Pudgaladrishti, Pudgaladṛṣṭi, Pudgala-drishti: 1 definition


Pudgaladrishti 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 Pudgaladṛṣṭi can be transliterated into English as Pudgaladrsti or Pudgaladrishti, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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Source: academia.edu: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā

Pudgaladṛṣṭi (पुद्गलदृष्टि) refers to “(one who holds) the view of a person”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, “How then, son of good family, does the Bodhisattva bring all living beings to maturity given the fact that they are originally pure. The realm of living beings, son of good family, is originally pure, and thus their roots have no basis. The Bodhisattva, son of good family, having understood that the roots of all dharmas are completely cut off, brings living beings to maturity, and then he does not hold the view of a self, the view of a living being, the view of a life principle, or the view of a person (pudgaladṛṣṭi). [...]”.

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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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