Part Two — Who am I?
A short note before we start
author: Matthijs Cornelissen
last revision: January 2018

Part Two deals with the old question "Who am I?" In its first chapter this question is pursued in a simple experiential manner, moving gradually from the surface to the depths. In the second chapter, you will find a much more detailed overview of the model Sri Aurobindo uses to describe the Self and the structure of the personality. The third chapter discusses the main factors that play a role in making us the way we are. The fourth and last chapter of Part Two discusses natural individual development, both within one life and over many lives.

If you started reading this book with this chapter and are plagued by an increasing doubt about the scientific soundness of the perhaps now and then rather far-out claims you encounter, you might do well by reading the Introduction and Part One first, as it is there that I have tried to give a justification for the philosophical foundations and the methods of enquiry that have led to whatever is given in the later Parts of this book.

 

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