Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:An Arahant would not advertise himself as an Arahant.
Perhaps a foolish puthujjana disciple of a monk, who had blind devotion might think his teacher was an Arahant, and advertise his web site with that claim. If asked to substantiate it, how could he do so? Therefore, even it were true, which I am sure it is not, to claim it would only lead to trouble, so it should not be done.
The foolish will follow foolish teachers, while the wise will seek out the wise.
Interesting. Buddha said he was an arahant, many times. I guess that means he wasn't one.