Question: How can you tell the difference between the two kinds of dreams?Sri Chinmoy: When you study you learn many things. You learn to tell the difference between one thing and another. So also, when you meditate you learn things in the inner worlds, but this takes time. In order to get your Master's degree, how many years do you have to study? It is the same in the spiritual world. I spent twenty years right from my childhood studying and practising the spiritual life, and that is why I am in this position. If you study something for twenty years, I am sure that you will also be an authority on that particular subject.
Sri Chinmoy, Reincarnation and evolution, Agni Press, 1977