Wrong view

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The state of wrong view or wrong belief (Skt. dṛṣṭi; Tib. ལྟ་བ་ཉོན་མོངས་ཅན་, tawa nyönmong chen; Wyl. lta ba nyon mongs can) is one of the fifty-one mental states defined in Abhidharma literature. According to the Compendium of Abhidharma, it belongs to the subgroup of the six root destructive emotions.

Definitions

In the Khenjuk, Mipham Rinpoche says:

  • Tib. ལྟ་བ་(ནི་ཤེས་རབ་)ཉོན་མོངས་ཅན་ཐམས་ཅད་ལྟ་བ་སྟེ། ལྟ་བ་ངན་པ་ཐམས་ཅད་ཀྱི་རྟེན་བྱེད་པའོ།[1]
  • Beliefs are all the views of afflicted wisdom. They form the support for all unwholesome beliefs. (Rigpa Translations)
  • Belief is the view of all kinds of disturbed [discrimination]. It forms the support for all unwholesome beliefs. (Erik Pema Kunsang)

Subdivisions

It can be subdivided into five wrong views (Tib. ལྟ་བ་ལྔ་, Wyl. lta ba lnga):

  1. the view of the transitory collection (Skt. satkāyadṛṣṭi; Tib. འཇིག་ཚོགས་ལ་ལྟ་བ་, Wyl. 'jig tshogs la lta ba) which is the basis for the other four wrong views of beliefs
  2. extremist views (Skt. antagrāhadṛṣṭi; Tib. མཐར་འཛིན་པའི་ལྟ་བ་, Wyl. mthar 'dzin pa'i lta ba) such as eternalism and nihilism
  3. wrong views (Skt. mithyadṛṣṭi; Tib. ལོག་ལྟ་, Wyl. log lta), which cut the roots of virtue
  4. belief in ideological supremacy (Skt. dṛṣṭiparāmarśa; Tib. ལྟ་བ་མཆོག་འཛིན་, Wyl. lta ba mchog 'dzin)
  5. belief in ethical and ritual supremacy (Skt. śilavrataparāmarśa; Tib. ཚུལ་ཁྲིམས་དང་བརྟུལ་ཞུགས་མཆོག་འཛིན་, Wyl. tshul khrims dang brtul zhugs mchog 'dzin)

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Notes

  1. Supplemented with Khenpo Nuden