In the training rule linked below, “Development of the path” is defined as
the four applications of mindfulness, the four right efforts, the four bases of supernormal power, the five spiritual faculties, the five spiritual powers, the seven factors of awakening, the noble eightfold path.
And “A superhuman quality” are defined as
A superhuman quality: absorption, release, stillness, attainment, knowledge and vision, development of the path…
Does this mean that it requires (or is?) a superhuman quality merely to try to abandon one’s bad tendencies? If a monastic says, “I practice for the lessening of my bad tendencies,” do they commit a pārājika?
And is any form of meditation practice therefore impossible for ordinary people? If someone claimed to practice satipaṭṭhāna–and not even to its culmination–they would appear to be claiming a superhuman quality.
I now feel like I may need to disavow any previous implication I might have given that I possess superhuman qualities.