Evolution occurs but in an environment of three-fold (sattva, rajas and tamas) consciousness regulating the process. This means that there are natural forces within consciousness that regulate the behaviour of organisms and affect their lives including reproductive behaviour. These alter the evolutionary pathways through which organisms are propagated through history and which has led to the present diversity observed in nature as well as in the organisms of the past that have become extinct.

The consciousness mechanism is an act of God that is not well studied but is understood to have sattva, rajas and tamas characteristics as discussed in Hinduism. These broadly reflect the triad forces of divine, semi-divine and evil components that act upon organisms to regulate their behaviour. The three-fold creation also incorporates qualities of creating, preserving and destroying respectively and is how Hindus know God to be represented as the Trimurti in Brahma (Creator), Vishnu (Preserver) and Shiva (Destroyer). Additionally, Shiva is associated with procreation, that is regulating the reproductive behaviour of organisms.

What is suggested here in essence is that we humans and indeed all organisms are each what we are because Nature has a force or energy (a property) that is termed ‘guna’ which our mind constantly picks up as consciousness to give us thoughts that makes us do things and generates our beliefs. This is a three-fold consciousness that gives makes organisms sattvic, rajasic or tamasic. What each organism actually pick up in terms of these three aspects of consciousness and so does in actions depends on their biological make up and upbringing by way of education, family traditions and culture. Surrounding and permeating this consciousness is God Sri Krishna who has created the consciousness via generators (who you can call the three gods) named as Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva for sattva, rajas and tamas respectively. The gunas and how we pick up its vibes determines all our actions and so affects our reproductive behaviour too and how long we live etc and in this way has influenced the evolution of species over 3 billion years. One can transcend the gunas through yoga to have direct relationship with Sri Krishna in devotion and submission to God. Only sattvic people have the necessary devotion to truth that Sri Krishna will recognise and assist the individual for this ultimate knowledge and transcendence.


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