I was listening to a series of talks by John Peacock and came across his speech 'Metta as a path to awakening' (http://www.audiodharma.org/teacher/207/
There he talks about 'Karaniya Metta Sutta' and at one point (See 4:30 min on http://www.audiodharma.org/teacher/207/
"... Nahi jatu gabbaha seyyam punaretiti ..."
"...one who practices this will never come to be reborn
But as I understand it should be translated as ' will never be conceived in a womb' not as 'never come to be reborn'.
(http://www.londonbuddhistvihara.org/Kar ... 0Sutta.pdfhttp://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html
Then he identify this as awakening since only awaken ones never come to be reborn.
I see this as a misinterpretation, since it talks about one form of birth, birth by a womb and there are 4 forms of birth in Buddhist text.
Please share your knowledge here.
Did John Peacock got it wrong.
This talk by Dr.Peacock is about 'Metta as a path to awakening'. If he doesn't interpret this sutta text as "...one who practices this will never come to be reborn again...", he may not consider it as awakening. So his entire talk/teaching 'Metta as a path to awakening' might change. His entire talk is based on the conclusion.
(I wanted to add above since the question seems not descriptive enough. And it was questioned in a comment bellow.)