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How many years does one need to get darshan of god? And how is correct "tapasya" done?one if my friends told me approximately 10 years are needed. Is it right?

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    I think the question "How many years does one need to get darshan of god?" is purely opinion based . I suggest rewording it , otherwise there is possibility that whole question will get closed. – SwiftPushkar Sep 20 '17 at 7:00
  • It depends on the type of worship. If it is mantra japa, then each deity's mantra has a defined number of purascharana before the mantra fructifies. A bhakti approach OTOH, has no such restrictions and pure bhakti can give rather quick results. – user1195 Sep 20 '17 at 12:27
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One has to attain mental purity to succeed in sadhana.

For the attainment of mental purity, spiritual aspirants (Yogins) perform action, devoid of attachment, with their body, mind, intellect, or even merely with their senses.

Gita 5.11

The speed of attaining the necessary mental purity depends on the intensity of one's effort, the intensity of vairagya or renunciation and the state of one's mind, i.e., on the past karma. So one can not give in general any estimate of the time needed to succeed in sadhana or spiritual practice.

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