Shashvatadrishti, aka: Śāśvatadṛṣṭi, Shashvata-drishti; 1 Definition(s)

Introduction

Shashvatadrishti 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.

The Sanskrit term Śāśvatadṛṣṭi can be transliterated into English as Sasvatadrsti or Shashvatadrishti, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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.

(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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