Part One: Life of the Buddha

EXERCISE 20. The Buddha's First Teaching

  1. What is the name of the Buddha’s first sermon?
  2. To whom was this sermon preached?
  3. What are the two extremes the Buddha asked his listeners to give up?
  4. What is the path the Buddha advised them to follow?
  5. What are the Four Noble Truths?
  6. What are the eight parts of the Noble Eightfold Path?
  7. Describe briefly the three groups into which the eight factors can be grouped.