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Good. You understand what sakkāya diṭṭhi is.

  • But what is meant by “sakkāyotipi” in that verse verse before sakkāyadiṭṭhi?
  • I will give you a hint “sakkāyotipi” is shortened for “sakkāyo” and “itipi”  where “itipi” means something like “there/like this.”

So, the Pali verse, “Daharassa hi, mālukyaputta, kumārassa mandassa uttānaseyyakassa sakkāyotipi na hoti, kuto panassa uppajjissati sakkāyadiṭṭhi?” means “a little baby doesn’t even have a concept of “sakkāyo” so how could “a wrong view about sakkāyo” arise in him?

  • What is “sakkāyo”?
  • I am trying to lead you to a better understanding. Of course, you may know the answer, but I want to make sure.

I will address your question about the baby after we discuss the above issue.