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Buddha eye

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Buddha eye
仏眼 ( Jpn butsu-gen )

    The supreme perceptive faculty possessed by a Buddha.

One of the five types of vision.

A Buddha is said to perceive the true nature of all things and phenomena, transcending limitations of time and space.

The Nirvana Sutra says, "Those who study the teachings of the great vehicle, though they have the eyes of ordinary beings, are said to have the eyes of the Buddha."

Buddha Eye

仏眼 (Skt Buddhalochana; Jpn Butsugen)


    Also known as the Honored One Buddha Eye or Buddha Eye Buddha Mother. A Buddha described in Esoteric Buddhism and believed to be Mahavairochana Buddha in a different form.

Buddha Eye is a ]]personification of the Buddha's supreme wisdom, viewed as the source or "mother" of all Buddhas and bodhisattvas; hence the name Buddha Eye Buddha Mother.

Buddha Eye appears on the Womb Realm mandala, a mandala of the True Word ( Jpn Shingon) school.

The ceremony of Buddha Eye, an esoteric ritual, employed a mandala with Buddha Eye seated in the center as an object of devotion, to which prayers were offered to bring an end to calamities and misfortune.

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