Sri Aurobindo said that humans may not be the final rung on the evolutionary scale. The great sage said that we might witness the emergence of a new species, one that is above and beyond the present human race, as we know it.
Sri Aurobindo believed that if we could make the ascent to overcome our limiting nature, if we could further rediscover the hidden spirit in life, if we could come in contact and open ourselves to supramental truth, Truth Consciousness, only then can we change life as we know it. He invited us to take a journey on a path from our current human functioning to a vastly different super functioning that will open the door to infinite accomplishment, success and happiness in life.
Spirit in Life, Not Apart From It
The old spiritual teachings ask us to experience the spirit and its delight, apart from life. The new spiritual understanding is to bring the spirit into every moment of our life, in every act, and release its infinite potential, so that we able to experience the infinite delight of existence.
Delight of Being
The ultimate purpose of life is to discover the delight of existence. We reach that state of delight of being when we discover our higher nature. The highest nature we can ever discover is our spiritual nature. When we discover our highest spiritual nature we experience delight. We discover the very reason for the Divine to have created this universe of forms, for even greater delight.
Going Beyond Our Ignorance to an Integral Knowledge
We are divided beings, born of an essential Ignorance due to our exclusionary view that takes the part we know as the whole. Sri Aurobindo says that as we rise to discover our True Self within and the spirit, we rise in consciousness, and we rise above the ego that supports the Ignorance. We begin to see the multiplicity of truths, going beyond our part knowledge. This helps to break down our ignorance, and the falsehood and evil that derive from it. In other words, we move toward an Integral Knowledge of the whole. This includes seeing the oneness of the spirit and matter, and the creator and the creation, which is the vision of Brahman.