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30 Nov / 2023Program by:

Seeking Our Inner Being, Se. 1, Ep. 2

In June 1970, Mother wrote the foundations of how to live both in the world and for the Divine simultaneously in “How to Be a True Aurovillian”:

“The first necessity is the inner discovery in order to know what one truly is behind social, moral, cultural, racial and hereditary appearances. At the centre there is a being free, vast and knowing, who awaits our discovery and who ought to become the active centre of our being and our life in Auroville.”

This ongoing series of interviews aims to explore the individual adventures and experiences of seeking one’s Inner/ Psychic Being, as shared by Aurovilians and others intimately familiar with the revelations of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother. How does one’s quest for the Inner Being that is “free, vast and knowing” begin, how does the discovery unfold, and how does it shape our interactions and behaviours in the world?

Our invitation to participants is to be as honest and led from the heart as possible and to avoid quotes and lectures; rather to share from their own unique experiential journey. We hope through these examples of lived experience to show that our Inner Being is not an out-of-reach abstraction, but is actually very concrete and knowable. And we hope they inspire you, our listeners, to consider and reflect on your own journey.

In this second session, we have invited Francesco to share with us:

“My name is Francesco and I’m originally from Italy where i grew up till 18. I came to Auroville at 19 and stayed since then, working with education and mainly teaching ATB with children and adults. This framework, Auroville and the teachings on which are based are giving so much to chew on that I feel I can go on with that for this entire life time!”

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We thank you for your interest, Carla, Dan, Iris.