Can anybody provide a full translation of Lord Buddha's First teaching. I am referring to a Sutta called "Dhamma chakka pawaththana".

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    Why are you asking this question? There are several English translations of Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta available at accesstoinsight.org.
    – michau
    Nov 10, 2015 at 22:18
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    Apparently he was searching for the terms given in his question 'Dhamma chakka pawaththana' and couldn't locate anything. This has happened to me as well. Since these are long names I think google also struggles if you don't search the correct word.
    – dmsp
    Nov 11, 2015 at 7:37
  • I get the link to Access to Insight on the first page when I google "Dhamma chakka pawaththana" (without quotes).
    – michau
    Nov 11, 2015 at 11:23
  • No need to be rude,it just came to mind and i thought a good friend would help! : ( that's it and thanks for the link @michau : )
    – Theravada
    Nov 11, 2015 at 22:51
  • Thank you for being reasonable @dmsp , i did not searched for it just asked from this group.
    – Theravada
    Nov 11, 2015 at 22:52

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If you know the name of the sutta, and if it's a famous sutta, then I find you can easily find it using Google, for example:

Wikipedia too has many articles about Buddhism, and one of them describes this sutta:

At the end of the Wikipedia article are "External links" to translations and commentaries and so on:

This Buddhism.SE site's Help page includes a list of "Useful resources", one section of which is "Buddhist Texts", which includes several anthologies of suttas.

Looking in each of the collections mentioned in our list of "Useful resources", I found the following (seven) links to the sutta you asked for:


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