I know this has been talked about before, and I am sorry if I break some forum rules by doing this, but as a recent stream enterer I am curious to know:
Are you or do you know anyone who believe to be, AND you too believe to be, a stream enterer?
Lets accept the claims - leave sceptisism and discussion out of it.
Maybe it is too much to ask people with current or prior mental issues to refrain themselves from contributing, as they off course could just as easily become a stream enterer, but remember the situation of the easily self-deluded nature of the human mind. And the many 'enlightened' beings dropping into the forum to declare that everyone here is wrong, wrong, wrong in their understanding of and approach to the dhamma. (thanks <-- lots of good sceptisism and discussion going on here!)
Once again, so to be sure everyone gets the picture: I hope for this thread to be without discussion, a simple "I know of three living individuals" will suffice, even if you happen to be one of them. And let it be up to the author of the post to define the criteria, since there are some different ones, but feel free to share your definition. I truly believe such a thread will be of benefit, so don't clutter it.
For the sake of usefulness and your own liberation, be truthful.
Edit: It seemes the moderators merged the two threads, this post was originally the first post in a thread I created in the Open Dhamma forum, but apparantly because the contributors didn't stay on topic it was no point in having two of the same. Like someone said: This thread should be called "Why isn't stream entry common", while my failed attempt was to create a pure thread to easily get some overview of how common it is - in Open Dhamma, not Modern Theravada. Just so it's said. Edit 3: Paint RED!
One should believe it could be beneficial to post information about attainment in a thread like "How common is stream entry?", but I had no idea you are regularly vitnessing these claims and often there are something else behind it. You have been great giving only kind advice and healthy scepticism. Metta!