Entering the Stream to Enlightenment - Experiences of the Stages of the Buddhist Path in Contemporary Sri Lanka - Yuki Sirimane

Entering the Stream to Enlightenment - Experiences of the Stages of the Buddhist Path in Contemporary Sri Lanka - Yuki Sirimane

The stream-enterer

Entering the Stream to Enlightenment - Experiences of the Stages of the Buddhist Path in Contemporary Sri Lanka - Yuki Sirimane

Yuki Sirimane [+-]
Yuki Sirimane is an Attorney-at-Law. She holds a Doctorate in Buddhist Studies from the Postgraduate Institute of Pāli and Buddhist Studies, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.

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Chapter 6 is a comprehensive and a detailed analysis of the attainment of the sotāpatti-phala, it being the most vital milepost on this Path. This chapter includes a discussion on the following: 1) The state of mind of a stream-enterer 2) The conduct of a stream-enterer 3) The blessings and strengths of a stream-enterer 4) The possibility of someone having become a noble person in a past life 5) Can a stream-enterer commit suicide? 6) To what extent does a stream-enterer see Nibbāna? 7) Lay noble disciples 8) Non-humans attaining supramundane fruits The chapter concludes that the experience of attaining sotāpatti-phala becomes the most significant experience one ever encounters up to such time in saṃsāra. It makes one a Buddhist by conviction.

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Sirimane, Yukie . The stream-enterer. Entering the Stream to Enlightenment - Experiences of the Stages of the Buddhist Path in Contemporary Sri Lanka. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 121-170 Jun 2016. ISBN 9781781792049. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=24151. Date accessed: 20 Jun 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.24151. Jun 2016

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