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Postby BlueLotus » Tue Aug 07, 2012 1:26 pm

It means stream entry but wht does stream entry mean? How did the word come? Is it like
sotha + panna?

If so can you please tell me what sotha means and panna means?

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Re: Sotāpanna

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Tue Aug 07, 2012 5:07 pm

Sota = stream

Sotāpanna = one who has attained the stream leading to final liberation. That is, there is no possibility that a Stream-winner will regress and fall back to the state of a worldling or fall into lower realms of existence. Within seven lives at the most, the Stream-winner will attain the final liberation of Arahantship.
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Re: sothapanna

Postby BlueLotus » Wed Aug 08, 2012 1:12 am

thank you

what does panna mean?
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Re: sothapanna

Postby fig tree » Wed Aug 08, 2012 3:15 am

BlueLotus wrote:thank you

what does panna mean?

There is a Pāli dictionary at http://dsal.uchicago.edu/dictionaries/pali/index.html.

Pajjati : (page 387)
later Sk. also "to go to"] to go, go to; usually not in simplex, but only in compn with prefixes; as āpajjati, uppajjati, nipajjati etc. -- Alone only in one doubtful passage, viz. A iv.362 (vv. ll. paccati, pabbati, gacchati.). -- pp. panna (q. v.).

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Panna
Panna [pp. of pajjati but not satisfactorily expld as such, for pajjati & panna never occur by themselves, but only in cpds. like āpajjati, āpanna, upp˚, upa˚, sam˚, etc. Besides, the word is only given in lexic. literature as pp. of pajjati,


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Re: sothapanna

Postby santa100 » Wed Aug 08, 2012 3:17 am

You could try Ven. Nyanatiloka's online Pali Dictionary below..

http://palikanon.com/english/wtb/dic_idx.html
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Re: sothapanna

Postby rowyourboat » Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:43 am

Hi blue lotus (that's 'nil-maanel' in Sinhalese by the way ;-)),

Sota - apanna : stream - enterer,
Sota - apatti : the state of stream-entry

'Sota, sota what is the Sota' Ven Sariputta asks: 'the Noble eightfold path' is the correct reply.

Stream entrant has fulfilled Sila (morality) training and attained to right view. They have some degree of right effort, mindfulness and right concentration. They know that the four noble truths are true experientially, hence the fetter of doubt has fallen away and have unshakeable faith in the Buddha, his teachings (the dhamma) and those who practice accordingly and reach higher attainments (the sangha). The latter are defined as those who have reached the higher 'paths and fruits'.

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Re: sothapanna

Postby BlueLotus » Wed Aug 08, 2012 1:51 pm

lot to read. thanks all
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Re: sothapanna

Postby BlueLotus » Wed Aug 08, 2012 1:54 pm

rowyourboat wrote:Hi blue lotus (that's 'nil-maanel' in Sinhalese by the way ;-)),



yes nil is blue. maanel just got to know. :clap:

I know bit Sinhalese now but will soon go back to my home country. Going to miss my good friends who helped me lot.

are you in sri lanka?
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Re: sothapanna

Postby rowyourboat » Thu Aug 09, 2012 2:21 pm

BlueLotus wrote:
rowyourboat wrote:Hi blue lotus (that's 'nil-maanel' in Sinhalese by the way ;-)),



yes nil is blue. maanel just got to know. :clap:

I know bit Sinhalese now but will soon go back to my home country. Going to miss my good friends who helped me lot.

are you in sri lanka?


I'm from Sri Lanka, living in UK possibly moving back to Sri Lanka - anicca!

Where is your home country?

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