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As titled, i suggest we gather the written accounts of people either fulfilling the training or attaining lower paths.

Something like this;
Paṭācārātherīgāthā – Verses of Elder Bhikkhuni Paṭācārā (Wearing one cloth)

“With ploughs they plough the field, planting seeds in earth; Nourishing sons and wives, people enjoy the wealth.

“Why I, endowed with virtues, doer of the teacher’s teaching; Do not enter upon [realization of] nibbāna, unindolent, non-restless? (“Kimahaṃ sīlasampannā, satthusāsanakārikā;
Nibbānaṃ nādhigacchāmi, akusītā anuddhatā.)

“Having washed feet, with water; Having seen [used] foot-water, flowing down.

“Thereupon my mind was concentrated, knowing like a good horse;

There holding the lamp, I entered the monastic dwelling; Having checked the bed, I sat down on it.

“There holding the needle, I lowered the wick;
Simultaneous with extinguishing of the lamp, my mind was fully freed”.
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'Bhikkhus, possessing three qualities, a bhikkhu is practicing the unmistaken way and has laid the groundwork for the destruction of the taints. What three? Here, a bhikkhu guards the doors of the sense faculties, observes moderation in eating, and is intent on wakefulness. He should develop perception of unattractiveness so as to abandon lust... good will so as to abandon ill will... mindfulness of in-&-out breathing so as to cut off distractive thinking... the perception of inconstancy so as to uproot the conceit, 'I am.
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Anupama attained Anagaminship without being a sotapanna or sakadagami.

Born in a high-ranking family
with much property, great wealth,
consummate in complexion & figure,
I was the daughter of Majjha, the treasurer.
Sons of kings sought for me,
sons of rich merchants
longed for me.
One of them sent my father a messenger,
saying, "Give me Anopama.
I will give in return
eight times her weight
in jewels & gold."
But I, having seen
the One Self-awakened,
unsurpassed, excelling the world,
paid homage to his feet,
sat down to one side.
He, Gotama, from sympathy,
taught me the Dhamma.
And as I sat in that very seat,
I attained the third fruit
[of non-return.]
Then I cut off my hair,
and went forth into homelessness.
Today is the seventh day
since I made craving
wither away
.
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Eyes downcast, not footloose,
senses guarded, with protected mind,
not oozing — not burning — with lust,
wander alone
like a rhinoceros.
Sutta Nipāta 1.3 - Khaggavisana Sutta
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See, Ānanda! All those conditioned phenomena have passed, ceased, and perished. So impermanent are conditions, so unstable are conditions, so unreliable are conditions. This is quite enough for you to become disillusioned, dispassionate, and freed regarding all conditions.
Dīgha Nikāya 17
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rightviewftw wrote: Thu Aug 20, 2020 2:43 pm As titled, i suggest we gather the written accounts of people either fulfilling the training or attaining lower paths.

Something like this;
Paṭācārātherīgāthā – Verses of Elder Bhikkhuni Paṭācārā (Wearing one cloth)

“With ploughs they plough the field, planting seeds in earth; Nourishing sons and wives, people enjoy the wealth.

“Why I, endowed with virtues, doer of the teacher’s teaching; Do not enter upon [realization of] nibbāna, unindolent, non-restless? (“Kimahaṃ sīlasampannā, satthusāsanakārikā;
Nibbānaṃ nādhigacchāmi, akusītā anuddhatā.)

“Having washed feet, with water; Having seen [used] foot-water, flowing down.

“Thereupon my mind was concentrated, knowing like a good horse;

There holding the lamp, I entered the monastic dwelling; Having checked the bed, I sat down on it.

“There holding the needle, I lowered the wick;
Simultaneous with extinguishing of the lamp, my mind was fully freed”.
of arhants or dhamma wheel members?
I may be slow learner but im at least learning...
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Then Sariputta the wanderer spoke thus to the Ven. Assaji:

Speak a little or a lot,
but tell me just the gist.
The gist is what I want.
What use is a lot of verbosity?

Then Ven. Assaji gave this Dhamma exposition to Sariputta the Wanderer:

Whatever phenomena arise from cause:
their cause& their cessation.
Such is the teaching of the Tathagata,
the Great Contemplative.

Then to Sariputta the wanderer, as he heard this Dhamma exposition, there arose the dustless, stainless Dhamma eye: "Whatever is subject to origination is all subject to cessation."

Even if just this is the Dhamma,
you have penetrated
to the Sorrowless (asoka) State
unseen, overlooked (by us)
for many myriads of aeons.

Then Sariputta the wanderer went to Moggallana the wanderer. Moggallana the wanderer saw him coming from afar and, on seeing him, said, "Bright are your faculties, my friend; pure your complexion, and clear. Could it be that you have attained the Deathless?"

"Yes, my friend, I have attained the Deathless. "
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'Bhikkhus, possessing three qualities, a bhikkhu is practicing the unmistaken way and has laid the groundwork for the destruction of the taints. What three? Here, a bhikkhu guards the doors of the sense faculties, observes moderation in eating, and is intent on wakefulness. He should develop perception of unattractiveness so as to abandon lust... good will so as to abandon ill will... mindfulness of in-&-out breathing so as to cut off distractive thinking... the perception of inconstancy so as to uproot the conceit, 'I am.
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confusedlayman wrote: Thu Aug 20, 2020 6:19 pm of arhants or dhamma wheel members?
Sutta material only. Ive mended the title to convey this, ty for bringing it up.
'Bhikkhus, possessing three qualities, a bhikkhu is practicing the unmistaken way and has laid the groundwork for the destruction of the taints. What three? Here, a bhikkhu guards the doors of the sense faculties, observes moderation in eating, and is intent on wakefulness. He should develop perception of unattractiveness so as to abandon lust... good will so as to abandon ill will... mindfulness of in-&-out breathing so as to cut off distractive thinking... the perception of inconstancy so as to uproot the conceit, 'I am.
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Thera and Therigatha's are a gold mine.

:namaste:
This is our foundation: to have sati, recollection, and sampajañña, self-awareness, whether standing, walking, sitting, or reclining. Whatever arises, just leave it be, don’t cling to it. Whether it’s like or dislike, happiness or suffering, doubt or certainty... Don’t try to label everything, just know it. See that all the things that arise in the mind are simply sensations. They are transient. They arise, exist and cease. That’s all there is to them, they have no self or being, they are neither ‘us’ nor ‘them’. None of them are worthy of clinging to.

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Now during this utterance, there arose in the venerable Kondañña the spotless, immaculate vision of the True Idea: "Whatever is subject to arising is all subject to cessation."

When the Wheel of Truth had thus been set rolling by the Blessed One the earthgods raised the cry: "At Benares, in the Deer Park at Isipatana, the matchless Wheel of truth has been set rolling by the Blessed One, not to be stopped by monk or divine or god or death-angel or high divinity or anyone in the world."

On hearing the earth-gods' cry, all the gods in turn in the six paradises of the sensual sphere took up the cry till it reached beyond the Retinue of High Divinity in the sphere of pure form. And so indeed in that hour, at that moment, the cry soared up to the World of High Divinity, and this ten-thousandfold world-element shook and rocked and quaked, and a great measureless radiance surpassing the very nature of the gods was displayed in the world.

Then the Blessed One uttered the exclamation: "Kondañña knows! Kondañña knows!," and that is how that venerable one acquired the name, Añña-Kondañña — Kondañña who knows.
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Vijayātherīgāthā – Verses of Elder Bhikkhuni Vijayā (Victory)

“Four times, five times, having left the monastic dwelling;
Not having gained peace of mind, uncontrolled in mind.
“Having approached a bhikkhuni, thoroughly and completely

I questioned her;
She preached the Dhamma to me, elements and sense bases.

“Four noble truths, faculties and powers too;
Factors of enlightenment, eightfold path, to reach the best aim.

“Having heard her words, doing her teaching; In first part of the night, remembered past lives.

“In middle part of the night, divine eye was fully purified;
In last part of the night, the aggregate of darkness was shattered.

“Pervaded with bodily rupture and happiness, I dwelt;
On the seventh [day] I stretched feet, having shattered the aggregate of darkness”

I rose as a triple-knowledge bearer, her teaching is done.
“Sakkaṃva devā tidasā, saṅgāme aparājitaṃ;

“Sakka and the 30 devā, undefeated in the battles;
Esteemed by them I dwell, I am triple-knowledge bearer, taintless”.
'Bhikkhus, possessing three qualities, a bhikkhu is practicing the unmistaken way and has laid the groundwork for the destruction of the taints. What three? Here, a bhikkhu guards the doors of the sense faculties, observes moderation in eating, and is intent on wakefulness. He should develop perception of unattractiveness so as to abandon lust... good will so as to abandon ill will... mindfulness of in-&-out breathing so as to cut off distractive thinking... the perception of inconstancy so as to uproot the conceit, 'I am.
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