Jnanacakshus, Jñānacakṣus, Jnana-cakshus: 13 definitions


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The Sanskrit term Jñānacakṣus can be transliterated into English as Jnanacaksus or Jnanacakshus, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

Alternative spellings of this word include Jnanachakshus.

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

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Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Jñānacakṣus (ज्ञानचक्षुस्) refers to the “eye of knowledge”, according to the Devīpañcaśataka, an important source of the Kālīkrama that developed in Kashmir after the Kālī Mata of the Jayadrathayāmala.—Accordingly, “The permutation (of the Transmental) is said to be the Light that precedes the mistress of the Wheel of Rays (of divine consciousness). [...] (That light) is not the moon, (or) the light of the stars; it is not the light of the rays of (the sun), the lord of the sky, nor is it the brilliance of lightning—nor is it like the beautiful sun (of energy). That Light is seen in the belly (of consciousness) with the eye of knowledge [i.e., jñānacakṣus], that is, in the eye on the path of opening. She is not seen otherwise. All (things) shine due to her: Fire, Moon, Sun and stars. [...]”.—(Cf. Puñjacakra).

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: archive.org: Shiva Purana - English Translation

Jñānacakṣus (ज्ञानचक्षुस्) refers to a “(pure) vision of knowledge”, according to the Śivapurāṇa 2.3.33 (“The appeasement of Himavat”).—Accordingly, as Vasiṣṭha said to Himavat (Himācala): “O lord of mountains, listen to my words in every respect conducive to your welfare; they are not against virtue. They are true and shall bring about your joy here and hereafter. Statements, in ordinary language and in the Vedas, are of three forms. A scholar knowing all lores understands them by means of his pure vision of knowledge (jñānacakṣus). [...]”.

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Jnanacakshus in Marathi glossary
Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

Jñānacakṣu (ज्ञानचक्षु).—n (S) The eye of the understanding; the intellectual or mental eye: also attrib. that has a mental eye; of a discerning and understanding mind.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English

Jñānacakṣu (ज्ञानचक्षु).—n The mental eye.

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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit dictionary

[«previous next»] — Jnanacakshus in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Jñānacakṣus (ज्ञानचक्षुस्).—n. the eye of intelligence, the mind's eye, intellectual vision (opp. carmacakṣus); सर्वं तु समवेक्ष्येदं निखिलं ज्ञानचक्षुषा (sarvaṃ tu samavekṣyedaṃ nikhilaṃ jñānacakṣuṣā) Manusmṛti 2.8;4.24. (-m.) a wise and learned man.

Jñānacakṣus is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms jñāna and cakṣus (चक्षुस्).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Jñānacakṣus (ज्ञानचक्षुस्).—mn.

(-kṣuḥ) 1. (Intellect, intellectual vision.) A learned & wiseman. E. jñāna, and cakṣus the eye.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Jñānacakṣus (ज्ञानचक्षुस्).—n. intellect, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 2, 8.

Jñānacakṣus is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms jñāna and cakṣus (चक्षुस्).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Jñānacakṣus (ज्ञानचक्षुस्).—1. [neuter] the mind’s eye.

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Jñānacakṣus (ज्ञानचक्षुस्).—2. [adjective] using the mind’s eye.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Jñānacakṣus (ज्ञानचक्षुस्):—[=jñāna-cakṣus] [from jñāna > jñā] n. the eye of intelligence, inner eye, intellectual vision, [Manu-smṛti ii, 8; iv, 24; Mahābhārata xiii, 2284] (cf. dīrgha)

2) [v.s. ...] mfn. seeing with the inner eye, [Cūlikā-upaniṣad 16.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Jñānacakṣus (ज्ञानचक्षुस्):—[jñāna-cakṣus] (kṣuḥ) 5. n. Intellectual vision, intellect.

[Sanskrit to German]

Jnanacakshus in German

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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Kannada-English dictionary

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Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Jñānacakṣu (ಜ್ಞಾನಚಕ್ಷು):—[noun] = ಜ್ಞಾನದೃಷ್ಟಿ [jnanadrishti].

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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