INTO THE STREAM

Into the Stream

A STUDY GUIDE ON THE

FIRST STAGE OF AWAKENING

PREPARED BY

Thanissaro Bhikkhu

(Geoffrey DeGraff)

Copyright

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Contents

  • Copyright
  • Quotation
  • Part I: The Way to Stream Entry
    • Association with People of Integrity
    • Listening to the True Dhamma
    • Appropriate Attention
    • Practice in Accordance with the Dhamma
    • Mindfulness & Alertness
    • Restraint of the Senses
    • The Three Forms of Right Conduct
    • The Four Establishings of Mindfulness
    • The Seven Factors for Awakening
    • Clear Knowing & Release
  • Part II: Stream Entry & its Results
    • The Arising of the Dhamma Eye
    • The Three Fetters
    • The Character of a Stream-winner
    • Rewards
    • Advice
  • Glossary
  • Abbreviations

Quotation

Sole dominion over the earth,

going to heaven,

lordship over all worlds:

The fruit of stream entry

excels them.

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