After reading something about Daniel in his website, I just want to quote the following from http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/auth ... 2.html#Tun
Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
If you modify the definition, then you can be anyone, anything. It's just that easy.
If you wish you can meet so many people who claim this or that status just by modifying or restating the definition of an ideal status (especially in India, Nepal etc.). The only difference is that most of those people cannot publicize them (except a few who can impress mass of people by miracles, or who are financially in better position to publish books).
Many years ago I read a book (in Nepali) by a self-proclaimed "sotapanna" in Nepal describing how he attained that level. Though I didn't like his way of making public of his attainments, for me that book was more convincing than Daniel's. At least his definition of sotapanna was not very different from that of the Buddha.
If an Arahant is really someone as described by Daniel here: http://www.interactivebuddha.com/arahats.shtml
, then I really don't want to make effort to be that "Arahat" eventually, I don't want to pursue the teachings of the Buddha; I already had been taught enough of better things in my family's religion: Hinduism/Vedic religion.