The Five Fetters to be destroyed

“Cut off the Five; desert the Five; the Five subdue. That Bhikkhu who from the Five Fetters hath freed himself at last, by men is called a Crosser of the Stream.”

These are the five fetters to be abandoned, to be deserted, to be destroyed:  “Belief in the reality of bodyhood;  doubt in the Master and His Teaching;  belief in the value of rituals, rites and ceremonies;  excitement of sensual delight;  malevolence.”   

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