Question: They say that there are eighty-six thousand subtle nerves. Are they distinct enough to actually be counted?Sri Chinmoy: Yes, the nerves are quite visible to the inner eye. They are not at all entwined; they are very distinct. But they are very light and delicate, very subtle. Once I tried to count them. I think that I counted two or three thousand and then I did not want to count any more. I said, "I believe it."
Sri Chinmoy, Kundalini: the Mother-Power, Aum Press, 1973