“The moment you are illuminated, the whole of existence is illuminated. If you are dark, the whole of existence is dark. It depends on you. There are a thousand and one fallacies about meditation prevalent all around the world. Meditation is very simple. It is nothing but consciousness. It is not chanting, it is not a mantra or a rosary. These are hypnotic methods. They can give you a certain kind of rest – nothing is wrong with that rest; if one is just trying to relax, it is perfectly good. Any hypnotic method can be helpful, but if one wants to know the truth, then it is not enough.
Meditation simply means transforming your unconsciousness into consciousness. Normally only one-tenth of our mind is conscious, and nine-tenths is unconscious. Just a small part of our mind, a thin layer, has light; otherwise the whole house is in darkness. And the challenge is to grow that small light so much that the whole house is flooded with light, so that not even a nook or corner is left in darkness.
When the whole house is full of light, then life is a miracle; it has the quality of magic. Then it is no longer ordinary – everything becomes extraordinary. The mundane is transformed into the sacred and the small things in life start having such tremendous significance that one could not have ever imagined it. Ordinary stones look as beautiful as diamonds; the whole of existence becomes illuminated. The moment you become illuminated, the whole of existence is illuminated. If you are dark, then the whole of existence is dark. It all depends on you.”