In this world there is only one thing worth having, and that is illumination. In order to have illumination, we must have sincerity and humility.
Illumination is not something very far away. It is very close; it is just inside us. At every moment we can consciously grow into illumination through our inner progress. The highest illumination is God-realization. This illumination must take place not only in the soul, but also in the heart, mind, vital and body. God-realization is a conscious, complete and perfect union with God. When we enter into the Source of our own existence and the world's existence, we are approaching the reality. This reality is our constant Delight, and Delight is the Breath of God.
Illumination is the conscious awareness of the soul. Illumination is humanity's first realization of Baba's omnipotent power, boundless compassion, infinite Light and perfect Perfection. It is our illumination that makes us feel what Baba really is. Before illumination, Baba is theoretical; after illumination, Baba becomes practical.
When one is really illumined, one will not see others as imperfect or hopeless human beings. The moment one is illumined, he will feel his real oneness with others and he will see the so-called imperfections of others as an experience Baba is having in and through them.
Illumination is something which we had, but which we now have forgotten; it is not something totally new. One who really cares for illumination has to feel that he is growing from Light to more Light to abundant Light.