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With Sāriputta (2nd) —Bhikkhu Sujato

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1. At Bamboo Gate

5. With Sāriputta (2nd)

1.1Then Sāriputta went up to the Buddha, bowed, and sat down to one side. The Buddha said to him:

1.2“Sāriputta, they speak of a ‘factor of stream-entry’. 1.3What is a factor of stream-entry?”

1.4“Sir, the factors of stream-entry are associating with good people, listening to the true teaching, proper attention, and practicing in line with the teaching.”

1.5“Good, good, Sāriputta! 1.6For the factors of stream-entry are associating with good people, listening to the true teaching, proper attention, and practicing in line with the teaching.

2.1Sāriputta, they speak of ‘the stream’. 2.2What is the stream?”

2.3“Sir, the stream is simply this noble eightfold path, that is: 2.4right view, right thought, right speech, right action, right livelihood, right effort, right mindfulness, and right immersion.”

2.5“Good, good, Sāriputta! 2.6For the stream is simply this noble eightfold path, that is: 2.7right view, right thought, right speech, right action, right livelihood, right effort, right mindfulness, and right immersion.

3.1Sāriputta, they speak of ‘a stream-enterer’. 3.2What is a stream-enterer?”

3.3“Sir, anyone who possesses this noble eightfold path is called a stream-enterer, the venerable of such and such name and clan.”

3.4“Good, good, Sāriputta! 3.5For anyone who possesses this noble eightfold path is called a stream-enterer, the venerable of such and such name and clan.”