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What are the required prerequisits that beings find the teaching, the path, to liberation?

What are the outwardly and the inwardly conditions required, for gaining birth in the near or in the Noble Domain?

In addition maybe: How do beings gain such required conditions?

[Related and given to make use as well: What's the cause one find to the Dhamma? Was ist Ursache das jemand zum Dhamma ?]

(Note that this is not asked for trade, exchange, stacks, entertainment and akusala deeds, but as a share of merits and continue such for release)

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This happens through a spiritual friend or the voice of another.

In a modern context, who a spiritual friend is, and what the voice of another is, can be elaborated as:

  • This can be a listing to dhamma from such a person
  • This can be discussing the dhamma with such a person
  • This can be reading about the dhamma written by such a person
  • This can be watching and listening to audio, visual & multimedia presentations about the dhamma created by such a person
  • Is that all of what is taught to be required prerequisit? How does one meet such a person? Where? How is one able to listen? There are billions of being getting touched, yet not a little atracted. What about the soup and spoon similie, good householder? What makes one see what is fake and what good? – Samana Johann Jul 23 at 3:40
  • In a modern context is simply a personal idea, own perception, or? – Samana Johann Jul 23 at 7:55
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A reason is making merit to be reincarnated as a Brahma god, like Buddhaghosa. Buddhaghosa concluded his Visuddhimagga with:

By the performance of such merit

As has been gained by me through this

And any other still in hand

So may I in my next becoming

Behold the joys of Távatimsá

  • FWIW I think that question was "What is the cause or condition?" rather than "What is the purpose or reason" and that the OP might have been looking for an answer along the lines of "doing something meritorious to make contact with the sangha e.g. going to a monastery". – ChrisW Jul 29 at 8:47

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