Sassata Ditthi: 2 definitions

Introduction

Sassata 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: Pali Kanon: Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines

Eternity Belief (sassata-ditthi); s. ditthi.

Source: Pali Kanon: Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines

'eternity-belief',

is the belief in a soul or personality existing independently of the 5 groups of existence, and continuing after death eternally, as distinguished from the 'annihilation-belief' (uccheda-ditthi),

i.e. the belief in a personality falling at death a prey to absolute annihilation.

For more details, 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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