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The Importance of Virtue

“Keeping the eight-fold virtue: if we have full faith in it, then we won't see it as anything difficult. And this eight-fold virtue – when we keep it without blemish, then it is the virtue of a once-returner. As for the five-fold virtue, if we keep it without blemish, then it is the virtue of a stream-enterer. Whether it is the eight-fold virtue or the five-fold virtue, it simply becomes 'transcendent' virtue, because it is the beginning of accepting the Buddha, Dhamma and Saṅgha to the point of having an experience of Nibbāna....”


– Luang Pu Laa Khemapatto