Tuesday, February 17, 2009

stream-winners...never again destined for states of woe

"In this community of monks there are monks who, with the total ending of [the first] three fetters*, are stream-winners, steadfast, never again destined for states of woe**, headed for self-awakening..."

*Fetters- Please see the labels
**Ending states of woe - (States of Deprivation -apaya)-'Hell is ended; animal wombs are ended; the state of the hungry shades is ended; states of deprivation, destitution, the bad bourns are ended. (Also see: Who is a stream-winner ? )
Want to lean more about Buddhist cosmology? (different realms)-The Thirty-one Planes of Existence

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