March 26, 2011
Saturday Video: The tree of life by David Attenborough
One of the key misconceptions regarding evolution lies in visualizing diversity of life as a ladder - with humans on top. The correct way is to think of life as a branching tree, with humans occupying one of the multitude of branches. Here is a fantastic display of the tree of life by David Attenborough. In the yogic system, we have said that of all the life upon this planet, the human being is not only the most dominant, but that life cannot evolve beyond this in terms of body and in terms of brain any more. He can only learn to use it better, but he cannot evolve. How we arrived at this is by looking at the life cycles of various creatures from worms, insects, birds, animals to plants. We found that the human cycle is perfectly in tune with the cycles that happen in the solar system, because life upon this planet is just a manifestation of the energies which work upon this solar system.