Here’s an 61-min recorded video Dhamma Talk (177MB .mp4).
- Sotapanna, arahant, Enlightenment, Sotāpannaship, Sotāpanna, attainment, estimation of achievement, human nature, supportiveness, criticism, cynicism, competitiveness, mindfulness of one’s beating heart, Covid, anxiety, worry, “Be Irrationally Happy”, “Big Bubbles but no troubles”, parasitism, not abusing the generosity of others beyond what they were willing to give
SN 55.1 - A Wheel-Turning Monarch
“What four? It’s when a noble disciple has experiential confidence in the Buddha: ‘That Blessed One is perfected, a fully awakened Buddha, accomplished in knowledge and conduct, holy, knower of the world, supreme guide for those who wish to train, teacher of gods and humans, awakened, blessed.’
They have experiential confidence in the teaching: ‘The teaching is well explained by the Buddha—visible in this very life, immediately effective, inviting inspection, relevant, so that sensible people can know it for themselves.’
They have experiential confidence in the Saṅgha: ‘The Saṅgha of the Buddha’s disciples is practicing the way that’s good, direct, methodical, and proper. It consists of the four pairs, the eight individuals. This is the Saṅgha of the Buddha’s disciples that is worthy of offerings dedicated to the gods, worthy of hospitality, worthy of a religious donation, worthy of greeting with joined palms, and is the supreme field of merit for the world.’
Furthermore, a noble disciple’s ethical conduct is loved by the noble ones, unbroken, impeccable, spotless, and unmarred, liberating, praised by sensible people, not mistaken, and leading to immersion.
These are the four factors of stream-entry that they have.
Past Dhamma Talk References:
More was said on the simile of the toodling mouse first mentioned here
5 factors of right speech, to be checked before admonishment of another, was spoken about here
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