Also - regarding the ‘10-fold path’ - I remember in the suttas somewhere, simply the 8fold path plus the 2 fruits. It’s funny because some people, anti-jhāna people, go on and on about jhāna not being the ‘goal’. Well, yes, that’s true, but the Noble Eightfold Path is the jhāna path! And no-one seems to be vehemently warning everyone away from the Noble Eightfold path because it’s not the goal !
which I found extremely intriguing–specifically, the categorical claim that “the Noble Eightfold Path is the jhāna path.”
So, to anyone who may similarly feel this a statement worthy of further exploration, please feel free to contribute to this thread.