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Śrotâpanna, 2 Definition(s)

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The "stream-enterer" ("śrotâpanna") : has eradicated the first three fetters. He has only seven rebirths in the human or god realms before liberation ;

Added: 29.Dec.2011 | Studies in Bodhidharma: Buddhism
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A Sanskrit word means one who has entered the flow, Sota panna in Pali. He opposes the flow of common peoples six dusts and enters the flow of the Sages Dharma nature. It is the certification of the first fruit of Arhatship, which is within the Hinayana (small vehicle). It comes when the eighty eight categories of delusions of view are smashed and cut off by means of sixteen hearts. It is called a Way of Liberation, for at that point, delusion is completely severed and liberation is obtained. One who has certified to Srotaapanna has seven more births and deaths to undergo. He will be born seven times in the heavens and seven times among men.

Added: 27.Sep.2008 | Buddhist Door: Glossary
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