Of those, right view is the forerunner. And how is right view the
forerunner? In one of right view, right resolve comes into being. In
one of right resolve, right speech comes into being. In one of right
speech, right action... In one of right action, right livelihood... In
one of right livelihood, right effort... In one of right effort, right
mindfulness... In one of right mindfulness, right concentration... In
one of right concentration, right knowledge... In one of right
knowledge, right release comes into being. Thus the learner is endowed
with eight factors, and the arahant with ten.
Bhikkhus, this is the forerunner and precursor of the rising of the
sun, that is, the dawn. So too, bhikkhus, for a bhikkhu this is the
forerunner and precursor of the breakthrough to the Four Noble Truths
as the really are, that is, right view.
Mendicants, the dawn is the forerunner and precursor of the sunrise.
In the same way right view is the forerunner and precursor of skillful
Right view gives rise to right thought. Right thought gives rise to
right speech. Right speech gives rise to right action. Right action
gives rise to right livelihood. Right livelihood gives rise to right
effort. Right effort gives rise to right mindfulness. Right
mindfulness gives rise to right immersion. Right immersion gives rise
to right knowledge. Right knowledge gives rise to right freedom.