let us take everything with a pinch of salt ..including the calm, cool words of an enlightened teacher
"And as I remained thus heedful, ardent, & resolute, thinking imbued with harmfulness arose. I discerned that 'Thinking imbued with harmfulness has arisen in me; and that leads to my own affliction or to the affliction of others or to the affliction of both. It obstructs discernment, promotes vexation, & does not lead to Unbinding.'
"As I noticed that it leads to my own affliction, it subsided. As I noticed that it leads to the affliction of others... to the affliction of both... it obstructs discernment, promotes vexation, & does not lead to Unbinding, it subsided. Whenever thinking imbued with harmfulness had arisen, I simply abandoned it, destroyed it, dispelled it, wiped it out of existence. http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html
there are no standpoints..no fixations..
this mind is too complex too slippery to say i will become enlightened only by doing things in this one way..
in my experience those teachers that dont even hint at stream entry jhana etc are ones whos teachings and methods arent conducive to those things-they just dont have the experience to talk of such things with any degree expertise or confidence (as non cool non 'dharma' as it sounds)- no teacher is mad enough just to proclaim these things and still survive and be known internationally after many decades if there isnt even an iota of truth in such things.