Pondicherry Mother’s Birthday Feb 21st..

 

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“I belong to no nation, no civilization, no society, no race, but to the Divine. I obey no master, no rules, no law, no social convention, but the Divine. To Him I have surrendered all, will, life and self; for Him I am ready to give all my blood, drop by drop, if such is His will, with complete joy, and nothing in his service can be sacrifice, for all is perfect delight.” – The Mother

Originally named Mirra Alfassa, the Mother was born in Paris on 21 February 1878. She was the daughter of Maurice Alfassa, a banker  (born in Adrianople, Turkey in 1843) and Mathidle Ismaloun (born in Alexandria, Egypt in 1857). Maurice, his wife and his son, Matteo (born in Alexandria in 1876), emigrated from Egypt to France in 1877, one year before Mirra’s birth. Her early education was given at home. Around 1892 she attended a studio to learn drawing and painting, and later studied at the Paris Salon. Concerning her early spiritual life, the Mother has written: “Between 11 and 13 a series of psychic and spiritual experiences revealed to

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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.” In her late twenties the Mother voyaged to Tlemcen, Algeria, where she studied occultism for two years with a Polish adept, Max Theon, and his wife. Returning to Paris in 1906, she founded her first group of spiritual seekers. She gave many talks to various groups in Paris  between 1911 and 1913. At the age of thirty-six the Mother journeyed to Pondicherry, India, to meet Sri Aurobindo. She saw him on 29 March 1914 and at once recognised him as the  one who for many years had inwardly been guiding her spiritual development. Staying for eleven months, she was obliged to return to France because of the  First World War. She lived in France for about a year and then in Japan for almost four years. On 24 April 1920 she returned to Pondicherry to resume her  collaboration with Sri Aurobindo, and remained here for the rest of her life. At that time a small group of disciples had gathered around Sri Aurobindo. The increase of disciples led to the founding of the Sri Aurobindo Ashram on the 24th Nov, 1926. From the beginning Sri Aurobindo entrusted the Mother with full material and spiritual charge of the Ashram. After almost 50 years of work at every level, the Mother left her body on 17th Nov. 1973, at the age of ninety five. I love mother very much.. For past 9 yrs, i had been an ardent devotee of her’s… such a lovely person.. I  feel that if we have our constant prayers to her regularly, our wishes are kept fulfilled…

“LOVE U MAA………”

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