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What are The 4 Tools for Stream Entrance?

Once in Savatthi the Blessed Buddha said this:
Sariputta: A tool for Stream-Entry, a tool for Stream-Entry.
What, Sariputta, is a tool for Stream-Entry?
1: Association with superior persons, is a tool for Stream-Entry.
2: Hearing the true Dhamma is a tool for Stream-Entry.
3: Careful and rational attention is a tool for Stream-Entry.
4: Praxis according with the Dhamma is a tool for Stream-Entry.
Good, good, Sariputta! These 4 are the tools for Stream-Entry!
Sariputta, The stream, the stream. What is the stream?
This Noble 8-fold Way, Venerable Sir, is the stream; that is

Right View
Right Motivation
Right Speech
Right Action
Right Livelihood
Right Effort
Right Awareness
Right Concentration

Good, good, Sariputta! This Noble 8-fold Way is verily the stream.
Sariputta: A Stream-Enterer! What is a Stream-Enterer?
One who possesses this Noble 8-fold Way, Venerable Sir.
Good, good, Sariputta! One who possesses this Noble 8-fold Way
is a
Stream-Enterer: this Venerable One of such a name & family.

Source (edited extract):
The Grouped Sayings of the Buddha. Samyutta Nikāya. [V:347-8]
section 55: Sotāpattisamyutta. Thread 5: Sāriputta...

Notes: The Stream Winner!
A Stream-Enterer (Sotāpanna) has a maximum of 7 lives left before
his Enlightenment! He/she cannot be reborn in hell, as ghost, animal,
or as angry demon, & is thus safe from downfall! Further details see:
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/DPPN/wtb/s_t/sotaapanna.htm
See also: The 4 factors of Stream-Entry

More on gaining a surely safe future: Stream-Entry:
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Fine_Faith.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/sangha/Sangha_Entry.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/The_6_Keys.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/The_4_Doors.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Internal_Bath.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Divine_Tracks.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/How_to_Enter.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Stream-Enterer.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Faith_Summary.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Stream_Entrance.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Stream-Entry_Tools.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Assured_Destination.htm

https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Impossible_Alteration.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Fruits_of_the_Noble_Way.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Links_to_Stream_Entry.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Friends_and_Colleagues.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/DPPN/wtb/a/ariya_puggala.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Helpers_to_Stream_Entry.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Entering_the_Stream_Supreme.htm

The 4 Tools for Stream Entrance!


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