Pāḷi; √ sotāpanna
alt. sp.: IPA: s̪oːt̪ɑːpən̪n̪ə, Velthuis: sotaapanna, readable: sotaapanna, simple: sotapanna
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➥ sotāpanna: Stream winner. A person who has abandoned the first three of the fetters that bind the mind to the cycle of rebirth (see saṁyojana) and has thus entered the “stream” flowing inexorably to nibbāna, ensuring that one will be reborn at most only seven more times, and only into human or higher realms. [ more ]
by late Ven. Nyanalokita Thera:
Three kinds are to be distinguished: the one 'with 7 rebirths at the utmost' (sattakkhattu-parama), the one 'passing from one noble family to another' (kolaṅkola), the one 'germinating only once more' (eka-bījī). As it is said (e.g. Puggalapaññatti 37-39; AN 3.87):
(1) “If a man, after the disappearance of the 3 fetters (personality-belief, skeptical doubt, attachment to rules and ritual; see saṅyojana), has entered the stream (to Nibbāna), he is no more subject to rebirth in lower worlds, is firmly established, destined to full enlightenment. After having passed amongst the heavenly and human beings only seven times more through the round of rebirths, he puts an end to suffering. Such a man is called 'one with 7 births at the utmost' (sattakkhattu-parama).
(2) “If a man, after the disappearance of the 3 fetters…. is destined to full enlightenment, he, after having passed among noble families two or three times through the round of rebirths, puts an end to suffering. Such a man is called 'one passing from one noble family to another' (kolaṅkola).
(3) “If a man, after the disappearance of the 3 fetters…. is destined to full enlightenment, he, after having only once more returned to human existence, puts an end to suffering.
by the Pali Text Society:
by Ven. Thanissaro Maha Thera:
by Ven. Varado Maha Thera:
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