What is the difference between diṭṭhi (view) and paññā (wisdom)?

What is the difference between Dhithi (view) and Panna (wisdom)?



According to Buddhism the teaching of other religions considered views (wrong). However, people who follow those religions think that they have wisdom. How can we differentiate views from wisdom?

Try them out.
If they lead to peace, the ending of suffering etc then they are addressing the core problem

Are teaching of Kamma, Vipaka, rebirth etc views?

Is there something called right wisdom?
if so, what is the pali word? (is it SammapPaññā)

Sama gnana- of the tenfold version of ‘Eightfold’ Path!

Wisdom (panna) is a broad category and includes: 1) Right view - this is arrived at by a) hearing the truth dhamma (saddhamma) and b) Appropriate contemplation (yonisomanasikara). (Sutta?)
2) Right intension (samma sankappa)
3) Insight into dhammas as it really is (yatabuta nana). This is also known as vijja. Samatha-Vipassana is necessary for this AN8.2.

One might come to accept kamma, rebirth (mundane right view MN117) by listening and contemplating the dhamma. This would be a view. However they might develop their spiritual faculties and see it for themselves. If this happens it could be termed a special knowledge and ability usually seen very close to enlightenment (_part of the three knowledges tevijja).

With metta

I thought the same.(sammā-ñāṇa)

But can we have wrong wisdom?
Are Panna and Nana the same?

Yes of course. Having morality and samadhi won’t necessarily lead to wisdom as many religions show. Some might confuse what they might experience in their meditation samadhi as the Self, Soul or Brahma etc. However they will believe this is their insight. Without developing Right view meditation experiences can be misunderstood.

Panna seems to be the broad category- Nana is the results (samma nana, pubbenivananussatinana, udayabbayanana). Sacca seems close to nana (catur-arya-sacca). Nana-dassana, knowledge and vision is also used quite a lot.

With metta

In the following video the guest speaker says that Mohomed had the wisdom too. The interesting point he made was when you remove doubt you have the happiness. Interesting discussion about Islam.

AN10.103 is one of my favorites. Some people have right view at the end of the path, but it is clearly meant to go in order. The first 7 parts of the path are meant to prepare you for productive deep concentrative states (ie: the jhanas).

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Whether or not you understand, friend Susīma, we are liberated by wisdom>

According to Susima sutta, Jhana and supernormal powers are not considered wisdom.
Am I correct?
Then what is wisdom?
How can someone attain Nibbana without following Noble Eightfold Path?
ie without Samadhi.

I dont think that is what it says. It say those ‘released by insight’ (panna vimutta) don’t have not arupa jhana (doesn’t speak of rupa jhana) and supernormal powers. Those released both ways have both types of jhana. Not all nana fall under panna that liberates - the knowledge of seeing past lives, for example, don’t reduce avijja, delusion. Panna is required to become an arahanth in both types- this is insight into the tilakkhana/four noble truths. This insight is conducive to liberation.

By defining nibbana in a way other than how the Buddha described it - eg: as God, heaven, Amitabha etc.

with metta

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