Divya Chakshu

Last updated: December 21, 2023

What Does Divya Chakshu Mean?

According to Hindu scriptures, Divya Chakshu is the divine, psychic eye, otherwise known as the third eye. In the Upanishads, it is said that the human body has ten gates – nine for the external world (two eyes, two ears, two nostrils, mouth, anus & genitals) and a tenth for the inner realms of divine consciousness (the third eye). The Divya Chakshu is thought to be a portal to intuitive wisdom and higher realms of consciousness.


Yogapedia Explains Divya Chakshu

References to the third eye can be found throughout Buddhism, Hinduism and Yogic Philosophy. Divya Chakshu is an inner eye, located between the eyebrows and behind the eyes, corresponding with the pineal gland in the physical body, and the ajna chakra in the energetic body.

Divya Chakshu denotes intuition, wisdom and knowledge of a higher self, and is the connection or gateway to enlightenment. Through the third eye, it is possible to gain supreme insight into the divine and infinite self, as inextricably connected to the universe.

It is thought that a guru can open ones Divya Chakshu, if the person is deemed to be ready. The divine eye may also open during a spiritual awakening, or through the practices of yoga and meditation. When this eye has been opened, one reaches an understanding of soul consciousness and becomes able to attain a state of enlightenment.

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