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The Seven Stages of Purification!

Following the Noble 8-fold Way the mind is purified in 7 stages:
1: Purification of Morality (sīla-visuddhii).
2: Purification of Mind (
citta-visuddhi).
3: Purification of View (
ditthi-visuddhi).
4: Purification by Overcoming Doubt (
kankhā-vitarana-visuddhi).
5: Purification by knowledge & vision of what is
Path and Not-Path.
6: Purification by knowledge and vision of Progress on the
Path.
7: Purification of Knowledge and Vision (
nānadassana-visuddhi).

 



The classic text is MN 24 Ratha-vinita Sutta: The Relay Chariots:
https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/mn/mn.024.than.html


And for a complete account of Full Mental Purification:
The Path of Purification: Visuddhimagga." by the great explainer
Buddhaghosa in 5th century AC well translated by Bhikkhu ñānamoli.
https://www.pariyatti.org/Bookstore/productdetails.cfm?sku=771100

Free as PDF file here:
https://what-buddha-said.net/library/pdfs/PathofPurification2011.pdf

 


More on these 7 stages of mental purity:

https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/The_purpose_of_purification.htm

https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Levels_of_Leaving_Behind.htm

https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/The_7_Purifications.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/9_Stillings.htm

https://www.pariyatti.com/book.cgi?prod_id=404506

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