If you become a Sotapanna will you know that?

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thepea
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Re: If you become a Sotapanna will you know that?

Post by thepea » Sun May 13, 2018 2:07 am

Dhammanando wrote:
Sun May 13, 2018 1:44 am
thepea wrote:
Sat May 12, 2018 10:05 pm
Sorry I may not be following you and bhante correctly.
If I’m understanding a sotapanna has perfect sila, what would or could a sotapanna do that would necessitate a confession?
The Ratanasutta doesn't specify exactly how naughty it's possible for sotāpannas to be (a much debated subject on which Dhamma Wheel already has several threads). It says only: (1) that they are incapable of committing the "six great crimes", and (2) that any evil kammas of body, speech or mind that they do commit will not be concealed by them. The six great crimes are the usual five (patricide, matricide, etc.) together with taking refuge in an outside teacher.

https://legacy.suttacentral.net/en/kp6
Yes this is my understanding, it just seemed you were expressing that a sotapanna must exhibit perfect precepts and then mention that they must confess. It struck me as strange that a perfect precept holder would have anything to confess. Seemed strange logic on your behalf?

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Re: If you become a Sotapanna will you know that?

Post by SarathW » Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:15 am

Good video on this subject.

“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”

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