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Ārya-mārga

Ārya-mārga (Pāli, ariya-magga). Sacred path to the full and final attainment in Buddhism. It has four stages, divided according to whether the arya-pudgala (person on the path) is still on the way or has gained the fruit (phala): (i) is the stream-enterer (srotāpanna); (ii) is the once-returner (sakrdāgāmin); (iii) is the not-returner (anāgāmin); (iv) is the attainer (arhat).

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