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Friends:

What Qualities initiate development of the Noble 8-fold Way?

The Blessed Buddha once said:
Bhikkhus, even as dawn is the forerunner & messenger of the rising sun,
similarly is Fulfillment the forerunner & messenger of the emergence of
this Noble 8-fold Way. Fulfillment of what?

Fulfillment of Morality...
Fulfillment of Motivation...
Fulfillment of Determination...
Fulfillment of View...
Fulfillment of Alertness...
Fulfillment of Rational Attention...

When a Bhikkhu is accomplished in these qualities including rational attention,
one can expect
that he will initiate & refine this Noble 8-fold Way!
How does a Bhikkhu, who is accomplished in these mental qualities develop
and cultivate this Noble 8-fold Way? In this he develops:
 

Right View so the final goal is the removal of Greed, Hate and Ignorance.
Right Motivation so the final goal is the removal of Greed, Hate and Ignorance.
Right Speech so the final goal is the removal of Greed, Hate and Ignorance.
Right Action so the final goal is the removal of Greed, Hate and Ignorance.
Right Livelihood so the final goal is the removal of Greed, Hate and Ignorance.
Right Effort so the final goal is the removal of Greed, Hate and Ignorance.
Right Awareness so the final goal is the removal of Greed, Hate and Ignorance.
Right Concentration so the final goal is the removal of Greed, Hate and Ignorance.

It is in this way, friends, that a Bhikkhu who is fulfilled, consummated and
accomplished in morality, motivation, determination, view, alertness & rational
attention develops, cultivates, and completes this Noble Eightfold Path...

Further study on the Noble 8-fold Way:
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/The_Way.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Middle_Way.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Noble_8_fold_Way.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/The_3-fold_Way.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Failed_by_Neglect.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/The_Noble_8-Fold_Way.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Fruits_of_the_Noble_Way.htm

Source (edited extract):
The Grouped Sayings of the Buddha. Samyutta Nikāya.
Book [V:31-2] section 45: The Way. 57: Fulfilled ...
http://store.pariyatti.org/Connected-Discourses-of-the-Buddha_p_1379.html
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/ati_website/html/tipitaka/sn/index.html

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