Ucchedadrishti, Ucchedadṛṣṭi, Uccheda-drishti: 1 definition


Ucchedadrishti 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 Ucchedadṛṣṭi can be transliterated into English as Ucchedadrsti or Ucchedadrishti, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Uchchhedadrishti.

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

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

Ucchedadṛṣṭi (उच्छेददृष्टि) refers to the “view of nihilism” 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 view of eternalism (śāśvatadṛṣṭi). Ucchedadṛṣṭi is an adherence of the mind which holds the five aggregates to be perishable. 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.

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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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