The 4 Steps to Stream-Entry to NibbAna...
The Blessed Buddha once explained:
householder, the Noble Disciple possesses confirmed confidence and
in the Buddha in exactly his way:
honourable & perfectly
self-Enlightened is the Buddha! Consummated in
knowledge and behaviour,
all transcended, expert in all dimensions,
knower of all worlds,
of those who can be tamed, teacher & guide of both gods & humans,
blessed, exalted, awakened & enlightened is the Buddha!
possesses confirmed confidence in the Dhamma in exactly this way:
formulated is this Buddha-Dhamma, visible right here and now,
effective, timeless, inviting each and everyone to come and see
inspect, examine and verify. Leading each and everyone
through progress towards
perfection. Directly observable, experiencable
and realizable by each intelligence...
He also possesses confirmed confidence in the Noble Sangha in this way:
training is this Noble Sangha community of the Buddha's disciples:
the right way, the true way, the good way, the direct
do these eight
kinds of individuals, the four Noble pairs, deserve
both gifts, self-sacrifice,
hospitality & reverential salutation with
joined palms, since this Noble
of the Buddha's
is an unsurpassable & forever unsurpassed Field of Merit,
in this world, for
this world, to honour, protect, respect and support ...
possesses the Pure Morality esteemed by the Noble ones:
Unbroken, untorn, unspotted, unmottled, freeing, praised by the
natural, leading to mental concentration, to
are the 4 factors of Stream-Entry that a Noble Disciple possess!