The 4 stepping stones to entering the
Savatthi the Blessed
Buddha said this:
Bhikkhus, there are these four
factors of Stream-Entry. What four?
Association with excellent persons, is a stepping-stone
2: Hearing the true Dhamma is a stepping-stone for
3: Careful and rational attention is a stepping-stone for
in agreement with
the Dhamma is a stepping-stone for
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
Further details see:
gaining a surely safe
Entering the Stream Supreme,
Grouped Sayings of the Buddha. Samyutta
section 55: Sotāpattisamyutta.
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