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Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Their leader and queen over their hearts and souls

a French woman named Mirra Alfassa. She was later known as simple "The Mother" and in April of 1972 she was the only one of the two founders left. She would leave her body within a year. She died in November of 1973. ...
He met Mirra Alfassa, a Paris-born artist on a similar spiritual quest, in 1914; she became his soul mate, and her ministrations earned her the appellation “The Mother.” Founded as a place to foster evolution to a higher level of ...
Sri Aurobindo's spiritual partner the Mother, Mirra Alfassa, describes the life of a thought once created, the battles, the desire to manifest and how filled-up the unseen world is with our thought forms: We are all the time, always, ...
Sri Aurobindo and Mirra Alfassa established a community at Au- roville, a city in south India that grew out of Aurobindo's ashram. Auroville is the only internationally-endorsed 195 ongoing experiment in human unity and transformation ...
Examples of a few of the women are Sri Anandamayi Ma and Mirra Alfassa (The Mother). Another contemporary teacher was Sister Theresa. Many people believe her to be a Saint, and others, a spiritual Master. Still others believe that she ...
Auroville teaches integral yoga, the founding spiritual principle of its dual avatar leadership formed by Mirra Alfassa (also known as "The Mother") and Sri Aurobindo, which integrates the Vedantic and the Tantric traditions. ...
In it he chronicled the amazing work of spiritual transformation of the physical body and its consciousness undertaken by Mira Alfassa, spiritual partner of Sri Aurobindo, also known as the Mother. (I introduced these pioneers in ...
Sri Aurobindo (d.1950) was closely associated with The Mother (Mirra Alfassa, d.1973). Together they are associated with the Sri Aurobindo Ashram at Pondicherry, with Auroville (inaugurated in 1968), and with 'Integral Yoga'. ...
The running of this, especially after Sri Aurobindo retired into seclusion in 1926, was largely in the hands of 'the Mother' as Mirra Richard (b. Alfassa) came to be known. She was born in Paris in 1878 to Turkish and Egyptian parents. ...
In addition, his life's work would soon became a collaboration with a spiritual equal,Mirra Alfassa (later called the mother), born in Paris, who first met Aurobindo in 1914, before settling permanently in Pondicherry in 1920. ...
In 1914, he met a French lady called Mirra Alfassa, who was in search of spiritual knowledge, and established an Ashrama at Pondicherry in South India, where he practised and preached Yoga as a means to realise God. ...
The Divine Mother, in contrast, which Aurobindo identified with his female assistant,Mirra Alfassa, is active in service of the Lord and in relation to the world. She is a mediator, dynamic, active. Sometimes Aurobindo called her ...
In 1914-21, together with a French-Jewish admirer, Mirra Richard-Alfassa, he also published a monthly devoted to the cause of India's self-rediscovery and emancipation, the Arya. In 1875, a socially progressive but religiously ...
Mirra Alfassa (later Morisset and Richard), known as The Mother (February 21, 1878 - November 17, 1973), was the spiritual partner of the sage and seer Sri Aurobindo. She was born in Paris to Turkish and Egyptian parents and came to his
—Mira Alfassa, “The Mother's Vision,” twentieth-century French mystic If we return to the concept of loving versus being enamored of the material world, the darkness will lift. When our energy is fully engaged with the universe, ...
to embody a new system of spiritual development called integral yoga with his French spiritual partner, Mira Alfassa (1878-1973), later to be known as The Mother. The reason why she was called The Mother may be related to the tradition ...
In 1968, after the death of Sri Aurobindo, The Mother, as Mirra Alfassa was now called, established another, more ambitious project called Auroville — an expanded commune intended eventually to accommodate fifty thousand people. ...
