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or consciousness creates sanskaras = A'mal = Impressions, which cause the drop = Atman to leave the bubble = form.

 

When the drop leaves the bubble, the sanskaras do not leave the Atman but remain about it, and again cause the Atman to take a bigger bubble or body. Through this second form, the Atman knows the universe more, as the angle of vision or the consciousness of knowing increases with the increase in the form. And with the increase in this consciousness, the sanskaras also increase and cause the drop to assume a yet bigger form when the second one falls off. And in this way, the evolution of drop-bubbles goes on for ages till, after countless changes of bubbles, the Atman gets the human form.

 

But the evolution is not of the drop( Atman) but of the bubble (body or form). The Atman remains the same Indivisible and Infinite Ocean from the beginning till the end of form evolution. But with the organic evolution, or advancement of the bubbles, the knowing or consciousness of ignorance universe increases step by step. This consciousness on the part of the Atman is called chaitanya. This chaitanya becomes = individual in the human form. It is in the human form only that the Jivatman can realize the Paramatman, because with the Atman being infinite, the consciousness most also be infinite: and the consciousness is infinite only in the human form. Therefore the human form is the end of organic evolution.

 

The eight million four hundred thousands of bubbles or forms which the Atman is proverbially said to pass through, are the chief forms or the genera, each of which has its numberless species; and the Atman has to pass through all of them before it can incarnate in the human form. Yet, strictly speaking, there is only one form, viz., the human form, because, it is latent in all the previous forms including the electron. In other words, the different forms in the mineral, vegetable and animal kingdoms are nothing but the human form in its latent state which becomes completely manifested gradually as a human body in a human being.

 

The compact latent human form takes four straight turns and afterwards, one inverse turn (five turns in all) before it becomes completely manifested. In order to understand these five turns, we must glance at some of the species:

 

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