from The Century Dictionary.
- noun One who enters.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun One who makes an entrance or beginning.
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- noun One who makes an
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She's an obsessive contest-enterer, so she won one and I forgot to mention it because it wasn't physical.
Thus, the eight enterer and resultant levels of Hinayana aryas are differentiated as follows:
Buddha answered that women are capable of attaining nirvana, passing through the four stages of stream-enterer, once-returner, non-returner, and arhat.
We should not think that stream-enterer is a beginner level.
So if someone claims to have achieved the state of a stream-enterer, be suspicious.
In the first lifetime, one becomes a stream-enterer, in the next lifetime a once-returner, and in the third lifetime, one becomes a non-returner, achieves liberation, and becomes an arhat.
Sariputta became a “stream-enterer” on the spot, and hurried to tell Moggallana the news.
Kondanna had become what later Buddhist tradition would call a “stream-enterer” (sotapanna).
Anathapindika died that night and, we are told, was reborn in heaven as a “stream-enterer” with only seven more lives ahead of him.
He immediately became a “stream-enterer,” even though he did not request ordination in the Sangha.