Mr. A. had the experience of light three times. Each time it happened at night when he actually saw sunshine. Usually he couldn't sleep after going to bed and again after the light appeared he could not sleep. However, he felt such peace coming from the light that it was some kind of a compensation for the lack of sleep. After an interval of several months devoid of incident, the experience reappeared. At night he saw the Light shining powerfully but briefly. He deliberately shut his eyes to test if it were only physical, but still it persisted. And another phenomenon began, for in his official life he had to meet very important personages; at such times he found his thoughts wandering away into a sensation of great uplift and great peace. He had to stop the experience by sheer will so as to attend properly to the conversation. When he did so the feeling of great power came too, so that there was a transformation rather than a loss. During the following months all light phenomena vanished, and so did the spiritual exhilarations. But at the end of this period, he felt ready to take up regular practice of meditation, and did so. The results were favourable, if undramatic, bringing an immensely relaxed feeling, a tremendous peace, a stillness of thought, and firsthand knowledge of spiritual reality.
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