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The Mother

The Mother was born in Paris on 21 February 1878. Mirra, as the child was named, was the daughter of the banker Maurice Alfassa (born in Adrianople, Turkey, in 1843), and Mathilde Ismaloun (born in Alexandria, Egypt, in 1857). Maurice, his wife, and their son Matteo (born in Alexandria in 1876) emigrated from Egypt to France a year before Mirra's birth. Her early education was given at home. In 1893 she joined an art studio in Paris where she studied for several years. Besides being an… Continue

Added by Lalit kumar on November 18, 2009 at 9:39am — No Comments

Sri Aurobindo

Sri Aurobindo was born in Calcutta on 15 August 1872. In 1879, at the age of seven, he was taken with his two elder brothers to England for education and lived there for fourteen years. Brought up at first in an English family at Manchester, he joined St. Paul's School in London in 1884 and in 1890 went from it with a senior classical scholarship to King's College, Cambridge, where he studied for two years. In 1890 he passed also the open competition for the Indian Civil Service, but at the end… Continue

Added by Lalit kumar on November 18, 2009 at 9:26am — No Comments

Conditions for the Coming of a Spiritual Age - By Sri Aurobindo

A CHANGE of this kind, the change from the mental and vital to the spiritual order of life, must necessarily be accomplished in the individual and in a great number of individuals before it can lay any effective hold upon the community. The Spirit in humanity discovers, develops, builds into form in the individual man: it is through the progressive and formative individual that it offers the discovery and the chance of a new self-creation to the mind of the race. For the communal mind holds… Continue

Added by Lalit kumar on October 23, 2009 at 5:33pm — No Comments

Centenary of Hymn to ' Durga '. - By Sri Aurobindo

18 October 1909 - 18 October 2009









MOTHER DURGA! Rider on the lion, giver of all strength, Mother, beloved of Siva! We born from thy parts of Power, we the youth of India, are seated here in thy temple. Listen, O Mother, descend upon earth, make thyself manifest in this land of India.







MOTHER DURGA! From age to age, in life after life, we come down into the human body, do thy work and return to the Home of Delight. Now too we are born, dedicated… Continue

Added by Lalit kumar on October 16, 2009 at 6:18pm — No Comments

' Yoga and Hypnotism ' - By Sri Aurobindo

WHEN the mind is entirely passive, then the force of Nature which works in the whole of animate and inanimate creation has free play; for it is in reality this force which works in man as well as in the sun and star. There is no doubt of this truth whether in Hinduism or in Science. This is the thing called Nature, the sum of cosmic force and energy, which alone Science recognises as the source of all work and activity. This also is the Prakriti of the Hindus to which under different names… Continue

Added by Lalit kumar on July 28, 2009 at 5:04pm — 1 Comment

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