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?Dhammanando wrote: ↑Sun May 13, 2018 1:44 amThe 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.
A discussion on all aspects of Theravāda Buddhism