In his first year there, 1 9 1 0, he met Paul Richard who, when he returned to France, told his wife Mirra Alfassa Richard ( 1 878- 1 973), a talented artist, pianist, and writer,137 about Aurobindo. Her response - coming as it did out ...
the society still has its international headquarters. 40 Mirra Alfassa (1878-1973), known as 'the Mother' who was born in France of Turkish and Egyptian parentage, was a co-founder of the Aurobindo Ashram, settling there from 1920. ...
Based on the writings of Sri Aurobindo, the revolutionary poet and philosopher who founded the independence movement in India later led by Mahatma Ghandi, Yoga Psychology offers an integral vision with radical answers to the questions of ...
a disciple of Sri Aurobindo's to the end of his days, his daughter, Mira, wrote.4 On his thirty-third birthday, Nakashima received his spiritual name from Sri ... Mira herself was named after the ashram's mother, Mira Alfassa. ...
Auroville is based on the vision of Indian political leader, scholar, teacher, poet and spiritual visionary Sri Aurobindo and his disciple Mirra Alfassa (also known as 'the Mother'). They wish to create a town where men and women of all ...
It is based on the wisdom of Sri Aurobindo and Mirra Alfasa; better know in India as “The Mother”. Auroville wants to be “a place where the relations among beings, usually based almost exclusively upon competition and strife, ...
From Search for the Soul by The Mother (Mirra Alfassa) EPIDEMIOLOGY Thirteen percent of all cancers in the United States involve either the colon or the rectum. In 2003, 180 000 colorectal cancers were diagnosed. ...
the experimental intemational community set up in 1968 by Frenchwoman Mirra Alfassa (known as The Mother'), where a group of people from various countries has been living for nearly 40 years. After obtaining a guest pass, ...
The Mother, Mirra Alfassa Richard, was born in France but lived more than half her life in India. She originally met Sri Aurobindo in Pondicherry and, after a four-year stay in Japan, returned to India and subsequently became the ...
Equally remarkable was the career of his spiritual co-worker, Mirra Alfassa, The Mother, (1878-1973). She worked tirelessly with him from 1920 until her death to bring about the transformation of human nature and the cellular ...
Moose's restaurant, 391 Morality: and the body, 223; and mysticism, 288–89; and psychedelic mysticism, 120–21 More Joy workshop of 1969, 198 Morphic field, 60 Moses, 49 Moses, Stainton, 406, 408 Mother, the (Mirra Alfassa), 55, ...
a Western woman — Mira Alfassa (later Mira Richards, 1 878-1 973). Born in Paris of a Sephardic Jewish family, Richards had been a student at the Ecole des Beaux Arts and part of the artistic avant-garde scene in Paris. ...
Mirra Alfassa, who came to be known as "The Mother," was born in Paris in 1878 where she cultivated interests in painting, occult practices, and eastern philosophies; she met English-educated Sri Aurobindo on a trip to Pondicherry in ...
Lifelong Education - Page 116, V.K. Rao - 2007 - 251 pages
Finally, he settled in pondicherry, where he pursued Integral Youga. The Mother (Madam Mira Alfasa), was a french national by birth. She disciple of Sri Aurobindo. She built the Ashram. She also started a centre of education. ...
Mira Richards (Alfassa and "the Mother") embraced the philosophy of Hindu mystic Sri Aurobindo and took the guidance of the ashram after his death in 1950. Auroville is a large religious city in India growing out of Sri Aurobindo's ...
Founded by Shri Aurobindo, the great poet- philosopher of the 20th century, under the guidance of Mirra Alfassa, popularly known as the Mother. Their samadhis at the Ashram are always covered with flowers. ...
Mirra Richard (originally Alfassa ... 
In spite of the gods: the strange rise of modern India, Edward Luce - 2007 - 383 pages
La Mère: une biographie, Georges Van Vrekhem - 2007 - 391 pages
Quelle destinée exceptionnelle que
celle de Mirra Alfassa, née à Paris en 1878 ! Celle qui devint plus tard la Mère de Pondichéry est aujourd'hui révérée par des milliers de gens de par le monde, mais très peu connue en France.
