The Mother, and Sri Aurobindo, March 29, 1914
Remembering Sri Aurobindo – Founder of Integral Yoga
“Realization leads to Divine Life on Earth”
“He whom we saw yesterday is on earth..”
On 30th March, 1914 – the day after The Mother, his Spiritual partner, first met Sri Aurobindo – She wrote in Her diary:
…”It matters little that there are thousands of beings plunged in the densest ignorance, He whom we saw yesterday is on earth; his presence is enough to prove that a day will come when darkness shall be transformed into light, and Thy reign shall be indeed established upon earth.”…
Born August 15, 1872 – Died December 5, 1950
Education: St. Paul’s School, London; King’s College, Cambridge; University of Cambridge
He developed a Spiritual practice he called, Integral Yoga, and a Spiritual teaching that integrates all religions, and guides the world onto a Path of Evolution for the Soul, and humanity.
Sri Aurobindo’s Message –
The central theme of Sri Aurobindo’s Message is the evolution of human life into Life Divine. He believed in a Spiritual Realization that not only liberated humanity, but transformed human nature itself, enabling Divine life on earth.
In 1926, with the help of his Spiritual collaborator, Mirra Alfassa (referred to as “The Mother”), he founded the Sri Aurobindo Ashram in San Francisco. The Ashram is still active today, offering a wide range of interfaith seminars, as well as teachings by their Beloved Master and The Mother.
His main literary works are The Life Divine, which deals with theoretical aspects of Integral Yoga; Synthesis of Yoga, which deals with practical guidance to Integral Yoga; and Savitri: A Legend and a Symbol, an epic poem.
His works also include philosophy, poetry, translations and commentaries on the Vedas, Upanishads and the Bhagavad Gita.
He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1943, and for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1950.