“It is essential that one must learn about the Tilakkhana from an Ariya to get to the Sotapanna stage.” Should that not be ‘listen’ rather than ‘learn’ ?
“However, if one truly believes that one has an understanding of the “unfruitful nature” or the “anicca nature” one could be a Sotapanna or a Sotapanna Anugami”
So, does it follow that ‘if one truly believes that one has an understanding of the unfruitful nature or the anicca nature” yet never listened to a desana from an Ariya, he must have done so in a previous life.
I feel this is important to point out, as, like Vince and Lvalio (and probably others as well) I too find the impact of reading greater than listening. I share totally Lvalio’s quote from Vince’s post. (December 26, 2018 at 10:01 am). Also, in my case, I felt the breakthrough had happened the moment I discovered Puredhamma..as if.. ‘the rest will now follow as a matter of course’.
Has anyone else experienced this?