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Last Crisis of human Evolution

Man as crown of creation?

    Science agrees on Homo sapiens having emerged from other forms in billions of years. But there is disagreement whether he is the result of random chemical compounds and biological mutations or whether there is a higher intelligence behind the evolution. 

Considering the adaptation of plants and animals to its habitats they exist in a perfect interplay. No one ever had to teach a plant to absorb air, sunlight and water, to grow cells, to blossom and to reproduce. In the jungle one can observe a real competition in order to gain the best sunny spots. 

The same applies to the animal kingdom, especially in the wild. Animals know which food is digestible and how much of it they have to eat. They know what would harm them and what is good for them. Many of them protect their young with at least the same care as humans do.  

 

About the human beings I am not quite sure about. There is no other species being as successful as ours in poisoning its habitat and killing each other under the influence of the lower nature. Do we fit carefully into the Whole, act in the sense of Divine guidance and use our given "high intelligence"? Wrong! Not even the last 2017 years have been enough to learn it.

Animals on the other hand only take part in "bad manners" of man when they live with us closely. Out of love for us, because we are a kind of super-animal for them ...

 

And we shall be the highlight of evolution? The most developed being ...?

A part of mankind is working to decimate the rest, possibly by means of an atomic war, in order to continue to exist happily with all its material wealth. If it were not so cynical we could laugh about this naivety. 

We are increasingly transferring the power of our body and spirit to our technology instead of further developing it. To become a mind more intelligent and even more genius does not change anything at all. 

If we were to use the overbearing intellect in the right way we would recognize that in today's human form we are not the wisdom of this creation. More and more people are doing so. If one accepts this spirit behind things, some call it God, other Brahman, etc., one can only call it arrogance no longer to trust Him. As if He had no ideas for creating something better that at least corresponds to the progress between animal and man.

Crises have always existed

Meteorite impacts, ice ages and other serious climate changes have accompanied the history of our planet since first life has tried to gain a foothold in this inhospitable environment. But do we know one hundred percent that it were accidents and crises? Couldn't it have been the struggle of the higher intelligence behind everything for the most successful embodiment? Just as an artist sometimes destroys his work and starts from new because he can no longer improve on the object? 

What if our present body had more secrets for us than we could imagine in our wildest dreams?

 

Sri Aurobindo once told the story of a yogi who was bitten by a rabid dog. He showed all the symptoms of the erupting disease. Through his yogic concentration he managed to prevent the onset of the disease all his life. In a moment of carelessness the disease broke out and he died.

Sri Aurobindo added that the interesting question was not why he died, but why the yogi was bitten by the dog at all?

That is to say, a disease can be kept at bay by means of a controlled higher mind. If you really want to eliminate them, it takes a step further. One has to start where it is created: in the body. Our body cells have their own consciousness, as every pianist or skater will confirm.

How often do you find yourself digressing with the thoughts while playing a piano, while the hands play independently? So they have an awareness.

If one can rise above the ordinary mind into a higher consciousness, why shouldn't that succeed as well with the consciousness in the body cells? 

And what is necessary, that fate does not come to be bitten by a rabid dog? How do we draw this into our lives?

Where does the evolutionary journey go?

"Our object is not to remove all ‘limitations’ on the expansion of the ego or to give a free field and make unlimited room for the fulfillment of the ideas of the human mind or the desires of the ego-centred life-force. None of us are here to ‘do as we like’, or to create a world in which we shall at last be able to do as we like; we are here to do what the Divine wills and to create a world in which the Divine Will can manifest its truth no longer deformed by human ignorance or perverted and mistranslated by vital desire." (Sri Aurobindo in a letter, Mother's Agenda, January 8, 1966)

 

The coming of a new earth was foretold by the mystics through all ages. How exactly that could happen we knew little up until fifty years ago. For many spiritual seekers the material world is something"unreal". But that is not true. The earth was created for good reason and will continue to exist as our home. To enter Nirvana will no longer be the highest spiritual realization. 

Sri Aurobindo and the Mother have left us extensive writings. They incarnated endowed with the necessary divine power, sought the way and undertook the necessary steps and changes in our earthly milieu. For mankind, to move forward into the next stage of evolution. That is the way it always worked: There was not just one avatar that aroused a new level of consciousness on Earth. Who claims this? On what knowledge base and above all: for what reason ...?

Sri Aurobindo and the Mother regarded themselves as researchers and explorers. When they started with their examination of the cellular consciousness of matter they learned how to break and alter the informations contained, i.e. those informations which lead to a lasting damage of the body and always ended with death. For this purpose they had to accept a human body and to submit to nature's laws. They tested their findings with pain for decades on their own bodies. And they were successful.

 

Simply put, Sri Aurobindo succeeded in installing a consciousness in the earthly milieu that could awaken and activate the divine consciousness hidden in our body cells. He called it "supramental consciousness" (supra = lat. Prefix for "over, above"). Its effect is firmly anchored in the terrestrial realm and cannot be reversed. It now has a permanent influence on matter and our cell-consciousness.

The deification of matter is the last step that conquers the cycle of birth and death. The way is open. What we need is the courage to follow it. It is time to look ahead instead of constantly repeating the past. The adventure of our evolution has not yet come to an end, it goes on.  

 

 

The descent of the supramental is an inevitable necessity in the logic of things and is therefore sure. It is because people do not understand what the supermind is or realise the significance of the emergence of consciousness in a world of inconscient Matter that they are unable to realise this inevitability. I suppose a matter-of-fact observer, if there had been one at the time of the unrelieved reign of inanimate Matter in the earth’s beginning, would have criticised any promise of the emergence of life in a world of dead earth and rock and mineral as an absurdity and a chimera; so too, afterwards he would have repeated this mistake and regarded the emergence of thought and reason in an animal world as an absurdity and a chimera. It is the same now with the appearance of supermind in the stumbling mentality of this world of human consciousness and its reasoning ignorance.

 

Sri Aurobindo, Letter on Yoga

 We are at a moment of transition in the history of the earth. It is a moment only in terms of the eternity of time. But compared to human life this moment is long. Matter is in the process of changing to prepare for a new manifestation; but the human body is not sufficiently plastic and offers resistance. This is why the number of incomprehensible disorders and diseases is increasing and becoming a problem for medical science.

The remedy lies in union with the divine forces which are at work and in a confident and quiet receptivity that facilitates the process.

 

Those who want to progress have an exceptional chance; because the transformation begins by opening the consciousness to the working of the new forces; and thus individuals have a unique and marvelous opportunity to open to the divine influence.

 

Mother's Agenda, November 20, 1971

 

 

 

Last edit: August 13, 2017

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 Der Mensch ist ein Übergangswesen. 

 Man is a transitional being. 

 Um den Glauben und alles andere zu erlangen, muss man darauf bestehen, ihn zu bekommen und darf solange nicht erlahmen oder verzweifeln oder aufgeben, bis man ihn besitzt – auf diese Weise wurde alles erlangt, seit diese schwierige Erde von denkenden und sehnsüchtigen Wesen bewohnt wird. Es gilt, sich ständig dem Licht zu öffnen und der Finsternis den Rücken zu kehren. Es gilt, die Stimmen zurückzuweisen, die unermüdlich behaupten: "Du kannst nicht, du darfst nicht, du bist unfähig, du bist eine Marionette eines Traumes." 

In order to gain faith and everything else you have to insist on getting it and must not grow weak, despair or give up until it is possessed - in this way everything has been obtained since this difficult earth is inhabited by thinking and longing beings. It is a matter of constantly opening ourselves to the light and turning your back on the darkness. It is necessary to reject the voices which tirelessly assert: "You cannot, you must not, you are incapable, you are a marionette of a dream."

 Ich glaube, ich kann behaupten, Tag und Nacht, Jahr um Jahr gewissenhafter experimentiert zu haben, als ein Wissenschaftler seine Theorie oder Methode auf der physischen Ebene prüft. 

 

I think I can claim to have experimented day and night, year by year, more conscientiously than a scientist examines his theory or method on the physical plane. 

 Die Manifestation der Liebe des Göttlichen in der Welt war das große Selbstopfer, die höchste Selbsthingabe. Das Vollkommene Bewusstsein willigte darin ein, in die Unbewusstheit der Materie einzutauchen und von ihr aufgesaugt zu werden, auf dass Bewusstheit in den tiefen ihrer Finsternis erweckt werde und nach und nach eine göttliche Macht darin auftauche und die Gesamtheit dieses manifestierten Universums zu einem höchsten Ausdruck des göttlichen Bewusstseins und der göttlichen Liebe mache.

