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8 Noble Ones

8 Ariya-Puggala (Noble Ones) The 8 a. are those who have realized one of the 8 stages of holiness, i.e. the 4 supermundane paths (magga) and the 4 supermundane fruitions (phala) of these paths. There are 4 pairs: 1. The one realizing the path of Stream-winning (sotⰡttimagga). 2. The one realizing the fruition of Stream-winning (sotⰡttiphala). 3. The one realizing the path of Once-return (sakad⧢mimagga). 4. The one realizing the fruition of Once-return (sakad⧢miphala). 5. The one realizing the path of Non-return (an⧢mimagga). 6. The one realizing the fruition of Non-return (an⧢miphala). 7. The one realizing the path of Holiness (arahatta-magga). 8. The one realizing the fruition of Holiness (arahatta-phala).
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