It would seem that you are, given all that you have said, and you have to some extent, gotten that here. If you are extra-ordinary - as you claim of yourself -, there is no real reason to proclaim yourself extra-ordinary-ness in public. The Dhamma is lived.Virgo wrote:Hi Tilt,
I am not looking for praise and gain. Do you really think I am interested in those things?
It will attract attention, which you have also gotten. This is not about bowing.Stating you are a sotapanna, without the Buddha around to verify it, will attract as much skepticism as it does praise.
tiltbillings wrote:What is useless is this claim. Its potential for harm is significant in that it can mislead others in any number of ways.
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