Dosakkhayo asked: ” Does jīva mean life-stream? Or just life in the sense of ‘being’?”
Whether jīva means just “this life” or a “lifestream” depends on the type of the wrong view.
– Those with uccheda diṭṭhi believe that life (jīva) is associated with the physical body (sarīra) in this life. When the body dies, that is the end of jīva.
– Those with sassata diṭṭhi refer to jīva as a “lifestream that continues without end” because it has a permanent entity (ātman) associated with it.
I have added a bit more — including the above — to the post:
Misconceptions on the Topics the Buddha “Refused to Answer”