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MENTAL FACTOR OF ATTENTION (MANASIKĀRA) IN THERAVADA BUDDHISM

Stream Enterer has attained the path and the fruit of the first stage of enlightenment and has thus become a noble person (ariya) having previously been an ordinary worldling (puthujjana). One who aspires to follow the path to attain the stage of Stream Enterer is expected to observe certain wholesome practices including wise attention which plays an extremely important role:

1. Association with spiritual friends (kalyānamittha-sevana)

2. Listening to true Dhamma (saddhamma-savana)

3. Wise attention (yoniso-manasikāra)

4. Living according to Dhamma (dhammānudhamma-patipadā)