Although this path can be developed and pursued by anyone at anytime, especially by associating with admirable/spiritual friends (SN45.2); it is only the stream-enterer (sotāpanna) who is truly on the path.
SN55.5 “This noble eightfold path…is the stream”
Can someone help me with the Right View factor? I think the other details I have listed in the detailed 8FNP are pretty straightforward, but I think what I have there currently for Right View might be incomplete.
in MN 9 distinguishing between wholesome and unwholesome which forms the basis of following the precepts is also classified as the Right view
then there’s the stock formula of mainly the wrong view, from which the right view can be inferred, but which at a number of places appears also in positive mode explicitly describing the right one
He holds right view and has a correct perspective thus: There is what is given, sacrificed, and offered; there is fruit and result of good and bad actions; there is this world and the other world; there is mother and father; there are beings spontaneously reborn; there are in the world ascetics and brahmins of right conduct and right practice who, having realized this world and the other world for themselves by direct knowledge, make them known to others.
AN 10.211, AN 10.216
to the satta bojjhanga i believe yoniso manasikara is worth being added as a precursor according to you own citation from SN 46.13
These two seem like resultant factors as opposed to causal factors.
I.e. it seems like one can develop the first eight factors, but cannot develop the latter two factors.
Developing the first eight factors seems to automatically lead to the latter two factors.
There is a "10fold path of sorts,’ but it seems to be called the 10 courses of right actions:
Yes, it is correct to say Right View, according to the SN/SA, is certainly more than the 4 noble truths (knowledge of suffering, knowledge of the arising of suffering, knowledge of the ceasing of suffering, and knowledge of way leading to the ceasing of suffering).
Right view in SN/SA for the development of wisdom (Pali: pa~n~ā, Sanskrit: praj~nā) also refers to fully knowing (jānāti) and seeing (passati) phenomena (the five aggregates or sense objects) as “they really are” (yathābhūtaṃ) as:
Impermanence (anicca), suffering (dukkha), and not-self (anatta)
The middle way (P. majjhima-pa.tipadaa, Skt. madhyama-pratipad).
It is empty of the two extremes: existence (eternalism) and non-existence (nihilism), or the happiness of sense-pleasures and the suffering of self-mortification.
See Choong Mun-keat, The Fundamental Teachings of Early Buddhism: A Comparative Study Based on the Sūtrāṅga portion of the Pāli Saṃyutta-Nikāya and the Chinese Saṃyuktāgama, pp. 53 (cf. 34), 60-62, 91, 192-195, 207-208, 210-211 (cf. sammaddasa indicated in the book’s Index, p. 269).
Ven. Kaccayana Gotta approached the Blessed One and, on arrival, having bowed down, sat to one side. As he was sitting there he said to the Blessed One: “Lord, ‘Right view, right view,’ it is said. To what extent is there right view?” Kaccayanagotta Sutta: To Kaccayana Gotta (on Right View)