The Divine Mother (Madame Mirra Alfasa) declared, "No human organisation can change radically unless human consciousness itself changes". Man is caught in two crises - the civilisational crisis and crisis due to the thrust of ...
disseminate a radical reading of "aestheticism" as a profound and effective rehearsal of anti-imperial "autonomy." Typical in many ways of their milieu, Edward Carpenter, Henry > Salt, Mirra Alfassa and Sri Aurobindo, and Manmohan ...
"Who is Mirra Alfassa? And what do I care?" "Perhaps you knew her as the Mother at the Sri Aurobindo Ashram." "Oh my God," I said, my eyes popping and my mouth dropping, "please tell me everything you know about Theon and the Mother. ...
Ecovillages: new frontiers for sustainability, Jonathan Dawson - 2006 - 94 pages
Arising out of a vision by 'The Mother' (a French woman born as Mira Alfassa who was a coworker with the Indian sage Sri Aurobindo), it is a self-declared "ideal township devoted to an experiment in human unity". ...
Another powerful French woman who would establish her own esoteric organization in the pursuit of universal Truth was the charismatic Mirra Alfassa. Always associated with her life companion, the Indian sage and political activist, ...
After his acquittal in 1909 he moved to Pondicherry, renounced violent protest, and dedicated the remainder of his life to spiritual writing and teaching. At Pondicherry, in 1914, he first met Mirra Alfassa / Mirra Richard. ...
Incidentally, Madame Blavatsky (as also Mirra Alfassa, the 'Mother' of Auroville Ashram) was a Western occult practitioner and came to India looking for greener pastures. And, lest we forget, Madeline Slade came to India to find ... [Eclipse of the Hindu Nation: Gandhi and His Freedom Struggle]
In some ways, their relationship reminds one of the strange relationship between Aurobindo and Mirra Alfassa, who later came to be known as the Mother. Mirra first saw Sri Aurobindo 'in a dream'; and ten years later, ... [The Penguin U.G. Krishnamurti Reader]
Mirra Alfassa, otherwise known as "the Mother," who headed Sri Aurobindo's ashram after his death, spent many of her ninety-five years penetrating the consciousness of her cells in search of a new form of enlightenment. ...
On the edge of the future: Esalen and the evolution of American ... - Page 321, Jeffrey John Kripal, Glenn W. Shuck - 2005 - 323 pages
... 140, 141 Rhine, JB, 2 Richard, Mirra Alfassa, 71, 72, 106 Riesman, David, 167 Rilke, Rainer Maria, 101 Robinson, James, 297 Rockfeller, John. D., 256 Roddenberry, Gene, 272 Roe, Sally Beth, 281
Rogers, Carl, 2, 136, 209, 211, 212,...
Philosophical Approach: Madame Mirra Alfassa wrote, "We are at precisely such a turning-point in the world's history.... A great luminous consciousness broods over the earth, creating a kind of stir in its atmosphere. ...
modes of the dance that life and love do together to express the eternal in the temporal. My own personal connection with the Primal Runes unfolded in the context of my inner connection to The Mother (Mirra Alfassa) ...
Sri Aurobindo's associate, Mirra Alfassa, popularly known as the Mother, developed an institutionalized programme of education in Pondicherry, which combined physical, vital, psychic and spiritual training of children. ... ... exposition of his theory of educational psychology which is closely linked with his 'integral yoga' (Sri Aurobindo 1 924). Sri Aurobindo 's associate, Mirra Alfassa, popularly known as the Mother, developed an institutionalized ...
This group assumed a more organised shape after the arrival of Mirra Alfassa, a seeker from France whom Aurobindo soon acknowledged as his spiritual equal and collaborator. In 1926, he handed control of his ashram (as it became known) ...
first of all fight an enormous mass of foolish prejudices which put material and spiritual life irreconcilably against each other ... One must be able to take up all, to combine all, to synthesize all.” – The Mother (Mirra Alfassa) ...
James Webb speculates upon a Randolph influence on the 20th Century mystic GI Gurdjieff, and there is certainly an indirect influence on The Church of Light, The Sri Aurobindo movement (through Mirra Alfassa and Max Theon), and, ...
Mira was an expert in painting flowers, still life and portraits. As usual her brother Mateo Alfassa was the model for her portraits. One day he was shocked to look at his portrait. "This doesn't look like me. This looks like a monkey. ...
successor to Aurobindo and Mira Alfassa, as a female version of the silent saint Ramana Maharshi, or as one of the many female gurus who seem to give evidence to women's spiritual emancipation in India during the past century. ...
Philosophy and religion: essays in interpretation, Jarava Lal Mehta - 2004 - 292 pages
Having heard from him vivid accounts of Aurobindo and his sadhana, his wife Mirra Alfassa Richard came from Paris in 1914 to meet this yogi, as had her friend Alexandra David-Neel (author of widely read books on the mystics and ...
She became the Mother of Sri Aurobindo Ashram in 1926. This book is a rigorous description of the incredible effort of the Mother and Sri Aurobindo.
Auroville architecture: towards new forms for a new consciousnessAlan (of Auroville Communication Centre ... - 2004 - 112 pages
lotus-shaped um, now sited at the focal point of the Amphitheatre. At the same time Auroville was given its 4-point Charter by its founder, French-bom Mira Alfassa, known as the Mother, who was the spiritual collaborator of ...
a Western woman—Mira Alfassa (later Mira Richards, 1878–1973). Born in Paris of a Sephardic Jewish family, Richards had been a student at the École des Beaux Arts and part of the artistic avant-garde scene in Paris. ...
AUROBINDO The author of the Auroville Charter and founder of Auroville wasMirra Alfassa (1876–1973), who was known simply as the Mother. Born in France, she had settled permanently in India in 1920 to work with Sri Aurobindo ... 
Quest for self-fulfilment in the novels of Anita Desai Neeru Chakravertty - 2003 - 249 pages
Interestingly, Mira Alfassa who became the Mother at Sri Aurobindo ashram at Pondicherry in 1926, identified the Divine Consciousness as Krishna since her childhood in Paris and identified Sri Aurobindo as Krishna in her first meeting ...
comes from Mira (Mira Alfasa who was known as the Mother — the disciple of saint-philosopher Sri Aurobindo) and Ambika (its original Sanskrit meaning is ...
to lay a groundwork for the forward movement of humanity to the next stage of its evolutionary ascent. This labor was shared by his companion Mirra Alfassa, known best as the Mother. The idea that a few individuals, or even a single ...
Finally, he settled in pondicherry, where he pursued Integral Youga. The Mother (Madam Mira Alfasa), was a french national by birth. She disciple of Sri Aurobindo. She built the Ashram. She also started a centre of education. ...
fathers of the Order of the Golden Dawn, Mira Alfassa, the "Mother" of Auroville, and the French philosopher Henri Bergson.86 These neo-spiritualist trends are said to be even more dangerous than "pure ...
and Mira Alfassa, 'the Mother' (1878-1973), … of Aurobindo. A more modern phenomenon is women who are believed to embody the highest godhead. Instances are Anandamayi Ma (1896-1982), highly regarded by many important Indians; ...
Mirra Alfassa (1878-1973); popularly known as the 'Mother', was the principal associate of Sri Aurobindo in the activities of the Ashram and the spiritual movement initiated by him in Pondicherry. 4. General BM Kaul (1912-1972). ...
Grey offers an interpretation for this experience based on its similarity to a Not-Close-to-Death Experience (NCDE) of a young man, a student of the Mother (Mira Alfassa Richard, colleague of Aurobindo) of the Pondicherry ashram in ...
Mirra Alfassa (1878 - 1973), better known as "The Mother" of the Aurobindo Ashram in Pondicherry, India, was an outstanding exemplar of this Pathway in the twentieth century. According to her biography provided on the Sri Aurobindo ...
