3.0 Evolution, Transformation and the Perceptible Breath
I have described in Chapter 2.1 the aim and the teachings of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother. Here is another “invitation” yet from The Mother to participation in this “adventure” and further quotes in respect of the theme.
The Mother: “I am inviting you to take part in a major adventure, and in this adventure you should not repeat spiritually what others have done before us because our adventure commences beyond this stage. We speak out for a new creation, completely new which contains within itself everything which is unpredictable, all dangers and risks – a true adventure in which certain victory is the goal, but the path to it is unknown, and has to be tracked down step by step into the unknown. It is something that has never been up till now in the universe, and which in its present form will not exist any more. If that interests you, well, climb on board. What will happen tomorrow, I do not know.”
On the 7th of November 1970 she stated: “We are at a specially favorable time of universal existence, when everything on the earth is preparing for a new creation, or rather a new manifestation in the eternal creation”
On the topic of Evolution another two quotes from The Mother: “Since the appearance of humankind two to three million years ago, Nature has not brought forth any new species as if it had found in humankind the most appropriate form of expression. Now however evolution cannot come to a standstill because if it were it would no longer be evolution.”
“With that the key to evolution does not lie any more in the duplication of species by means of reproduction but rather in the power of consciousness itself. Until the appearance of humankind consciousness was still too closely attached to its material supports; with people consciousness adequately liberated itself in order to enter into its true mastery over material nature, and to bring about its own mutations. From the point of view of evolutionary biology, this means the end of sexuality. We are standing at a crossroads where it is necessary to make the changes from a libido-driven natural evolution to a spiritual evolution through the power of consciousness.”
30th September 1966: “Because in all the transition from plant to animal and from animal to man (especially from animal to man), the differences of form are, ultimately, minor: the true transformation is the intervention of another agent of consciousness. All the differences between the life of the animal and the life of man stem from the intervention of the Mind; but the substance is essentially the same and it obeys the same laws of formation and construction. There isn't much difference, for instance, between the calf being formed in a cow's womb and the child being formed in its mother's womb. There is one difference: that of the Mind's intervention. But if we envisage a PHYSICAL being, that is, as visible as the physical now is and with the same density, for instance a body that wouldn't need blood circulation and bones (especially these two things: the skeleton and blood circulation) . . . it's very hard to imagine.”