About Us


The Site Overview

Dear Reader
Welcome to our world.
It is not by chance you surfed into this web site.

You are here to find the answers to your life’s deepest questions. And we are here to lead you towards those answers.

There is a PAGE for each Subject listed below. The PAGE-toolbar is on the left-hand-side. Go directly to the subject or topic of your interest and read the write-ups.


It shows the purpose of our SITE. There is a message and some insights on our activities.


Are you interested enough in your spiritual attainment to do practices to achieve it? Do you want to learn how to implement the mystic philosophy in your life? Do you feel stuck in your spiritual pursuit and now you want to really get moving?

Here are some one-on-one spiritual guidance programs that will interest you. The ‘Course Details’, ‘Guidelines for Admission’, ‘Application Form’, etc. are all given under this page.


Do you need some assistance in making some important decision of your life? Are there some problems that urgently need solving? We use Intuition, Astrology and EKS (common-sense strategy) to provide you specific guidance. You can take up one-time advice or ask for detailed advice with follow up. You can also read some interesting self-help suggestions on common problems.


Here is a collection of some our recent SELF-HELP articles. They are practical and thought provoking.


In mysticism you learn the art of relating with a higher consciousness or divinity. In Yoga you learn how to join your outer nature (personality) with your inner core (which is a spiritual being). What are the practices? How can you become intuitive? What is God Experience? Read the write-ups here.


Here we describe the books published by us. They are available from Amazon and Kindle online bookstores. Our older books are available from Darshana Centre.


Here is an outline of the workshops conducted by us. What you cannot learn through years of self-study you can learn conveniently by simply participating in a workshop!


If holistic health and self-healing interest you, you must read this. Our approach is non-commercial, striking, and empowering.


Here are some write-ups on talks and conversations by Prashant. The insights are experience-based, unusual and striking. Enjoy.

Once again, we thank you for visiting.


Prashant Shah


Some opinions received:

  1. The feedback we’re getting about your articles has been very positive. Our readers find your work to be clear and insightful. Above all though, they find it helpful! A few even asked for contact details which I duly supplied. Namaste… James Anderson; james@aurosociety.org; Editor of NAMAH Magazine of Sri Aurobindo Ashram.
  2. I am amazed at the huge intellectual and spiritual bandwidth of your writings and I must admit that other spiritual writers that I have read do not even come close! Your articles hit the nail on the head! The article ‘Living by Intuition’ impressed me the most. Your saying, “When you are trying to be intuitive, being right is not the goal; being sensitive to the higher nature is the goal” really touched me. This article is truly a masterpiece… M. G. Machayya, email: mgmachayya@hotmail.com
  3. I’ve enjoyed reading all your articles and views as they relate so vividly to my life experiences. My heart opens up to your words and my mind is simply overwhelmed by reading your books and articles. You have conveyed your message and views very clearly… Hector, email: hektorjr@gmail.com
  4. There has been great Development in the website. Each and every idea is crystal clear. I loved the new content of the ‘Practice of Mysticism”… Saket, email: vaidyas@iocl.co.in
  5. I was really struck by the tone of the writings. They speak with a natural voice — there is a sequence, but it speaks directly and personally to the reader. I liked that very much… Frank; email: nyudonne@aol.com
  6. I went to your web site and carefully looked at how well you structure it. I am very impressed with the clarity and simplicity of your blogs and look forward to reading them all… Carmen, email: cla516@aol.com
  7. Dear Teacher, I am overjoyed to read the news on your program in London. You practice what you preach so I can confidently say that the participants are going to be greatly benefitted. Your teaching gets way inside us, in the gut. Yes it does, and I’ve witnessed it. I am celebrating this new venture that has opened and I hope it will carry on. Elizabeth, email:aleliz45@aol.com
  8. The beauty of your writing is in its simplicity and to-the-point nature. I have read all the articles and I feel what is said is really very true… Sanjeev, email: sanjeev1657@gmail.com

Our Purpose

There is a spiritual presence that stands behind the activity of our mind. It oversees our actions and understands us deeply. It also oversees the actions of people and the happenings in the world.

Although the nature of this spiritual presence is a mystery for us, we can learn to relate with it and bring it forward in our life. That is the spiritual purpose of our life.

Thus, the true purpose of our life is not concerned with improving our living standards or increasing our power in society. Such things can only have a passing value. It is concerned with the kind of person we are becoming and the extent to which we are able to involve the spiritual presence in our life.

Here we call the ‘spiritual presence’ a higher-level consciousness. We contrast it with our ordinary (mental) consciousness and show what happens when the higher consciousness begins to awaken in our inner life. Here we also address the issue of finding our purpose in life and the conditions under which we have to do it.

