The 4 Steps!
The 4 stepping stones to entering the Stream Supreme!
Once in Savatthi <http://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/DPPN/sa/saavatthi.htm>
the Blessed B <http://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/DPPN/b/buddha.htm> uddha
<http://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/DPPN/b/buddha.htm> said this:
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 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 <http://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/The_4_Doors.htm> of
Stream-Entry does any Noble Disciple possess!!!
OBS: The Stream Winner!
A Stream-Enterer (Sotapanna) has maximum 7 lives left before Enlightenment!
He/she cannot be reborn in hell, as a ghost, as an animal, or as an angry
and is thereby safe from the danger of kammic downfall! Further details see:
Source (edited extract):
The Grouped Sayings of the Buddha. Samyutta Nikaya. [V:343-4]
section 55: Sotapattisamyutta. Thread 50: The 4 Factors...
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The 4 Steps to Stream Entrance!!!