Mr. Kaivalya Smart (Visiting Faculty, AURO Core Courses Member Executive - Sri Aurobindo Society, Pondicherry)
Kaivalya Smart graduated with a degree in commerce from Bombay University and thereafter became a Chartered Accountant. He practiced as a Chartered Accountant in Surat for more than twenty years.
He met The Mother at Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry in 1958 and the contact grew stronger and deeper year after year.
Deeply interested in LIFE and Life Management, in practical as well as in the spiritual ways, and under the influence of The Mother and his parents, he studied deeply The Gita, The Upanishads, The Tantra, The Occult and The Integral Yoga of Sri Aurobindo.
In his quest in the Mystical and the Spiritual he has travelled widely in India including in The Himalayas on pilgrimage, tour, trekking – 6 to 8 days, and long distance High Altitude Trekking, 300 Km. – 35 days and 18000 Feet, on several occasions. As an avid lover of Nature he has done long distance nonstop swimming, 25 Km., in river Tapti and Narmada and also nonstop cross canal swimming, 5 hours, in the Arabian Sea.
As a college student has won prizes in inter college competitions in Drama, Mono Acting, Elocution, Sanskrit Recitation and Drawing-Painting.
He gave up his profession completely when he was taken up as a Member of the Executive Committee of Sri Aurobindo Society at Pondicherry. He has visited about 75 cities in India and abroad conducting Youth Camps, Study Camps, Seminars, giving Talks and presentations at various organizations, schools, colleges and universities. Has a very wide experience in communicating with the Students, young as well as old. He is interested in learning and calls himself a Life Time Student of “LIFE DIVINE “ which integrates the Art and Science of Living.