satkāya dṛṣṭi sakkāya diṭṭhi belief in soul, personality belief. Satkāya dṛṣṭi means the belief that in one or other aggregate there is a permanent entity. It is the first among ten fetters (saṃyojanāni). The four types of personality belief are: personality or soul to be identical with form, feeling, perception, mental formations, and consciousness; the belief that the soul contains in them; that the soul is independent of them; that the soul is the possessor of them. When these four types are applied to each of the five aggregates the personality belief totals up to twenty types. Personality belief is the first bond which has to be broken on entering the path. It keeps one away from nirvāṇa. Hence it has to be abandoned.
Page: Aṭṭhasālinī. I. 200, 206, 354, 361, 366; III. 488. Majjhima Nikāya. Chachakka, Cūḷasīhanāda, Sabbāsava.
(Pāli, sakkāya-diṭṭhi). Term meaning ‘personality belief’, and referring to doctrines which postulate the existence of a permanent self or ātman. In Buddhist teachings, this view is the result of a basic misconception concerning the nature of personal identity in relation to the five aggregates (skandhas). There are twenty possible permutations of this wrong view. 1-5: that one's self is identical with any one of the five aggregates; 6-10: that it is contained in them; 11-15: that it is independent of them; and 16-20: that it is the owner of them. Satkāya-dṛṣṭi is the first of the Ten Fetters (saṃyojana) and is only abandoned when one becomes a stream-winner (śrotāpanna).