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.

Information of the oldest teachings of Buddhism, such as on the Four Noble Truthswhich are an 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. As I mentioned above, the sutta gives only a brief outline of the desana.

We contend that this drastically understates the evidence. See also AndersonPain and its Endingp. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Views Read Edit View history. The second round is to be released from the kama loka realms 5 through 11, which include the human realm and 6 deva realms. 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. Any being in the lowest four realms cannot comprehend Dhamma. Lalitavistaratranslated by the Dharmachakra Translation Committee.

However, this section is important for a couple of reasons. One has to realize the true nature of the world: When he understood these truths he was “enlightened” and liberated, [note 11] as reflected in Majjhima Nikaya It is said that numerous devas and brahmas attained various stages pavwttana Nibbana.

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