The Next Evolution 2
The progressive march from Man to Superman is the Next Evolution on earth. And that is inevitable.
Mind has reached its last ranges and is on the process of handing over the task of the Evolution to the Supramental Consciousness. We should no longer remain limited within the ordinary small ranges of the Mind, but should endeavour to transcend our mental selves and begin our inner journey on the New Way of the Next Evolution, which has been taken up by the Supermind.
When Man emerged, either as the Homo Neanderthal or the Homo Sapiens, it was a great leap in the earthly evolution, from the dumb thoughtless state of the animal to the constructive, creative and expressive consciousness and state of the human. Man has in him a fire that never gets satisfaction with limits and narrowness and ordinary existence. He always dreams, hopes and aspires for something better, more divine, more perfect. This has now brought him to the Next Evolution. He will have to transcend himself and step towards Supermanhood.
Sri Aurobindo has stated:
The supramental change is the thing decreed and inevitable in the evolution of the earth-consciousness; for its upward ascent is not ended and mind is not its last summit. But the change may arrive, take form and endure, there is needed the call from below with a will to recognize and not deny the Light when it comes, and there is needed the sanction of the Supreme from above.
Thus what is needed on our part is the call from below, the burning Fire of Aspiration in us. The Aspiration should be collective, not in a few individuals here and there. If the humanity does not aspire for the evolutionary progress, Nature will take its own course to surpass Man and bring in the Supramental Race.
The Mother stated:
The Manifestation of the Supramental upon earth is no more a promise but a living fact, a reality. It is at work here, and one day will come when the most blind, the most unconscious, even the most unwilling shall be obliged to recognize it.