Our faculty is weaker than the examples we see in suttas
The instances of someone becoming a stream-enter on the spot is what I explained accumulated kamma from previous lives.
We dream that live can be like suttas. But we are not fortunate like the people in sutta to born while there is a Buddha
I would rather say nowadays it necessarily to create a sharp mind if you want to achieve it.
Examples of stream-enterers on the spot is mostly either a monk already or acetic or Brahmin. We need examples to see that. But even than I wont take this Path as easy nowadays, I don’t have to meditate, and I will reach the Path.
Nowadays there rarely special people that have a rebirth memory that they where monks in past life for example. Those instances show that they can be a monk again and maybe in no need of meditation.
We dream to much of being lazy and not meditating
Buddha did say this path is for the energetic not for the lazy
I suggest considering what is needed Today
It’s like thinking becoming Arahant is still easy today
Like everyone is becoming Arahants in the Forest.
There is misunderstanding also in reading suttas that someone attain a Path like that.
It’s not like that. They just didn’t practice till higher attainments of Jhana.
One thing I did forget to mention, stream-entry seems to happen in suttas while Buddha is giving a discourse or someone heard the teaching of Buddha
Those instances are special moments that happens when a Buddha is born. Buddha talks about the good fortune to be born while there is a Buddha
The attainments seems to be much easier.
For us to dream we still have many people like described in the suttas. And that same teachings function nowadays. We create illusion.
But still the suttas are not clear on many subject. They don’t go details of what happened
They don’t say what practices the person had that didn’t need much meditation and stream-entry on the spot. That seems to more clear for enlightenment, which always happens after awhile practicing as a monk. But we misunderstand again because they get enlightenment on the spot. But obviously they meditated it’s daily routine for monks.
I think I read a book saying the suttas are not so clear about the experiences of stream-entry also
But the examples should not taken like I said. As happening today. We need tackle many possible means to experience in this life that attainment
Meditation is the answer Buddha leftover for this generation
For long time already few people was experiencing like in the suttas. It can happen. But it’s rare.