Part Three — Who am I?
A short note before we start

Matthijs Cornelissen
last revision: 16 June 2023

Part Three 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 an overview of the more common terms 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.

If you started reading this text with this chapter and are plagued by an increasing doubt about the philosophical and 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 describe the philosophical foundation for what is given in this part of this text. In Part Two, titled "How do we know?", I have given a more detailed explanation of the epistemology, the cognitive theories and the research methods that have given rise to the understanding of the Self and the Structure of the Personality given here.