I reflected on a few novel Path moments from the suttas. Just from memory, there was a monk who held a white cloth in the hot sun until it became soiled with sweat. There was a monk who was watching bubbles arise and disappear in a stream. One monk was walking down a road, when he heard a woman laugh, and he attained arahantship. I recall reading how one monk (according to the commentary on the Dhammapada) was disgusted with his condition and was about to commit suicide, then had a Path awakening. So there are many examples of practitioners attaining a Path or Fruit in unexpected situations. And I then thought...why not anime?Tachibana wrote:Ok I finally understood your question... sorry for keeping you wait.
I reached the Sotaapana's stage at the moment I saw my beloved protagonist disappear.
But that wasn't my goal, I just wanted to end up sadness, so after about 7 hours of vipassanaa practice I finally reached the Sakadaagaami's stage.
It took me some time and I indeed consider that I was wrong all the time until I realized the true vipassanaa, the true insight, the Path and the Fruit.
And still now I'm wrong because I'm not an Arahant.
Could we end up with this now ?
Don't get me wrong, having read the entire topic I do think that the particular member concerned has overestimated, and urgently needs to come back down to earth (as much because of the pride displayed in his parting shot as anything else), but if one was mindful and alert to one's mental / emotional state while watching even a movie, maybe a realization could happen in that situation? Just wondering what others think. I mean, why should it only happen while sitting by a stream, or looking at a decayed corpse, or sitting in meditation (or any number of scenarios we might be more open to accept, having read about them previously)? Did our immediate skepticism spring from an inbuilt prejudice, regarding the possible situations in which enlightenment moments might occur?