I have two questions regarding a Cula Sotapanna. Sutta or commentary references would be helpful.
1. Will a Cula Sotapanna become a Sotapanna in the same lifetime?
2. Is a Cula Sotapanna an Ariya? i.e. One on the path to become a Sotapanna but not got sotapatti phala?
I was reading a http://sotapannanava.blogspot.in/2011/06/first-stage-of-four-stages-of.html and some things became confusing.
A Sula Sotapanna is assured for a rebirth in good destinations for one life and a Maha Sotapanna has been assured absolutely.
I used to think when one becomes culasotapanna, one continues on dhamma path and eventually becomes sotapanna.
Before one becomes sotāpanna, one has to develop oneself to becomes a cūḷa-sotāpanna, a minor sotāpanna. A sotāpanna starts flowing in the stream of liberation, and is bound to reach the final goal of full liberation. A cūḷa-sotāpanna starts flowing in the stream of Dhamma and is bound to become a sotāpanna.