Here is the story you refer to
It is taught that even a layperson who is an anagami (non-returner)
keeps the ten precepts naturally and does not accept or use money. For
example the anagami Ghatikara was without gems, gold, silver, or
Thanks @soulsings for pointing me in the right direction; since I was looking for the Pali reference, here's the passage from the Ghatikara Sutta (MN 81):
“Then he said: ‘Venerable sir, have you a better supporter than I am?’—‘I have, great king. There is a market town called Vebhalinga where a potter named Ghaṭīkāra lives. He is my supporter, my chief ...
"I hope, sir, that there were no white-clad householders there."
"No, friend, there were no white-clad householders there."
"It's good, sir, that there were no white-clad householders there."
This story seems similar to the one for which you search
Modesty, in particular, was evident in Hatthaka's character. While some take great pride in their wealth or are motivated by
self-aggrandisement to convert others to the Dharma, Hatthaka was
always quiet and unassuming. He did all ...
The orthodox Theravada interpretation is that he went through all four stages.
[I]n the course of his long wanderings in samsāra, the bodhisatta had been to all the realms except the five suddhāvāsa realms which are meant only for those who have attained anāgāmi stage. The bodhisatta usually attains all the four stages on the path only in his last existence....
According to MN 9 (below), as long as you still have fermentation or effluents, you would still have ignorance, and vice versa (also see this question). Ignorance is a very deeply ingrained and deeply lingering fetter.
From the origination of fermentation comes the origination of
ignorance. From the cessation of fermentation comes the cessation of
I've read that one time Ven Anuruddha being a non-returner talked to Sariputta and it went something like this:
"With clairvoyance that is purified and surpasses the human, I survey
the entire world-system. My energy is roused up and unflagging, my
mindfulness is established and lucid, my body is tranquil and
undisturbed, and my mind is immersed in ...
I was under the impression that the end of buddha sāsana occurs when noble eight-fold path(and the dhamma practitioners) disappear form all the realms including Śuddhāvāsa where only anāgāmins live.
Imagine a school where only music prodigies or math prodigies attend, one would never have to worry about the decay of the school's reputation. The Pure Abodes ...
The Sutta Nipata source is Sn-A 3.10:
The relevant passage is:
Atha kho brahmā sahampatīti ko ayaṃ brahmā, kasmā ca bhagavantaṃ upasaṅkamitvā etadavocāti? Ayaṃ kassapassa bhagavato sāsane sahako nāma bhikkhu anāgāmī hutvā suddhāvāsesu ...
Ignorance as the last fetter is merely a broad fetter including any type of attachment or self-view that still may arise.
For example, the life of the anagami may be threatened with deadly violence and the idea "I am" may arise in the anagami just before the anagami is beheaded with a sword.
Or the anagami may see many individual life forms slaughtered in ...
But what is the attainment of path? How would one describe rightly the
attainment of the path?
The path to nibbana has four steps as you mentioned stream entry, once returner, non returner, arhatship. As you have asked How would one describe rightly the attainment of the path? I'll answer to that as below.
What is Stream Entry
When someone achieved this ...
It appears in many sutta of many nikāya.
Sutta Pitaka Vol 1 : Sutta. Tī. Sī Mahālisuttaṃ:
‘And what, Sir, may those other things be?’
‘In the first place, Mahāli, a brother by the complete destruction of the Three Bonds (the Delusions of self, Doubt, and Trust in the efficacy of good works and ceremonies) becomes a converted man, one who cannot ...
The one sutta that came to mind regarding your request had neither avijja nor anagami, but I think it may have an answer to your question according to my reading of the sutta:
In SN22.89, we read about Venerable Khemaka, who is ill and dealing with the conceit, "I am".
For when it comes to the five grasping aggregates I’m not rid of the conceit ‘I am’. ...
Depending on our freedom from delusions, we can recognize conditions of equal or lesser purity.
It's like looking through glass: if other's glass is dirtier, you can see that, but if it's cleaner, your own dirt doesn't allow to recognize that.
Also, it's not possible to get consensus among practitioners, because many of them have delusions and misrepresent ...