Q&A: Seeing light during meditation
Oftentimes I have the feeling or sensation that I see light, but my mind doubts it very forcefully. I was wondering if the light I see is real or imaginary.
If it is real light, if it is pure, divine light, then rest assured that your mind cannot doubt what you are seeing. The mind does not have the capacity to doubt divine light while you are seeing it. The effulgence of light is such that it will not allow any mental suspicion or doubt to enter. When the real divine light appears, at that time the mind is obliterated; it does not function at all. The entire being becomes all soul.
The mind does have the capacity to doubt divine light afterwards. When you are seeing the light, the mind is divine. After, when your consciousness descends and you are no longer physically aware of the light, the mind can gather strength and try to throw suspicion into your experience. Then you may doubt the light that you saw. If right now God stands before you, you are not going to doubt Him. But the moment God disappears from your outer vision, you can doubt God.
Because of your oneness with your body, you don't doubt your eyes or your nose. You know that they are part and parcel of your body and that your body is part and parcel of your life. Similarly, divine light is part and parcel of your real existence. How can you deny or doubt your own existence? But after the experience is over and you no longer feel the light as your own, at that time doubt may enter into you.