'personality-belief', is the first of the 10 fetters (samyojana).
It is entirely abandoned only on reaching the path of Stream-winning (sotāpatti-magga;
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).
See prec., ditthi,