at what stage.. all fears/phobia ends forever?

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confusedlayman
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at what stage.. all fears/phobia ends forever?

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in 4 stage enlightment, fear of death or fear of external threats to one's 5 aggregates or fear of water, snakes, tigers, false accusations etc like this fear ends at what stage? sotpanna, sakadami, anagami or arhant only?
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Re: at what stage.. all fears/phobia ends forever?

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The non-returner and arahant has eliminated greed and fear/anger. That's where there is no more anxiety and fear left over.
The others have lesser degrees of fear and greed.

"There are these ten fetters. Which ten? Five lower fetters & five higher fetters. And which are the five lower fetters? Self-identity views, uncertainty, grasping at precepts & practices, sensual desire, & ill will. These are the five lower fetters. And which are the five higher fetters? Passion for form, passion for what is formless, conceit, restlessness, & ignorance. These are the five higher fetters. And these are the ten fetters."
And what is right speech? Abstaining from lying, from divisive speech, from abusive speech, & from idle chatter: This is called right speech.
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