Where does it say what the Buddha's first three sermons are?


I was wondering what source specifically identifies what the first three sermons of the Buddha are? I noticed that the individual suttas that record the sermons don’t say it — e.g., The Fire Sermon doesn’t say “This was the third sermon of the Buddha.”

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The source is the Vinaya Piṭaka’s narrative of the Buddha’s activities during the first weeks after his awakening.


Thank you very much :+1: :pray:

More precisely within that narrative, the 3 sermons each begin:

(Hold the word “here” until a box pops up, then select the option to open the link; on my device it’s the last option and offers to open in Chrome.)

[Edit meant to reply to @Dhammanando]