Cakshurvijnana, Cakṣurvijñāna, Cakshur-vijnana: 3 definitions
Cakshurvijnana 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 Cakṣurvijñāna can be transliterated into English as Caksurvijnana or Cakshurvijnana, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).
Alternative spellings of this word include Chakshurvijnana.
Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)Source: academia.edu: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā
Cakṣurvijñāna (चक्षुर्विज्ञान) refers to the “(realm of) eye-consciousness”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, “[...] Having entered into the way of the realm of the dharma, he knows the fact that [...] there is no duality of the realm of eye-consciousness (cakṣurvijñāna-dhātu) and the realm of the dharma; why?—because eye-consciousness has the nature of the realm of the dharma; there is no duality of the realm in the interval of mind and the realm of the dharma; why?—because the realm of mind has the nature of the realm of the dharma; there is no duality of the realm of mind-consciousness and the realm of the dharma; why?—because the realm of mind-consciousness has the nature of the realm of the dharma; [...]”.
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.
General definition (in Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha
Cakṣurvijñāna (चक्षुर्विज्ञान, “eye-consciousness”) or cakṣurvijñānadhātu refers to one of the “eighteen elements” (dhātu) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 25). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (e.g., cakṣur-vijñāna). The work is attributed to Nagarjuna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.
Languages of India and abroad
Kannada-English dictionarySource: Alar: Kannada-English corpus
Cakṣurvijñāna (ಚಕ್ಷುರ್ವಿಜ್ಞಾನ):—[noun] knowledge got from seeing.
Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.
See also (Relevant definitions)
Starts with: Cakshurvijnanadhatu.
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Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
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