Reply To: miccha ditthi in mahachattarika sutta


Greetings! @sptummala

could you please explain what does it mean in mahachattarika sutta that “this world does not exist”

In the MahāCattārīsaka Sutta (MN 117), the following Pāli verse is the Wrong Views:

Katamā ca, bhikkhave, micchādiṭṭhi?
‘Natthi dinnaṁ, natthi yiṭṭhaṁ, natthi hutaṁ, natthi sukatadukkaṭānaṁ kammānaṁ phalaṁ vipāko, natthi ayaṁ loko, natthi paro loko, natthi mātā, natthi pitā, natthi sattā opapātikā, natthi loke samaṇabrāhmaṇā sammaggatā sammāpaṭipannā ye imañca lokaṁ parañca lokaṁ sayaṁ abhiññā sacchikatvā pavedentī’ti—ayaṁ, bhikkhave, micchādiṭṭhi.

“And what, bhikkhus, is wrong view?
‘There is nothing given, nothing offered, nothing sacrificed; no fruit or result of good and bad actions; no this world, no other world; no mother, no father; no beings who are reborn spontaneously; no good and virtuous recluses and brahmins in the world who have realised for themselves by direct knowledge and declare this world and the other world.’ This is wrong view.

If this world does not exists, you would not be around to ask this question.

With mettā, Seng Kiat