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8fold wrote:Is the above saying that it is wrong view to believe that there are no enlightened people?
I'm trying to read this sutta. From the six paragraph, can some one tell me what the following means:
And what is wrong view? 'There is nothing given, nothing offered, nothing sacrificed. There is no fruit or result of good or bad actions. There is no this world, no next world, no mother, no father, no spontaneously reborn beings; no priests or contemplatives who, faring rightly & practicing rightly, proclaim this world & the next after having directly known & realized it for themselves.' This is wrong view.
Is the above saying that it is wrong view to believe that there are no enlightened people?
jcsuperstar wrote:yes and more, that there its WV to thinks there is no kamma and fruits of kamma, that nihilism is WV, etc
Ditthi: lit. 'sight'; Verbal root: dis to see: view, belief, speculative opinion, insight. If not qualified by sammā 'right', it mostly refers to wrong and evil view or opinion, and only in a few instances to right view, understanding or insight e.g. ditthi-ppatta, ditthi-visuddhi purification of insight; ditthi-sampanna possessed of insight.
Annihilation-belief uccheda-ditthi ... is the belief in the existence of an ego-entity or personality as being more or less identical with those physical and mental processes, and which therefore, at the dissolution at death, will come to be annihilated. - For the 20 kinds of personality-belief, see sakkāya-ditthi
Nihilism natthi-kaditthi ... Was taught by Ajita-Kesakambali, a ... contemporary of the Buddha who asserted that any belief in good action and its reward is a mere confusion, that after death no further life would follow, that man at death would become dissolved into the elements, etc.
mikenz66 wrote:Presumably the difference is that one could have Nihilism (natthi-kaditthi) without personality view.