Greetings venerable Dhammanando
Thank you for the explanation... that helps clarify things.
~ thank you for providing the alternative sutta quotation... it actually answers in the affirmative, my 2nd question about whether "being" could have been alternatively represented as "becoming".
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh
"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)
"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine