Illumination cannot be described in words, it must be experienced. There are many glimpses of smaller awakenings on the way towards spiritual enlightenment. The awakening of the self depends on the ripening of the perfect conditions. The seed will not sprout until the ground is prepared. Repeat your given mantra and fertilize the ground of your mind and heart. Go on repeating until you take your last breath. It may take many, many, lifetimes of being reincarnated before we experience freedom. The Vedanta Society Swami's tell us everyone will awaken one day at their own destined time into a greater consciousness. Wake up... drop all desires and experience a moment when the veil of ignorance is dissolved and suddenly the love of infinite oneness presents itself... as the breath of the Eternal.
Bring all light into the world; light, bring light!
Let light come unto everyone; the tasks will not be finished
Till everyone has reached the Lord.
Bring light to the poor, and bring more light to the rich,
For they require it more than the poor;
Bring light to the ignorant and more light to the educated
For the vanities of the education of our time are tremendous!
Thus bring light to all and leave the rest unto the Lord.