Question: Where did human beings come from? Did they come from Adam and Eve, or from the monkeys?Sri Chinmoy: I believe in evolution. We started from the mineral world and then evolved to the plant world, the animal world and the human world. And still our journey is not over. One day we shall become divine beings. But even when we were in the mineral world, we were not composed entirely of matter. Inside matter there is also spirit. Through our prayers and meditations we can bring forth spirit from matter and transform matter into spirit.
Sri Chinmoy, Sri Chinmoy answers, part 11, Agni Press, 1999