Man has raw energies . They have to be refined , and then the same raw energies which ordinarily create misery , darkness , despair , start creating great bliss , great celebration . They are the same energies , they just have to pass through a subtle process of meditation , just a little refinement . For example , the sun has the same light as the moon . In fact the moon has no light of its own – it simply reflects the sun’s light – but you can see the difference is tremendous .
The sunlight is harsh , aggressive , hot , violent , fiery . The same light reflected by the moon suddenly becomes cool , soothing , peaceful , serene. You can look at the moon for hours but you cannot ook at the sun . If you look , it will burn your eyes , it will destroy the subtle nervous system of your brain . But the moon is very soothing , nourishing . The moon’s light is basically no different , but it has passed through the moon .
Meditation is like the moon, it transforms the energy of lust into love , anger into compassion , greed into sharing , aggressiveness into receptivity , ego into humbleness . Moonlight represents something very significant because you have to pass through the same process , from the sun to the moon , from the extrovert toward the introvert , from the outgoing into ingoing. And then miracles start happening , unbelievable miracles start happening . One may have never dreamed , never imagined that such beauties were possible . Then for the first time one feels thankful to existence and prayer arises naturally.