Q: How can one succeed in meditation?
By quietude of mind. There is not only the Infinite in itself, but also an infinite sea of peace, joy, light, power above the head. The golden lid, Hiranmaya patram, intervenes between the mind and what is above the mind. Once you break this lid (making a movement of the hand above the head) they can come down any time at your will. But for that, quietude is essential. Of course, there are people who can get them. without first establishing the quietude, but it is very difficult.
– Sri Aurobindo