Vipatti: 'aberration' or 'deviation', may be: deviation from morality sila-vipatti or deviation from understanding; ditthivipatti.

To deviate in deeds, or in words, or in both actions and words: this is called deviation from morality.

'Food and offerings are useless, there is no fruit and result of good and bad actions, there are no such things as this and the next life'. Such wrong views are called deviation from understanding.


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

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