Ahem - first of all schmuck is a really really strong word - I mean - really strong and nasty ... Yiddish has gotten diluted over the years - but if you knew it's real meaning - you might not want to use it except when truly necessary ...
Second of all - my point about the whole eyelid thingie is I can do it! Over and over and over! And I know I'm most emphatically not a stream enterer! In other words - I don't think it's a very good test at all. Some people get phenomena easily in mediation - and it doesn't mean anything - that was the point. I'll bet there's other people here who can do the eye thingie - even if they're mired in tanha uppadana bhava - because they just have a talent for that kind of thing.
It's no big thing - it can delude a person. One has to be careful.
And yes - if you can watch your mental conditions cease - really see that - especially as regards the more heated emotions like anger, hatred, greed - then you've really done something. Personally, I have to use the stupid, inconsequential thoughts to do that - there's far too much attachment and tendency to ill will for me to just sit back and watch 'heavy' formations cease. But it's a process and patience is a big part of that process.
And although I don't like seeing the words 'unintelligent postings' and 'schmuck' and other things bandied about - well - I also don't think one should just stand back and accept everything that's said especially if you are pretty sure that it isn't what was spoken of in the pali suttas. The suttas are as close as we are going to get to the words of the Buddha - and no - they aren't perfect either - but one does the best one can.
So - sure - I could be wrong - but I don't think so - I know what I've read - I know what doesn't 'smell' right. I don't have to be nasty about it - but I"m not gonna roll over and 'go along'.
And if anyone recalls - a certain person came in here and rather strongly disagreed with the thread and didn't even want us discussing things - which was about donations, dhamma for pay, dana, etc.
From Mt. Meru,
I'm your friendly, neighbourhood Asura