Question: What do you mean by highest meditation?

Sri Chinmoy: The highest meditation is when you do not have any thought at all. Now, while we are meditating, we are victims to many thoughts, undivine thoughts, ugly thoughts, bad thoughts, evil thoughts and so forth. Then we may do a kind of meditation where we get fairly good thoughts, divine thoughts, fulfilling thoughts and illumining thoughts. This is a higher state. But when we are in the highest, there will be no thoughts, either good or bad. There is only Light. In Light, vision and reality are together. You are sitting there and I am standing here. You are the reality; I am the vision. I have to look at you. Then, I have to enter into you in order to know that you are the reality. But when we do the highest meditation, at that time it is not like that. Reality and the vision are together. Where you are, I have to also be; where I am, you have to be, because we are one. So, in the highest meditation, reality and vision go together. That is why we do not need thoughts or ideas or anything. First a thought enters into us. Then we give the form. Then we come to understand what is going on, or what we are talking about. But when we see that the Knowledge, the Knower and the thing that is to be known are all together, at that time we are having the highest type of meditation.