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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.[1]

The "eye faculty" (cakṣurindriya) functions as:

The "eye faculty" is also referred to as:

  • the eye-sensitivity (cakkhu-pasāda) in the Pali Abhidharma tradition[3]


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 (cakṣurvijñāna).[4]

The Khenjuk states:

The [shape of the] eye faculty is similar to [the round and blue shape of] the umaka [sesame/cumin] flower.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Mipham Rinpoche 2004, s.v. "The Aggregate of Forms".
  2. Buswell & Lopez 2014, s.v. Six sense faculties/sense bases.
  3. Nyanatiloka Thera 2019, s.v. ayatana.
  4. Thupten Jinpa 2017, s.v. "The Five Sense Faculties".