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|Six sense faculties|
& six sense bases
|Five faculties (Five bases)|
|Sixth sense faculty|
|mind faculty (manendriya)|
|Sixth sense base|
|mind base (mano-āyatana)|
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 (cakṣurvijñāna).
The Khenjuk states:
- The [shape of the] eye faculty is similar to [the round and blue shape of] the umaka [sesame/cumin] flower.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Mipham Rinpoche 2004, s.v. "The Aggregate of Forms".
- ↑ Buswell & Lopez 2014, s.v. Six sense faculties/sense bases.
- ↑ Nyanatiloka Thera 2019, s.v. ayatana.
- ↑ Thupten Jinpa 2017, s.v. "The Five Sense Faculties".
- 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