Opening our video stream.
Darśan means vision. Gauḍīya darśan means:
- the vision of the soul’s eye after it is anointed with the salve of divine knowledge by Śrī Guru
- the vision of the eye of devotion within the heart tinged with the salve of divine love
- the vision of the Lord’s greatest devotees
- the vision of Śrī Kṛṣṇa and His grace everywhere always.
Developing such vision is the purpose of the teachings presented by Śrī Gauḍīya Darśan.
To further this end we are pleased to open our video stream.
Although the vision of material eyes leads only to deception, we are confident that this facility of ‘seeing’ the vision of the heart described by our Gurus will assit the sincere in their practice of learning to see spiritually, that is, learning ‘Gauḍīya darśan’.
“I offer my obeisance unto Śrī Gurudev, who has opened my eyes, which were blinded by the darkness of ignorance, with the salve of divine knowledge.”
santaḥ sadaiva hṛdayeṣu vilokayanti
yaṁ śyāmasundaram achintya-guṇa-svarūpaṁ
govindam ādi puruṣaṁ tam ahaṁ bhajāmi
“I serve the inconceivable, original Lord, Śyāmasundar Govinda, whom the sādhus always see within their hearts through eyes of devotion tinged with the salve of love.”
“‘One who sees their beloved Lord within all beings, and all beings within their beloved Lord is a topmost devotee.’
se dekhite pāya yā̐ra ā̐khi niramala
andhibhūta chakṣu yāra viṣaya dhūlite
ki-rūpe se para-tattva pāibe dekhite
“One whose vision is pure sees Kṛṣṇa’s form shining everywhere. How will one whose eyes are blinded by the dust of mundanity ever be able to see that Supreme Truth?”