Darshan means being in the presence of. In the traditional sense, taking darshan means sitting at the feet of an enlightened master, a saint, a sage, or a seer. Darshan is a tradition that goes back thousands of years.
In our modern era, darshan can mean listening to recordings, watching video images of the movements of awakened or enlightened beings, and receiving the spirit essence of who they are and who you are by direct transmission. Regardless of era in time, ancient or contemporary, direct transmission is the only “technique” by which awakening occurs. Some awakened beings transfer their awakening through public gatherings in which an individual might sit in conversation with the master and receive direct input into his or her resistance to being awake. Such darshans occur around the world everyday in large gatherings, small gatherings, and in intimate one-on-one settings.
The two videos of Meher Baba that follow have two different appeals. The first is a traditional documentary in form; in essence it is a transmission from the depths of the ocean of being, reality unformed, probably as far as any human being has penetrated except the select few whom Baba names; Rama, Krishna, Buddha, Jesus Christ, Mohammed. The information in this presentation will likely be new to those who have not followed the presence of such beings in the world. Viewing this film might be a life changing experience. The darshan here passes from the mind directly into the spirit and stirs the waters as deeply as the viewer can sustain.
The second video is a universal prayer composed by Meher Baba sung by one of his devotees accompanied by a wonderful collection of videos of Baba during activities of all phases of his life. The audio is crystal clear. The words are an affirmation that God is present in all things. The darshan here goes directly into the heart.