Stream Entry

The first stage of enlightenment in the Theravada Four-Path Model. Stream entry is attained once the insight meditator has completed his first Progress of Insight and attained a Fruition, which is the complete cessation then reappearing of reality.

People who have attained Stream Entry are said to be guaranteed full enlightenment if they continue practising meditation; they have entered the “stream” that will carry them to the final goal of full enlightenment.

Once Stream Entry has been attained, concentration meditation tends to result in the practitioner cycling through the Stages of Insight.

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