What is Sammaditthi (right view)?

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What is Sammaditthi (right view)?

Postby SarathW » Tue Mar 05, 2013 2:05 am

The way I understand is that there are two type of views:
1) Sammaditthi
2) Mityaditthi

Then I have read another two types:
1)Lokiya Smmaditthi (mundane right view)
2)Lokuttara Smmaditthi (supermundane right view)
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I have read the following link in regard to Sammaditthi Sutta.
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .ntbb.html"

Mundane Right View : http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/auth ... html#fnt-6"


Great 40 : http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html
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Then I also read the following from Bikkhu Pesala:
Right view is of two kinds: mundane and supramundane. Mundane right view means belief in kamma; or the belief that as we sow, so shall we reap. This right view is found in all religions. An educated Buddhist will also believe in the tenfold mundane right view as follows: 1) there is a benefit in giving alms, 2) there is a benefit of grand offerings, 3) there is a benefit of trivial gifts, 4) there is a result of good and evil deeds, 5) there is special significance of deeds done to one’s mother, 6) there is special significance of deeds done to one’s father, 7) there are spontaneously arisen beings such as deities, ghosts, and brahmas, 8) there is this human world, 9) there are other worlds, such as heaven and hell, 10) there are some people who, by the power of concentration, can see beings reborn in other worlds.
Supramundane right view means right understanding of the four noble truths, which includes the realisation of nibbāna, eradication of self-view or ego, attaining permanent stability in morality and unshakeable confidence in the Triple Gem.

http://www.aimwell.org/Books/Pesala/Kamma/kamma.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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The way I understand is that Samma Ditthi is inherently linked with Four Noble Truths, whether it is mundane or supermundane.
Any thoughts?
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Re: What is Sammaditthi (right view)?

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Re: What is Sammaditthi (right view)?

Postby SarathW » Wed Mar 06, 2013 3:35 am

Hi Ground
Thanks. May be I did not make myself clear. :)
I need some information (Sutta reference) for Mundane and Supermundane right view.
I found the following link:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sammaditthi_Sutta

Is this how you understand it?
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Re: What is Sammaditthi (right view)?

Postby retrofuturist » Wed Mar 06, 2013 3:38 am

"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

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Re: What is Sammaditthi (right view)?

Postby Awakening » Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:21 am

Essentially, the difference between the mundane and supramundane view is the difference between knowing through inference and/or belief and knowing through direct discernment.

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Re: What is Sammaditthi (right view)?

Postby SarathW » Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:27 am

Thanks retro I found it. :)

viewtopic.php?f=25&t=1814&start=0
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Re: What is Sammaditthi (right view)?

Postby SarathW » Thu Mar 07, 2013 2:06 am

Thanks Ground
I am not trying to split hair here. :)
But can someone have only one right view but not the other or any combinations.
OR
Does it assume, that if a person understand one he naturally understand the rest automatically.
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Re: What is Sammaditthi (right view)?

Postby SarathW » Wed Mar 13, 2013 3:59 am

Hi Ground
Thanks.
Bikkhu Pesal also wrote as follows:
Christians generally believe that God created the world and living beings, but they also believe that they will reap as they sow, so their view is partly right.
http://www.aimwell.org/Books/Pesala/Reb ... birth.html

So this is how I understand this now:
Every living being in this world have some form of wrong view unless the person is an Arahant. Even an Angami person will have some wrong views, as he is not an Arahant. Even though Samma Ditthi is the first important aspect of the beginning of the path, it will be totally eliminated only when a person become an Arahant.
Is this how you see it?
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