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(Skt., sight or view; Pāli, diṭṭi).

Views and opinions, especially of a speculative or erroneous nature due to being tainted by the three roots of evil (akuśala-mūla). Views singled out for special criticism are the belief in a self or ātman (satkāya-dṛṣṭi), belief that the self is eternal (śāśvata-dṛṣṭi), and belief that the self is destroyed at death (uccheda-dṛṣṭi). See also śāśvata-vāda; uccheda-vāda.

Subjects: Buddhism.

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