The Venerable Ledi Sayadaw wrote :
Whoever has been successful in establishing purity of moral conduct and purity of mind
should then try to establish the wisdom group of right view and right intention so as to destroy the latency level of personality view. *
To have established these two path factors means the establishment in due order of the five purities of wisdom, which are:
purity of view,
purity of overcoming doubt,
purity by knowledge and vision of what is and what is not the path,
purity by knowledge and vision of the practice-path,
purity by supermundane knowledge and vision.
"... when personality view (all three levels) is extinguished, the results of past evil kamma leading to subhuman birth cannot arise, nor can more evil kamma be made."
"He then becomes a noble one (ariya) in the noble supermundane plane, one to be reborn in successively higher planes of existence."
"These are the factors, right action, right speech, right livelihood, to use for the destruction of the third level of personality view, the transgressive level, when evil unwholesome kamma, fourfold of speech and threefold of bodily action, is, committed."
"Right effort, mindfulness, and concentration, the factors of the concentration group, are the factors to use for the destruction of the second level of personality view, the obsessive level, when the threefold evil unwholesome kamma of the mind is made."
* "Right view and right intention, comprising the wisdom group, are the factors to use for the destruction of the first level of personality view, the latency level, which has always existed in the life-continuities of beings in the beginningless round of rebirths."
So, one need not be considered noble to walk the path. One becomes noble.
The "entry point" for the puthujjana on the path to becoming noble is easy at: virtue "Right speech, action, and livelihood, which are the constituents of the morality group", in the process of practicing, through direct experience (meditation) right effort, mindfulness and concentration, then (wisdom, abandoning ignorance) right view and right thought (or right intention) become known. " :." purity by knowledge and vision of what is and what is not the path, purity by knowledge and vision of the practice-path,"
The path is for all.
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