Seven Stages of Purification!
Following the Noble 8-fold Way the mind is purified in 7 stages:
1: Purification of
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
6: Purification by knowledge and vision of Progress on the
7: Purification of Knowledge and Vision (nānadassana-visuddhi).
The classic text is MN 24
The Relay Chariots:
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
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