The concepts of dukkha and anicca with reference to the Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta

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  • Created on: 01-05-18 12:42

The Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta can be translated as 'the account of the first turning of the wheel of dharma' and refers to the Buddha's first sermon after enlightenment

  • It occurred 7 weeks after the Buddha's enlightenment, when he met up with five associates and it was the moment when the dharma was delivered to the world
  • The Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta is seen as the first teaching the Buddha delivered
  • After this sermon, the Buddha often taught people in stages, after first givng them a prepatory discourse to ensure they were spiritually ready to benefit fully from his teaching

The Sutta states of dukkha: 'Suffering, as a noble truth, is this: Birth is suffering, aging is suffering, sickness is suffering, death is suffering, sorrow and


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