BLIND chance could never on its own have produced a self-conscious thinking human being, nor would it have any reason for doing so.
Because, for the random neo-Darwinist evolution machinery, an underlying intelligence is not required.
But intelligence, whatever one calls the force, undeniably exists. The paradoxes of self-consciousness evident in human nature are challenging to materialism—especially the concept of personal responsibility.
But just like every caterpillar’s solo struggle to grow wings and fly, with the progressive development of awareness of truth, and individual spiritual growth, H. P. Blavatsky wrote:
“the true Adept must become,
she cannot be made.”
The growing recognition of the intelligence underlying all life, she writes, is one of ” growth through evolution, and this must necessarily involve a certain amount of pain” — (at least in our human perception.)
We may experience stress in the moment, a study suggests, “but experience greater happiness on a daily basis and longer term.”