Receiving Darshan

Even people who haven’t read anything – any spiritual books – and don’t know anything about this force can experience it. The experience they get is a feeling of joy and happiness.
– Mother Meera

Please review the Darshan Details page prior to attending darshan.  As a reminder, come dressed normally, with clean socks and washed hair.  Please do not bring flowers, gifts or edibles for Mother.  Photography is not allowed.  The entire darshan session is conducted in silence, so please turn off your cell phone prior to entering the building.

Children are welcome to receive Mother’s darshan if they can follow the darshan procedure on their own.  Babies in their parents arms can accompany their parent for darshan.

Q:  What is the best attitude towards Darshan?

MM:  People can come for darshan with an open mind and freely.  But they should not impose any conditions on the Mother.  For example, people ask if she is married or ill or has children.  We must be free from all such mental constructions.

Q:  What should my attitude be towards the energy I receive from you?

MM:  The energy or the light which you receive in darshan acts in its own way.  It works in its own way.  There is nothing for you to do.  There are no specific laws or rules or regulations to follow.  But you can pray and do japa and ask for the right attitude.  The right attitude opens the mind and heart so true understanding and true feelings grow.

Q:  Is there any such thing as a bad or good darshan?

MM:  There is no such thing as a bad darshan.  To think so is wrong, harmful and dangerous.  Darshan is completely impersonal from my side; I give what is needed.  Reactions depend upon the people who take, not the Mother who gives.  Try not to impose on me your difficulties and to project on me your own hidden problems.  Have the courage to face your own weaknesses and know that I am giving you help continually.

Q:  In what way can I be most open during darshan?

MM:  With silent mind and good concentration pray to the divine to open you.  If you can do this, you will feel the consequences of what I am giving to you.  You won’t receive more but you will feel it more.

Q:  When it is my turn for pranam and darshan I have palpitations and erratic emotions.  What can I do?

MM:  Offer it all to the Divine.  Be patient – these emotions will go.

Q:  How can we prepare ourselves to receive darshan?

MM:  There is nothing special to do.  In darshan one tries to sit silently with no thoughts.  To do this one needs to be peaceful.

Q:  You speak of sitting silently in darshan, with no thoughts.  But I often pray.  Is this all right?

MM:  Silence means to sit physically quiet and to pray to God for the divine and to do japa.  Silence is a calm mind.  It is better to sit silently than to leave immediately after darshan.

Q:  Is there something special that we should try to do after darshan?  Is there a way to prolong the blessing received during darshan?

MM:  Be quiet.  It is better not to rush out into another activity.

Q:  How can I thank you for what you are giving me?

MM:  You are receiving.  That is thanks.  That is a great thing.