The Divine manifests itself in many forms: love, peace and bliss, for example. A relatively ignored attribute is light. In the selections below, Sri Chinmoy speaks about light.

When we pray and meditate, we receive light and everything is clear to us.

Sometimes the aspirant will only be able to imagine God, and sometimes, in spite of his outer efforts, he may not feel the presence of God in himself, and sometimes he may even forget the existence of God. But he has to bear in mind that he has a Source and that Source is Light, boundless Light, infinite Light. He has been wallowing in the pleasures of ignorance for many years and he has not yet come out of ignorance. But he has to feel that his Source is not ignorance; his Source is Light and Delight. He is for that Source and he is making a conscious effort to return to his Source. While returning, he is manifesting God-Delight here on earth. Even now he is in ignorance to some degree, but he is always for God-Life and he is always for God-Light. If he can remember this, then he will feel a constant sense of satisfaction in his life. He will feel light, more light, abundant light, infinite Light in his outer and inner life.

His heart is crying

To hear

The voice of silence-light.


His soul is crying

To become

God’s Satisfaction-Delight.

–Sri Chinmoy, My Daily Heart-Blossoms, New York: Agni Press, 1988, July 7