Creation and evolution

The Self-Division of the Supreme proclaims the birth of creation.

Creation is the descent of Consciousness. Creation is a never-tiring march. It marks the beginning of an inner and outer development.

What is evolution, if not a veiled determination of an apparent unconsciousness seeking conscious formation and growth?

Nature is the evolving phenomenon, while Consciousness is its guide in evolution. At each stage, nature transcends the limits of its own species and presses forward to new conquests.

The real development and progress of life must always sit at the feet of the Dynamic Divine and not at the feet of the Static Divine.

In the march of evolution, each period has a demand of its own. Each incarnation of God fulfils that very demand.

Our self-division can play, at most, with the divided selves of the Supreme and never with the Supreme's inseparable Oneness.

Sri Chinmoy, AUM — Vol. 1, No. 1, 27 August 1965, Boro Park Printers -- Brooklyn, N. Y., 1965