What is Sakkaya Ditti?
It is the wrong view about self"
Dependent on the intellect & ideas, there arises consciousness at the
intellect. The meeting of the three is contact.
With contact as a requisite condition, there arises what is felt either as
pleasure, pain, or neither pleasure nor pain.
If, when touched by a feeling of pleasure, one relishes it, welcomes it, or
remains fastened to it, then one's passion-obsession gets obsessed.
If, when touched by a feeling of pain, one sorrows, grieves, & laments,
beats one's breast, becomes distraught, then one's resistance-obsession
If, when touched by a feeling of neither pleasure nor pain, one does not
discern, as it actually is present, the origination, passing away, allure,
drawback, or escape from that feeling, then one's ignorance-obsession gets
That a person — without abandoning passion-obsession with regard to a
feeling of pleasure, without abolishing resistance-obsession with regard to a
feeling of pain, without uprooting ignorance-obsession with regard to a
feeling of neither pleasure nor pain,
without abandoning ignorance and giving rise to clear knowing would put an
end to suffering & stress in the here & now: such a thing isn't possible.
"He grows disenchanted with the body...
"He grows disenchanted with the intellect, disenchanted with ideas,
disenchanted with consciousness at the intellect, disenchanted with contact
at the intellect, disenchanted with feeling, disenchanted with craving.
Disenchanted, he becomes dispassionate. Through dispassion, he is fully
released. With full release, there is the knowledge, 'Fully released.' He
discerns that 'Birth is ended, the holy life fulfilled, the task done. There is
nothing further for this world.'"
That is what the Blessed One said. Gratified, the monks delighted at his
words. And while this explanation was being given, the hearts of 60 monks,
through no clinging, were fully released from