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Seeking Our Inner Being Se. 1, Ep. 9 Part 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 ninth session, we have invited long term partners Varadharajan and Syamala KK to share with us. In this second part, Syamala KK shares her story:

Originally coming from Chennai, we lived in huts in Aspiration Community with Mother’s blessing, Whom we met beforehand.

At that time, Auroville’s organisation needed our services in Kuilapalayam for villages related activities (Health Centre Nalvazhvu and Mother and Child Care Centre).Since then, we always stayed in Auroville, for Auroville..”

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