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Digha Nikaya #33: Sangiti Sutta 3s#20 PTS: pp288; and The Compilation 3s#20, MO, trans.
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[MN 9]
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PTS: The Collection of The Middle Length Sayings, Translated by I.B. Horner, Discourse on All the Cankers, pp8
PTS: The Book of the Gradual Sayings, III, v (75): The Warrior, Hare, trans., pp76
PTS: The Book of the Kindred Sayings, V, The Great Chapter, Kindred Sayings on the Way, iii: Asava, Woodward, trans., pp45
The 10th Lesson: The Destruction of the Asavas

Pali MO Hare Horner Punnaji Bodhi Nanamoli Rhys Davids (Mrs)Rhys Davids Thanissaro Walshe Woodward
Di.t.thi View, View Theory, Perspective, Working Hypothesis view view Perspective view view view, eroneous opinion view, eroneous opinion view View[ 1 ] view


Pali Text Society
Pali English Dictionary
Edited by T. W. Rhys Davids and William Stede

Di.t.thi: view, belief, dogma, theory, speculation, esp. false theory, groundless or unfounded opinion.

(a) The latter is rejected by the Buddha as paapa* (A IV.172) and paapikaa d. ...; whereas the right, the true, the best doctrine is as sammaa d. the first condition to be complied with by anyone entering the Path. As such the sammaa d. is opposed to micchaa d. wrong views or heresy....

(b) Characterized more especially as:

(i) sammaa di.t.thi right doctrine, right philosophy Vin I.10; S II.17; V.11, 14, 30 sq., 458 sq., M I.315; II.12, 29, 87; III.72...

(ii) micchaa d. wrong theory, false doctrine S I.145; II.153 (caused by avijjaa); M III.71;.... -- The foll. theories are to be considered as varieties of micchaa d., viz. (in limited enumn) akiriyavaada S III.208; IV.349; a~n~na'n a~n~nena S III.211; antaggaahikaa A I.154; II.240; III.130; ant¢nantikaa D I.22 sq. S III.214, 258 sq.; assaada.h A III.447; ahetukavaadaa S III.210; uccheda-vaadaa D I.34; S II.20; III.99; 110 sq.; bhava* S III.93; M I.65; A I.83; sakkaaya* A III.438; V.144...; sassata-vaadaa D I.13; S II.20; III.98, 213 sq., 258 sq.

(iii) Various theories & doctrines are mentioned & discussed at: Vin I.115; S I.133; II.61 sq., 75 sq., 222; III.215 sq., 258 sq.; IV.286; V.448 (=D I.31); D III.13 sq., 45, 246, 267; M I.40; A I.32; II.252 sq.; III.132, 289, 349....

(iv) Miscellaneous: 4 di.t.thiyo at Vism 511 (sakkaaya*, uccheda*, sassata*, akiriya*).... Coupled with vaacaa & citta in formula (ta?) vaaca'n appahaaya citta? appahaaya di.t.thi'n appa.tinissajjitvaa . . . (nikkhitto eva'n niraye) at S IV.319= D III.13, 15; combd with (& opposed to) siila (as paapaka & bhaddaka). -- di.t.thi'n aasevati to hold a view M I.323; * bhindati to give up a view J I.273; Davs II.58.

-aasava the intoxicant of speculation, the 3rd of four aasavaa, viz. kaama*, bhava*, d.*, avijjaa* Vin III.5; cp. *ogha;

-upadaanaa taking up or adhering to false doctrines, the 2nd of the four upaadaanaani or attachments, viz. kaama*, d.*, siilabbata*, attavaada* D III.230...

-ogha the flood of false doctrine, in set of four ogha's as under *aasava D III.230, 276...

-jaala the net of sophistry D I.46...

-sa'nyojana the fetter or bond of empty speculation (cp. *anusaya) D III.254; A IV.7 sq.;

-samudaya the origin of wrong views A IV.68;

-sampadaa success in theory, blessing of right views, attainment of truth D III.213; 235 (opp. *vipatti), S V.30 sq.; A I.95, 269; III.438; IV.238...

-sampanna endowed with right views S II.43, 58, 80; V.11; A III.438 sq.; IV.394... Dialogues iii.206, n. 10;


[ 1 ] Samma-ditthi This, or 'Right Seeing' is the literal rendering ('Right Vision' would be an unwise rendering, because liable to be misleading!). Ditthi here is a singular, and denotes 'seeing things as they really are', whereas 'views' in the plural are always wrong. It should be noted that when not prefixed with the word sammaa, ditthi means 'speculative opinions', and the like, which are not based on 'seeing things as they really are'. The formal opposite of sammaa-ditthi is micchaa-ditthi, a term generally reserved for especially pernicious views... Samma-ditthi and the rest are sometimes rendered 'Perfect View', and so on, but this only refers to the supramundane path as described in MN 117.


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