Sakkāya-ditthi: 'personality-belief', is the first of the 10 mental chains samyojana It is entirely abandoned only on reaching the path of Stream-winning sotāpatti-magga ariya-puggala There are 20 kinds of personality-belief, which are obtained by applying 4 types of that belief to each of the 5 groups of existence khandha : 1-5 the belief to be identical with materiality, feeling, perception, mental constructions or consciousness; 6-10 to be contained in them; 11-15 to be independent of them; 16-20 to be the owner of them M. 44; S. XXII. 1.


Maha Thera Nyanatiloka. Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines, Buddhist Publication Society, first edition 1952.

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