There are three stages:
First is illumination,
Next is liberation,
Then realisation.
There is no big gap
Between illumination and liberation —
Once you are illumined,
Then liberation comes.
But there is a great gap
Between illumination
 And realisation —
Sleepless, breathless realisation.

Sri Chinmoy, Seventy-Seven Thousand Service-Trees, part 50.First published by Agni Press in 2009.

This is the 1582nd book that Sri Chinmoy has written since he came to the West, in 1964.


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