Shashvatadrishti, Śāśvatadṛṣṭi, Shashvata-drishti: 2 definitions
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The Sanskrit term Śāśvatadṛṣṭi can be transliterated into English as Sasvatadrsti or Shashvatadrishti, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
Śāśvatadṛṣṭi (शाश्वतदृष्टि) refers to the “view of eternalism” and represents a type of dṛṣṭi (wrong view) according to Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra chapter 13. It is part of a classification of two types of dṛṣṭi, the other being the the view of nihilism (ucchedadṛṣṭi). Śāśvatadṛṣṭi is an adherence of the mind (cittakṣānti) which holds the five aggregates (skandha) to be eternal (nitya). Beings often fall into these two wrong views. The Bodhisattvas who have suppressed them within themselves are also able to suppress them in others in order to establish them in the Middle Way.
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.
Languages of India and abroad
Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary
Śāśvatadṛṣṭi (शाश्वतदृष्टि).—f. (= Pali sassata-diṭṭhi), the doctrine of eternality (that the world etc. is eternal), eternalism: Bbh 67.22 (see s.v. ekatya-śāśvatika).
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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Starts with: Shashvatadrishtika.
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Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
II. Synonymity of the three words < [Part 2 - Understanding dharmatā and its synonyms]
IV. Links between impermanence, suffering and non-self < [Chapter XXXVII - The Ten Concepts]
Bodhisattva quality 28: excelled in destroying various wrong views < [Chapter XIII - The Buddha-fields]
The Mahavastu (great story) (by J. J. Jones)