rowboat wrote:One example is found in MN 117:
I think this supports the point, it goes on to say;
"And what is the right view that is without effluents, transcendent, a factor of the path? The discernment, the faculty of discernment, the strength of discernment, analysis of qualities as a factor for Awakening, the path factor of right view of one developing the noble path whose mind is noble, whose mind is free from effluents, who is fully possessed of the noble path. This is the right view that is without effluents, transcendent, a factor of the path.
I don't know about you but I think I'd much rather have right view that is without effluents, not that the two are mutually exclusive but the Buddha is clearly favouring one over the other.
Right view with effluents (aka pollutants) seems to be around the pre-Buddhist teachings on kamma, rebirth, morality etc which are shown to be important but are about the problem and the context for the Buddhadhamma not the Buddhas solution to these problems. I believe "baggage" would be an appropriate modern term for effluents.
It seems pretty clear, but let me know if i'm barking up the wrong tree here.
Right view without effluents seens to be mostly about wisdom, discernment, nobility, the kinds of qualities you'd expect to develop practising the eightfold path.