The Mother

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The Mother


Born
in Paris, France
February 21, 1878

Died
November 17, 1973

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Mirra Alfassa, later Mirra Morisset and Mirra Richard, also known as The Mother, was the spiritual collaborator of Sri Aurobindo.

She was born in Paris to Turkish and Egyptian parents and came to Sri Aurobindo's retreat on March 29, 1914 in Pondicherry, India to collaborate on editing the Arya. Having to leave Pondicherry during World War I, she spent most of her time in Japan where she met the poet Rabindranath Tagore. Finally she returned to Pondicherry and settled there in 1920. After November 24, 1926, when Sri Aurobindo retired into seclusion, she founded his ashram (Sri Aurobindo Ashram), with a handful of disciples living around the Master. With Sri Aurobindo's full approval she became the leader of the community, a position she held
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On Thoughts and Aphorisms

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Health & Healing in Yoga

3.86 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 1979 — 2 editions
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Mantras of the Mother

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The Mother on Savitri

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Search for the Soul in Ever...

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“...you carry in yourself all the obstacles necessary to make your realization perfect. Always you will see that within you the shadow and the light are equal: you have an ability, you also have the negation of this ability. But, if you discover a very black hole, a thick shadow, be sure that somewhere in you there is a great light. It is up to you to know how to use the one to realize the other.”
The Mother

“To Be young is to be always ready to give up what we are in order to become what we must be.
To be young is never to accept the irreparable.

The Mother

“The Divine is what you adore in Sri Aurobindo.”
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