After reading Ledi Sayadaws Manual of the excellent man it seems there are additional factors to be cultivated leading towards fulfillment of the eight qualifications and the Noblest Aspiration.
Ledi says "The four conditions, the four root causes, and the six inclinations are the factors for declaring the Noblest Aspiration and for taking up the higher perfections."
The four conditions are: exceptional energy, a keen intellect, steadfastness, compassion.
The four root causes: perfections, compassion, fortitude, friendship.
The Six Natural inclinations are sees the danger in greed, hate, delusion, sensuality, socializing and the danger of birth.
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To study is to know the texts,
To practice is to know your defilements,
To attain the goal is to know and let go.
- Ajahn Lee Dhammadharo
With mindfulness immersed in the body
well established, restrained
with regard to the six media of contact,
always centered, the monk
can know Unbinding for himself.
- Ud 3.5