SN.55.2. Brahmacariyogadhasutta ("The Culmination of the Spiritual Life")

Saṁyutta Nikāya ("The Linked Discourses")

“Mendicants, a noble disciple who has four things is a stream-enterer, not liable to be reborn in the underworld, bound for awakening.

What four? It’s when a noble disciple has experiential confidence in the Buddha … the teaching … the Saṅgha … And they have the ethical conduct loved by the noble ones … leading to immersion. A noble disciple who has these four things is a stream-enterer, not liable to be reborn in the underworld, bound for awakening.”

That is what the Buddha said. Then the Holy One, the Teacher, went on to say:

“Those who have faith and ethics,
confidence, and vision of the truth,
in time arrive at happiness,
the culmination of the spiritual life.”

Subscribe to The Empty Robot

Get the latest posts delivered right to your inbox



Spread the word: