It has taken million years for Nature to mould man from his earliest primitive form of an ape-like humanity to the modern man.
In the prone obscure beginnings of the race
The human grew in the bowed apelike man.
Early humanity was close to the ape. Slowly through a complex evolutionary process the human form as we see today emerged out of it.
Man stood erect
He stood erect, a godlike form and force,
And a soul’s thoughts looked out from earth-born eyes;
Man stood erect, he wore the thinker’s brow:
He looked at heaven and saw his comrade stars;
A vision came of beauty and greater birth
Slowly emerging from the heart’s chapel of light
And moved in a white lucent air of dreams.
Man changed from a bowed stooping posture to an erect figure even as the gods. He began to think and his soul started expressing itself in moulds of thoughts. He became the Thinker who peered at heaven and hoped to mate with the stars. His soul began to release visions of beauty and light and greater possibility. He began to hope and dream.
He saw his being’s unrealised vastnesses,
He aspired and housed the nascent demigod.
Thence man began to aspire towards unclaimed vastnesses within, to be even as a demigod.
The occult seeker
Out of the dim recesses of the self
The occult seeker into the open came:
He heard the far and touched the intangible,
He gazed into the future and the unseen;
He used the powers earth-instruments cannot use,
A pastime made of the impossible;
He caught up fragments of the Omniscient’s thought,
He scattered formulas of omnipotence.
Emerging out of his subconscient animal past man became a seeker. He sought and heard and felt unseen spaces within and outside. He looked into the future and harnessed unseen powers beyond the scope of his earthly instruments. He made a possibility out of the seeming impossible catching fragments of the Omniscient Wisdom and scattered formulas of the Almighty Power.
Grew towards an unseen heaven
Thus man in his little house made of earth’s dust
Grew towards an unseen heaven of thought and dream
Looking into the vast vistas of his mind
On a small globe dotting infinity.
Thus dreaming and seeking and aspiring man grew towards unseen heights of thought and dream in his little earthly body made of fragile stuff. Though our earth is a small dot amidst infinity yet man stretches his mind towards vast vistas expanding his vision and scope.
He stood alone
At last climbing a long and narrow stair
He stood alone on the high roof of things
And saw the light of a spiritual sun.
At last man climbs a long and narrow inner stair and stands on a high roof of creation where he sees the light of a spiritual sun, the Creator and the very Source of all things.
Godhead into mortal life
Aspiring he transcends his earthly self;
He stands in the largeness of his soul new-born,
Redeemed from encirclement by mortal things
And moves in a pure free spiritual realm
As in the rare breath of a stratosphere;
A last end of far lines of divinity,
He mounts by a frail thread to his high source;
He reaches his fount of immortality,
He calls the Godhead into his mortal life.
Transcending his earthly self he is born to his soul and is redeemed from the bondage to mortal things. He moves in a rare spiritual realm at the last end of the ladder of Consciousness towards the divine end. He mounts by a thin frail thread to his very source and drinks from the founts of immortality. He aspires and calls the Godhead of Immortality into his mortal life.
The whole journey of man from his early primitive beginnings to the higher possibilities have thus been traced.