Satkayadrishti, Satkāyadṛṣṭi, Satkaya-drishti: 5 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Satkāyadṛṣṭi can be transliterated into English as Satkayadrsti or Satkayadrishti, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Satkayadrishti in Mahayana glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra

1) Satkāyadṛṣṭi (सत्कायदृष्टि) refers to the “view related to the accumulation of perishable things” (i.e., the five skandhas) 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) Satkāyadṛṣṭi (सत्कायदृष्टि) refers to the “belief in an individual”, according to chapter XLVIII. Accordingly, “the emptiness of beings (sattvaśūnyatā) serves as antidote to the fatal satkāyadṛṣṭi or belief in an individual. This is a wrong view (dṛṣṭi) mistakenly attributing a self to the five aggregates of attachment (upādāna-skandha). Indeed, Śāriputra said that the five upādāna-skandha are called satkāya by the Buddha, and the Teacher himself stated that the five skandhas, rūpa, etc., must be present in order that satkāyadṛṣṭi be produced”.

Satkāyadṛṣṭi is not a defiled view in the sense that it is not directly the cause of sin and hell. Actually, the person who believes in the self wishes to be happy after his death and, to this end, practices generosity, observes morality: all good actions assuring a rebirth in the world of men or in the heavens (cf. Kośa, V, p. 40).

Source: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā

Satkāyadṛṣṭi (सत्कायदृष्टि) refers to the “view that there is a permanent substance”, 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 never lose his supernormal knowledge after having attained the mastery of all dharmas? Son of good family, if a certain ascetic or a Brahmin produces the supernormal knowledge without having overcome the view that there is a permanent substance (satkāyadṛṣṭi), he will loose his supernormal knowledge. However the Bodhisattva, having overcome sixty-two doctrinal viewpoints derived from the root view that there is a permanent substance, produces the supernormal knowledge in the absence of any attachment of view; [...]”.

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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)

[«previous next»] — Satkayadrishti in Buddhism glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

Satkāyadṛṣṭi (सत्कायदृष्टि) refers to “embodiment view” and represents one of the “five views” (dṛṣṭi) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 68). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (e.g., satkāya-dṛṣṭi). The work is attributed to Nagarjuna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Satkayadrishti in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Satkāyadṛṣṭi (सत्कायदृष्टि).—f. (= Pali sakkāya-diṭṭhi; compare prec.), the heretical belief in a real personality: one of the 5 dṛṣṭi, Mahāvyutpatti 1955; Dharmasaṃgraha 68; paraphrased Abhidharmakośa LaV-P. v.15 by ātmātmīya(grāha), belief in the self and what belongs to the self; °dṛṣṭiś ca ghanāsya bhoti Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 97.1 (verse), and (this heresy) becomes firm in him, he holds firmly to it (wrongly Burnouf and Kern); viṃśati-śikhara-samud- gataḥ satkāyadṛṣṭi-śailaḥ Mahāvyutpatti 4684 (the 20 erroneous views are listed 4685—4704); same phrase in acc., followed by jñānavajreṇa bhittvā Divyāvadāna 46.25; 52.24—25; 549.16; 554.20, et alibi; Kāraṇḍavvūha 13.21; satkāyadṛṣṭi-vicikitsitā (mss., Senart em. °dṛṣṭī-, m.c., and °taṃ; may be pl. dvandva) ca, śīlavrataṃ (q.v.)…Mahāvastu i.292.2 (verse); (trīṇi saṃyojanāni, yad uta) satkāyadṛṣṭir vicikitsā śīlavrataparāmarśaś ca Laṅkāvatāra-sūtra 117.15 (explanation of satkāyadṛṣṭi 17 ff.; two kinds, sahajā and parikalpitā); °dṛṣṭiḥ Rāṣṭrapālaparipṛcchā 48.2.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Satkāyadṛṣṭi (सत्कायदृष्टि):—[=sat-kāya-dṛṣṭi] [from sat] f. the (heretical) view (or doctrine) of the existence of a personality or individuality, [Divyāvadāna; Mahā-vyutpatti]

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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