- the eye of flesh (Skt. māṃsacakṣu; Wyl. sha’i spyan), which refers to an eye faculty developed through the force of one’s merit, having the ability to see all forms, gross or subtle, from one hundred leagues through to the limits of the three thousand-fold universe;
- the divine eye (Skt. divyacakṣu; Wyl. lha’i spyan), which is the effortless ability to see the births and deaths of all beings and is a result of the practice of meditation in past lives;
- the wisdom eye (Skt. prajñācakṣu; Wyl. shes rab kyi spyan), which sees the truth of dharmata;
- the Dharma eye (Skt. dharmacakṣu; Wyl. chos kyi spyan), which is the knowledge of the Dharma of scripture (or transmission) and realization, and of the faculties of noble beings who possess this Dharma;
- the Buddha eye (Skt. buddhacakṣu; Wyl. ye shes kyi spyan), which is the primordial wisdom (yeshé) that sees all aspects of everything that can be known.
- (1) the physical-eye that a sentient being is born with;
- (2) the god-eye that can see anything anywhere;
- (3) the wisdom-eye that can see the emptiness of dharmas;
- (4) the dharma-eye that can discriminate all dharmas; and
- (5) the Buddha-eye of omniscience, which includes the preceding four at the highest level (see three kinds of wisdom-knowledge).
There are five kinds of eyes or vision - human eye - it is our flesh eye, an organ to see an object with limitation, for instance, in darkness, with obstruction. - devine eye - it can see in darkness and in distance, attainable by men in dhyana (concentration/meditation). - wisdom eye - the eye of Arhat and Two Vehicles i.e. the sound hearers (Sravaka) and the Enlightened to Conditions (Praetyka Buddha). It can see the false and empty nature of all phenomena. - dharma eye - the eye of Bodhisattva. It can see all the dharmas in the world and beyond the world. - buddha eye - the eye of Buddha or omniscience. It can see all that four previous eyes can see.