Five Eyes: 2 definitions

Introduction

Introduction:

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.

In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Five Eyes in Buddhism glossary
Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

Five Eyes:—A technical term in Buddhism corresponding to the Sanskrit cakṣus defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 66).

  1. The fleshly eye (māṃsa-cakṣus),
  2. The dharma eye (dharma-cakṣus),
  3. The wisdom eye (prajñā-cakṣus),
  4. The divine eye (divya-cakṣus),
  5. 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.

See also (Relevant definitions)

Relevant text

Like what you read? Consider supporting this website: