Author Topic: Realizing the Four Stages on the Path to Nirvana - From "Buddhism For Dummies"  (Read 2441 times)

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An interesting and short summary of "Realizing the Four Stages on the Path to Nirvana" - from Buddhism For Dummies.

Extract:

"As he guided his followers over the 45 years that he taught, Buddha recognized four distinct levels or stages of realization, each one marked by a deep and unmistakable experience of selflessness followed by certain changes in outlook and behavior. The experience generally occurs during intensive meditation, when the attention has become one-pointed, and follows extensive study and understanding of the basic truths of Buddhism (especially the three marks of existence: selflessness, impermanence, and dissatisfaction)."
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