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THE CONTENT OF WRONG-VIEW

This chapter gives a comprehensive account of the various views that are explicitly stated to be wrong-views (micchā-dihi) in the four primary Nikāyas. In the first place this chapter aims to answer the question: what views are classified as wrongviews? The term dihi (Skt. d i) indicates a way of seeing. The word ‘view’ translates the term well. Wrong-views are a fixed way of seeing, a specific view of the way things are. I will consider micchā-dihi under two broad categories: first, there are views that deny kamma, that deny that actions have consequences; second, there are views about the self.1