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How can we know Sumedho is an Ariya?
Four types of letting go:

1) Giving; expecting nothing back in return
2) Throwing things away
3) Contentment; wanting to be here, not wanting to be anywhere else
4) "Teflon Mind"; having a mind which doesn't accumulate things

- Ajahn Brahm

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Yeah, personally I am inclined to believe he probably is because of the confidence and wisdom he conveys in his talks that I have listened to online. I know that confidence is not a sign of enlightnment in itself and wisdom (or at least the appearance of wisdom) can be borrowed. So, I don't really have enough criteria to go by, but he appears to me as "knowing (from experience) what he's talking about".
Four types of letting go:

1) Giving; expecting nothing back in return
2) Throwing things away
3) Contentment; wanting to be here, not wanting to be anywhere else
4) "Teflon Mind"; having a mind which doesn't accumulate things

- Ajahn Brahm

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Postby Goedert » Sun Jul 04, 2010 2:14 pm

Friends,

Stream-winner is possible today... The eye of the dhamma.

Let our friend share his happiness with us, if he is a sotapana or not, the time will show him. If he claimed to be an angami or an arahat some could ask him to do a demonstration of psychic power, as Maha Kassapa did with Ananda in the First Concil....

This kind of thing is a useless discussion in internet.

Take care friends.

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A note on the attainment of nibbana: when one attains the first stage (sotapanna) the mind only contacts nibbana for three cittas (one path and two fruit). This experience is so extremely brief and lightning fast. It is said that there are tons of mind moments in a single blink of an eye. The thinking process actually takes many cittas (mind moments), many more than three. The result is that when one experiences nibbana, it is not like one is sits there and says, "Oh, so this is what nibbana is like". Instead it happens in a flash and one becomes aware that they experienced nibbana right after the fact. At that time one is also aware that the fetters are gone, and one lives without the fetters.

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Greetings VIrgo..More than anything else , I have a few questsions to ask :-

1. What technique have you been following ? ( during mediation and during day to day interaction with people )

2. You said that you were on the internet at that time. Were you meditating or just got lost in some deep thinking and suddenly the realization happened or anything else ?

Thank you

Metta
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