The First Sermon

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Having attained Awakening, the Buddha went in search of the five ascetics, his former companions in the forest, to tell them of what he discovered. This first sermon was called the Dhamma-cakka-pavattana Sutta “Turning of the Wheel of The Law”. In it are contained the basic doctrines of The Buddha’s teaching. Kondanya, on hearing this sermon attained the wisdom of Dhamma. All five became the first followers of the Buddha. This marks the beginning of the Sangha.