It is through the growth of consciousness that the collective soul and its life can become aware of itself and develop.
Man’s true way out is to discover his soul and its self-force and instrumentation and replace by it both: the mechanisation of mind and the ignorance and disorder of life-nature....
A total spiritual direction given to the whole life and the whole nature can alone lift humanity beyond itself. It is only the full emergence of the soul, the full descent of the native light and power of the Spirit and the consequent replacement or transformation and uplifting of our insufficient mental and vital nature by a spiritual and supramental supernature that can effect this evolutionary miracle.
THE LIFE DIVINE - SRI AUROBINDO