Question: When you talk of mineral, plant, human and divine consciousness, what exactly do these terms mean?Sri Chinmoy: In mineral consciousness there is practically no light and in plant consciousness there is a streak of light. Limited light is or may be in human consciousness. But human consciousness is capable of housing unlimited light, as is the case with very advanced seekers. Finally, the divine Consciousness embodies boundless, infinite Light.
Sri Chinmoy, Beyond Within — A collection of writings 1964-1974, Agni Press, 1975