To read more click here: https://darshanacentre.wordpress.com/2016/01/04/the-purpose-of-our-life/


To read more click here: https://darshanacentre.wordpress.com/2016/01/04/the-purpose-of-our-life/

About Prashant S. Shah

He was educated in Chemistry from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (SB, from MIT, USA) and University of California at Santa Cruz (MS & PhC from UCSC, USA). During his student days he learnt Yoga-Mysticism from Shri Nyaya Sharma, a Guru of Shiva-Tantra-Yoga. Further, he learnt Homoeopathy from The Post Graduate Homoeopathic Association, Bombay; he has healing hands and uses Pranic Healing; he learnt entrepreneurial skills through EKS, an Advanced Management Diploma Program offered by ‘Mewes Systems’ of Frankfurt, Germany.

Prashant uses EKS and Vedic Astrology for Counselling in personal and professional matters. He conducts ‘Spiritual Awareness Workshops’ regularly in NY, USA and from time to time in other places (UK & India). He is a Spiritual Guide for Darshana Centre, Vadodara. He is the Author of many self-help and spiritual books and a Speaker on related subjects. He writes and speaks clearly, in simple language and from personal experience. He has written the book: Crisis of Modern Humanity (1976), The Essence of Hindu Astrology (1987); and the more recent publications are: The Art of Awakening the Soul (2011), Healing without Drugs (2014), Solving the Problems of Life (2015), The Biochemic Prescriber (2016) and How to Restore your Health Naturally (2017). The recent publications are available from the Amazon and Kindle online bookstores.

Prashant with wife, Kalpana

 About Darshana Centre

Darshana Centre has offered spiritual guidance through a set of personalised correspondence courses since 1988. The courses are practical and practise based, and without religious affiliation. They are designed to make you to think deeply, to do spiritual practice, and to live a more meaningful and purposeful life. They will develop your spiritual aptitude and the inner life. For details, see under ‘Correspondence Courses’.

Over the years a number of ‘spiritual awareness workshops’ have been added to the correspondence courses to serve as ‘booster doses’ for the students. For details, see under ‘Workshops’. The workshops have been conducted every year in New York since 1999. They are also organised from time to time at some other places.


6 thoughts on “About Us”

  1. Dear Dr. Shah, I have to believe you are the same Prashant who lived upstairs from me at 11 Buswell Street in Boston. About an hour ago, I found the letter from you (June 7, 1970) asking me to have your BU transcripts forwarded to UC Santa Cruz and UC Irvine and I couldn’t remember if I did that. If I did not, please forgive me. Also, you asked Tom Mansfiield (who called me about 5 minutes ago to go hiking) for his shoe size and that you would send him some good sandals. He did send you the size but says he has not received the sandals yet.

    Anyway, if this is my friend Prashant, please let me know.

    Best regards,
    Bob McDonald
    387 Gleasondale Road
    Stow, Massachusetts 01775 USA

    1. Hi there,
      Yes, I surely remember you. It is great to have you visit my site and get back to me.
      Are you really in touch with Tom Marshal Mansfield? HOw are you doing?
      I visit USA every year in October to do some courses in NY. I’d love to meet you all.
      my email address is darshanacentre@gmail.com

  2. Dear Mr Prashant Shah ji,

    I have been directed by my father Brigadier Karan Singh Chauhan ( AVSM ,VSM ) Retd 80 years to contact you . He has read about your book in life positive magazine . He is very much interested in your book .
    He wanted your address or phone numbers to place the address of the book . I tried searching on the net but couldnt find the same .

    I would request you to kindly contact my I am forwarding the the phone number of my father for your kind perusal 9460877333.

    Thanking you ,

    sincerly yours ,

    Sanjay Chauhan

  3. Respected Sir
    I accidentally came across your article “Heal yourself by changing your consciousness”in the NAMAH magazine July 2018 issue, and this prompted me to search for you and to know more on spirituality through you. I can see that you are a very evolved spiritual being sent to this world to help elevate aspiriing souls.
    At age 76, living alone in Mysore now, I wish to improve myself spiritually and evolve. I am quite fit now but by taking prescribed allopathic medications after a heart bypass surgery in July 1996. I look up to you for help and guidance.
    Till date I have had no guru to guide me except for a short stint with the Bhahma Kumaris when I was a bachelor living in Delhi. Tried several schools of meditation but none could I pursue diligently for long. But I sincerely aspire to evolve spiritually. My wife passed away due to breast cancer a year back and my 2 children are settled abroad.
    I need your personal guidance and help to become a sincere serious spiritual being.
    I read about “sthithapragnya” in the Gita . Wish to experience it and live it. Is it possible?

    1. We have many correspondence courses that you could look into. Go to the site and click under:
      Are you interested enough in your spiritual attainment to do practices to achieve it? Do you want to learn how to implement the mystic philosophy in your life? Do you feel stuck in your spiritual pursuit and now you want to really get moving?
      Here are some one-on-one spiritual guidance programs that will interest you. The ‘Course Details’, ‘Guidelines for Admission’, ‘Application Form’, etc. are all given under this page.

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