rowyourboat wrote:Mahasi Sayadaw has trained some of the world's best meditators- his knowledge of the commentaries and suttas are superlative.
Are you implying that everyone who disagrees with Mahāsi Sayādaw is wrong? It runs counter to the intent of the dhamma for anyone who isn’t fully awakened to maintain definite conclusions that “Only this is true; anything else is worthless” (MN 95, M ii 164).
rowyourboat wrote:For all the armchair meditators and commentators to compare themselves with this level of understanding is not meaningful.
There are numerous dedicated meditators and commentators who have devoted their life to the dhammavinaya and who disagree with Mahāsi Sayādaw.
All the best,