|Six sense faculties|
& six sense bases
|Five faculties (Five bases)|
|Sixth sense faculty|
|Sixth sense base|
Cakṣurindriya (P. cakkhundriya; T. mig gi dbang po མིག་གི་དབང་པོ་; C. yangen 眼根), or eye faculty, is one of the five sense faculties, which are inner subtle forms based on the physical sense organs.
The "eye faculty" (cakṣurindriya) functions as:
- the eye base (cakṣur-āyatana) in the scheme of the twelve ayatanas
- the eye dhatu (cakṣur-dhatu) within the eighteen dhatus
The "eye faculty" is also referred to as:
- the eye-sensitivity (cakkhu-pasāda) in the Pali Abhidharma tradition
The Abhidharma-samuccaya states:
- What is the eye sense faculty? It is translucent form (rūpaprasāda) derived from the four great elements that is the basis of eye consciousness.
The Khenjuk states:
- The [shape of the] eye faculty is similar to [the round and blue shape of] the umaka [sesame/cumin] flower.
- Buswell, Robert E.; Lopez, Donald S. (2014), The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism, Princeton University
- Mipham Rinpoche (2004), Gateway to Knowledge, vol. I, translated by Kunsang, Erik Pema, Rangjung Yeshe Publications
- Nyanatiloka Thera (2019), Nyanaponika Thera, ed., Buddhist Dictionary: Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines, Pariyatti Publishing
- Thupten Jinpa, ed. (2017), Science and Philosophy in the Indian Buddhist Classics, Volume 1: The Physical World, translated by Coghlan, Ian James, Wisdom Publications