indian_buddhist wrote:However those that have Stream entry and more spread the message. its a duty for them to spread the message.
I don't understand your obsession with stream entry as a minimum requirement in this thread and others. Where, in which sutta is it stated that stream entry is a requirement to teach the Dhamma to anyone? Most monks including arahants are not great teachers.
Those who are skilled in teaching should teach the Dhamma and those who are not skilled at teaching can progress towards their own final enlightenment.
Watch this video starting at 2:09 to understand what true "conversion" means in Buddhism:
This is the problem.
This is why you are all so confused on the Dhamma. Why you have 9000000000 posts, and no answers on these forums.
An Arahant is always a great teacher. It can be no other way. Monks, on the other hand.....eh.....Most monks aren't Enlightened.
Those who do not have "Direct" experience of Dhamma, should not try to teach Dhamma.
It is this very behavior that causes so much confusion in the world. It is why a process, Enlightenment, which is very, very simple, is so very, very hard to obtain (Worst of all for buddhists, Christians find it easier).
How do you know if you have direct experience of Dhamma?
Oh, you will know.... When Dhamma is understood, Dhamma is understood. Oh, there's a little more to the story than just that....it's not quite that simple. But Dhamma is Dhamma, and it must be witnessed, experienced. Dhamma is an experience, not something to be analytically understood, or gleaned from books. If you are still confused about what "Dhamma" is, you have not yet experienced Dhamma. In the same way as one can't really say, "Well, I just don't know if I have had an orgasm or not." Dhamma is Dhamma. If you get it, you get it. If you don't, you don't. But sometimes even when you get it, you find you don't really get it....but that's another lesson for another day.
Blind leading the blind is what you get when non-Enlightened teachers, teach. It is an ego. To "Be" a teacher. And you are teaching from a position of ignorance, still. Ignorance does not begin to fade away until the Dhamma has been encountered, and understood.
One should not teach, if one does not have true happiness in ones own life.
Discovering the true Dhamma, brings true happiness. So when one teaches "My techniques", or "My theory", or "My Understanding", one is working exactly in the opposite fashion required to understand and reveal true Dhamma.
The Dhamma is received, by those who are prepared to receive it. It is not "Found", accumulated, or algorithmically attained.
If you are not sure if you have experience with Dhamma, do not teach. You are part of what is destroying the world. Part of why so few can attain Enlightenment. Every word spoken in Ignorance "About" Dhamma, causes another problem. Every time.
It is Karmically negative to try to teach without direct experience of Dhamma. Period. That people DO it all the time anyway, does not make it "ok".
And to charge for Dhamma teachings, violates all of the Universal rules. Period. No dhamma teacher will ever profit off of his teachings. You can identify the false Dhamma teachers right away, if they are charging you for their books, and keeping the profit themselves. Only false teachers profit off Dhamma teachings. Period. A true Dhamma teacher knows....that's not how this universe works...at all.