The act of seeing and being seen. Viewpoint.
Are you wondering what all the eyes are about? They are the eyes of deities that I’ve had Darshan with during my spiritual travels.
Ultimately, these deities reveal your own inner essence to yourself. Your true Buddha Nature.
Darshan means GAZE, as suggested by its Sanskrit root, Drik, to see, but it is to see differently, to see and meet at the same time, having seen and known having seen, and feeling blessed to have been there, sensing a positive and beneficial inspiration from it. Darshan of a saint or sage, or an idol, a sacred object, a striking view, a mountain, a tree a light, the sweetness of the moment, a truth, – these sights transport us and reveal something else, something pertaining to interiority. A Darshan is an opportunity to face the Real. To be present. Free from the past (which no longer exists) and of the future (which is not there.)
The ultimate Darshan occurs when the veil of duality dissolves in the non-dual state of yoga –
samadhi, nirvana, moksha, pure vision, shunyata, dharmakaya.