"His inner contact with the Mother was such that he could draw her out of the deepest trance..... Without a whisper or a touch he is said to have informed her of the need to go back to Sri Aurobindo’s room..."
What does the Darshan mean now when the embodied Divine has withdrawn from the limits of our earthly sight we may ask? The Darshan days though still so far observed in the Ashram have a slightly different significance.
The 24th November 1926 marks the beginning of Darshan Days observed as special occasions in the Ashram when the Mother and Sri Aurobindo would be seated together, the Mother to Sri Aurobindo's right representing the Shakti of Sri Aurobindo while the disciples went up to have a glimpse of the twin Avatars one by one in a silent queue.
The real purpose of the Divine descents is to release the hidden Divine Consciousness hidden in the depths of matter so that a progressive divine manifestation can take place. The chosen place for this progressive divine manifestation is the earth with India as the spiritual epicentre at least for the present cycle.
The way to enter the inner atmosphere of the Ashram is through faith, sincerity of aspiration, true will to surrender and for these the outer Ashram becomes a royal doorway to enter and facilitate Sri Aurobindo's yoga.