1 – Inner Evolution

The human being has within him the potential for inner evolution, only through which will he be able to find the happiness and fulfillment for which he has been seeking externally in vain.

Consciously or unconsciously, we live in constant dissatisfaction. Pleasures are short-lived; people and things imperfect. Our fragile body, which needs to be nourished and protected, is subject to illness, ageing and death. We are constantly lost in a mental world filled with immediate preoccupations with which to deal, and life passes by in this way until the day death raises its head to face us, without our understanding the meaning of our time spent on this Earth, nor what awaits us after the disintegration of our physical body.

However, the human being has within him the potentialities which would enable him to find both the answers to the mystery of the world and the ultimate satisfaction he has been seeking in vain. It is possible for him to access other levels of consciousness, and in this way discover the Divine Source from which he is usually disconnected.

To know this Source by a direct experience, in other words, to reach enlightenment, is the goal of earthly life. This objective cannot be achieved after death because we require the conditions of the external world to attain it.

In the Silence of the Unfathomable – Chapter 1

Apart from the form of consciousness in which the human being spends his life and which, in his ignorance, he assumes to be the only one conceivable, there exists an entire range of different levels of consciousness rising up to the Supreme, in other words, Divine Consciousness, an Unconditioned Consciousness of the purest kind, which is actually his true nature, his Buddha-Nature—that he must come to recognize and in which he needs to learn how to maintain himself, to be able to face death in the way he should on the day he will be called to leave this world.

Through a serious practice of meditation, it is possible for him to attain this Pure Luminous Consciousness on which rests his hope of liberation, and thanks to which he may begin to see with sufficient clarity the tragedy of the mental labyrinth in which he finds himself trapped—a labyrinth that, unbeknownst to him, he himself has built with his undisciplined thoughts which swirl around unceasingly in his mind, with no definite goal. /…/

In order for the aspirant to have a better understanding of what is being asked of him in a field which is out of the ordinary, it is important for him to comprehend that the evolution of consciousness in the human being, as we usually know it, is merely the result of an automatic process which Great Nature has set to work without conscious participation on his part, and which turns out to be extremely limited because the level of consciousness the human being normally has comprises only of what is strictly necessary to ensure his physical survival.
However, it is possible for him to overcome these limits and attain a state of consciousness beyond that of the temporal. Nevertheless, this evolution—which actually is inner evolution, vastly differing from what is generally supposed—requires conscious and continual efforts on his part.

Obstacles to Enlightenment and Liberation – Chapter 4

The aim of any practice of concentration and meditation is to free the aspirant from his usual way of thinking, feeling and being, so that he manages to become aware of himself in a manner which is totally different from the way he is normally.

This self-awareness, inaccessible to the seeker in his ordinary state of being, is closely linked with a very special inner presence which is liberating, transforming and therapeutic at the same time.