Mithyadrishti, aka: Mithyādṛṣṭi, Mithya-drishti; 4 Definition(s)
Mithyadrishti means something in Buddhism, Pali, Hinduism, Sanskrit. 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 Mithyādṛṣṭi can be transliterated into English as Mithyadrsti or Mithyadrishti, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)
1) Mithyādṛṣṭi (मिथ्यादृष्टि) refers to the “wrong view which consists of denying that which really does exist” and represents a type of dṛṣṭi (wrong view) according to Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter 13. It is part of a classification of five types of dṛṣṭi.
2) Mithyādṛṣṭi (the abstinence thereof) represents one of the three paths classified as manaskarma-patha (paths of mental action) according to the 2nd century Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter XIV).—The paths of mental action (manaskarma-patha) are three in number: abstaining from envy (abhidhyā), spitefulness (vyāpāda) and wrong views (mithyādṛṣṭi).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.
General definition (in Buddhism)
1) Mithyādṛṣṭi (मिथ्यादृष्टि, “wrong view”) refers to one of the “ten unwholesome things” (kuśala) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 56). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (eg., mithyā-dṛṣṭi). The work is attributed to Nagarguna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.
2) Mithyādṛṣṭi also refers to one of the “five views” (dṛṣṭi) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 68).
3) Mithyādṛṣṭi also refers to “rebirth with wrong view” and represents one of the “eight inopportune births” (akṣaṇa) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 134).Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha
Languages of India and abroad
Mithyādṛṣṭi (मिथ्यादृष्टि).—f. heresy, holding heretic or atheistic doctrines.
Derivable forms: mithyādṛṣṭiḥ (मिथ्यादृष्टिः).
Mithyādṛṣṭi is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms mithyā and dṛṣṭi (दृष्टि).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Mithyādṛṣṭi (मिथ्यादृष्टि).—f. (compare prec. and next; = Pali micchā-diṭṭhi), false view, heresy; fundamentally = dṛṣṭi alone: in Dharmas 68 and Mvy 1957 more specifically, one of the five dṛṣṭi, paraphrased AbhidhK. LaV-P. v.15, 18 by nāsti- or apavāda-d°, negation (‘because tho all heresies are false, this is the worst of them’); also one of the three akuśala karmapatha (q.v.) of the mind, Mvy 1698; LV 31.17; Mv ii.99.11; Śikṣ 75.1; Bbh 224.1 (with abhidhyā and vyāpāda); other, misc. occurrences, Mvy 7027; LV 22.3; Mv i.145.13; ii.99.5; 132.9; 283.18; Jm 155.7; 192.13; Mmk 73.15.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.
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III. Are the beings to be known infinite in number? < [Part 2 - Distinguishing the movements of mind of all beings]
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A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 1 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Part 12 - The Mādhyamika or the Śūnyavāda school.—Nihilism < [Chapter V - Buddhist Philosophy]
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