A Pilgrims Quest for the Highest and the Best

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Mutation of the Human Species: The Next Species and The New Divine Body

Sri Aurobindo has envisaged the development of the Divine Body, and he has written in his "The Supramental Manifestation Upon Earth" on the structure and functioning that the divine body will have, when it will visibly be operating physically on the physical earth in the same way in which the human physical body is today operating on the physical earth. That, when it happens, will be, according to Sri Aurobindo and the Mother, the conclusive proof of the evolutionary birth of a new supramental species on the earth, and also of the synthesis of science and spirituality.

We speak today of the momentous development of genetic engineering. The onward march of this development is bound to raise more and more fundamental questions about ageing, death and indefinite prolongation of life. There are already speculations that death is a habit and that it can be cured. But even more important will be the question of accelerating human evolution and of the means and direction of the future evolution of the human species. It is against this context that the task which has been accomplished by Sri Aurobindo and the Mother in the development of the new synthesis of yoga will prove to be of direct relevance and momentous significance.

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