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the mother symbol     The Mother - Biography

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The Mother (Mirra Alfassa) was born in Paris on 21st February 1878.

Even in childhood she was preoccupied with the inner search and was led to extraordinary spiritual experiences which deepened, in her late youth, into a realisation of constant inner union with the Divine.

Concerning her early spiritual life, the Mother has written: “Between 11 and 13 a series of psychic and spiritual experiences revealed to me not only the existence of God but man‘s possibility of uniting with Him, of realising Him integrally in consciousness and action, of manifesting Him upon earth in a life divine.”

She met Sri Aurobindo for the first time on 29 March 1914 and at once recognised him as the one who for many years had inwardly been guiding her spiritual development.

After her second meeting with Sri Aurobindo on 24th April 1920 she never left Pondicherry again and worked with him for the foundation of a new age and consciousness.

The Sri Aurobindo Ashram grew under her guidance and practical advice, and she founded the International Centre of Education to prepare children for the integral life as envisaged by Sri Aurobindo.

Later she started the project of Auroville as a model for social evolution under divine guidance.

In the last years of her life on earth, the Mother engaged herself in the Yoga of physical transformation and tried to direct the very cells of her body to a new functioning.

On 17th November 1973 she left her body after having taken the transformation to the utmost development possible at this stage of earth evolution.

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