As I understand, the Buddha obtained his supreme enlightenment after obtaining the three true knowledges, especially the four noble truths. I'm wondering if he obtained all the 10 Tathagata powers that night, or developed them later? This question is important since it's relevant to the development of his teachings. Is there a chronology of the important suttas (taught by the Buddha) available to learn the development of his teachings?
In his 1st sermon (SN56.11), he introduced the Four Noble Truths as:
"Suffering, as a noble truth, is this: Birth is suffering, aging is suffering, sickness is suffering, death is suffering, sorrow and lamentation, pain, grief and despair are suffering; association with the loathed is suffering, dissociation from the loved is suffering, not to get what one wants is suffering — in short, suffering is the five categories of clinging objects [five clinging aggregates].
"The origin of suffering, as a noble truth, is this: It is the craving that produces renewal of being accompanied by enjoyment and lust, and enjoying this and that; in other words, craving for sensual desires [pleasures?], craving for being, craving for non-being. [[How about ignorance or delusion??]]
"Cessation of suffering, as a noble truth, is this: It is remainderless fading and ceasing, giving up, relinquishing, letting go and rejecting, of that same craving. [[How about ignorance or delusion??]]
"The way leading to cessation of suffering, as a noble truth, is this: It is simply the noble eightfold path, that is to say, right view, right intention; right speech, right action, right livelihood; right effort, right mindfulness, right concentration.""
I wonder why the assava of ignorance/delusion was not included in the origin of suffering here, which is the most fundamental cause/origin of suffering to me. Nevertheless, the Buddha did teach his 1st five disciples to break this delusion by introducing anicca/dukkha/anatta during his 2nd sermon, and later by introducing Dependant Origination.
If a chronology of the important suttas (taught by the Buddha) is available, I guess it would probably be better to learn his later teachings in addition to his earlier teachings. By the way, which discourse(s) is the most important/representative teaching on Dependent Origination?
My thanks and metta to all,