Will it benefit the declarer? I am not sure why it would, but the harm is easily imagined for the declarer. It is nice to hear stories of awakening that inspire such Dipa Ma: http://www.thebuddhadharma.com/issues/2 ... pa_ma.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;SamKR wrote:Will it benefit you (in dhamma) or other people if you declare your attainment? Or will it harm? Or neither?Virgo wrote:Hi Sam. There is no reason to feel confused.SamKR wrote:Dear Virgo,
I am inclined to believe that you are a sotapanna. Now please strive towards being Sakadagami, Anagami and Arahant asap!!!
But it would be better if you do not make public of your attainments being compassionate towards we Anariya people who can become very confused because of the claims.
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Such declarations, especially in such a context as this, seem far more fraught with problems than inspiration, which is enough of a reason to remain silent.