Cakshusdhatu, aka: Cakṣusdhātu, Cakshus-dhatu; 1 Definition(s)


Cakshusdhatu 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 Cakṣusdhātu can be transliterated into English as Caksusdhatu or Cakshusdhatu, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Chakshusdhatu.

In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

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Cakṣusdhātu (चक्षुस्धातु) or simply cakṣus refers to the “eye element” and represents 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 (eg., cakṣus-dhātu). The work is attributed to Nagarguna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

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