Question: Can this illumination be shared among people — for example, between a person who has meditated for a long time and a person who has not?

Sri Chinmoy: When a spiritual person prays and meditates, at that time he spreads his illumination-power, and others do feel it. When we are with a spiritual person who prays and meditates and leads a saintly life, then naturally we will feel the light and bliss that is radiating from him. When illumination takes place, it cannot be hidden.