Reply To: Sila of a Sotapanna

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Gad
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I found a sutta that said exactly what Mr. Lal means. I don’t know if he had already posted this sutta in one of these articles.

Snp 2.1 Ratana Sutta: Jewels Discourse

9. Ye ariyasaccāni vibhāvayanti

Gambhīrapaññena sudesitāni

Kiñcāpi te honti bhusappamattā

Na te bhavaṁ aṭṭhamaṁ ādiyanti

Idam’pi Saṅghe ratanaṁ paṇītaṁ

Etena saccena suvatthi hotu

Those who comprehend the Noble Truths, well taught by the Buddha of profound wisdom, no matter how negligent, would not take an eighth existence. In the Saṅgha is this precious jewel. By this truth, may there be well-being!

10. Sahāva’ssa dassana sampadāya

Tayassu dhammā jahitā bhavanti

Sakkāyadiṭṭhi vicikicchitañ ca

Sīlabbataṁvā’pi yadatthi kiñci

Catūhapāyehi ca vippamutto,

Cha cābhiṭhānāni abhabbo kātuṁ

Idampi Saṅghe ratanaṁ paṇītaṁ

Etena saccena suvatthi hotu

For one who has attained the correct view, three fetters are abandoned: self-centered view, doubt, and clinging to wrong practices. Freed from the four planes of misery, he cannot commit the six major wrong-doings that lead to hell. In the Saṅgha is this precious jewel. By this truth, may there be well-being!

11. Kiñcā’pi so kammaṁ karoti pāpakaṁ

Kāyena vācā uda cetasā vā

Abhabbo so tassa paṭicchādāya

Abhabbatā diṭṭha padassa vuttā

Idampi Saṅghe ratanaṁ paṇītaṁ

Etena saccena suvatthi hotu

Though he might do some evil deed by body, speech, or mind, he cannot hide it; such is impossible for one who has seen the Dhamma. In the Saṅgha is this precious jewel. By this truth, may there be well-being!