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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You may need to click the link on the new page again:. It needs to be explained in detail.

Sutta chanting can be much more effective if one recites it the right way AND also understand the meaning at least to some extent. Of course this was the first sutta delivered by the Buddha, to the five ascetics Kondanna, Bhaddiya, Vappa, Mahanama, and Assaji. The name of the sutta comes from the combination of three terms: Dhamma, Cakkaand Pavattana. But the name of the sutta becomes quite clear when one looks at section 9.

Section 11 is long and takes a significant part of the sutta.


Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta (SN )

Most of this section has been truncated in many published versions of the sutta. However, this section is important for a couple of reasons.

As I mentioned above, the sutta gives only a brief outline of the desana. It was delivered over many hours, and the sutta is just an outline of that delivery.

You may need to click the link on the new page again: Only a Buddha can discover the true nature, but a human can comprehend it, once explained. As we discussed before, pancakkhandha is the combination of panca with khandha with an additional k in tying up the two words.

Sometimes it is also called the Dhamma Cakka Pavattana Sutta.

It is also to be noted that the main summary of the sutta is finished with section 8. It is said that a large number of them attained various stages of Pavatttana. The second round is to be released from the kama loka realms 5 through 11, which include the human realm and 6 deva realms. This is achieved via two stages: At the Sakadagami stage, one is released from births with bodies that are subjected to diseases, i.

Then, at the Anagami stage, kama raga and patigha are completely removed and one is released from births anywhere in the kama loka. Second, it says that beings from many those realms were present when the Buddha delivered the pavattsna overnight over many hours to cakia five ascetics.


It is said that numerous devas and brahmas attained various stages of Nibbana.

Any being in the lowest four realms cannot comprehend Dhamma. Also, the brahmas in the 4 arupi realms do not have ears to listen.

Thus section 11 lists 21 realms. Ananda at the Dhamma Sangayana where these suttas were categorized into sections in the Tipitaka. Section 1 is about the two extremes to be avoided: This is how the Buddha described those who value and crave sense pleasures.

Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta – Wikipedia

Dhamma that has never been known to the world. This phrase is repeated many times in sections pavattaba through 7 for a reason. One has to realize the true nature of the world:

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