following is a writing from a person i know of:
'you asked how i could say 'something' just looking at a picture because i said 'that priest was an anagamin'
actually i should say ' by the time the picture was taken He was an anagamin' and there was a possibility He might reach to Highest stage at a later stage which we couldn't know
how i could say things like that?
that is because i have been giving deep thinking into six elements and it helps to predict things by looking at colours and shapes, sounds, own body movements
i have not pay attention to smell and tactile so far because i still have to go through colours, shapes, sounds and body movements
my capacity to predicts things by looking at colours, shapes, and by paying attention to body movements and sound is still not 100% and i have to continue this deep thinking (say insight)
this way of deep thinking take me to analyse the universe (sun, moon, stars, heaven and earth, 31 plains with regard to kamma and kamma-vipaka)
it is a slow process because, i always come back to conventional meditation to strengthen the capacity of deep thinking, and i do not want to go on astray from the main target of Nibbana
this deep thinking happened in one of the Retreat that i had participated but i didn't continue it
now and again i come to it, that is why it take a slow process
actually meditation is an enjoyable thing once one get hold this
these enjoyable things are beyond conventional enjoyable things like singing, dancing etc.
i do not want to talk about these things with people, but you can understand and you can relate to them that is why i talk now'
what do you think about this?