Tachibana wrote:Please enjoy your wrong practice and your bad kammic effects that results from insulting an Ariyaa (the Buddha also used sarcasm so you can't blame me for this).
Tachibana, as you would know from your own experience with Dhamma instructors, monks, etc (which I can only assume you must have had), sometimes sharp words are needed to cut through someone's misapprehension. These words might not be pleasing to the ear, but they could be motivated by compassion nonetheless. A few here have challenged you on a few points, not to insult you, but because misapprehending oneself as having attained ariya, when one actually has not, could have the potential to inhibit one's genuine advancement, so I've heard. Please seek out a Monk or Nun of wisdom and experience, and share what you have gone through, along with your present state, with him or her. I think we all agree with the title of your topic - that the Noble attainments are possible. But if one imagined themselves to be ariya, while actually not
being so, can you see how that could inhibit actual
progress in the Dhamma? Doesn't it concern you that about half a dozen experienced Dhamma practitioners (one of whom, I suspect, was practicing Buddhism from before when you were born
), have cast doubt on the validity of your claim? It is for your own
sake that folks have done this, not for the sake of insulting.