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The nature of the seven post Insight lives of a sotapanna

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The nature of the seven post Insight lives of a sotapanna

Postby Prasadachitta » Tue Feb 17, 2009 12:32 am

So I hear that a sotapanna goes to a heavenly realm for seven more rebirths. This must mean seven more spontaneous births right? I mean there are only mind made bodies in the heavenly realm correct?

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Re: The nature of the seven post Insight lives of a sotapanna

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Tue Feb 17, 2009 6:17 am

Stream-winners cannot be reborn in the lower realms — animal, hungry ghosts, jealous gods, or in hell. They can be reborn in the human realm, or in any of the deva and brahma realms, except for the Suddhāvasa Pure Abodes, where only Non-returners are reborn. They will, of course, become Non-returners and then Arahants within seven lifetimes.

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Re: The nature of the seven post Insight lives of a sotapanna

Postby Individual » Wed Feb 18, 2009 8:36 pm

The best things in life aren't things.


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Re: The nature of the seven post Insight lives of a sotapanna

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Wed Feb 18, 2009 9:34 pm

Non-returners are so called because they never return to the human realm. They are reborn in the Pure Abodes where they attain Arahantship.
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Postby Individual » Thu Feb 19, 2009 3:24 am

The best things in life aren't things.


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