Higher consciousness is real — it is not a fantasy. If
you come out of a supposed deep meditation without improved character, greater
wisdom, and greater love for all mankind, you can be certain you did not
experience higher consciousness while you were in your meditative state.
changes you for the better whenever you come into contact with it. It not only enriches you personally but in making you
a finer human being, it enriches humanity. Only, perhaps, in taverns and in
gambling casinos will you find as many pretenders as you will likely find along
the path to higher consciousness. So many would-be aspirants would rather talk,
dream, and indulge their opinions than get on with the marvelous prospect of really becoming enlightened.
In becoming truly enlightened you will probably meet some humble and magnificent souls
who will become cherished companions...