THE FIRST INDIVIDUAL SOUL TO EMERGE
The transition from sensation to reason was one such step; the transition from reason to intuition will be another.
This new influx of the creative impulse takes, through the medium of a divine personality, an incarnation of God in a special sense — the Avatar. This Avatar was the first individual soul to emerge from the evolutionary process as a Sadguru, and he is the only Avatar who has ever manifested or will ever manifest.
Through him God first completed the journey from unconscious divinity to conscious divinity, first unconsciously became man in order consciously to become God. Through him, periodically, God consciously becomes man for the liberation of mankind.
DISCOURSES, 6th ed, vol 3, pp. 13-14
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