SarathW wrote: ↑Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:23 am
it's that Right View is the forerunner of the path
Agree but there are two type of Right views.
One followed by Ariya and another followed by household (Putujana).
The difference between putujjana and ariya is a concern. A putujjana is a worldling who experience life ordinarily without an analysis of ones day to day deeds and thoughts. The moment one understands or have a glimpse of chaturaraya satya or the four noble truths he escapes from being a putujjana. Faith in budda darma and sangha makes one enter in to right view. The first step of noble 8FP being right understanding been right vision (samma ditthi) leaps in to forming views and this effort ( virya) is a vidassana (analysis).
It is with this analysis in existence a lay sravaka selects a way of life ( samma ajiva) so that this lay desciple can stick to the expected virtues ( sila) with sharing of resources ( dana) while analysing with vidassana and sati ( concentrating) on its own deeds ( as yoniso manasikara).
Hence we must realise that any ordinary person
( putujjana) by understanding the four noble truths can enter in to the arya ashtanga margaya. But the end of the arya ashtanga margaya ( with nekkamma) is beyond the stage of sovan who can not be a lay desciple.
Therefore the one who enters the stream from being a putujjana becomes a stream entrant (sravaka) who then starts following the Noble eight fold path to rise up.