Q&A: Fruits on the path of meditation
I used to feel and see a golden light around my heart, but now I no longer do. How can I regain this wonderful presence?
When this golden light, which is the light of divine manifestation, touches earth, it may not be able to remain for long. If it feels that it cannot remain in the heart because the heart is not pure enough, it will recede. But when the heart is pure, this light functions first in the heart region; then it moves into the vital and the physical.
To regain the visible presence of light is not necessary, If you want to follow a spiritual path, it is not the light that you want-it is God's constant concern for you, God's real love and blessing. When you have God's concern it can take the form of light, peace, power or any divine quality.
When a beginner sees light, he feels that he is making extraordinary progress. To some extent it is true. If God shows you light, naturally you will be inspired to dive deep into the sea of spirituality. But if God feels that what you need is peace and not light, then He will act through you in a different way.
You want to regain the wonderful presence of this light, but you will not get utmost satisfaction from seeing this light, because you will not be fulfilling God in His own way. Your highest aim is to please God in His own way. When God gives you an experience, you should be most grateful to Him. And when He does not give you one, you have to be equally grateful, because He knows what is best for you. It is your business to meditate soulfully, and it is God's business to give you light or peace or power. God will give you what He has and what He is if you give Him what you have and what you are. What you have is ignorance, and what you are is aspiration. So my request to you is to please God in His own way and not care for the things which you once had and which you now feel you are missing.