Mirra Richard, nee Alfassa, was born in Paris in 1878, to a Turkish father and an Egyptian mother. From her earliest years she had numerous occult experiences but could not talk about them to her mother or to anybody else in the ...
The genius of India, Guy Sorman - 2001 - 232 pages
claimed to create a new universal race. But dare one criticise him or even try to analyse his thought? His disciples admit nothing less than wholehearted devotion to the Master and the Mother, whose real name was Mira Alfassa. ...
The Mother was born to Maurice Alfassa (Adrianople, Turkey) and Mathilde ... 3 She was named Mirra. Her parents were positivists or hardcore materialists. Mathilde was a strict disciplinarian. As the Mother later commented, ...
She was born Mirra Alfassa in Paris in 1878. Her father, a Turkish banker, and her Egyptian mother, had emigrated to Paris from the Middle East just before her birth. Mirra later appreciated her early upbringing because it made her ...
His disciple and successor, a Frenchwoman named Mirra Alfassa (popularly known as 'The Mother'), founded the city of Auroville, just outside Pondicherry, and named it after her master. It was to be a city where everyone lived together ...
The Mother Sri Aurobindo's longtime student and companion, the Mother (Mirra Alfassa), continued his work, founding Auroville and helping to spread the vision worldwide. The Mother also wrote a thirteen- volume Agenda on her experiences ...
A side-door to spirituality Aurobindo's ascent towards the path of spirituality was very different from that of Mirra Alfassa. In his case there was no early awareness and there were no early experiences, except the negative one of the ...
Sri Aurobindo, Prithwindra Mukherjee - 2000 - 235 pages
son premier époux ; son frère aîné et confident Mattéo Alfassa, le polytechnicien et philosophe, également pigiste à L'Aurore à ses heures, rendait parfois visite à Anatole France en sa compagnie. Mirra dirigeait à Paris un groupe ...
In the Sri Aurobindo Ashram in the town of Pondicherry in South India in the late 1950s, the second charismatic leader of a religious movement with a world-wide following, Mirra Alfassa Richard (1878-1973), was inspired to develop a ...
His great help - The Mother (Mirra Alfassa), Pondicherry. Between the age of nineteen and twenty, I had achieved conscious and constant union with the Divine Presence, and....I had done so all by myself with absolutely nobody to help me ...
A SKETCH OF THE MOTHER'S LIFE The Mother was born in Paris on February 21, 1878. Mirra, as the child was named, was the daughter of Maurice Alfassa, a banker from Adrianople, Turkey, and Mathilde ...
In 1920, Mirra Alfassa, later known as the Mother, joined Sri Aurobindo Pondicherry, and eventually took over the management of the ashram or spiritual community which had sprung up around him. After 24 November 1926, also known as the ...
Primary among them was a Parisian psychic and occultist named Mira Alfassa(whom Aurobindo named "the Mother"), who took over the ashram from its inception in 1926, when Aurobindo retired into complete seclusion. ...
for inner spiritual life for the individual, now India's task would be to discover a new integral collective expression for the world. Inspired by Sri Aurobindo's work, his disciple, Mirra Alfassa, whom he called, 'the Mother', ...
India: Passport to Love - Page 73, Delia Lucia L. Panisseni - 1999 - 240 pages
spiritual giants : Sri Aurobindo Ghose and his companion, Mira Alfassa, named Mother by him, who was his collaborator in the Ashram's tasks. These big pictures were hung one beside the other, against the wall in front of our beds : Sri ...
A quest for roots: stree shakti, Rekha Mody, Stree Shakti (Calcutta, India) - 1999 - 214 pages
The Mother's childhood name was Mirra Alfassa. ... From the beginning Mirra was an unusual child who began contemplation and yoga from the age of four. She was always conscious of a more than human force entering her body and working ...
