Indeed, the story of how the Buddha's two chief disciples, Mahamoggalana and Sariputta gained stream entry and final liberation is very inspiring.
If you are interested, the following are worthwhile reading and charts the careers of Sariputta and Mahamoggalana over many lives.
The Life of Sariputta Compiled and translated from the Pali texts by Nyanaponika: http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/auth ... el090.html
Maha-Moggallana by Hellmuth Hecker Translated from the German: http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/auth ... el263.html
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road
Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725
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