Drishtibahula, aka: Dṛṣṭibahula, Drishti-bahula; 1 Definition(s)
Drishtibahula means something in Buddhism, Pali. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.
The Sanskrit term Dṛṣṭibahula can be transliterated into English as Drstibahula or Drishtibahula, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)
Dṛṣṭibahula (दृष्टिबहुल) refers to “subtle distraction that abounds in wrong view” and represents one of the three kinds of sūkṣmavikṣepa (subtle distraction), according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter XXVIII). Accordingly, “what is abounding in wrong view (dṛṣṭi-bahula)? This is to enter into concentration with the wrong view of the self (ātmadṛṣṭi), etc.; to make distinctions (pravibhāga) and grasp at characteristics (nimittodgrahaṇa) saying: ‘This is true, the rest is false’.”.Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.
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Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Definition of distraction (vikṣepa) < [Part 5 - The virtue of meditation]
II. The three concentrations (samādhi) according to the Mahāyāna < [Class 1: The three meditative stabilizations]
Class 5: The eight liberations (vimokṣa) < [Class (5) liberations, (6) masteries and (7) totalities]