Samma Ditthi, Sammâdiṭṭhi, Sammādiṭṭhi: 5 definitions


Samma Ditthi 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.

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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Source: Dhamma Study: Cetasikas

right understanding;

Source: Pali Kanon: Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines

(or r. view), r. thought, etc.: s. magga.

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-sankappa, -vaca, etc: see magga.

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sammā-ditthi; s. ditthi, magga 1, sacca IV.1. - For wrong view, s. ditthi.

context information

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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General definition (in Buddhism)

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Source: Buddhist Door: GlossaryUnderstanding the Four Noble Truths; the first of the Eightfold Path.Source: Shambala Publications: General

Right Understanding means understanding the Buddhist view, which, as we saw, is the middle view between eternalism and nihil­ism. As the Buddha said, knowing how the world arises due to causes and conditions enables us not to fall into the extreme of nihilism. The other aspect of the middle view is knowing how everything ceases when causes and conditions cease. Therefore, we do not fall into the extreme of the substantialist, essentialist, or eternalist view, because we realize that, even though things come into being through causes and conditions, nothing that exists on the physical or mental plane endures when those causes and conditions are no longer present.

Languages of India and abroad

Pali-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Samma Ditthi in Pali glossary
Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

sammādiṭṭhi : (f.) right belief.

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context information

Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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