Sri Aurobindo’s close spiritual collaborator, Mirra Richard, was known as The Mother. She was born in Paris on February 21, 1878.
Sri Aurobindo considered her his spiritual equal and collaborator. After November 24, 1926, when Sri Aurobindo retired into seclusion, he left it to her to plan, run and build the growing Sri Aurobindo Ashram, the community of disciples that had gathered around them. Some time later, when families with children joined the ashram, she established and supervised the Sri Aurobindo International Centre of Education.
When Sri Aurobindo died in 1950, the Mother continued their spiritual work, directing the Ashram and guiding their disciples. In the mid-1960s she started Auroville, an international township near the town of Pondicherry sponsored by UNESCO to further human unity. This was to be a place “where men and women of all countries are able to live in peace and progressive harmony above all creeds, all politics and all nationalities.”
The Mother stayed in Pondicherry until her death on November 17, 1973.
The Mother’s attempts to establish the new supramental consciousness on earth and her personal effort of physical transformation of her own body are described in the 13-volume series of books known as “Mother’s Agenda”.
Integral Yoga Table of Contents
- What is Integral Yoga?
- Integral Yoga from Sri Aurobindo and The Mother
- Integral Yoga by Swami Satchidananda