Four stages of enlightenment
 
Defilements are progressively eradicated at the four stages of enlightenment :
 
the stage of streamwinner, sotapanna, the stage of the once-returner,
 
sagadakami, the stage of the non-returner, anagami, and the stage of arahat,
 
the perfected one.  The arahat who has eradicated all defilements, will not be
 
reborn when he has passed away.
 


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