By Swami Harshananda
Sometimes transliterated as: Divyadrsti, DivyadRSti, Divyadrrishti
Divyadṛṣti literally means ‘divine sight’.
According to the yogic works, clairvoyant powers of perception are inherent in everyone. These powers are roused by appropriate yogic practices. Such siddhis or supernatural powers can prove to be obstacles to spiritual illumination.
Means Of Attaining Divyadṛṣti
Description of Divyadṛṣti
Divyadṛṣti enables one to see objects that
- May be extremely small or hidden by other things
- Are at a great distance
- May belong to a past or a future
People Who Attained Divyadṛṣti
- Lord Kṛṣṇa gave divyadṛṣṭi to Arjuna before showing his cosmic form.
- The sage Vyāsa gave the power to Sañjaya, to ‘see’ the kurukṣetra battle from the palace itself.
- The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore