Five Eyes: 2 definitions
Five Eyes 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.
General definition (in Buddhism)Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha
Five Eyes:—A technical term in Buddhism corresponding to the Sanskrit cakṣus defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 66).
- The fleshly eye (māṃsa-cakṣus),
- The dharma eye (dharma-cakṣus),
- The wisdom eye (prajñā-cakṣus),
- The divine eye (divya-cakṣus),
- The Buddha eye (buddha-cakṣus).
The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (e.g., ‘five eyes’). The work is attributed to Nagarguna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.Source: Buddhist Door: GlossaryThere are five kinds of eyes or vision - human eye - it is our flesh eye, an organ to see an object with limitation, for instance, in darkness, with obstruction. - devine eye - it can see in darkness and in distance, attainable by men in dhyana (concentration/meditation). - wisdom eye - the eye of Arhat and Two Vehicles i.e. the sound hearers (Sravaka) and the Enlightened to Conditions (Praetyka Buddha). It can see the false and empty nature of all phenomena. - dharma eye - the eye of Bodhisattva. It can see all the dharmas in the world and beyond the world. - buddha eye - the eye of Buddha or omniscience. It can see all that four previous eyes can see.
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Search found 16 books and stories containing Five Eyes; (plurals include: Five Eyeses). You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Part 6 - Obtaining the five ‘eyes’ < [Chapter L - Arriving at the other Shore]
Appendix 1 - Notes on the five cakṣus or visual powers of the Buddha < [Chapter XIV - Emission of rays]
Description of the ‘five eyes’ (cakṣus) < [Part 6 - Obtaining the five ‘eyes’]
Mahavamsa (by Wilhelm Geiger)
The Great Chariot (by Longchenpa)
3a.1) Collection of the concordant conditions, < [Part 3 - The liturgy of receiving]
Blue Annals (deb-ther sngon-po) (by George N. Roerich)
Chapter 6 - First incarnation series (ii): sangs rgyas ras chen < [Book 8 - The famous Dakpo Kagyü (traditions)]
The Great Chronicle of Buddhas (by Ven. Mingun Sayadaw)
Part 3 - Preaching of Sāriputta Sutta < [Chapter 25 - The Buddha’s Seventh Vassa]
Buddha Chronicle 15: Dhammadassī Buddhavaṃsa < [Chapter 9 - The chronicle of twenty-four Buddhas]
Buddha Chronicle 16: Siddhattha Buddhavaṃsa < [Chapter 9 - The chronicle of twenty-four Buddhas]
The Mahavastu (great story) (by J. J. Jones)