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Unlike in the days of the Buddha, it is not easy to become a Sotapanna, let alone an Arahant.

  • We are not aware of any living Arahants. Of course, there can be one or two. 
  • I hope (and believe) that there are many Sotapannas (probably hundreds or thousands, spread worldwide). Of course, we can only guess.
  • I don’t think many people living today will be in the human realm when Buddha Maitreya is born in several (or many) million years. The lifetime in the human bhava is less than a million years for sure, and as the Buddha pointed out, rebirth again in the human realm is close to zero for most humans. See “Manussacutiniraya Sutta (SN 56.102).”
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