Questions tagged [sotapanna]

In Buddhism, a sotāpanna (Pali), srotāpanna (Sanskrit; Chinese: 入流; pinyin: rùliú, Tibetan: རྒྱན་ཞུགས, Wylie: rgyun zhugs[1]), "stream-winner",[2] or "stream-entrant"[3] is a person who has seen the Dharma and consequently, has dropped the first three fetters (saŋyojana) that bind a being to rebirth, namely self-view (sakkāya-ditthi), clinging to rites and rituals (sīlabbata-parāmāsa), and skeptical doubt (vicikicchā).

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Sakkāya-Ditthi and Self-View

It's mentioned in many references that when someone becomes Sotāpanna (= stream-entrant = Person-who-has-seen-Dharma) then the first three fetters (saŋyojana) are dropped. My question is, if the ...
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Which gift has more benefit for the giver? What are the dangers?

There is the case where a person gives toward a monk, having a joyful perception of the good Sangha, while he gives. There is the case where a person assumes a certain monk assuming being a Noble One ...
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Someone making sacrifices outside the Sangha of Savakas, can such be expected as follower?

If people, maintaining a Buddhist identity, are good, they do what ever sacrifices of which they expect benefit or where they feel touched. Now, when a person gives outside the Savaka-Sangha, outside ...
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In how far does/could one hurt himself by giving?

Beings are act-ually stingy because they think or argue, that when giving this, it will hurt be, be of disadvantage for me. Now, what does the Buddha mean by advicing to give when it does not harm ...
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Could a Sotapanna reject to give if asked and has? [closed]

What does one here think: Is a person, having reached the path, able, would he, reject a request of something material, incl. strength and effort in material spheres, if he could share? In what cases,...
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What does “sandhāvitvā saṃsaritvā” mean in AN 9.12?

I quote from AN 9.12 (trans. Sujato) below, with regards to stream entry. What does "sattakkhattuparama" mean literally and non-literally? What is the meaning of the phrase "sandhāvitvā saṃsaritvā" ...
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Does the Buddha suggest a change in practice after the unfolding of Sotapanna?

For two years there has been daily meditation. For 10 months there has been the addition of satipathanna practice and present moment awareness. 4 months ago the self was seen as a creation of ...
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Can someone give references of the four stages of enlightenment in the four major Nikayas?

It is generally held that there are four stages of enlightenment, namely, Soatapanna, Sakadagami, Anagami and Arahant. These stages are achieved by a practitioner as she/he gradually eradicates the ...
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Eradication of identity view is a cause or effect of stream entry?

I am asking this question due to this answer. Is the removal of identity view (sakkāya-diṭṭhi) required before stream entry can be attained? Or would identity view be removed only with the ...
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What is eradication of the fetter of identity-view (sakkāya-diṭṭhi)?

I'm asking this question based on this comment and this question. It is well known that the goal of Buddhism is to end suffering. However, it is popularly mistaken (as seen in the cited comment and ...
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What to do after becoming free from suffering and attachments?

Suppose I'm free from suffering, free from attachments, untouched by pain and pleasure, with absolute, constant calm and peace of mind; feeling profound compassion towards all beings (from an ant, to ...
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Role of IQ in attainment of stream entry

I quoted below, the words of Ven. Dhammavuddho, who stated that, according to SN 55.5, to attain stream entry, one must have focused attention (yoniso manasikara) when listening to the true Dhamma ...
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How do Bodhisattva vow takers avoid stream entry?

According to the suttas in SN13, a stream enterer (or stream winner or sotapanna) only has at most, seven remaining lifetimes, before they are permanently freed from suffering. On the other hand, ...
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Samatha Only Wisdom

Can we gain wisdom(panna or prajna) with only one pointed concentration on a concept? I've heard it said that it takes mindfulness on "what actually is" instead of a concept that doesn't exist. ...
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What are the Sutta stating Paramithä requirements to be a stream winner?

I have heard, therefore I am yet to discover in Tipitaka, that to achieve certain stream winner stages, one needs to fulfill paramithä. Could you please give me the names of some sutta which I can ...
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Doubting the quick attainments of the Mahasi Tradition

I have noticed that a lot of Mahasi practitioner seem to reach sotopanna very quickly. What is the difference from other methods of Buddhist Meditation and the Mahasi Method, relative to the apparent ...
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How to identify a sotapanna (stream enterer)

I just wan to know whether there are any measurements advised by the Buddha to identify a stream enterer (sotapanna). I know for a fact that from the stream enterer and above, all four types have ...
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Did Buddha go through the stages of sotapanna/sakadagami/anagami before his enlightenment?

Did Buddha go through the stages of sotapanna/sakadagami/anagami before his enlightenment? Or did he go straight from a normal person to an arahant and a Buddha during the night of his enlightenment?