Process Of Evolution

YOGA SUTRA 1:50 tajjah samskarah anya samskara paribandhi

This insight into truth, via wisdom, starts creating new impressions in the mind-field that resonate with purity, harmony, beauty, vitality, and radiance. These new impressions diminish the content of past, worldly experience based latent impressions, in the mind. Through this mechanism, suffering is replaced with love and selflessness.

HOW DOES THIS EVOLUTION TRANSPIRE?

Selflessness, compassion, and love, like any other physical and academic skills, appears to be something that is not fixed, but rather can be enhanced with training and practice.   source

As we can see, spiritual practice of monitoring your thoughts and intentions, is required for soul evolution to transpire.

The cardiovascular system and the brain influence each other during the processing of information. The mere act of paying attention to one's compassionate behaviour when interacting with others, enhances the integrated neurons in the brain. When this is done over a period of time it creates a compassionate state. States become a trait, and a compassionate trait determine one's behaviour.

SELFLESSNESS

“Understand O Pandava (Arjuna), that what is spoken of in the scriptures as renunciation is the same as Yoga; for he who has not renounced selfish motive (sankalpa) cannot be a Yogi."   source

A Yogi concentrates on removing all material and mental obstructions in the form of worldly ties and material desires so that the higher frequency vibration can be experienced. And that can only happen when the heart and mind is still. Mind and heart become still through meditation.

A tranquil mind is needed for the transfer of information required for cultivation of love and compassion because the transfer of information between neurons becomes optimal when their activity is synchronized, as in a tranquil mind.   source

As one persists in the face of all suffering to experience God, they gradually start becoming a better human being and the Universe begins to cooperate with their intentions. This achievement requires not only the outer mastery of actions but inner mental victory of intentions. Real renunciation and achievement happen when one can suspend all thoughts and desires at will and not be even a bit concerned about the results of their actions. Win or loss must not ruffle your mind in the least bit.

SURRENDER

This happens when the adept has acquired the wisdom to realize that it is not the expected ‘end result’ that is the real accomplishment, but the impression made on the fabric of space and time in every moment of the period in which the selfless and compassionate work was being done. You win or lose in every moment, not at some finality that is deemed important by you, or someone else's prejudiced beliefs and opinions. This simple truth can be so difficult for people to grasp that they’d rather die suffering in expectation, than let go and be free.

ALL IS KNOWN

Nothing goes unrecorded, not even your breath. Every single thought and desire determines where you will begin in the future. This future could be one in this life or the next. When the mental equilibrium of this magnitude is realized then nothing worries you. Absolutely nothing, because you finally comprehend, and are able to differentiate between the world of illusions, and reality. In this moment, you break free. Initially, these moments are brief and fleeting. But as you persist in your practice, you are able to abide in its nature for indefinite periods.

From this moment on you stop working for money and results. You work because it is your duty. This is what’s known as a “Meaningful life.” It is the peace and tranquility you experience when you know you are on your path, that which you took birth for is what constitutes 'Meaning'. When effort becomes joyful, and the mental processes content, you will know that you have found the mark.

  • YOGA SUTRA 1:50 tajjah samskarah anya samskara paribandhi
  • tajjah - arising or producing from that

  • samskarah - deep impressions, residual imprints, activating imprints

  • anya - of other

  • samskara - the consequences of your gross and subtle body expressions

  • paribandhi - impeding, obstructing, reducing, opposing, inhibiting