I just revised the post to add an important piece of information to the post, “Four Conditions for Attaining Sōtapanna Magga/Phala.”
– It turns out that (according to Waharaka Thero) listening is a definite requirement to attain the Sotapann a phala.
– One can attain the Sotapanna Anugami stage by listening or reading.
– But since a Sotapanna Anugami is a Noble Person he/she is free of rebirths in the apayas. If the Sotapanna stage is not attained in this life, it WILL BE attained in a future life!