Question: If we get Light from the soul during meditation, do we actually manifest it?Sri Chinmoy: When we enter into our soul through meditation, we realise Peace, Light and Bliss. Then, through the physical, we offer these qualities to the world. When we look at someone or say something or do something, the physical is manifesting what the soul has experienced or realised. We have meditated here for about twenty minutes. All of us have entered into the realm of the soul according to our capacity. Whatever we have achieved in the inner region will now be manifested by the body. About an hour ago when you came in here you did not bring Peace or Light in with you. After you came in you invoked Peace, Light and Bliss. Now this Peace, Light and Bliss have entered into you through the soul, and from the soul they have now entered into your physical consciousness. If you go and stand in front of a mirror you will see the difference between what you were an hour ago and what you are now. This obvious physical difference you will see is due to the fact that the physical consciousness is manifesting the Light that the soul has invoked.
Sri Chinmoy, Beyond Within — A collection of writings 1964-1974, Agni Press, 1975