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    The first explanation of the path

    In a recent talk I heard the speaker said that there were two sutta's that claim to be the first explanation of the path given by the buddha to his five original companions, one sutta describes the four noble truths as we know them, the second explained dependant origination.

    Is there anyone familiar with the pali canon who could point me in the direction of the second sutta, or comment on where the speaker was refering

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    Hi Olderon

    Many thanks for the references, however I believe the one I was looking for was https://suttacentral.net/ud1.3/en/anandajoti

    The speaker was talking about what the Buddha actually taught just after he was awakened, this sutta references the period just after he awoke, the four noble truths and dependant arising seem to be a refined discourse put together after much time.

    The speakers point was that the Buddha probably discovered the principles of dependant arising on his awakening and from that the rest of the teaching flowed

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