Buddhacakshus, aka: Buddhacakṣus, Buddha-cakshus; 2 Definition(s)


Buddhacakshus means something in Buddhism, Pali. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

The Sanskrit term Buddhacakṣus can be transliterated into English as Buddhacaksus or Buddhacakshus, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Buddhachakshus.

In Buddhism

Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[Buddhacakshus in Mahayana glossaries]

Buddhacakṣus (बुद्धचक्षुस्) refers to the “buddha-eye” and represents one of the five visual powers (cakṣus) attributed to the Buddha according to the Mahāprajñāpāramitāśāstra (chapter XIV). The Buddha-eye (buddhacakṣus) is the direct insight (pratyakṣāvagama) into all dharmas.

(Source): Wisdom Library: Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra
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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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General definition (in Buddhism)

[Buddhacakshus in Buddhism glossaries]

Buddhacakṣus (बुद्धचक्षुस्) or simply Buddha refers to the ”Buddha eye“ and represents one the “five eyes” (cakṣus) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 65). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (eg., buddha-cakṣus). The work is attributed to Nagarjuna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

(Source): Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

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