Hanzze wrote:If I would be playful I would now answer: "IMO, don't use your awareness to judge an arahant awareness."
"Look at the content of that story, he wept when he remembered the experience" ahh, you talk about Ajahn Maha Bua. You might be right, but I don't know what has happened later. Some on there way to Arahantship cry even a lot and sometimes we do never hear stories after such happens and from later on.
Don't worry to much, you not on the wrong lane with your thought but it's somehow a waste of time to indentify Arahants, its good to know and be sure that there are some even not so seen.
I don't want to derail the thread, and I am not worried. Actually I don't know anything about Ajahn Maha Bua. If he was really an arahant and that story didn't happen, I don't care much because I just analyzed an story. If that story really happened then he was not even a sotapanna. And this kind of story shows some insight, the relation between things, cause and effect in the mind. If you can contribute to the knowledge of cause and effect then please continue, just don't fear the name of the monks.