“The Master carries the Amrit, the nectar. Even though you don’t perceive it with the mind, what you receive is contributing to your advancement. What you receive, even without knowing, is the Amrit.”
– Paramahamsa Sri Swami Vishwananda –
Throughout the year Swamiji travels the world giving Darshan and spreading the message of Bhakti. His message is very simple: JUST LOVE. His life is dedicated to opening the hearts of people and awakening their innate ability to Love beyond any conditioning. A Love so deep that it cannot be understood by the mind, and yet is the key to realising who we truly are.
The word Darshan is derived from the Sanskrit root “drsh”, which means “sight” or “having a glimpse of” the Divine. To receive a personal blessing (Darshan) from a Realised Master is one of the greatest gifts given to mankind. The Love you feel during Darshan is not something from the outside. It is your own Divinity revealing itself to you. Swamiji’s ability to awaken our inner Light and Love is an immeasurable opportunity for us. It essentially removes all limitations of what we can achieve with this human life.
After receiving Swamiji’s blessing, he recommends to sit down quietly and to go within. The love that can be felt during Darshan is not something from the outside; it is your very own love. His aim is to awaken the realisation that we all have the same love inside of us, to intensify and become one with it and then to share it with everyone around us.
Upon receiving Darshan, you will be given prasad, literally meaning a “gracious, blessed gift”, an ancient Hindu tradition distributed in temples or given by the Realised Master, it can be anything although usually something edible. At Paramahamsa’s Darshan the prasad also includes a small packet of Vibhuti. Vibhuti is sacred ash, it symbolises the purity of the Self, burning away everything that isn’t the essence. It has healing qualities and can be applied on the body or can be drunk mixed with some water, or applied on the forehead for meditation.
The Darshan programme includes devotional music and songs from various traditions, inspirational talks and, of course, the Darshan blessing itself.
Swamiji travels the world giving Satsang and imparting wisdom throughout the year. Satsang is a unique opportunity to be in the presence of Swamiji, where one can receive clear and meaningful explanations to the great mysteries of life. Satsang in Indian philosophy means the company of the “highest truth”. It is said in Indian Scripture, the one who listens to Satsang finds his worries reduced, and becomes free from illusion.
Below are examples of questions and answers that one might find during Satsang with Swamiji:
Question: How do you learn to be patient with yourself?
Answer: Learn to sit down for two and a half hours, still. If you can do that every day, your patience will be proper.
Question: Guruji, you said last time that we go to a disco, it takes three years to get rid of the energy, is this true?
Answer: True. Ah, it’s true. You see, what you put inside of you is very important. What is in your head is also very important. I don’t say that all music is bad. There is also good music in discos, but very often, there are other kinds of energy, which you don’t perceive, that you don’t know about.
Question: What is the purpose of darkness?
Answer: Well, if there was just light, you would not be aware of it. The darkness makes you aware of the light. That is how you can distinguish between what is light and what is darkness.
Question: What is the fastest way to overcome anger?
Answer: Look at yourself in the mirror, take a cold shower, or lie down. But the best way, I am telling you, you should look at yourself in the mirror. I am sure you will start laughing at yourself.
Time: January 22nd, 2017. Sunday: 2 p.m. – satsang, 5 p.m. – darshan
Place: ELTE Gólyavár, Budapest, Múzeum körút 8.
Accomodation: Maps of the nearby hotels
Contact, further information:
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
+36 30 736 95 02 (Hungarian)
+43 699 11 63 67 68 (Austrian)
Satsang: HUF 1500 – 2500 (€ 5 – 8), depending your abilities.
The Darshan is free of charge – but we kindly ask you for donations to help cover the organisational costs. At the entrance you can find an envelope for your dakshina (donation).