 

The manifestation of the Divine Love in the world was the great self-sacrifice, the highest self-giving. The Perfect Consciousness consented to immerse in the unconsciousness of matter and to be absorbed by it to awaken consciousness in the depths of its darkness and to gradually reveal a Divine power in it and to turn the totality of this manifested universe into a supreme expression of the Divine consciousness and Divine love.

 

Ich kam nach Indien, um Sri Aurobindo zu begegnen. Ich blieb in Indien, um mit Sri Aurobindo zu leben. Als er seinen Körper verließ, fuhr ich fort, hier zu leben, um sein Werk weiterzuführen: d.h. der Wahrheit zu dienen und die Menschheit zu erleuchten, um die Herrschaft der göttlichen Liebe auf der Erde zu beschleunigen. 

 

 I came to India to meet Sri Aurobindo. I remained in India to live with Sri Aurobindo. When he left his body, I continued to live here in order to do his work which is by serving the Truth and enlightening humanity to hasten the rule of the Divine's Love upon earth.

 Gegenwärtig sind wir mitten in der Übergangsperiode, in welcher beide sich ineinander verschränken: Die alte Welt besteht noch in all ihrer Macht, beherrscht das gewöhnliche Bewusstsein, aber die neue schleicht sich ein, so bescheiden und unaufdringlich, dass sie für den Augenblick wenigstens äußerlich nicht sehr viel verändert ... aber sie arbeitet, sie wächst, bis auf den Tag, an dem sie stark genug ist, sich augenfällig zu behaupten. 

 

At the present time we are in the midst of the transitional period in which the two are intertwined: the old world still exists in all its power, dominates the ordinary consciousness, but the new is creeping in so modest and unobtrusive that at least for the moment it does not change much externally ...  but it works, it grows, until the day it is strong enough to assert itself visibly.

 

 Ich sah diese zwei Extreme: den Gipfel des Yogi und den Gipfel, sagen wir, des Elektronikers oder des Intellekts. Und was lag zwischen den beiden? Und wo ist es besser zu entschwinden? – Denn in beiden Fällen schien man zu entschwinden: entweder in leuchtendem Weiß oder in einem ziemlich erstickenden Schwarz. Aber das Leben, das göttliche Leben war das nicht!

 

 I saw these two extremes: the summit of the yogi and the summit, say, the electronics or the intellect. And what was between the two? And where is it better to escape? – For in both cases one seemed to be disappearing: either in bright white or in a rather suffocating black. But it wasn't life, not the Divine Life!

 Oh, wir halten uns alle für weise und wissend, wie schade! Wir schlafen weise und wissenschaftlich und auf einem seltsamen Feuer, das dort glimmert und das demnächst all unsere Weisheiten und Wissenschaften umstürzen wird. Was für Kinder wir doch sind! Dort, im Körper. Dieses Mysterium ...

 

Oh, we all consider ourselves wise and knowing, how pity! We sleep wisely and scientifically and on a strange fire glimmering there which will soon overthrow all our wisdoms and sciences. What children we are! There, in the body. This mystery ...

 

Es ist sehr seltsam: wie zwei Körper ineinander. Der eine weiß unwiderruflich und für immer und allen Widrigkeiten zum Trotz, er kennt das Leben, das er berührt; und der andere, ein wenig darüber und ihn gleichsam verhüllend, ist der alte sterbliche Körper, das Resultat unzähliger Vorahnen, die ihm den Tod und nur den Tod eintrichterten – den Tod bei der geringsten Anzweiflung seines überlieferten alten Rhythmus. Und dieser weiß überhaupt nichts! Er weiß nur um das alte Gesetz.

 

It is very strange: like two bodies in each other. The one knows irrevocably and forever and against all odds, he knows the life he touches; and the other a little above and covering him is the old mortal body, the result of countless ancestors which brought him death and only death  – death at the slightest doubt of his ancient tradition. And he knows nothing at all! He only knows the old law. 


Es ist die Dunkelheit vor der

Morgendämmerung,

just the darkness

before dawn ...