Satkayadrishti, aka: Satkāyadṛṣṭi, Satkaya-drishti; 3 Definition(s)


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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)

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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: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
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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)

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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 (eg., satkāya-dṛṣṭi). The work is attributed to Nagarjuna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Satkāyadṛṣṭi (सत्कायदृष्टि).—f. (= Pali sakkāya-diṭṭhi; compare prec.), the heretical belief in a real personality: one of the 5 dṛṣṭi, Mvy 1955; Dharmas 68; paraphrased AbhidhK. LaV-P. v.15 by ātmātmīya(grāha), belief in the self and what belongs to the self; °dṛṣṭiś ca ghanāsya bhoti SP 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 Mvy 4684 (the 20 erroneous views are listed 4685—4704); same phrase in acc., foll. by jñānavajreṇa bhittvā Divy 46.25; 52.24—25; 549.16; 554.20, et alibi; Kv 13.21; satkāyadṛṣṭi-vicikitsitā (mss., Senart em. °dṛṣṭī-, m.c., and °taṃ; may be pl. dvandva) ca, śīlavrataṃ (q.v.)…Mv i.292.2 (verse); (trīṇi saṃyojanāni, yad uta) satkāyadṛṣṭir vicikitsā śīlavrataparāmarśaś ca Laṅk 117.15 (explanation of satkāyadṛṣṭi 17 ff.; two kinds, sahajā and parikalpitā); °dṛṣṭiḥ RP 48.2.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
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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. 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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