The 4 stepping stones to entering the Stream Supreme!
Bhikkhus, there are these four factors of Stream-Entry. What four?
1: Association with excellent persons, is a stepping-stone for Stream-Entry.
2: Hearing the true Dhamma is a stepping-stone for this Stream-Entry.
3: Careful and rational attention is a stepping-stone for Stream-Entry.
4: Praxis in agreement with the Dhamma is a stepping-stone for Stream-Entry.
These 4 factors of Stream-Entry does any Noble Disciple possess!
OBS: The Stream Winner!
A Stream-Enterer (Sotāpanna) has maximum 7 lives left before Enlightenment!
He/she cannot be reborn in hell, as a ghost, as an animal, nor as an angry demon,
and is thereby safe from the danger of kammic downfall.. Further details see:
Source (edited extract):
The Grouped Sayings of the Buddha. Samyutta Nikāya. [V:343-4]
section 55: Sotāpattisamyutta. Thread 50: The 4 Factors...
The 4 Steps to Stream Entrance!
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