Sakkaya Ditthi; 3 Definition(s)


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In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

[Sakkaya Ditthi in Theravada glossaries]
Self identification view. The view that mistakenly identifies any of the khandha as "self"; the first of the ten fetters (samyojana). Abandonment of sakkaya ditthi is one of the hallmarks of stream entry (see sotapanna).(Source): Access to Insight: A Glossary of Pali and Buddhist Terms

'personality-belief', is the first of the 10 fetters (samyojana).

It is entirely abandoned only on reaching the path of Stream-winning (sotāpatti-magga; s. ariya-puggala).

There are 20 kinds of personality-belief, which are obtained by applying 4 types of that belief to each of the 5 groups of existence (khandha):

  • (1-5) the belief to be identical with corporeality, feeling, perception, mental formations or consciousness;
  • (6-10) to be contained in them;
  • (11-15) to be independent of them;
  • (16-20) to be the owner of them (M.44; S.XXII.1).

See prec., ditthi, upādāna 4.

(Source): Pali Kanon: Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines

Sakkaya (Sa or Santo, that means which really exists, and Kaya, aggregate) means the five aggregates which really exist. Ditthi means 'wrong view'. These two words constitute Sakkaya Ditthi.

(Source): This is Myanmar: The Doctrine of Paticcasammupada
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Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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