Every living being has a natural urge to find its original source in a higher, evolved and enlightened state. This subliminal impulse of inner consciousness
is what generates the natural cycle of progressive evolution of consciousness
through ascending order of life forms. A seed grows into a tree which fructifies in the developed state and gives rise to its origin – the seed. A child’s inner desire is inclined towards becoming a fully grown up man. The force of evolution in human life manifests as quest of human mind, through its curiosity to know and interact with its surroundings, with the systems, and mechanisms of his personal and social life, and its wonderstruck appreciation of the beauty and mystery of Nature.
The perception of Nature works like a mirror for the human mind. It tries to seek and visualize its evolved states in the ever-new expressions of Nature. This is how it acquires knowledge and experience and endeavors for further progress.
Life in the unlimited expansion of the universe manifests itself in progressive and dynamic states of consciousness. Rigidity, backwardness, complacency and self-centeredness are against the laws of evolution. Evolution is a perpetually progressive manifestation of Divine Consciousness. The dimensions of the gradual evolution in human life are much wider and have their higher horizons rooted in the sublime realms of divine consciousness. These emanate from the aspiration of the soul to awaken and unite with its Supreme Source. Spiritual transmutation is a progressive evolution of consciousness
towards this ultimate goal.
– Pt. Shriram Sharma Acharya
(Adapted from "Rishi Chintan")