a. The prominent role of the eyes in apprehending the sacred – must make eye contact with the image
b. Iconic and aniconic images
c. is a Sanskrit term meaning "sight”
d. One could "receive darshana" of the deity in the temple, or from a great saintly person, such as a great guru.
e. By doing darshan properly a devotee develops affection for God, and God develops affection for that devotee
f. Touching the feet is a way of showing respect and is an integral part of Darshan
g. Not simply a matter of viewing the deity in the temple, but to one who is spiritually realized it is a matter of experiencing the deity and entering into a personal, reciprocal exchange with the Supreme Personality in the form of a Deity
h. When the devotee views the deity with all pure feelings and adoration, the deity is also believed to gaze at the devotee. Then there is a spiritual exchange wherein the god begins to reveal his personality to the devotee.