Mithyadrishti, aka: Mithyādṛṣṭi, Mithya-drishti; 5 Definition(s)


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The Sanskrit term Mithyādṛṣṭi can be transliterated into English as Mithyadrsti or Mithyadrishti, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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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
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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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General definition (in Buddhism)

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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

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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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

Mithyādṛṣṭi (मिथ्यादृष्टि).—f.

(-ṣṭiḥ) Denial of future existence, atheism, heresy. E. mithyā falsely, and dṛṣṭi vision, knowledge.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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