Entering the Stream
Supreme assures Enlightenment in 7 lives!
Savatthi the Blessed
Buddha said this:
householders, the Noble Disciple possesses these seven good qualities:
Noble Disciple moreover is established in these
four desirable states:
Unwavering faith and confirmed confidence in the
Dhamma and Sangha
esteemed by the Noble ones: Unbroken, untorn, unspotted,
unmottled, freeing, praised by the clever, natural, leading to concentration,
then if he wishes he can announce of himself: I am one finished with Hell,
finished with the animal realm, finished with the domain of
with the planes of misery, finished with all bad destinations & lower worlds.
I am a
no longer bound to the lower
worlds, fixed in destiny,
with Enlightenment as my assured future destination...
When this was said,
then the householders of the Bamboo
Gate village exclaimed:
Master Gotama!... Marvellous,
Master Gotama!... We
refuge in the
Master Gotama, his Dhamma, & in the Bhikkhu Sangha.
let the Blessed One know us as lay followers who have gone for
refuge for life!
Grouped Sayings of the Buddha. Samyutta
Thread 7: To the people at the Bamboo gate...
More on gaining the
ultimate safe future: The Noble Stream-Entry:
Entering the Stream Supreme!