Satkayadrishti, aka: Satkāyadṛṣṭi, Satkaya-drishti; 2 Definition(s)

Introduction

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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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context information

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

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