Conscious evolution implies a change in state, in modality, and character... The process, which leads to it, is the path of man’s self- betterment through the acquisition of knowledge that broadens his life, widens his horizons, and strengthens his spirit, filling it with happiness..."
(by Carlos Bernardo Gonzalez Pecotche*)
"The process of conscious evolution is defined by its specific integral characteristic, which is to say, that it develops under the direct supervision of the individual’s understanding, and his full awareness of the successive stages attained in compliance with that process. Therefore, the individual himself establishes the continuity of his improvement and fully discerns on the proven advantages of his achievements.
The evolution that occurs during the lapse of time estimated for man’s existence, if carried out without the personal verification of each movement that the spirit makes in relation to the degree of knowledge, in which the individual found himself when he first confronted life, is monotonous and enormously delayed in its progress. This is defined as unconscious evolution which leads to an ordinary destiny.
The process of unconscious evolution is stopped by the individual’s own determination, as he begins the process of conscious evolution, which is fostered, stimulated, and supported by the constant assistance of the logosophical teaching.
Conscious evolution implies a change in state, in modality, and in character, with the acquisition of superior qualities that result in the annulment of old tendencies and in the birth of a new individuality.
The process, which leads to it, is the path of man’s self- betterment through the acquisition of knowledge that broadens his life, widens his horizons, and strengthens his spirit, filling it with happiness.
In the course of this path, man will form himself integrally, and will be fully conscious of his moral and spiritual character. The progress and elevation which he may achieve in this process will depend greatly on his effort and on how convinced he is of the importance of this undertaking.
The process of conscious evolution responds to a predetermined destiny, which is to overcome the limitations imposed by ignorance and imperfection. This will be achieved through a vigilant attitude concerning everything that enters the domains of man’s conscience until it embraces, through a progressive effort and acquisition of aptitudes, the most highly valued areas of man’s understanding. In short, conscious evolution can only take place through a strict examination of the individual’s thoughts and actions, aiming at selecting the most favorable ones.
The carrying out of this process essentially requires that the individual reject whatever may damage it and on the contrary resort to the powerful stimuli which help substantiate life and sustain the fulfillment of new accomplishments. Every inner and external manifestation which is in harmony with this purpose will be helpful in attaining it.1
A painter will fix his mind on the subject that, while inspiring him, will facilitate the execution of his work. He will then be able to direct his attention to their details in order to reproduce the many aspects that reality offers him. He will seek, likewise, the adequate environment and allow himself, while working, to be absorbed by the flow of inspiration that tries to perpetuate itself in his work. To put it briefly, the painter identifies himself mentally and spiritually with what he has taken as a model for the image he conceived. The person who aspires to acquire knowledge must act in a similar way from the very instant in which he begins his process of conscious evolution...
... No one can deny the importance of the truth expressed in this book, and even be able to verify how every cognition contained in it, when applied to life, produces a new moment of joy and happiness. No other motive can be more pleasing to the spirit since it knows that the cognition that becomes a part of the individual’s assets brings it a step closer to the Great Truth which it strongly yearns to attain. This Great Truth is the supreme conception of all thought...
Everything suggests, therefore, that if forces can be handled by one’s intelligence and knowledge, the forces which are added to increase those of the spirit will surely represent the gradual conquest of the happiness which is usually sought everywhere except where it can be found."
*Excerpt from the book "Logosophy Science and Method." Originally published in Spanish. Official Translation.
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