84000 Glossary of Terms

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ཆད་ལྟ། | Glossary of Terms

  • ཆད་པ།

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  • ཆད་ལྟ།
  • chad lta
  • chad par lta ba
  • chad pa
  • chad pa’i lta ba
  • ucchedadṛṣṭi
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The extreme philosophical view that rejects rebirth and the law of karma by considering that causes (and thus actions) do not have effects and that the self, being the same as one or all of the aggregates (skandhas), ends at death. Commonly translated as “nihilism” or, more literally, as “view of annihilation.” It is often mentioned along with its opposite view, the extreme of eternalism or permanence.