A woman, Mirra Alfassa Richard, and a man, Akroyd A. Ghose, together attempted an India-West synthesis strange and unprecedented, though they dropped hints that all previous history had prepared the stage for their experiment. ...
Indian mystic and spiritual leader Sri Aurobindo -- who grew up in England and fought against colonial rule in India -- is most associated with the occultist Mirra Alfassa (The Mother). Together they founded their famous ashram in ...
The Mother was born Mira Alfassa in Paris in 1878. Her father was Turkish and her mother was Egyptian, so she was not French by blood, but she certainly was by upbringing. Her parents, who emigrated to France in 1877, ...
Through contemplating the secret recesses of the iris, Anselm is unwittingly connecting with the depth of his soul, an inner movement described by Mirra Alfassa, a close associate of the Indian sage Aurobindo: To find the soul one must...
own self-assigned task during the latter years of his life; to lay a groundwork for the forward movement of humanity to the next stage of its evolutionary ascent. This labor was shared by his companion Mirra Alfassa, known best as the Mother. The idea that a few individuals, or even a single person, can break evolutionary ground for the entire human species seems, at first glance, ...
As for the second person, Mirra Alfassa (1878-1973), later to become known as, simply, the Mother, travelled from Paris in 1905 to work with the occultist, Max Theon ('the Supreme God'), in Tlemcen, Algeria. (Theon had been Grand Master ...
Planned as an international experimental township, Auroville was inspired by the evolutionary vision of Sri Aurobindo and founded by Mirra Alfassa, known in India as the Mother. Auroville was inaugurated on February 28, ...
Auroville (founded by Mirra Alfassa in 1968 to crown the success of the Pondicherry Ashram). The HB of L. attracted neither investors nor fellow-settlers, and the projected "colony" became merely the Davidson family homestead in ...
One Holy Mother who lived through the colonial and post-colonial period as more the equal partner (than the devotee) of the guru was Mirra Alfassa, who is discussed in the next chapter. Though regarded as the Divine Mother, ... Mirra Alfassa was an art student at the Ecole des Beaux Arts and was part of the artistic avant-garde of Paris at the turn of the century; she knew the painters Monet, Degas, Renoir, and the writer Anatole France (Wilfried 19S6:8, 15). ...
Their exploits were equalled in audacity and drama in the twentieth century by Isabelle Eberhardt, Mirra Alfassa, Alexandra David-Neel, Annie Besant, and Alice Cleather. The most successful of the female occult explorers carried out ...
Sri Aurobindo, the influential philosopher/saint of Pondicherry, deferred to the French woman Mirra Alfassa Richard, whom he called "The Mother" and who administered Auroville, the community he founded ...
For it is from France that the Mother (Madame Mira Alfassa (1878-1973) came to Sri Aurobindo and made India her permanent home in order to collaborate with him and to fulfill this task of integral transformation. ...
guru of the Aurobindo movement, the Mother (Mirra Alfassa Richard, 1878- 1973), on June 19, 1967. This decision was another in a line of judgments the Supreme Court was called to set down on the issue of religious freedom in India. ...
She was Mirra Alfassa who joined Aurobindo's household in 1920. It was actually under her management that the original small group of students became a community of over 1200 participants, later to be called the Sri Aurobindo Society. ...
But if one is prepared, if one had indeed prepared his consciousness by 'yoga', then it is a "definitive thing" or experience (which is very long-lasting) that happens.61 Although The Mother (MIra Alfassa) was born at Paris and she was ...
Helping him as his spiritual collaborator was Mira Alfassa Richard (1878-1973), born in France, called "The Mother." In Sri Aurobindo's philosophy, "The Mother" refers to the Divine Eternal Forces. In the ashram, "The Mother" is ...
Her name was Mira Alfassa, and her wealthy parents were of Egyptian descent. In her youth she studied occultism and received spiritual training from gurus in her dreams. As a teenager she had a dream that repeated itself for a year in ...

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