Pancacakshus, aka: Pañcacakṣus, Panca-cakshus; 1 Definition(s)

Introduction

Pancacakshus 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 Pañcacakṣus can be transliterated into English as Pancacaksus or Pancacakshus, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Panchachakshus.

In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

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Pañcacakṣus (पञ्चचक्षुस्) or simply Cakṣus refers to the “five eyes” as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 65):

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

The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (eg., pañca-cakṣus). The work is attributed to Nagarjuna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

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